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contents June 2012 on the cover: It’s time for the 605 Summer Classic issue! We’re shameless self-promoters this month, so feel free to make a game of it and take a drink every time we mention our music event!

who, what & when 06

What’s on




Events Recap


June Events Calendar

reviews & recommendations 16

Beyond Borders


Album Review


Tech Blend: Tech Terms You Should

Know Series


Profiles in Sound


Creative Writing


A Taste of Sarcasm: JL Beers


Delish Delights


Get Involved: Step Forward to

Prevent Suicide


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contents June 2012



life, love & laughter 34

June Checklist


COVER: 3rd Annual 605 Summer Classic


The Scoop: The Green Sioux


The Real Deal: Walter Portz + Holly


poll Mason Jennings and Th Red Wanting an e fo d d od Blue. 17% The whole rin ks lineup! !1 0% 15%

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Mommy Mind Trip


Ask the Johns


605 Factoids

fashion & beauty


Soulcrate Music and Dessa. 36%


The atmosphere in general. 22%

What are you looking forward to at the 605 Summer Classic? Check for next month’s poll and be part of the next issue!


Fashion DIY


Classic Merch

fitness & health 60

Lift for Long-Term Results


Profile: Miss South Dakota USA

Taylor Neisen

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What is your favorite summer event in the area? Watch See our 605 Summer Classic promo with appearances by artists who have or will appear at the event!

“Wakeboarding at the lake! Best way to cool down and enjoy the weather.” - @AJProCo, via Twitter.

“DTSF street musicians! So much undiscovered talent showcased!” - Weston Frank, via Facebook.

“I like them French fried potaters.”

“The Fallout Art & Bicycle Spectacle in downtown Aberdeen!” - Angela Olson Cleberg, via Facebook.

Image by Jeff Sampson Photography.

“I always keep the first weekend in August clear for the Sioux River Folk Festival in Newton Hills. It’s always worth it.”

Winning caption by Ernest Homunculus for his “Sling Blade” reference. Enter next month’s Say What?!?! caption contest on our Facebook page. 6 | June 2012

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contributors June 2012

Carl Anthony – Writer In addition to writing for 605 Magazine, Carl rounds out his resume as a service advisor for Luxury Auto Mall of Sioux Falls and producer of the John Tesh Radio Show on KELO-FM. Carl can also be heard on the KELO-FM airwaves as a weekend warrior disc jockey.

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Lisa Peterson – Writer Lisa lives in rural Brandon, S.D. with her husband and two children. She received her degree in mass communications from St. Cloud State University and has enjoyed running her own marketing communications company, Main Ideas, for the past 19 years.

Andrea Cota – Writer Andrea is a transitional therapist, exercise and nutrition specialist at ActiveSpine in Sioux Falls. When she is not whipping other people into shape, she is training for the long jump, and also enjoys participating in any activity outdoors.

Taylor Reaves – Intern Taylor is currently attaining a degree in mass communication at the College of St. Benedict/ St. John’s University. If she isn’t studying in the library, you can find her out on her longboard shredding the gnar on the hills around Collegeville. In the rest of her limited spare time, she is constantly out on a quest for the perfect piece of red velvet cake.

Denise DePaolo – Writer Denise works as a news producer in Sioux Falls. She lives with her husband, Tony, and two Miniature Schnauzers. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going places and taking naps.

Dan Thorson – Photographer Dan is 27 years old and was born and raised in Sioux Falls. He enjoys photography, and is always thinking of ways to approach a subject.

Austin Kaus – Writer Austin is a graduate student who studies creative writing and good ol’ fashioned trailer living at the University of South Dakota. He also writes about music at meandmyearholes.tumblr. com and has a scooter named Sweetchuck. Learn more about his musical obsessions at

Andrew Turner – Photography Andrew is 26 years old and is currently a student at South Dakota State University majoring in journalism and is a journalist for the South Dakota Army National Guard. He specializes in photojournalism and also enjoys other areas of photography, including sports, portraits and HDR. | 9

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events Recap 2012 An Evening with Sara Bareilles The Washington Pavilion was packed with attendees who spent the night filled with acoustic music by acclaimed artist Sara Bareilles. The Augustana UBG Big Event was held on April 22 and Bareilles played hits like “King of Anything” and performed a cover of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” For more events at the Washington Pavilion, visit Images by Dan Thorson

Sara Bareilles.

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KRROFEST V The W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds was packed with loud music, passionate fans, and was definitely not lacking in the mohawk department at this year’s KRROFEST on May 9. Headlined by Marilyn Manson, the crowd also saw acts Buckcherry, Volbeat, Hellyeah, Clutch, and The Pretty Reckless. For the latest updates on the event, visit www. Images by Andrew Turner Hellyeah’s Chad Gray.

Clutch’s Neil Fallon.

The Sioux Falls Roller Dollz. Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless. | 13

events June 2012 ENTERTAINMENT June 1-3 Ansel Adams: Masterworks, Photographic Art Exhibition Washington Pavilion. The exhibition entitled Ansel Adams: Masterworks will be presented at the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion. Check out 48 works by Ansel Adams (1902-1984). For more info, visit

June 1-August 12 Beauty in the Beast Washington Pavilion Galleries B & C. Beauty in the Beast is an art exhibition exploring both the beautiful splendor and beastly strength of prairie storms. Featuring the work of Mary Groth, Nancyjane Huehl, Dale Lamphere, Craig Lawrence and Paul Schiller, the exhibit highlights several different interpretations of storms ranging from landscape and oil paintings to photography, poetry and sculpture. This exhibition is sponsored by: CitiBank, Garry-private wealth resources, KELOLAND Television, Lawrence & Schiller, MidContinent Communications, Raven Industries, Vance Thompson Vision and the Washington Pavilion.

June 1 Artists Against Hunger 8th & Railroad. 5-10 p.m. Artists Against Hunger is an art benefit for Feeding South Dakota. Support the local food bank. Purchase one-of-a-kind art. Fight hunger in South Dakota. See local art - Painting, pottery, photography, custom bikes and more. Free admission. Please consider a free will donation of cash or food. The commons area and the 2nd and 3rd floor halls of the 8th and Railroad Center.

Downtown Block Party

8th & Railroad Center. 6-10:30 p.m. Come downtown to the Eastbank for the First Friday Block Party the first Friday of June, July and August! Enjoy live music, food vendors, beer & wine for purchase and shopping at some of the most unique stores in Sioux Falls. Picnic table seating will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lawn chair. Enjoy The Fallout Creative Community for hands-on art activities from Aberdeen and children’s activities from the Washington Pavilion for $2. Start Don’t Stop opens and Jon Wayne and the Pain headlines. For more info, visit


Sioux Falls Design Center. Networking 6:30 p.m. Lecture 7 p.m. PechaKucha was devised in Tokyo as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The Sioux Falls Design Center hosts PKN where 8-10 thinkers and innovators present their ideas using 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each. Tonight, MC Rick Knobe of “The Talk of Sioux Falls.” For more info, visit 14 | June 2012

June 2 & 3 Siouxland Renaissance Festival For more info, flip to page 34.

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Moonlight Movies Fawick Park. 9:15-11 p.m. Bring a blanket and chair and enjoy a free outdoor movie in the park! Popcorn, candy, soda and water are available for purchase and benefit the Sioux Empire Jaycees. Movies begin at dusk. Movies in order of dates are: “BOLT,” “Dolphin Tale,” “The Muppets,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Twilight.” For more info, visit

Strawbale Winery Sangria Sundays

Strawbale Winery. 1-4 p.m. Enjoy live music and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the farm while sipping wine and sangrias. Admission is $5 per carload. For more info, visit www.

June 4 Art Collective 4 Lucky’s Bar. 7 p.m. Free. 30-plus artists will have their work on display. Infaux will perform. Free. 21+

June 14 Sioux Falls Synergy HotSpot Carnaval Brazilian Grill. 5-7 p.m. Networking event with Sioux Falls area young professionals. Free. For more info, visit www.

June 19 Zumba Fiesta Club David. 7:30 p.m. Ditch the workout and join the party with a live DJ and light show! Admission $10. Fee includes one class, one margarita and a taco bar. For more info, contact (605) 2740700 or find Club David on Facebook. Only 50 tickets available.

June 20 Comedy Night Club David. 7 p.m. Comedy night continues with two or more comedians from around the nation to make you laugh! Doors open 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.

June 28 & 29 Theater in the Parks McKennan Park Bandshell. June 28, 7 p.m. June 29, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Music from the opera Carmen with a modern twist. The stepsisters are gang members, the ball is a bullfight, the prince is a toreador, and the fairy godmother is a hairy godmother. Free. Bring your lawn chair, blankets, and bug spray. Performance will be cancelled if there is inclement weather prior to show time. Like Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation on Facebook to get updates if shows are cancelled.

GOOD CAUSE June 1 Artists Against Hunger 8th & Railroad. 5-10 p.m. Artists Against Hunger is an art benefit for Feeding South Dakota. Support the local food bank. Purchase one-of-a-kind art. See local art - Painting, pottery,

photography, custom bikes and more. Free admission. Please consider a free will donation of cash or food. The commons area and the 2nd and 3rd floor halls of the 8th and Railroad Center.

June 9 Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Falls Park. 3:30-5 p.m. Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis, the nation’s largest walk program dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis -- two chronic, painful digestive diseases that affect 1 in 200 American adults and children. Walk begins at 4 p.m. For more info, e-mail

June 23 Step Forward to Prevent Suicide For more info, flip to page 32.

