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||Saint Paul, MN
Chad Wild Clay, Casey Palbicki, Johnnie Timm
About the Artist3 childhood friends from Minnesota who started playing ska and punk music after being influenced by bands like Sublime, Goldfinger, Operation Ivy, Less Than Jake, Rancid and NOFX.
Midriff often sings about corruption and the corporate media machine. The bands name, “Midriff” , is inspired from a PBS documentary called “Merchants of Cool”.
Midriff is a complete DIY band doing everything themselves including their own recording, mixing, artwork, website design, etc… Recording of the album “Merchants of Cool” began at school, where Chad and Johnnie were majoring in audio recording. The recordings were finished, mixed and mastered in their bedroom.
Reached 10th in Best of Rock chart in 2011. In the top 20 for 5 weeks.
Reached 15th in Best of Rock chart in 2011. In the top 20 for 3 weeks.
Reached 62nd in Best of Rock chart in 2013. In the top 100 for 2 weeks.
Modern Rock Winner, October 2011
Top 10 in Alternative, January 2011
Top 10 in Alternative, October 2010
Top 10 in "SUBWAY FRESH ARTISTS™" (ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO), September 2010
April 2010 Modern Rock
March 2010 Judging Excellence
Top 40 in Ernie Ball Modern Rock , November 2011
Top 40 in Modern Rock, July 2011
Top 40 in Modern Rock, April 2011
Top 40 in Alternative, December 2010