HOUGHTON -- Cosmological pop band Cloud Cult is driving to Houghton on their bio-diesel bus as a part of their indie rock "Love 2013" tour. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 19, in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.
Cloud Cult developed in 1995 as founder Craig Minowa recruited several other artists to contribute to his solo recordings. His first full-length album, The Shade Project, caught the interest of a few small independent labels who urged Minowa to consider performing the songs live. Craig worked the next four years on a new studio project which would be the first official Cloud Cult album, Who Killed Puck?
Sarah Young appeared on this album for the first time on cello and Eduardo Vaz assisted with drums on a few of the songs. Minowa's early work earned Cloud Cult several offers from record labels, but all were rejected in favor of self-publishing and maintaining total control over the ethical aspects of the business practices. Committed to "greening the recording industry," in 1997, lead singer Craig Minowa formed Earthology Records on his organic farm, powered by geothermal energy and built partially from reclaimed wood and recycled plastic.
"The place is so far out in the boonies, you can barely find it, because it’s not on the maps," said Dan Montalto, an MTV Producer who brought a camera crew to the farm to film a short MTV feature on the band. This nonprofit label uses only recycled materials and donates all profits to environmental charities.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for Michigan Tech students. For tickets, go online, or call Ticketing Operations at the Student Development Complex, 487–2073, or visit in person. SDC box office hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours and will only open two hours prior to show times.