SPORTS June 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 13 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 19 | 20 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 Sioux Falls Pheasants Sioux Falls Stadium. 7:05 p.m. For more info, visit www.

June 30 Sioux Falls Roller Dollz Old Coliseum. 7 p.m. Doors 6 p.m. Admission $12. Sioux Falls Killa Beez vs. Forx Sugar Beaters. For more info, visit www.

MUSIC Due to space, here are only some of the biggest shows of the month. For more show listings, visit,,, or

June 1 | 8 | 15 | 22 | 29 Club David Unplugged

recording studios, and any others involved in local music that are hoping to meet other artists and gain exposure. Deadline for registration is June 6. For more info, visit www.

June 14 Endangered Orange Club David. 9 p.m. Enjoy this the cover band with no cover to watch! 21+

June 15 Nostalgia / Dubsteb Show Boonies Bar. 9 p.m. With Wrekafekt, S4L4D, Kausmonauts and Apollo. $10 for 18+, $7 for 21+

June 16 Lyrical Warfare MC Battle Boonies Bar. 8 p.m. The night will feature a four-round battle as the area’s brightest MC’s compete for bragging rights and a cash prize. Hosted by Gabriel Night Shield and Tommy D of Guest judges Carl Anthony, Jayson Weihs and Vincent Lloyd Olson of Boonies Bar.

June 22 Country Throwdown For more info, flip to page 34.

June 22 & 23 605 Summer Classic For more info, flip to page 36.

Hillbilly’s 2nd Annual Blues Festival Hillbilly’s Bar, Alcester, S.D. Friday Headliners: Studebaker John and three-time Blues Music Award Nominees Trampled Under Foot with local band Bitterroot opening the show Saturday Headliners, Buddy Guy’s guitar player Scott Holt, and regional fan favorite Chris Duarte. With local bands Stevie Gebies, Stallions, Landshark, The Roller Shop and T. Wilson King. Tickets are $15 for Friday, $25 for Saturday or $32 for the entire weekend. Tickets can be purchased at Last Stop CD shop, Ernie November on 41st street, Hillbilly’s Bar, (605) 934-1866 or Free Camping all weekend.

Club David. 8:30 p.m. 7-9 p.m. Upper level patio. Live music every Friday with a different artist each week. 21+

June 28 7th Annual Sioux Falls Jazz & Brews

June 7 Club David Presents: Murphy Lee of the St. Lunatics

For more info, flip to page 35.

Club David. 7 p.m. doors open. 18+ For advanced tickets and VIP call (605) 400-5933 or purchase at Club David. For more info, visit

DJ Starstream – Sid Wilson of Slipknot

The Vault. 8 p.m. With American Headcharge, Blue Felix and Infaux. Admission $15 door. 18+

June 13 2nd Annual Musicians Market Museum of Visual Materials. 7-9 p.m. For bands, solo artists, band photographers, designers, radio show hosts, media,


The Vault. 9 p.m. w/ Trife Mack and Flame On Entertainment. Admission $20. 18+

June 30 Sweet Karate Latitude 44. 9 p.m. With Damn Your Eyes and Exile Acoustic. Admission $5. 21+ Check out our complete calendar at and e-mail events to by the 15th of the month prior to issue release date. | 15

beyond BORDERS

with Mark Lloyd

Borders went bankrupt? So what. That doesn’t stop former employee Mark Lloyd from finding out what’s the next hottest read.

The Mirage by Matt Ruff What if the world was turned upside down? Let’s say that when the Ottoman Empire fell apart, the Arab world joined together into one big country instead of many small countries. They could call it the United Arab States. Yeah, this is that kind of book. And what if the United States as we know it never really existed? Instead, it could be fractured into a few countries and some random territories. We could have places like the Republic of Texas and the Kingdom of Mississippi. Yeah, this is that kind of book. So then the United Arab States saves the world from the Nazis and Imperial Japan instead of the United States and becomes the world’s superpower. And as a superpower, people are always going to hate you. But in this world, the terrorists are from

Europe and America. In this world, the terrorists are Christian. In this world, Osama bin Laden is a senator. In this world, Saddam Hussein is a liquor-running gangster. And after a group of Christian terrorists hijack some planes and fly them into the Twin Towers (which are in Baghdad), the United Arab States invades America. Yeah, that’s pretty much the world turned upside down. But then three agents from the United Arab States start turning up objects that don’t fit in their world. They start finding newspapers with headlines about Twin Towers in New York City being taken down by Muslim Terrorists. And when they delve deeper into this mystery, they figure out that this other world may exist, and that one of the two worlds isn’t real. One of these worlds is just a mirage.

What to watch for in June This is Your Captain Speaking by Jon Methven

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

A plane is crash-landed heroically on the Hudson River. It’s a miracle. But what if it was all staged in a last ditch effort to resurrect an airline’s plummeting stock price?

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Have a book you want Mark to review? E-mail

Tony is the CEO of Zappos, the online shoe company. He makes company culture and employee happiness the number one priority. That’s just crazy talk. Everyone knows that the number one priority of every corporation is to make their employees miserable. | 17

album REVIEW

by Austin Kaus

Peelander-Z, Space Vacation Peelander-Z comes from the Z section of Planet Peelander. Each member has a specifically-assigned color, but their mission is clear: Make fun happen. As with their previous musical offerings, this year’s “Space Vacation” once again makes them the successful harvesters of smiles. The selfproclaimed “Japanese action comic punk band” explodes with songs that manage to be straightforward anthems of celebration, while showing a maturity that gives strong and sweaty hugs to genres previously unembraced by the group. The opening guitar chords of the album’s title track reminded me of those strummed by Booger in the climactic competition scene of “Revenge of the Nerds.” Like the film, Peelander-Z’s album is weird, eclectic and fun, although it would make a substantially safer gift for kids or those offended by cursing, nudity or various flavors of pie. (To be fair, I can’t really tell you what “Big Bang” is about, but it sounds too fun to be taken as anything else but a celebration of interplanetary travel. I think?) No one familiar with the group will be surprised to hear that the band’s sense of humor is evident throughout the album, whether it shows up in the computer’s inability to make a proper countdown (“Intro”) or the chastising, thickly-accented words of Peelander-Yellow after

he is served coffee (“Mr. Tea”). The spaceship must have been flying through an oldies radio sector for “Under Zero Gravity” and “Mr. Tea” given the irresistible and unspoken prompts for clapping and, in the case of the former, the Beach Boys-esque backup “ooohs.” The synthesizer has a substantially stronger presence here than on other albums, adding a truly galactic feel to songs like “Star Bowling” and the album’s title track. For no understood reason other than the pursuit of happiness, “KMGT” is just 29 seconds of galactic rockabilly. Being familiar with their previous works and having witnessed their unique brand of stage show on two previous occasions, I was expecting this album to be entertaining. I wasn’t disappointed, but I was pleasantly surprised in parts. Orchestral strings at the end of “Star Bowling”? Insane Italian-crooning preceding driving surf guitar lines in “Space Kiss”? A song (“Get Glasses”) solely devoted to getting a pair of eyeglasses that features a brief moment of boogie-woogie piano? Peelander-Pink covering Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” in a way that’s so precious I wanted to pinch the non-existent (upstairs) cheeks of any anime character I could find? Yeah, it’s all on this album and it’s all good. This band has the unique gift of going from a simple song devoted to the obtainment of glasses to a truly heartfelt and touching love song to humanity in the form of “Love Love Peelander-Z.” If it sounds too unbelievable to be true, should be. But Peelander-Z does what others might only see in fever dreams, and “Space Vacation” is just another wonderful chapter in a Peelander party guide whose pages reek of heavily-accented happiness.


Also listening to: Music for Mortals Stuart Davis

Pig Factory The Fake Boys

Fambly 42 Toys That Kill

Davis’ singer/songwriter abilities shine brightly again, but longtime fans might long for a little less peace and a touch more weird.

Emotional without being whiny, and gritty without posturing, this Massachusetts trio continues to put out some of the best punk-rock I’ve heard in recent years.

Another punk rock album with high ratings? What can I say. It’s been a good time for faded tattoos as Todd Congelliere and the rest of the band release their first album since 2006 and remind the world why maturity doesn’t necessarily lead to a decrease in ferocity.

Favorite tracks: “Bless the Bastards,” “Nicola.”

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Favorite tracks: “This Is Our Sound,” “You’re A Loser,” “Clean Pigs,” “Swine Club.”

Favorite tracks: “The Nervous Rocks,” “Freddy and His Mother,” “Clap for Alaska.”

