Minnesota is, and probably always will be, one of the most underrated music hot beds. It has finally gained some traction on the hip-hop side of things with the success of Soundset Music Festival but for the rest of the bands it’s still a struggle to get out of the shadow of Husker Du, Prince, The Replacements, and the like. Sure, you have an occasional band break away like Trampled by Turtles but there’s still so much untapped talent that the world needs to hear. Even seemingly famous bands like Cloud Cult aren’t household names outside of the Midwest. For this reason, the guys at MTIB take it upon ourselves to spread the good word wherever we may go. Next time a friend asks for a new music suggestion, recommend one of these homegrown Minnesota acts found right here.