The Rhizomes emerged in 2019 from a conversation in an alley near Chester Park. The four neighbors have been rocking out in neighborhood basements, living rooms and in a Two Harbors bar ever since. Following its 2022 debut at Homegrown, the group has written new songs that explore how not to be a jerk amidst planetary chaos and existential crisis. The musical vibe is singer-songwriter with off-ramps into power-pop and surfadelic. The lineup features Brian Barber on guitar, Emily Gaarder on guitar and keys, Chris Handsone on drums, and David Syring on bass and trumpet.