The South Dakota Office of Highway Safety is launching “100 Days of Heat” during the Memorial Day holiday and continuing through Labor Day 2012! Emphasis will be placed on Seat Belts , Drunk Driving and Speeding. Since the Sturgis Motorcycle Classic begins in August, the focus will be on keeping those attending the Rally safe, while emphasizing “100 Days of Heat”. Watch for law enforcement, they will be everywhere reminding you to Buckle Up, Designate a Driver, and Slow Down!

tech blend Tech Terms You

Should Know Series by Devon Schreiner

The Internet is a wide and wondrous universe that can be hard to wrap your head around. With an immeasurable amount of data and cat videos, the Internet can be a scary place. Hopefully we can help you out with defining some of the common Internet-related lingo. To continue the Tech Terms You Should Know series, this is the next installment as we venture into the depths of the Internet. Before you log on to the web, these are things that you should be aware of. Dropbox – Their quote describes it best: “Your life’s work, wherever you are.” Need to get someone files but don’t have time to drop them off? Want to ensure you don’t lose any images? Dropbox is a free service (you can sign up for more room in your Dropbox for a reasonable fee) where you can save automatically to all your computers, phones and the website You can share files with anyone just by knowing their Dropbox user email. Spill water all over your laptop? No worries, nothing is lost! Digg – Digg is a place where people can discover and share content from anywhere online. Have a hilarious blog you want others to know about? Want to know the most popular online destinations? Digg creates a community where people can discover what is out there and discuss topics they are passionate about. This website,, is for those searching for interesting and unique things on the web coming directly from the digg community as the number of “diggs” collects over time. Instagram - Wonder what everyone is doing when they’re snapping photos of their Starbucks or sushi? They’re probably using Instagram, a fast and easy way to share photos for free with a hip filter! Choose from a variety of filters to transform your photo you took on Instagram or an existing image and share it on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr. Pinterest – So many people are asking: “What is Pinterest?” It seems anyone (especially the female species) gets addicted to this popular form of social media. It’s simply a virtual pinboard that lets you organize and share all the things you enjoy on the web, whether it’s pinning every cutesy home idea you see, pinning your favorite recipes or ones you want to try, favorite quotes – you name it. People have literally planned their wedding on Pinterst by asking family and friends to comment on their ideas. Be warned: Once you join, you’ll be sucked in.

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http vs https - When a user requests a website, it normally comes to your browser using the http protocol. This is fine for normal websites, but when you are logging in or transferring secure data, the http protocol is insecure. The https protocol uses a layer of encryption to make your connection more secure. Using the secure protocol, your traffic can’t be publicly seen, and therefore will not be stolen. Meme - A meme’s definition from the dictionary is an idea or style that spreads from person to person. On the Internet, a meme has been turned into a picture with giant bold text on both the top and bottom of it. First appearing on the social news website, Reddit, it has become popular to post these pictures everywhere on the Internet as well as printing them off and using them as posters (i.e. below). The cloud - We have been hearing a lot about this buzzword lately, but as most of the experts will attest, it’s nothing more than that. The Cloud is not some magical cloud in the sky, it’s just a new term that salespeople came up with to help describe the Internet and all of the servers that host it. Basically, anything that’s not your personal computer can be considered “The Cloud.” Hopefully you can learn these terms and become an Internet wizard in no time! Feel free to check out my blog at, or shoot me an e-mail at I love hearing your feedback.

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profiles IN SOUND Kory and the Firefiles by Carl Anthony

Every so often, we experience a true rock and roll moment. A rock and roll moment varies from person to person, although the lasting effects of awe and inspiration in our heart and soul are universal. Sitting with vocalist Kory Van Sickle and guitarist Chris Beyer of Kory and the Fireflies under the cool air of a random Monday night, one can not only see, but also deeply feel their passionate belief that music unites us all in this intimate manner. “It is something to know the music you created was playing in the background while something important was happening to somebody,” said Beyer. “It is like we were there without

ever really being in the room.” As the flame from the candle centerpiece dances across the table, both Van Sickle and Beyer converse on how a seemingly random song can transport us to another time in our life and conjure up the feelings associated with it. Van Sickle smiles and leans in, notably wearing a black jacket reminiscent of Bono, and shares how any U2 song will do that for him. Both he and Beyer fixate on “Where the Streets Have No Name,” from U2’s 1987 album, “The Joshua Tree.” “I will feel different in an instant when I hear them,” said Van Sickle. “That’s U2 for me.” Van Sickle, who cites U2 as one of the biggest influences in his life, recalls one rock and roll moment when he was traveling with the Irish rockers. While

in Africa, Bono was sharing the stage and singing “Stand By Me” with South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka, known to many as “The Princess of Africa.” “I was standing with my arm around my brother Wally with tears coming down my face,” said Van Sickle. “Here was Bono and this incredible woman with her incredible voice, and there we were just taking it all in.” As Van Sickle remarks how welcomed that experience was in the middle of an exhausting schedule, his bandmate brings him home to the simplicity of the practice pad. They mention the old candle scent that still transports them to the early days of the band when that particular aroma fills the air. However, we are not certain Beyer

Photo by Dan Thorson

is even actually in Kory and the Fireflies. After Beyer auditioned, he never actually heard the words, “You made it.” “Kory, I think you came into Sioux Falls Music when I was working there in 1998 and bought that clear pick guard,” said Beyer. “You gave me a stack of CD’s, told me to learn them and tune down a half-step, but you never officially said I was in the band afterwards.” As Van Sickle laughs, Beyer shares how he studied the music thoroughly since he was unsure just what parts he would be playing. Van Sickle, at this point, had been rolling strong for four years. The searching for another guitarist was part of his resolve to keep the Fireflies well oiled. “I was in New York with a previous band and played the top clubs there, like CBGB,” recalled Van Sickle. “When that band parted ways I went and recorded in London, but I decided if I was going to have a band and do it again I was going to take charge of it with vision, and put it in a positive direction.” As Kory and the Fireflies celebrate 18 years, Van Sickle makes it clear he would like to see 20 plus. To date, they have toured alongside the Goo Goo Dolls, Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, supported dozens of other artists, appeared on VH1, released four albums, and have never once gone on hiatus. “We are going to continue to do what bands do,” said Van Sickle. “We are going to keep writing, recording and performing music.” True to form, the band is

composing a new album and plan on releasing one track a month this summer so fans have a chance to enjoy it little by little. Granted, it is a different approach, but Van Sickle believes releasing the album in sections is more suited to today’s single-driven world. The project is untitled for now, but the band isn’t so focused on that as they are hitting close to home with the recorded material. “I always want our songs to connect and convey emotion,” said Van Sickle. “That is the most important quality of any music.” As the candle centerpiece begins to flicker the last ounce of light, Van Sickle and Beyer reflect on the humbling and honorable career they have carried as musicians. Both acknowledge the power of love, cite U2 as an inspiration once more for good measure, and give regard to the fans. “I want people to know I am thankful to have been embraced as this level,” said Van Sickle. “We have had the chance to affect people’s lives, and that is a very real and powerful part of all of this.” Beyer is not far behind. “I appreciate every minute, and I never take it for granted, because this is more than I could have asked for,” he said. By now the flame from candle centerpiece has completely faded. A brief silence is broken by Van Sickle’s voice. “Oh, and let it be known, Chris is in the band.” For more info on Kory and the Fireflies, visit | 23

profiles IN SOUND Kory and the Fireflies – Show Schedule June 22 Quarry Days in Dell Rapids. July 4 Arnolds Park in Okoboji, Iowa July 21 Wing Fling in Watertown. August 3-5 Sturgis Motorcycle Ralley in Sturgis. August 23 Supporting Hinder at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Sept. 1 South Dakota State Fair in Huron. TBA New Year’s Eve Bash

Ten things you need to know about Kory and the Fireflies

ed in scrapbooks, all of which contain unique treasures like set lists, reviews and newspaper articles. In fact, “Super Fan Diane” is planning on adding this issue to her collection. “I even have personalized license plates,” said Brandt, who has driven her vehicle over seven hours to see the band play. With such dedication, it is only fitting “Super Fan Diane” give us her top 10 on Kory and the Fireflies. 1) Whether you’ve been to one concert or almost 100 like me, the guys are more than willing to sign your CD, poster, shirt, or even take a picture with you. 2) Smile for the camera! Kory will sometimes take a picture of the crowd and post it on Facebook. 3) Watch your head! Kory might throw out a few CD’s during a show.

4) You can find the band on Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation, and on the main website at

Diane Brandt loves Kory and the Fireflies, and that is probably putting it lightly. The nearly 100 concerts she has attended since 2003 are document-

5) Bass player Jason used to be in a band called The Odd Squadd, while Kory used to be in a band called Children in New York.

by “Super Fan Diane”

6) Kory does what I call “Peace Fingers.” He’ll have the peace sign and touch his fingers with a fan’s peace sign fingers (pictured bottom left). 7) In 2008, the band’s “Love to Give” project raised money for Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Los Cabos Children’s Foundation. 8) The song “Pop Fly” is in a movie called “The Private Public,” and “Sometimes” is in a movie called “Class President.” “She’s Comin’ Back Again” was in a commercial for TLC’s “Trading Spaces.” 9) The line, “Wally’s in some other country giving those animals a hand” is from the song “Virginia.” It is about Kory’s brother, Wally. 10) If you ever get a chance, check out Kory and the Fireflies’ sound checks. It’s like your own private concert.

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creative WRITING About the author: Matt Rorge is a fledgling writer and active musician from Sioux Falls, S.D.

Graphic by Gerald Lindberg

Serpent Gardener “Honey, I love you and support you,” Melinda said, firmly. She took Rupert’s hand. “But, if you decide to go and see him, then I think you have to do it. Alone.” Striding up to the hospital, Rupert was confident. At the front desk, the receptionist directed him to the third floor. Before going in, he sent a silent prayer out to God. Then, he entered the room. A wash of dun yellow, near-dusk light, came in through half-drawn blinds. Deep shadows hung in the corners of the room. The stench of foam hand-sanitizer permeated the atmosphere. At the center was a hospital bed. On it, hooked up to monitoring life-support systems, was Rupert’s father, his real father, Bernard. Still white sheets rippled. “So,” Bernard said. “My son is here.” “They told me over the phone that you were dying, and asked to see me.” A cough, then another. “That I did, my boy,” Bernard said, with a tinge of sarcasm. He eased his gnarled body up. “What? Not what you expected?” “What could I ever expect of you?” “Hmph.” “What do you want?” Rupert asked.

