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There is a strong urge for more music like West of Aldine locally in the Twin Cities. Lead singer, Christian Hulting has put together a sound that is unique, rockin’ and totally Minnesotian.
Not only is West of Aldine one of the most enjoyable live local bands that the Twin Cities has to offer, but they always seem to be having fun. Whether they are covering local areas with posters so concert goers can get a free album at the door or covering one of their favorite songs, you can see the enjoyment in everything they do. Drawing people in with their lyrics, West of Aldine has a combination of great song writing along with very talented musicians that give their fans the funk and rock they ask for.
Drummer, Jesse Mattila has some surprising chops that you wouldn’t expect if you saw him walking in to play a show. Slow songs, covers, originals, you name it and he rythems the band (pun intended). Keep your eye on Jesse during any show and you’ll see just where the passion and drive from this hot, local band comes from.
It seems like every week West of Aldine is headlining somewhere around the Twin Cities from Hell’s Kitchen to The Fine Line Music Cafe. Check them out on Twitter (@westofaldine) to keep up to date on all their current shows. There is a love for the local music scene that we have found in West of Aldine. We hope you take the opportunity to let them share their passion with you.
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