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Loki's Folly perform on the Local Show

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Loki's Folly at The CurrentPeter Ecklund | MPR Photo
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by Andrea Swensson and Lydia Moran

September 16, 2019

Loki's Folly - The Love Song (Live at The Current)
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Loki's Folly - Truth or Dare (Live at The Current)
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Loki's Folly - No Right (Live at The Current)
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Loki's Folly performed live on the Back to School episode of the Local Show on Sunday, and chatted with host Andrea Swensson about their musical beginnings and what it's like to play a 21+ show when you're under 18.

Minneapolis sisters Annie (18), on guitar and vocals, and Nissa (13), on drums and vocals, began playing shows together two years ago, and have since performed at the 7th St. Entry, The Cedar Cultural Center, and other venues around the Twin Cities. (Since Nissa is under 18, we're using only the sisters' first names to protect the family's privacy.)

"We like the energy," Annie said of their fiery sound. "That's kind of how it feels in our heads sometimes, so it's nice to be able to put it into the real world."

The punk rockers began taking individual lessons at Twin Town Guitars, and soon combined their sessions, which lead to the band's founding. They say it's nice to be in a band with your sister because there's the advantage of living together, and being able to write at any time of day or night.

"Even if it's like 3 a.m.," Nissa said. "Plus it's nice because we get to practice everyday."

Loki's Folly has released one song so far, "Love Song," and are close to having three more singles out. They are also working on a record and continue to play clubs, though at places that serve alcohol like First Avenue, mom has to stay close.

As for their advice to other young musicians? "I think not being afraid of looking weird or acting weird or saying things weird, because it's going to be more interesting even if you do something silly or wacky," Annie said.

"Don't be afraid to email or contact [venues] because getting a show might be one of the biggest leaps," Nissa explained. "If you just go and find the places, most of the time they want you."

"The worst that could happen is someone says no," added Annie.

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Songs Performed

"The Love Song"
"Truth or Dare"
"No Right"

Loki's Folly — official site

Hosted by Andrea Swensson
Engineer: Michael DeMark
Producer: Jesse Wiza
Visuals: Peter Eklund
Web feature: Lydia Moran