While Go 96.3 listeners know and love Linnea for her mastery of all things soothing on her show Lazy Sunday, they might be surprised to learn that she's also an accomplished local musician. With notches in her belt as a member of Rogue Valley, A. Wolf & Her Claws, The Alpha Centauri and more, Linnea is returning to the stage to reunite with her band Coach Said Not To tonight at Icehouse.
Coming together after a ten-year hiatus, Coach Said Not To was formed in the early aughts by Linnea, her sister Eva Mohn, and keyboardist Lee Violet, after Lee and Eva bonded during ballet lessons. Drummer Annika Johnson, who was just 17 when she joined the band, soon followed, and the quartet quickly developed a following around the Twin Cities thanks to a unique sound based around the ethereal harmonies of the Mohn siblings.
Coach Said Not To was poised for a breakout in 2006, after the band was invited to perform at a Fire Records SXSW showcase, but life, as it often does, got in the way. Pulled apart by overseas dance opportunities for Eva and differing career aspirations for the rest of the band, Coach Said Not To fizzled shortly after, without a proper goodbye.
Circumstances both fortunate and tragic have landed all of the band's members back in Minneapolis temporarily, and Linnea and Eva lead the charge for a reunion that could also serve as a proper swan song for the band.
Tickets for Coach Said Not To's reunion show are $10, and the show starts at 9:30pm. Bizzaro electro-pop outfit ZIBRAZIBRA are also reuniting, and will perform after Coach Said Not To.