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“I just wanted to see at least one of my kids before I go.” Deep set, liquid eyes gazed at Rupert. “That doesn’t surprise me.” “It shouldn’t,” Bernard said, picking at the paper bracelet around his wrist. “You’re the most perceptive, and, I should say, ‘successful.’” He winked, then bent to the side, coughing. Rupert winced. “You still haven’t answered my question.” “No, I haven’t. That’s what I like about you. So blunt. Like me.” “In that case,” Rupert said. “As a kid my mother struggled to get us by.” Bernard nodded. “And you were three blocks away, living a whole separate

life, with a separate family. I only knew you as Mr. Smith.” Bernard coughed. “So?” “Didn’t you care?” “Sure,” Bernard said. “I toughened you up didn’t I?” Rupert shook his head. “You’re so cold.” “Well, I am dying,” Bernard said. Rupert nodded. His father smirked. “She married that fireman, didn’t she?” “John was a good man, the only father I ever knew,” Rupert said. “He died in ‘71, saved a bunch of kids. Not like you.” “Like me?” Bernard said. “Hmph. My son the preacher.” “No one else would come, would they?” Rupert asked softly. “All of your other ‘children’…. All of them abandoned….Only the successful one, the one with a family, and religion- the ‘fruit of your loins’…. would come and offer you sympathy. That’s what you wanted.” Bernard smiled. “You know, after my mother told me the truth about you,” Rupert said “She called you the ‘devil’ from then on.” Bernard let out a hideous laugh. “That’s good.” “Well I forgave you a long time ago,” Rupert said. “That’s all I’ve ever had to offer you.” Bernard shook his head. “And I can’t offer you anything else,” Rupert said. “I have kids of my own; two in high school, and two in middle school. And I am there for them.” “Stop right there, son,” Bernard said. “You let me finish. Let me say my piece.” “You already have,” Rupert said. He wished his father would slither away, on his belly, into the deep dry grass. “And I prefer you silent.” Then he left. Back at home, seated in a lawn chair, Rupert heard his children playing basketball in the driveway. Their shouts of youthful happiness reverberated in the cool air. He smiled. Then Melinda came, sat down beside him, and handed him a cup of coffee. They sat there for awhile, in silence, drawing comfort in each other’s presence. “Are you alright?” She asked. Rupert looked at her tenderly. “Yes.” The sun had already dipped below the horizon, but there was a tinge of golden afterglow mingling with the evening canvas. The Lord’s paintbrush moves quite exquisitely, Rupert thought, happily taking his wife’s hand in his. The End | 27

a taste of SARCASM JL Beers

with Polly Dean

“Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.” ~Dave Barry

Burgers and beer. Not a lot of American traditions trump that.1 Nowadays you can go anywhere for a burger and a beer. You could just stay at home, make a decent patty, and get a 12-pack to share with your friends. I’m here to tell you, though, that if you forego the restaurant route, you’re missing out on the newest gem to hit Sioux Falls. JL Beers recently opened in DTSF2 and is creating all sorts of buzz on Phillips Avenue. Need a fast lunch stop during your break? Need a place when you’re out with friends for a drink and bite to eat? Are you a couple looking for a low key date spot? Look no further than this quaint eatery.3 This is exactly what the heart of downtown needed: A location that doesn’t take reservations, doesn’t play techno after 9 p.m., and welcomes everyone...even if you have a hole in your jeans.4 Upon entering, expect a wait. They don’t give you a little buzzer that goes off when your table is ready. In its place, they give you a beer menu.5 There is bar seating and five to six tables max. The tables are situated right behind the bar seating, so if you’re looking for a private, romantic, secluded table, head elsewhere. On the other hand, if you’re looking for anything fun, grab a beer and wait. It’s well worth it. JL Beers is entirely self-seating, so you’re responsible for finding yourself a chair or table. Be aware that when you walk in some other people may have been waiting longer than you, and you have two options: 1. Let them get the first open seats that come available as a common courtesy, or 2. Go all “Hunger Games” on them and swipe the first seat open you spot regardless of order or human decency.6 I suppose you also have a third option: Ask them their name and join them! Have a beer, a burger and meet a new friend. Not everyone will think this is a good idea. Some may even label you as a creeper. You win some, you lose some.7 When you get a seat, be prepared for nothing short of amazing. I highly suggest ordering a “Flight of Beer.” You get five sample sizes of different brews within different categories to test and grade. The beers come on a wooden plank in order so you can order more of whichever kind you like. I tried the Seasonal Flight and the Midwest Flight, and both were phenomenal.8 Granted, there were beers on 28 | June 2012

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these flights that I could hardly stomach and only sipped, but I still appreciated the taste and knowledge of what I prefer versus what I’m not a fan of. To compliment my beer flight, I ordered a few of their most popular menu items. First, I ordered the Best Beer Cheese Dip Ever9 with a side of their fresh-cut chips. Each of the items lived up to its name. The fresh cut chips are literally cut in a machine that takes an entire potato and spiral-cuts it to make giant, crispy chips. The beer cheese dip is served nice and warm, and was delicious on the chips, the fries, and the burger.10 I’m not sure there is much of anything that it wouldn’t taste great on. My burger arrived shortly after the dip and about half the way through my Midwestern Flight. I ordered the Slaw Burger, which is one of their fresh ground chuck patties, coleslaw, BBQ sauce, and their freshly-baked bun. Fourounce patties at JL Beers give their burgers a distinctly different look and taste than other restaurants that sometimes use eight-ounce patties. You can taste the patty, but it isn’t the only thing you bite into. Smaller patties leave room for extra toppings and sauces that would normally be overpowered by a larger burger. You can add a fried egg and order the Humpty Dumpty,11 you can add some peppers and provolone cheese to make it a Philly cheeseburger. Options for your meal flow as freely as the tap beer choices at this establishment. The concept is simple. Choose a niche and do it as best as you possibly can. Menus at JL Beers are small, and there are no pages to turn. Everything you need is in a few sections. Fantastic burgers, fresh cut fries or chips, customiz-

able dips, and a beer to complete the experience.12 JL Beers has nailed it with their simplistic menu, phenomenal food, stellar service, and laid back atmosphere.13

Final Grade Atmosphere 4 / 5 Quaint is the polite way of saying this place is...well, small. If your party is large, be prepared to do a lot of finagling of chairs or possibly not even sitting together. Take whatever seat you can get. With the fast-paced food and service, one can feel a tad bit rushed while trying to enjoy a meal or brews. If you want to sit and stay for a while, just be prepared to keep ordering. Also, the place is just fun. They have a thing called “beer mail” where you can write out a postcard, hand it to the server, they call out “Beer mail!” and they will send it to whomever you want. Service 5 / 5 From the moment I walked in, I was treated as though I was a regular. The staff attempts to help each person find a spot to sit, and if they can’t they ensure you they’ll get you a beer in no time. All the questions I had were answered graciously, and they don’t judge if you don’t know a lot about beer. They will take the time to help you find your perfect ale. FOOD 5 / 5 I couldn’t find one thing wrong with the food. It was spectacular. As I’m typing this I’m also Googling their phone number to put in an order for pick-up tonight for supper. Their burgers are creative, juicy, and are very reasonably priced. The portions of fries were a little smaller than normal, which can be a downer if you’re in the mood for some home-cooked fries. But at $2.39 for a side of fresh fries, you could always order two! The buns are toasted fluffy and warm, the burgers are crispy, and the toppings are not too heavy or too light. Amazing. [1] I feel déjà vu typing that...didn’t I say that about pizza? Or bagels? I’m seeing a correlation between eating and “being American,” but being a food writer.... I’m okay with that. [2] Woot Woot! Go downtown Sioux Falls!! If you haven’t been downtown lately, get your butts off 41st Street and check it out!! [3] Don’t blink while you’re driving down Phillips Avenue or you might miss it! [4] A certain establishment downtown asked a certain member of our community to leave said place because he wasn’t properly dressed.... they didn’t know that every other day of the week he wears suits. Woops! [5] Don’t mind if I do. Then you actually lose track of your wait time! [6] Either way, the bartenders don’t care...they are there to cook burgers and serve beer. [7] They do encourage “community seating” where you share a table if you don’t fill it. It’s awkward the first couple minutes, and then you keep eating or drinking and forget. [8] Don’t judge, I shared them with a friend. Be advised, the samples are quite large. If you’re going over lunch, make sure your boss is okay with you coming back with a slightly happier demeanor. [9] Why wouldn’t you order something with a name like that? I felt like Will Ferrel in “Elf” when he discovered the “World’s Best Cup of Coffee.”

Photo by Polly Dean

[10] Okay, now you can judge me. [11] If you haven’t had an egg on your burger yet, you haven’t lived. [12] And bloating… [13] As I was eating my burger, I realized “Shoop” was playing in the background... What activity wouldn’t be made better by a little Salt ‘n Pepa? | 29


Original Recipe by Amanda Day of Pomegranate Market

Summertime calls for simplicity, splendor and seasonal ingredients - and this salad is sure to dish out the goodness! The citrus flavor of orange combined with the light, refreshing taste of cucumber and snap pea is out of this world. Top that with some tangy citrus and spicy basil and you have a summer salad that will give your taste buds quite a treat. The additional flavor of slightly nutty quinoa not only finishes off this salad, but also packs some ever-so-important protein while not being too filling! Try this salad and eat your way to a healthy, happy summer!

