Hypstrz performs in The Current studios

The Hypstrz perform "Gotta Be A Joke" Live on 89.3 The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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The Hypstrz In-Studio
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The Hypstrz were considered one of the purveyors of cool in the Twin Cities during the late '70s and early '80s, helping to pave the way for some of our most beloved bands like The Suicide Commandos and The Suburbs. Hypstrz had a different niche though: reworking '60s classics into an idiosyncratic, full-out garage rock and punk experiment. And while they didn't immediately get the attention they deserved, the band has now gone down in the history books of Minnesota music.

With few original tracks in their discography, it's not unusual to think that their unique covers are pieces of authenticity. Hypstrz had a knack (and still do) for reworking beloved songs into something completely new. In their own way, the guys have created their own batch of timeless nuggets.

Songs performed: "20 Flight Rock," "Gotta Be A Joke" and "The Witch/Polka"

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    Hypstrz performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Hypstrz performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Hypstrz performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Hypstrz performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Hypstrz performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Hypstrz performs in The Current studios (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)