The 4onthefloor
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The 4onthefloor

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Band Rock Blues


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"Tracks: Green Sweater Society and The 4onthefloor"

The 4onthefloor apply a literal twist to a stomping good time. Just take a look at the band’s Myspace page and check out the instruments they play. Notice anything peculiar? Your eyes aren’t deceiving you – they all play bass drum. When was the last time you saw a bunch of guys playing their main instruments and stomping on bass drum pedals all at once? First time for everything!

The 4onthefloor create true live music, but that’s not to say one can’t stomp along in the car, in the home, or even on the city bus (careful here). - Borangutan

"The 4onthefloor ain't no gimmick"

I got a note from Minneapolis’-own 4onthefloor this week.

They’re four guys in a stompin’ blues band who write all their songs in 4/4, everyone in the band plays their own kick drums.

They have a CD release party coming up at the Kitty Cat Klub on Sunday, April 4th. (4/4 get it?).

The drum thing may read like a gimmick on paper, but it’s not.

More cowbell is dead. I want MORE KICK DRUM! - Perfect Porridge

"Dirty Blue-Collar Blues for Collars of Any Hue"

"The 4onthefloor, will cure your worldly aches and pains, that is, if your little ears can handle four bass drums being played in unison.
If they can't, don't bother. And save the nightlife for the young and young at heart."

-Shayna Rox - Culture Vulture Party

"SHOW REVIEW: A Night In The Box, The Fontanelles, The 4onthefloor"

The 4onthefloor...came to instill in us the ferocious beat of the blues heart and pour us out some bourbon-soaked bluegrass by way of four bass drums, each member manning one in addition to the standard kit, guitars, and electric bass. They staged themselves in a single line, right up front, to consolidate the percussive force, and around that force they wove some serious hoot, holler and wail. The faithful filled in around the stage, and together we all got lifted. You know it’s good when you can’t stop your shimmy even if you try. - Better Than the Van / Jen Williams

"The 4onthefloor Want the Blues Back"

My friend and business partner Shayna suggested that I come see the 4onthefloor live at the Legendary Uptown Bar. What I saw that night was a band utterly determined to steal The Blues back from the promoters and agents. The 4onthefloor came walking into the Bar looking like The Soggy Bottom Boys from “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”. They set up four kick drums; all band members stepped up to the front of the stage, two guitars, a snare, and a bass. Then they let old Howlin Wolf rip. The stomping began. The Uptown Bar was transported from its Urban Hipster surroundings, to some swampy Juke in Mississippi. - Sacre Bleu Wine / Scott Herold


4 Songs EP - released 4/4/2010



The 4onthefloor was born in the bottom of a bourbon bottle with the idea that it’s F’ing time to have some fun and make great music too. Gabriel Douglas and James Gould, who had previously played together in several Duluth bands during their college days, upon reconnecting in Minneapolis decided to form a band based on the idea of bringing back the gutsy stomp of delta blues and infectious bounce of a hoedown and infusing them with the raw energy of loud, dirty electric guitars. Chris Holm and Mark Larson joined the group on bass guitar and drums respectively. Audiences immediately took to the infectious driving feel of not one, but four bass drums pulsing to the beat of the music. While 4onthefloor prides themselves on their original songs, they also love putting their signature stomp on songs by the likes of Wilco, Tom Jones, and Tommy James & The Shondells, in addition to a collection of blues standards. This makes 4onthefloor one of the most exciting and entertaining bands on the Minneapolis music scene today.

These songs are in 4/4 time.