3 childhood friends from the quiet town of Winona, MN who met in karate class formed a band in 1995 and soon started playing ska and punk music after being heavily influenced by bands like Sublime, Goldfinger, Operation Ivy, Less Than Jake, Rancid and NOFX. Midriff is a complete D.I.Y. band doing everything themselves including their own recording, mixing, artwork, etc... They often sing about corruption and the corporate media machine. The bands name, "Midriff", is inspired from a PBS documentary called "Merchants of Cool" which defines "The Midriff" as a caricature created by the media machine: the teenage female who is prematurely adult, consumed by her appearance, flaunting her sexuality before she is old enough to understand it, all repackaged as a new kind of female empowerment.
All of Midriff's music is FREE to download at http://www.last.fm/music/Midriff