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I'm in a relatively new band in Minneapolis. We're about two years old and things have been going very well for us. We're not a buzz band by any means, but the EP has gotten us a fair amount of attention, at least locally. We've opened for a number of national touring acts, some extremely friendly Canadian bands and played with a ton of local bands. We've said yes to almost every single opportunity to play.