Summer Salad with Citrus Basil Vinaigrette: (Serves 4)

Ingredients: - 20 organic snap peas, halved. - 1 organic orange, peeled and segmented. - 1 cup organic cucumber, chopped. - 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled. For the Dressing:

Instructions: 1. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing and whisk together. 2. Toss the dressing with the first three ingredients. 3. Scoop the quinoa onto a serving dish and top with the fruit, vegetable and dressing mix.

- Juice of 1 organic lemon. - 1 teaspoon white wine 4. Serve chilled. vinegar. - 4 fresh organic basil leaves, roughly chopped - Salt and pepper to taste.

Photo by Amanda Day

All ingredients are available at Pomegranate Market. 30 | June 2012

Photo by Denise DePaolo

Ruby Red Mojito: Ingredients: - 1 1/4 oz. white rum. - 3 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice. - 3 oz. sparkling water. - Fresh mint leaves. - 1/2 packet of sweetener. Instructions: 1. Place several mint leaves in tall glass. Crush (don’t shred) with the back of a spoon. 2. Fill the glass with ice. 3. Add rum, juice and sweetener. Stir. 4. Top off with sparkling water. 5. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

by: Denise DePaolo

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get involved Step Forward to Prevent Suicide

by Lisa Peterson

Carl Thompson’s life is busier than usual these days. He, with the help of volunteers, is preparing to increase awareness about suicide in South Dakota during the Helpline Center’s first Step Forward to Prevent Suicide 1.5-mile walk and 5K fun run in Sioux Falls on June 23. The free walk/run will take place on the bike trail through Falls Park. Individuals, families, organizations and teams are encouraged to register online at to support suicide prevention statewide. Thompson, who is chairing the walk/run, says it’s an opportunity to get the message out. “Depression and mental illness play a large role in suicide, and we want people to know about that,” he said. Almost exactly two years ago, he lost his wife Kathy to suicide, and says he wants to help with this event to reach out to those struggling to find hope. “Letting people know the signs and symptoms of depression and mental illness and make them aware is the purpose, so, in the event of a crisis, they get the help that they need,” Thompson said. He explained that Kathy suffered from depression, and was treated for the condition. “She was trying so hard, but it’s like the mind just fills up and overflows,” he said. “They call it ‘psychache,’ which means unbearable psychological pain.”

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To deal with his grief, Thompson turned to the Helpline Center’s nine-week support group. “It was really excellent, and it helped me so much to deal with it,” he said. “It’s been almost two years since it happened, and it gets better all the time.” A Remembrance Ceremony will take place immediately following the event to remember those lost to suicide. A message of healing will be provided by Pastor Heidi Binstock and will end with a balloon release. Some of Thompson’s close friends and family are also getting involved, reflecting on Kathy’s life and doing what they can to hopefully prevent other suicides from happening. “Kathy was a wonderful mother, grandmother and wife. We all miss her so very much,” Thompson said. Kathy will be one of the suicide victims remembered at the walk. Thompson says it’s a fitting tribute. “I’m hoping that when we release the balloons that maybe she’ll see us from up in heaven and smile back down

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on us,” Thompson said. Suicide is currently the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults in South Dakota. “Last year there were 32 suicides in Minnehaha County,” said Alissa Loen, Helpline Center’s Resource Development Director. “That was the highest it’s been in the last 10 years.” In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 15 minutes, claiming more than 36,500 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. There is no registration fee to walk or run. Participants are encouraged to make a donation to support suicide prevention. Prizes will be given for those who raise more than $50. All proceeds from the event stay local and will support the Helpline Center’s services of Crisis Intervention, Survivor Support Services, and Prevention and School Support. Registration for the walk is done online by going to www. or dialing 2-1-1 for more information.

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Pull out your pen and check these items off your list this month!

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Argus Leader RibFest June 1 & 2 | 11 a.m. Sioux Falls Arena Price: $5 or $10 all-weekend access More info: In its 15th year, the Argus Leader RibFest is back with headliners Night Ranger, Gloriana and The Spill Canvas! This isn’t called “South Dakota’s Biggest Backyard BBQ” for nothing. Around 45,000 people attend every year to taste all the goodness and watch people compete for the best worldclass ribs. Free Friday is back, courtesy of Campbell’s Supply. Stop by any of their stores to pick up a ticket good for submission between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Bonus! The event is giving away 15 door prizes to celebrate 15 years! Enter your name by grabbing a People’s Choice ballot at the gate and also vote for your favorite rib vendor.

Siouxland Renaissance Festival June 2 & 3 | 10 a.m. W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Price: $10 More info: Shrewsbury, England is back in the 17th year of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth’s reign! Come one, come all goode lords and ladies, merchants, yeomen, players, musicians and peasants for a variety of vendors offering goods of every kind. Enjoy activities like beer tasting at Lord Letcher’s Tavern and live jousting. Bonus! Bring your children to have tea with the Queen Sunday at 2 p.m.!

Country Throwdown Tour Feat. Gary Allan June 22 | 3 p.m. W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Price: $39.50 adv/$29.50 grandstand/$75.50 VIP More info: Attend the first-ever Country Throwdown featuring Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson, Sunny Sweeney and Eric Paslay. The event will have two stages plus the Bluebird Café Stage. All ticketing will be done via the website listed above, or cash and carry only at Ernie November 41st Street or the Fairgrounds box office. Bonus! Get VIP for elevated viewing, private restrooms, a private bar, a catered lunch, and artist walkthroughs when available.

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Jazz & Brews June 28 | 7-11 p.m. Vern Edie Acura Price: $35 adv/$40 door/$25 concert series subscribers, $250 for tables of 8 More info:

Angela M. Pascoe, D.C. 2101 West 41st Street Suite 4 • Sioux Falls, SD 57105 p: 605-271-4109 • f: 605-271-5254 • e:

This spirited fundraiser for the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues celebrates the start of summer with a silent auction, beer and wine tasting, and food by Chef Jeni. Don’t forget the amazing live music! The event will benefit the scholarships and educational programs of the organization to keep jazz alive in programs like the Jazz Diversity Project, All City Jazz Ensemble, Downtown Sioux Falls Jazz Crawl, Jazz 101 workshops, as well as the new JazzFest Jazz Camp program.

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Finish your drink!


illy’s and University Center present the 3rd Annual 605 Summer Classic. While the outdoor music and food truck delicacies will stay the same (Utopia, Curb Belly AND Look’s Meat Market?! Pass me the TUMS and let’s do this.), there are several changes this year. In an attempt to find a summer weekend as its home, the music event is moving from the month of August to June this summer. “August is such a busy month, and the 605 Summer Classic is still


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trying to find its designated weekend that everyone can look forward to every year,” said John Snyder, 605 Magazine’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Last year it landed alongside other events like the Sioux River Folk Festival. The move will set the event as a summer kickoff, rather than a summer wrap-up celebration. “The summer is such a fantastic part of the year in Sioux Falls, but it just fades in without fanfare,” Snyder

said. “We want to celebrate the arrival of shorts and tank tops with a bang.” Along with the change of month will be a change in format. Usually an all-day event, the 605 Summer Classic will be two evenings on the weekend of June 22 and 23. Doors open at 6 p.m. both nights, and the event goes until 11:30 p.m. “The early part of the day seemed to be harder for people to attend because of their schedules,” Snyder said. “This year we are bringing more

music, and we will do it in two more accessible evenings.” Friday will start out with an array of rock with Sioux Falls bands Amos Slade and The Sewer Rats, and will

move into hip-hop with regional acts More Than Lights and Dessa. Dessa, who was unable to perform with her group Doomtree last year, is ready to take the stage solo. “Sioux Falls has always provided a warm welcome to Doomtree, but I’m looking forward to building a stronger base as a solo artist, too,” Dessa said. Local favorite Soulcrate Music will headline, and will have a few special tricks up their sleeves as usual. “From a fire extinguisher going off, to hundreds of footballs being thrown from stage, to cello/horn accompaniments, Soulcrate Music takes a different and studied approach to each of their hometown gigs,” said Jayson Weihs of the Collective Efforts Union and stage manager of the 605 Summer Classic. Saturday night will kick off with Sioux Falls indie-rock band The Amidon Affair, and will continue with local hip-hop group Midwest Blessed. Sioux Falls’ Pasque will have one of its last performances that day as well before the band takes a break. “The 605 Summer Classic is our only show planned for 2012,” said Pasque lead singer Thomas Hentges. “We [the band]

are all getting a little older, and responsibilities continue to add up.” Saturday evening you can also check out Ohio’s “American rock & roll” band, Red Wanting Blue, who will be opening for nationally acclaimed pop-folk singer-songwriter Mason Jennings. “I want to make sure that every concert experience feels special, and that things happen each night that can’t be duplicated,” Jennings said of his upcoming perfomance. Jennings, who recently released his new album “Minnesota,” is returning to Sioux Falls after selling out the Orpheum Theatre in 2010. “I loved playing [in Sioux Falls] at the Orpheum,” Jennings said. “I like the town and enjoyed talking with the folks I met there.” Luckily this time attendees don’t have to pay $25 a ticket. Admission is $10 per day or $15 for both nights. “I think the ticket pricing for the lineup is some of the best you’ll find in festival season,” Weihs said. “For $15 you get to see four headline acts that would easily warrant a $15 ticket alone!” Besides the change of schedule, the event is to remain at 8th & Railroad Center, part of the Sioux Falls Eastbank. “The Eastbank is our home. We’re proud to have our office in downtown Sioux Falls, and we’ll continue to do our best to help bring people here to have fun,” Snyder said. And more fun has been

added this year. Along with a bean bag tournament, Linus Blu (flip to page 43) will be taking photos Friday night and the Telestory Booth (a retro phone booth that records messages that was featured in 605’s November issue) will be there Saturday. V the Noble One will return as emcee with special 605 guests joining him to announce each band (some listed on page 39), along with other South Dakota familiar faces like the Fighting Pheasant’s mascot, “Ringer” and Miss South Dakota USA Taylor Neisen and Miss Teen South Dakota USA Kalani Jorgensen. The first 50 people to enter each night will receive a pair of 605 Magazine sunglasses, and there will be other giveaways. An after-party will

be held at Lucky’s both nights. “We’re going to outdo ourselves. Put it on your calendar,” Snyder said. “I hope everyone is ready for a great weekend.” A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Sioux Falls SNIP and Almost Home Canine Rescue (some of the dogs will be at the event and are available for adoption). For more info on this year’s 605 Summer Classic, visit or find the event on Facebook. | 37

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Friday, June 22 Doors open 6 p.m.

