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Loft, Relevance will perform at Rookies

Eight months after their breakup, Loft, the Rochester-based band is reuniting to perform June 28 at Rookies Sports Grill and Bar, 1517 16th St. S.W. in Rochester.

Loft closed shop Oct. 26, 2001, after almost three years of steady performances.

Toward the end, Loft was performing 16 shows a month, highlighted by a Tuesday night house gig at Bunkers in Minneapolis. They also released two CDs, "Pavement" and "Sky," which are available locally, and recorded a music video for the title track of "Pavement."

Yet it came time for the members to pursue other music opportunities.

Since calling it quits, all three musicians have been performing and recording regularly throughout the Midwest.

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Loft's bassist Steve Digre recently released a solo CD entitled "Again." Jim Carey, who played acoustic guitar and provided vocals, and his brother, lead vocalist Joe Carey, both have solo efforts slated for release in the fall.

"We all left on great terms, we're still friends and see each other regularly," Digre said.

"We all thought it'd be fun to get back together for a one-night blowout," added Joe Carey.

What should fans expect at the reunion?

"Maybe some new songs, dust off the old and let the love-millennium commence," Digre said.

Opening the show will be Rochester-based rock band Relevance.

"We were a bit nervous about asking Relevance to open for us," Digre said. "They've moved on to such great places."

Relevance used to be a regular opener for Loft. Now they headline their own shows and have a full-length CD.

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"We asked and they were totally into it," Digre said. "They loved the idea of our two bands playing together one last time."

The show starts at 9:30 p.m. Cover at the door.

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