Roster McCabe

Cabooze Presents:

Roster McCabe

Wiping Out Thousands, Steez

Fri, April 19, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Roster McCabe
Roster McCabe
Roster McCabe formed in Minneapolis, MN in 2006. Since that time the band has experimented with many genres, ultimately favoring a blend of electronic dance and rock. The combination of soulful vocals, lush programming and heavy guitar riffs, swirling and intelligent fret work, and an airtight, seemingly veteran rhythm section, RMC creates an elaborate and euphoric sonic landscape.

Roster McCabe is:
Alex Steele (vocals, keyboards)
Michael Daum (Lead Guitar)
Jeff Peterson (Drums, Vocals)
Scott Muellenberg (Bass, Vocals)
Wiping Out Thousands
Wiping Out Thousands

In the early winter months of 2012, Wiping out Thousands won over the Twin Cities music scene all by quietly releasing their attention grabbing and much buzzed about self-released EP entitled Reaction Machine. The EP was recorded under their own supervision, not even utilizing studio space, making it more of a home-brew project. The production duo made up of Alaine Dickman and Taylor Nelson, decided to not only put a new level of detail into their vision, but to flourish in musical partnership releasing their debut full-length album entitled This Came First. (This Came First available for free download on 10/23/2012)

Wiping out Thousands wanted to narrow in on their production and song craft with a more focused, straight forward collection of songs, with higher level of detail and thought. And thats exactly what the Minneapolis/St. Paul electroclash duo did on This Came First.

Both Dickman and Nelson go on to say, “We worked a lot closer in putting songs together on this new album. We combed it over to make sure its what we want out there.”

Previous releases were a big test for the duo in seeing how they could work together and what they could create. This Came First is definitely a more precise execution of their creativity. Dickman and Nelson worked along with engineer Adam Tucker of Signaturetone Recording on initial production of the album, while the duo handled all electronic production themselves.

Wiping out Thousands chose the track “Feed” to be the first released single, giving listeners a taste of This Came First. The single will comfortably please your palate by highlighting Dickman’s voice, making all aspects of her vocals front and center for the first time. This track was an instant pick to use as the single because it ties in all themes on the album, bringing together danceable beats with aggressive instrumentation. “Feed” blends the songs and their textures that were chased during the making of the album. (Feed available for free download on 09/24/2012)

This Came First will be self-released by Wiping out Thousands on 10/23/2012, and will be available for FREE digital download via the artists main website and Bandcamp page. The duo states, “We believe in giving our music away for free. It's not a product, it's our art. And we don't like the idea of putting up a pay wall between us and any potential new listeners. Reaction Machine was free, and the new album will be available for free as well.” The debut, 8 song album, will also be available on ITunes, Amazon, and streaming on Spotify.


Wiping out Thousands live performance is packed with heavy instrumentation, manipulated pre recorded tracks, and a subtle, nuanced voice. The duo grabs pieces from genres including industrial, electro, dubstep, and rock, to blend them all into an electroclash. Dickman, who uses a total of three microphones while performing, waves her stunning, clarion voice through a series of effects and vocal processors to create the most intricate, yet balanced sound; all while playing a set of instruments including keyboard, tambourine, and even an egg shaker. Nelson compliments her with hard hitting industrial guitar riffs that make you wonder if its even a guitar he’s playing. On other tracks, he’s manipulating jagged drum patterns, prerecorded tracks, and turning knobs through his on stage controller. Many people seem confused, yet so intrigued as to what they are doing, and trying to guess what they will do next. Their personalities glow on stage to give you more than just sound, but an overall captivating live experience. Since their first public performance at the start of 2012, Wiping out Thousands have shared the stage with national touring acts such as YACHT, Lower Dens, Tanlines, Races, Astronautalis, and many more.

Whether you want to get up and dance like there is no tomorrow, or sit back, listen, and observe, Wiping out Thousands has a song for that. The effects and layering are minimal compared to the other instruments posing contrast in the mix. Wiping out Thousands' noise-play shows their reluctance to inhibition which makes the softer sounds and elements believable. Those who enjoy Grimes, Purity Ring, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Phantogram, Portishead, or St. Vincent, will find Wiping out Thousands to fit perfectly in their playlist.


‘Wiping out Thousands’ derives it’s name from the Alvin Toffler novel “Future Shock.” Like a tidal wave consuming a densely-populated island of sentient robots, Wiping out Thousands’ brand of electro - equal parts abrasive and gorgeous - reaches out from their home base of Minneapolis to the far corners of the grimy neon futurescape of tomorrow. Wiping out Thousands started as the brain-child of Taylor Nelson (of The New Monarchs), Alaine Dickman, and Adam Tucker (of Signaturetone Recording). After compiling a number of demos, Taylor and Alaine broke off to continue things on their own.

Wiping out Thousands music is available for free download at

Release History
Reaction Machine EP - 01/12/2012
Mass Nerve (single) - 03/12/2012
Feed (single) - 09/24/2012
This Came First - 10/23/2012
Categorization be damned, the Madison-based five piece, Steez, consisting of Matt Williams (keyboards/synthesizers/accordion), Steve Neary (guitar and vocals), Rob Bessert (drums), Chris Sell (bass), and Andrzej Benkowski (saxophone, keyboards, vocals) is — in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions — a funk band, a jamband, a fusion band, a disco-fanged multi-beast, and a basket case.

Churning out their self-described Creepfunk, a high energy, danceable variety of funk — one uniquely laced with electronic and improvisational sensibilities – Steez has garnered a loyal following throughout the Midwest, winning contests to perform at both the 2008 Summer Camp and Rothbury Festival and performing to capacity crowds at rapidly growing venues . After receiving repeated acclaim for their live performances, which typically include a seamless weaving of thoughtfully composed originals and crowd pleasing covers spanning from Madonna to clever obscurities like Genialistid (Estonia), Steez is ready to take Creepfunk into the studio for their first full length LP.

Hoping to carve out a niche in the competitive jamband landscape, what really sets Steez apart is the camaraderie and endearing sense of humor. The band's humble beginnings include getting banned for life from a venue after their first ever live performance, maneuvering a moped accident involving a parked car, and cruising the Midwest in the inspired 35 foot band bus, "Big Brown." While it's the original songs and taut musicianship that initially grab both fans' and critics' attention, the band's personality keeps it.
Venue Information:
The Cabooze
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404