How much can one Minnesota band love Kwik Trip? A lot. They can love it a lot. Just like anyone else.

Folks, allow me to introduce you to City of the Weak from Minneapolis. In fact, their bassist Cody Hoffman is from right here in Rochester too. This is why I'm selecting them as this week's choice for Minnesota Brutal, where we feature Minnesota bands that rock!

If you're wondering why they sound a little like Paramore or The Used, there's a reason for that. They freaking love them, and are clearly influenced by them. That's not all either. They recently put together an amazing Incubus cover for "Pardon Me", which you HAVE to see live!

I was lucky enough to spend a few minutes with them at Rock Fest last weekend, and they're just cool people too - right down to their mutual love of Kwik Trip, and animals.

Be sure to catch City of the Weak in Rochester next weekend, right after In This Moment show happening on July 29th!

City of the Weak is tearing up North Star Bar on July 29th at 9pm. It's a free show, so there's no excuse not to go. See you there?