Soulcrate Music 10:20 p.m. Genre: Hip-hop. Home: Sioux Falls, S.D. Fact: DJ Absolute and Attention Def recently joined a music project, Later Babes.

Dessa 9:10 p.m. Genre: Hip-hop Home: Minneapolis, Minn. Fact: Dessa is a founding member of The Boy Sopranos, an almost allfemale a cappella group.

More Than Lights 8:10 p.m. Genre: Hip-hop/Indie. Home: Minneapolis, Minn. Fact: More Than Lights claim their live band mixed with their hip-hop sound brings together hippies, hiphop heads, hipsters, hamsters, and everyone else under the sun.

The Sewer Rats 7:20 p.m. Genre: Blues/Psychedelic/Rock Home: Sioux Falls, S.D. Fact: The band cites Velvet Underground, Tom Waits, Robert Johnson, Eric Burdon, Spiritualized and Elliot Smith as influences.

Amos Slade 6:30 p.m. Genre: Alternative rock. Home: Sioux Falls, S.D. Fact: Amos Slade is made up of members from The Spill Canvas and newcomers who mix 90’s rock and pop with alternative and post-hardcore.

See some of these familiar 605 faces below at the event:

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saturday, June 23 Doors open 6 p.m.

Mason Jennings 10:20 p.m. Genre: Folk-rock. Home: Minneapolis, Minn. Fact: Mason was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Red Wanting Blue 9:10 p.m. Genre: Rock and roll. Home: Athens, Ohio. Fact: The band will make their national TV debut on “The Late Show” with David Letterman on July 18.

Pasque 8:10 p.m. Genre: Classic blues/r & b Home: Sioux Falls, S.D. Fact: The members have been performing in the community for over 10 years and are influenced by music of the early ‘70s. 42 | June 2012 40

Midwest Blessed 7:20 p.m. Genre: Hip-hop/rap Home: Brandon/Vermillion, S.D. Fact: The group has been friends since high school.

The Amidon Affair 6:30 p.m. Genre: Indie-rock. Home: Sioux Falls, S.D. Fact: The singer sounds amazingly like the Smashing Pumpkins.

the scoop The Green SIOUX by Taylor Reaves

Once considered a movement for “tree huggers” and hippies, the “Go Green” phenomenon has begun to captivate the attention of many within Sioux Falls. Koch Hazard Architects, a professional service firm of architects, planners and interior designers, is one of many that have been inspired by the green movement. As founders of the Plain Green Conference and Marketplace for green design, business and ideas, those at Koch Hazard are committed to advancing sustainability in the northern plains, along with many other businesses in our area. “There’s sort of a core group of people that are the ‘greenies,’ but I think in general people just really want to know more about what it means to be ‘green,’” Koch Hazard project designer Angela McKillip said. “There are so many basic things you can do in your daily life that don’t change a lot about what you do, but do make an impact.” For those in Sioux Falls, a green impact can also come from where you choose to go. Where to Eat? Sanaa’s, located in the arts hub at 8th & Railroad Center, hosts more than Mediterranean cuisine. Four years ago, Sanaa’s received its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification as a Green Restaurant. Sanaa’s uses energy efficient light bulbs, environment friendly cleaning products, as well as to-go boxes that are made from corn fiber that will disintegrate within two months, eliminating waste in the landfill. “We recycle everything in the restaurant from pop cans, food cans, wine bottles, paper, anything that is recyclable-- we do it,” owner Sanaa Abourezk said. WHAT TO DO? The Museum of Visual Materials located near downtown is not only one of the oldest buildings in Sioux Falls, but it is one of the greenest. As South Dakota’s first LEED platinum certified building, the museum demonstrates leadership in green innovations by providing the local community with tours, classes, and hands-on experiences. Serving as a banquet

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facility, those who rent the building are also encouraged to use actual plates, glasses, and silverware that can be washed instead of items that are otherwise discarded. The “green” features in and among the museum bring those in the city an experience unlike anything they could have expected. Coffee Anyone? Flour from Montana. Maple syrup from Wisconsin. Milk from Nebraska. Eggs from a local chicken. Queen City Bakery, situated in the Eastbank, has more behind their famous quiche than some might realize. Owner Mitch Jackson is keeping it local, which in this season of summer means looking to the vendors at the local farmer’s market for the basis of many of the month’s menu items. “Along with knowing where it comes from, it’s also better tasting,” Jackson said. “The fresher the better.” Where to Shop? “The best thing when purchasing foods is if you know where your food comes from and it’s coming from somewhere close that is green, so you’re not purchasing a product that has been shipped 500 miles,” Koch Hazard project designer Whitney Parks said of Pomegranate Market. Not only did Pomegranate Market work with Koch Hazard for an architecturally “green” design, but they are currently in the process of setting up a progressive lunch that would contain stations featuring all local vendors and produce. “While organic and local foods are

generally a little bit more expensive, you know where it is coming from, you know what chemicals may have been used on it, and you know who is producing it so you have a way to get in contact with them,” said Parks. How to get there? Instead of losing time looking for your keys, put on your tennis shoes or hop on a bike. While the art of walking eliminates one’s carbon footprint completely, initiating a carpool or catching a ride on the downtown Trolley can do just about the same to remain earth-conscious. Sometimes being green isn’t about walking 20 miles to work, but making a effort towards a more sustainable alternative. “There are a nice variety of things that people can do to be green, said Parks. “While there are some larger moves that really do affect your life, there are also some small things you could do without even noticing a change.” 5 Tips At the rapid rate Sioux Falls is growing, those at Koch Hazard Architects have found simple ideas for people to do depending on if they are looking to purchase a home, buying a home that has already been built, or building a house with newer materials and resources.

Remodel-- Invest in existing stock as opposed to building new. The greenest thing you can do is to use what is there rather than rebuilding. Energy Efficient Light bulbs-- While the cost might be more upfront, the longer life of the bulb will save you more money in the end. Dual Flush Toilets-- The latest craze of household appliances that allow you to choose a small flush or large flush depending on your need. Proper Solar Orientation-- Windows on the south side of a property will block the hot summer lights, while letting in the low winter light in times you need to absorb the heat from the sun. Create a Garden-- You’re not only keeping the environment green, but yourself as well. It saves you time, money, and it’s a healthier alternative as well. Incorporating strategies together results in a whole that is much more energy efficient for a better environment, and thus, a much better you. | 43

the real deal Walter Portz + Holly Hendriks

Age: 36 & 35 | Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D. | Specialty: Fine Art Photography

Walter Portz and Holly Hendriks had no intention of getting into wedding and commercial photography 10 years ago when they called Minneapolis home. Both had received a degree in fine arts photography and wanted to simply make artwork. It wasn’t until the married couple got pregnant and moved to Sioux Falls to be closer to family that they were asked by friends if they would shoot their big day. One wedding turned into two, then four, then 10, then 20 and so on. Then came the senior portraits. Named after their child, Camilla Blu, Studio Blu Photography started in their house and eventually moved up to suite 320 in 8th & Railroad Center in a contemporary, funky environment that reflects their eclectic and “postmodern” style. Now the couple has welcomed a second child into the world, Linus Blu. Photo booth, photo (blu)th, photo robot… you can call him whatever you want. One thing is for sure: Linus brings the party to any event. Tell us about your new photo booth. Holly: Photographers are a dime a dozen around here, so you have to find a way to stand out. The new thing is, ‘I have a photo booth.’ Well, tell me what is a photo booth? A photo booth is a little box. Well, we looked into buying a black and white, chemical photobooth and they’re 2,000 pounds and take a semi-truck to move. It’s just… Walter: Stupid. Holly: The way that Linus fit is it’s not this little box that you climb into. I mean, we want to be part of the party, we don’t want to be hidden somewhere. It’s clean, it’s sleek, it totally fits with our style. You can just look at Linus and say, ‘Oh, that makes sense.’

shop with them and everything, and all of the sudden they’re like, ‘Say hello to, [Smilebooth].’ I freaked out about it and we e-mailed them and said, ‘I want one of these.’ They said they weren’t for sale, and I wrote back and said, ‘No, you don’t understand. I want one of these. I need one of these.’ Walter: …These three different people got together to create this [photo booth] where one had a part of the technology, one had part of the marketing, and one had part of the software. When the three of them got together it really progressed. So we hounded them, and finally they decided there would be a market for it and we were the first to buy one.

