Can you put the word "riot" in your band name when your music is neither aggressive nor funny? Minneapolis duo Fort Wilson Riot did it, and I ain't even mad. Once you get past the false advertising, you discover some incredibly rich chamber pop that meanders from lush psychedelics to dusty jazz to breezy country to gothic folk. And, OK, by the end of last year's "Predator/Prey" they even turn up the distortion and bang out something that verges on drunk and disorderly. They'll celebrate the brand new "Generation Complex" EP this Friday at Ravari Room with The Town Monster.

Can you put the word "riot" in your band name when your music is neither aggressive nor funny? Minneapolis duo Fort Wilson Riot did it, and I ain't even mad. Once you get past the false advertising, you discover some incredibly rich chamber pop that meanders from lush psychedelics to dusty jazz to breezy country to gothic folk. And, OK, by the end of last year's "Predator/Prey" they even turn up the distortion and bang out something that verges on drunk and disorderly. They'll celebrate the brand new "Generation Complex" EP this Friday at Ravari Room with The Town Monster.

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