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Dragons Power Up!

Dragons Power Up!

Rock / Indie Rock Saint Paul, MN  US
House Fires
House Fires
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Dragons Power Up! perform "Soft Tongues" @ Turf Club


  • 2011

    Oct 20

    Minneapolis, MN, US | 9:00pm
  • 2011

    Sep 16

    Minneapolis, MN, US | 4:00pm

    7th Street Entry

  • 2011

    Sep 4

    Minneapolis, MN, US | 9:00pm

    Sept 9th - Sunday @ Kitty Cat Klub w/ The Great Went + Goodnight Ritual + Dragons Power Up! ||| Free - 9pm - 21+

  • 2011

    Jul 27

    Minneapolis, MN, US | 9:00pm
  • 2011

    Jan 14

    Minneapolis, MN, US | 8:00pm

    Empty Set - 'Colombian Briefcase' release party. Featuring: Dragons Power Up!, Seventh Ascent, Empty Set, and Far From Falling. This one is not to be missed!


  • Photo by Clare Tures
  • Art by Dan Ries


Label: Guilt Ridden Pop

Bio: Dragons Power Up! is a rock group from St. Paul, Minnesota, formed in 2005 by multi-instrumentalists Mike Coyne, Dan Ries, Mike Ries, and Chris Tures. Each member drawing from his own corner of musical influences, their sound marries loose, noisy guitars with tightly-wound rhythm section and voca...See Full Bio

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Nowhere near fashionable, no business being sexy. Life is good.


"On their sophomore LP, St. Paul's DPU continue with their curious post-rock...Songs such as the tense, knifing "house Fires" feature sharp, jagged, angular guitar lines that hearken back to first two LPs Gang of Four's white funk, with a not to older avant garde like Captain Beefheart - although the vocal melodies are more pop based than such antecedents (more like "Songs of the Free" Gang of Four or early Brian Eno). Others like the harsher "Nickels" approach the precise engine sputtering and atonal joys of Mission of Burma, with discordant, incongruous harmonica. No matter the track, the rhythm section is wound tight like a fishing spool, leaving the guitars free to stick and run, stab and jab, or power riff like Generations X's Derwood Andrews on "orbit Dance." Brace for the shards.

— The Big Takeover

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