Who found Linus? Holly: I did, because I’m obsessive. I thought, okay, these photo booths are coming around and I don’t like that and I don’t like this…. I came across some photographers in California that we follow a lot and we’ve actually talked about doing a work-

When did you finally get him? Walter: February. We were supposed to get it in 8 weeks and it took 6 months. Holly: We got to pick Linus up in [Las] Vegas. It was special. We got to see his showgirl sister – she’s gold-plated. We got to meet all of them and it was just like…

How did you get him home? Holly: There are two custom suitcases, and he packs up into those. How much does Linus weigh? Walter: 70 pounds, maybe. I can pick him up and walk. Holly: That’s the other thing is that everybody talks about a photo booth, but you know it’s not a photobooth. He’s got to have a personality. That’s what makes it stand out is because we’ve made him this person and character. Walter: It’s not really a photo booth. A photo booth you press a button and wait. It takes a picture, it takes another picture, it takes another picture, and you get out and wait five minutes. You can take 15 more or 40 more [with Linus] for the time it takes for a three prints to come out [in a typical photo booth]. What else is special about Linus? Walter: The sharing of it on social media is great and the [YouTube] videos are what I think is the best way to see it. You see the whole party in a four-minute video. Holly: To great music. And the music is us, too. It’s been stuff we’ve been listening to since we were 18. Walter: We burn a disc for the client so they can have a disc of all the images, too… Holly: And what’s fun is that we don’t censor anything, so what the bride and groom get is everything they’re going to see, and we call them blackmail pictures. [Laughs.] Walter: They’re also online, so people can go and order prints really inexpensively or they can just download a file and share it.

Images by Studio Blu Photography

How does Linus work? Holly: There are two clickers, so Linus can be very sneaky. We always hand one clicker away, and sometimes we’ll click in between shots. Walter: The best is to get their reaction once they see a picture [on the screen]. It’s super sneaky, but honestly they make the best [photos]. You get real expression. It really allows people to let go at weddings or other events. They’re generating this positive energy. Will there be more additions to the Blu family? Holly: Not legitimate children, no. [Laughs.] We’re done with the flesh children, but yes, eventually the busier Linus gets… Walter: Linus may expand to some other markets, too, outside of Sioux Falls. We just have to see how this year goes. It’s a lot of work. The days when we have a wedding and we have Linus it’s the longest day of my life, but when I get done I’m smiling because I’m so happy. It’s crazy, you’re laughing with people, and wholeheartedly, it’s great. Holly: I just want to get Linus to all the parties. I want Linus to be the popular kid in school! [Laughs.] Experience Linus Blu at the 605 Summer Classic on Friday, June 22, between 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 8th & Railroad Center. Renting Linus Blu for your event is $1,000 for four hours, including one person to run him and props. For more info, check out Linus Blu on Facebook or visit | 45

mommy mind TRIP Susan is a busy mom of two children. She doesn’t think you should take anything she writes as advice, and highly suggests that you don’t follow her parenting practices.

My Phone’s Perspective

I know you better than anyone. I’m sure you’ll disagree, but I’ve heard many conversations you’ve had over the years. I’ve heard conversations you’ve had with friends about who is the best Spice Girl and the theory of relativity and “How I Met Your Mother.” I’ve heard you cry as you’ve poured your heart out to your mom when you didn’t get an interview for that great job. I’ve heard you talk to the guy you thought you were going to be with for the rest of your life about the best place in town to find nachos. I’ve seen you proud and smiling as you held up your newly acquired master’s degree. I’ve seen you in all seasons, and at the best and worst times of your life. Something’s changed in the last few years. Your life looks and sounds differently than it did before. I’m not sure I fully understand the change. It wasn’t instant, but a gradual shift that seems to be both marked and permanent. I’ve heard you become vulnerable. You talk openly with friends and family about your fears for the future. You’re afraid of so much more than you used to be. You’re afraid of war, bad weather, and something called head lice. You’re more concerned about what’s going on in the world around you. I hear an urgency in your voice that wasn’t there before. One day, you sounded terrified. “I found her hiding under the car. I thought she had run away. I thought I lost her.” Your voice was trembling and I could hear you choking back tears.   You’re preoccupied. You’re busy with new things, and I can sense the passion in your voice when you talk about them. Friends are pushed aside so you can attend to doctor’s visits and midnight feedings. But you know what?

They don’t seem to mind. They understand that whatever is taking up your time is not only important, but something that brings you a deep sense of contentment. Conversations about that girl at work who always gives you the stink eye have taken a backseat to new, big questions. “Am I doing this wrong?” “Will I lose myself through this process?” “What if they end up being criminals?”   You’ve welcomed new people into your life and said goodbye to others who didn’t understand. You were reassuring one of your friends just the other day. “Don’t doubt yourself. You’re a natural at this. Judgment is part of life: haters gonna hate.” I wondered if you were saying those things to comfort her or yourself.  My photo memory is no longer filled with pictures of you at various happy hours with your girlfriends. I know you still attend happy hour from time to time, but the memories you now choose to capture are filled with little people. Little people smiling, singing songs and practicing somersaults. The few photos I do see of you are telling. You look as though you’ve aged 10 years. The intense spark that was once in your eyes has slightly softened. Tell-tale lines are beginning to form. You look both tired and happy at the same time. You’re not the same person you used to be. Your essence is still present, but this woman has so much that the old Susan didn’t possess. This is a woman who knows she hit the jackpot. When asked how her life has changed since having children, a dear friend put it exquisitely: “My body, mind and soul. All at the same time and at varying degrees.”

BIO: Susan has worked with new parents and babies for several years. She has a master’s degree

in mental health counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. She likes punk music, eating food that other people cook, and making her husband and two kids laugh with her silly antics. You can find her at her blog at (Fair warning: The blog is often profane and June be offensive to readers without a sense of humor) and on Twitter @MommyMindTrip.

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ask THE JOHNS Yes, all three of these guys are named John. Yes, it was a popular name in the ’80s (I’m sure you feel their pain all you Katies, Michaels and Jessicas). But these three gentlemen, when they’re not watching “The Great Gatsby” trailer on YouTube, are here to answer every question you throw at them. They’re suave, sort of hip, and are here for you. The identity of these three amigos has been altered to protect the innocent. 1.) There is a new girl at work who I think hates me. I have to interact with her frequently, and I can’t help but feel weird that I think she can’t stand me. How can I get her to turn that frown upside down and make the atmosphere better? -Anonymous JR: You just described how I feel around all women. If you find out the answer, let me know. JW: Most women in the workforce like nothing more than being objectified and viewed only as sexual objects. Start with that and constantly ask her on dates. She’ll be smiling in no time! JT: The biggest issue is that you’re assuming this girl hates you. If she flipped you the bird randomly or gave you the stink-eye whenever she saw you, then, yes, she hates you. My guess is that you’re misinterpreting her nonverbal and verbal communications. She might just be shy, or maybe she’s a quiet person, or she could be nervous in a new job setting. Just continue being yourself around her, but start to try getting to know more about her. At least give her a chance, and if she gives you the cold shoulder then don’t fret about it. 2.) I’m coming up on my one-year anniversary, and I haven’t a clue on what to do for my wife... I guess I’m new to this marriage thing. What should I do? -Clueless JR: I think a card should do...I mean, you already bought the cow. JW: Give her a night off from cleaning the kitchen ::rimshot::. But really, though, don’t do that. She’ll probably make sure there isn’t a second anniversary. A high-five, perhaps? JT: Just remember, ‘A happy wife equals a happy life.’ Go

out of your way to make your wife feel important and special on your anniversary. That doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money on a gift or even on a fancy dinner. You could do something as simple as making dinner for her, give her a handwritten card, and then watch your favorite movie. It’s not the amount of money you spend on her, it’s the amount of thought you put into the day that will matter most to her. 3.) It seems like I can never just have a guy friend without them eventually confiding feelings for me, thus ending with no friendship at all. I can’t help but feel like I’m doing something wrong, but I don’t think I am? How can I keep a guy friend?! -Valerie JR: Valerie, don’t blame yourself. You aren’t doing anything wrong. The truth is, guys don’t want to be your friend. We already have plenty of friends… JW: Tell them that you like girls. Or just be friends with them and suck it up. Who cares if they like you. Hell, I like you. Want to go get a malt? JT: When we (guys) first meet a girl, it’s a very hard concept for us to figure out when she is acting friendly and when she’s flirting. Here are some things you need to avoid doing early on so you don’t confuse the next guy you want to be friends with. 1. Don’t go out to dinner or to a movie alone with a guy you just met (we think that is a date). 2. Don’t tell him that you enjoy hanging out with him (we think that means you like us). 3. Don’t call him all the time (again, confusing). 4. Avoid any and all playful contact (duh). 5. Don’t get really dressed up around him (we think you’re trying to impress us). If you really want to define the friendship early on, then tell him you only want to be friends.

Disclaimer: Ask the Johns is a sarcastic piece. Their advice is not meant to be taken literally… except Junebe John T’s.

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605 factoids Do you know the facts? Each month we bring you interesting tidbits about our community and more.

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The range of people who come out to Deadwood mid-May through September.

The average age of a first-time homebuyer.

Provided by Lawrence & Schiller.

Provided by Lutheran Social Service Consumer Credit Counseling.


600 The number of 12-ounce servings the average person consumes of soda per year.

The cost to build Mount Rushmore. Provided by

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fashion DIY

with Jessica Farley

The weather is getting warmer and everyone is starting to show a bit more skin... Want that summer glow without spending a fortune? DIY, of course!

Brown Sugar Body Scrub: Cost: $1.50 per jar. Ingredients: - 1 cup brown sugar, packed. - 1/3 cup olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil. - 1 tbsp honey. - 1-2 tsp vanilla or almond extract.

DIY Body Scrub and Simple Face Exfoliator

Lemon Scented Sugar Body Scrub: Cost: $1.50 per jar Ingredients: - 1 cup white sugar. - 1/3 cup olive oil, coconut oil or almond oil. - 1 tbsp honey. - 1-2 tsp lemon extract. - 1 tbsp lemon zest. Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Tranfer to jar(s). This recipe is easy to adapt, so play around with the amount of oil or sugar you use. Also, there are many different flavors of extract, so experiment with scents! These small jars of natural ingredients are great to use in the shower. Also, store a few by the kitchen and bathroom sinks to use for daily hand exfoliation. Follow with lotion for the ultimate smooth experience! ***Add coffee grinds to the brown sugar recipe to add a “jolt” to your morning routine!

Simple Face Exfoliator: Cost: $ .50-$ .75 per jar Ingredients: - Baking soda. - Water. Instructions: It can’t get any easier (or more natural and inexpensive) than this! Choose to make a large batch or a one-time-use batch. Store in glass jar or rubbermaid container by the shower or bathroom sink. After washing your face, apply scrub in circular motions. Rinse and pat dry. Voila: smooth skin! Follow with a face moisturizer. Use 1-3 times a week.

BIO: Jessica Farley is the author of the local fashion blog She is constantly inspired by fashion found in magazines, movies and TV, but is mostly influenced by street style: real style by real people. An expert thrifter and lover for all things vintage, Farley takes pride in finding eclectic, one-of-a-kind fashions for herself and others (she is a fashion stylist and personal shopper as well). Besides fashion, Jessica loves working on creative projects, her family, Google, cupcakes, and art.

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items of the month

Volcom knit tub e dress available , at Tilly’s .

2012 South Dakota State Sporting Clays Championship June 22, 23 and 24 Set your sites on Hunters Pointe where every type of target presentation is available.

s of latest line Shop the erstadt’s lb a H t its a skinny su thiers. Men’s Clo (605) 363-6489 or (605) 366-8198

Dang Chick t-shirt line! Available in an assortment of themes at AMaVo Boutique.

Meris tank for guys and cut-off shorts, available at Tilly’s.

Hanky Panky thongs and full-coverage, available at Threads.

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Classic Merch

The 605 Summer Classic not only has great music, food and entertainment, but it also has unique band merchandise for sale. Get any of these tees at this year’s event!

Images by Laura Kate Photography Models: Britni Wuesteweald and Austin Johnsen

(On Austin) Mason Jennings tee. Plaid shirt $89, available at AMaVo Boutique. (On Britni) Mason Jennings tee. Belt $73 and jeans $109, available at AMaVo Boutique. 54 | June 2012

Soulcrate Music tee.

The Amidon Affair tee. Striped tank top $23 and earrings $47, available at AMaVo Boutique. | 55

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Dessa tee. Hooded sweatshirt $63, available at AMaVo Boutique.

Midwest Blessed tee.

Pasque tee. Fedora $25. bracelet $18 and purse $140, available at Threads.

Amos Slade tee. Fedora $25, available at Threads. | 57

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More Than Lights tee.

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The Sewer Rats tee. Belt $73 and jeans $109, available at AMaVo Boutique. | 59

health LIFT for Long Term Results by Andrea Cota

Running and biking are great forms of cardio, but if you really want longlasting fat loss, reach for those dumbbells! According to a study from the University of Arizona, postmenopausal women who followed a progressive strength-training program for six years prevented weight gain more than those who did not. Even more interesting, those who performed the least amount of squats gained significantly more weight than those who adhered to the exercise over six years. While this study targeted women only, everyone can find benefits in resistance training. The benefits are endless. Resistance training increases bone mineral density, which slowly decreases as we age. It improves strength and mobility for sports and activities of daily living, lowers blood pressure, and - most importantly - increases lean muscle mass and decreases body fat. Decreasing body fat can help reduce your risk of other weight-related chronic diseases, while an increase in lean mass will in turn boost your metabolism. The boost of metabolism occurs through its metabolic activity and the “after-burn” effect. Metabolism is run by muscle mass, so an increase in muscle mass also increases metabolism. Muscle is a metabolically active tissue, requiring energy to maintain itself. Because of this, muscle will continue to burn calories throughout the day. Therefore, the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you will burn when not actively working out. Resistance training and higher intensity exercise creates a larger after-burn. The after-burn created post-exercise all boils down to this phenomenon called EPOC – Excess Post Oxygen Consumption. This refers to the elevated amounts of oxygen our bodies are consuming after we exercise to restore our bodies to its pre-exercise state. EPOC elevates quickly when beginning exercise, levels off throughout the exercise session, and decreasing following exercise. After you stop exercising, your body is still working hard to repair muscles and restore your body by delivering oxygen to blood and muscles, decreasing body temperature, returning to a normal heart rate, and normalizing hormone levels. This restorative work burns calories and increases metabolism. EPOC decreases fairly quickly following aerobic exercise and is extended for hours after high intensity interval training and resistance training. In the end, your body is doing a lot more restorative work following resistance training than it is following aerobic exercise, in turn burning more calories. Now, what exactly do I mean by resistance and how much? Resistance can be body weight, resistance bands, suspension training, or good ol’ dumbbells and barbells. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends at least two days of resistance training per week, completing eight

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to twelve repetitions of eight to ten different exercises. These recommendations complement cardiovascular exercise, which should be completed 30 minutes per day, five days per week, for general health. This is a great place to start, but based on your goals the frequency and intensity of your resistance training sessions can be adjusted. Cardiovascular exercise should always be a component of your routine, but if you want to spend more time pumping iron than running, be sure to give your muscles time to recover allowing 48 hours between sessions working the same muscle groups. Below is one sample workout you can try at home or at the gym. Complete one to three sets of eight to twelve repetitions to start. As you progress, increase your weight and decrease your repetitions to see more strength gains. Squats – Start standing shoulder width apart, complete a squat by keeping the weight on your heels and pushing back with your hips. Squats can be done with body weight, holding dumbbells, or with a resistance band under your feet. DB Bench - Start lying on a bench with feet flat on the floor and head on the bench, holding the dumbbells extended over your chest. Lower the dumbbells controlled to be in line with your chest, then push up to starting position. Step Ups - Utilizing a stair, aerobic step, bench, or box, start with one foot on the step. Step up using the elevated leg to lift yourself onto the step while driving the opposite leg up. Step back down with the free leg and repeat. DB Bent Reverse Fly - Holding dumbbells, stand shoulder width apart. Bend forward at the hips while maintaining weight on the heels and a flat, solid back and core. Start with the weight together in front of you, then “fly,” by squeezing your scapula together. Try this exercise with light weight first to ensure that the lower back is not being used to lift the weight. Monster Walks - Use a resistance band, either a circle band

around your ankles or a straight band under your feet, and holding the handles will work for this exercise. Begin shoulder width apart, then step to the side with one foot in a controlled manner. Step with the opposite to return to shoulder width apart. Lemon Squeezers - Sit on the ground and lift your feet off the ground so you are balancing on your rear. Extend your legs out while slightly leaning back. Pull your knees and chest back to starting position. Remember to keep your core engaged at all times. Disclaimer: Before starting any new exercise program, talk with your doctor. If you have questions on how to complete new exercises, look into getting a personal trainer to show you the ropes.

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health Profile: Miss South Dakota USA Taylor Neisen Here she is, Miss South Dakota USA Taylor Neisen! As the Rapid City native, 20, prepares to compete live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the Miss USA crown, Neisen shares her diet and fitness routine with 605. An avid fitness lover, Neisen was named a finalist in the “Women’s Health” magazine Fittest Friends competition and was signed with world-renowned FORD models. Tune in to NBC June 3 at 8 p.m. and meet Neisen and Miss South Dakota Teen USA Kalani Jorgensen at the 605 Summer Classic Saturday, June 23!

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A little background: As an exercise science major in college [at Black Hills State University], my health and fitness are very important to me. In fact, I hope to someday open my own pilates and yoga studio. On June 3rd I will be competing in front of a worldwide viewing audience live in a swimsuit! My goal is to accomplish something that no other woman from the state of South Dakota has - become Miss USA! With 1/3 of the overall score being determined by my fitness, I have been dedicating the past few months, but really my entire life, to making sure I am both physically and mentally strong. Nutrition: My nutrition plan consists of lean meats, raw veggies, fruits, and drinking lots of water. I also include some “clean carbs� in my diet, such as sweet potatoes and wild rice. Working Out: My workout routine is a combination of many different exercises. As an avid runner, it was hard for me to cut back on running and really focus on other forms of cardio. Running tends to create a more bulky look in your legs versus a long and lean look that you can achieve with power walking. I incorporate pilates, yoga, weight lifting, swimming, and powerwalking in my weekly workout to keep my body guessing, and to enter the swimsuit competition at my personal best. The Competition and Beyond: I look forward to walking on stage confidently, proud of my body, and knowing that I am healthy! I have worked so hard to achieve a natural, but realistic body that allows me to be confident and comfortable in my own skin. After competition, I plan to maintain this healthy lifestyle as it has given me the energy and drive that I want to continue waking up with each morning! For more info on Neisen and the Miss USA 2012 competition, visit and vote for her as your favorite contestant online!

sample Meal: 7am - Protein Shake with Berries 10am - Plain Greek Yogurt with Honey 12:30pm - Lean Meat & Steamed Vegetable 3pm - Fruit & Almonds (Cashews on occasion) 6pm - Sweet Potato or Wild Rice & Fish (She always treats herself to a spoonful of Almond Butter for Dessert) *She drinks water all day long! | 63

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