Cloud Cult is an experimental indie rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota led by singer/songwriter Craig Minowa. Formed in 1995, the name originated from the ancient prophecies of indigenous North Americans
The band's founder and singer Craig Minowa has a degree in Environmental Science, and his environmental, political, and social awareness is reflected in much of Cloud Cult's music. (Note: Craig Minowa actually has stated he intentionally doesn't sing about environmental awareness because he lives it. Read more on Last.fm
2010 Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes)
2010 Light Chasers
2010 Aurora Borealis / They Live on the Sun
2010 Advice From the Happy Hippopotamus
2003 The Live On the Sun
2003 Aurora Borealis
2001 Who Killed Puck?
Cloud Cult at Orchestra Hall (April 7, 2018) Venue: Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis, MN, US)Find tickets
Sep 28, 2017
Congratulations to Shawn (Cloud Cult bass/trombone/banjo/glock) and Ashley (all around great human being) for finding true love in each other and getting married this last weekend! The ceremony was a tear jerker, and the reception felt like an outdoor music festival with multiple stages. Your love will live forever:)
We were just informed that the TCM cable network used our song Through the Ages for a promo of some classic movies they'll be showing this month. It's pretty cool to see it in context with some of these oldies but goodies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFbg34VJwnk
Sep 07, 2017
Three Storms. Six Days. #tbt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWtrzp7QyqQ
"Compare the six days of the book of Genesis
To the four billion years of geologic time
On this scale, one day equals about 666 million years.
All day Monday, until Tuesday noon,
Creation was busy getting the Earth going.
Life began on Tuesday noon,
And the beautiful organic wholeness of it
developed over the next four days.
At 4 PM Saturday the big reptiles came;
Five hours later, when the redwoods appeared,
there were no more big reptiles.
At three minutes before midnight, man appeared.
At one-fourth of a second before midnight, Christ revolted.
At one-fortieth of a second before midnight, the Industrial Revolution began.
We are surrounded by people who think
that what we have been doing
for one-fortieth of a second
can go on indefinitely.
They are considered normal.
But they are Stark. Raving. Mad."
Earth and the American Dream
We now have a limited quantity of "The Seeker" on Blu-ray DVD. We originally printed these for film festivals and theater showings, but we have a few unused DVDs left over for $10 each: https://cloudcult.com/cloud-cult-films
Aug 15, 2017
We are honored to show our film at The Table MPLS this Sunday at 5pm. The Table is a new faith community in South Minneapolis and they are hosting The Seeker and director Jeff D Johnson as part of their "Makers of Minneapolis" series highlighting voices in the city. The event is free and open to all people.
Makers of Minneapolis: The Seeker (with Director Jeff Johnson)
Aug 15, 2017
Thanks to everyone who came out to our show with Policia on the Capitol grounds this weekend! We close up our tour season with one more show at Prairie Burn Festival in Hudson on September 16, and then we go into creation mode for the Fall/Winter. Tickets are also getting pretty thing for our second show at Orchestra Hall next year April 8: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CloudCultMusic/events/
Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 10am CST for our second performance date with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra next April 8th. The April 7th show sold out on the first day, so jump on these quick! https://www.facebook.com/events/329950114121605/
Aug 09, 2017
A second performance date has been added for our performance with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra next year. The April 7th show sold out faster than any Orchestra Hall show in their history, thanks for your support! Tickets for a second show on April 8 go on sale Friday (8/11) at 10am (unfortunately, there will not be a 25% discount with this second show) https://www.facebook.com/events/329950114121605/
Aug 04, 2017
Join Cloud Cult and Polica on the MN Capitol grounds for the Grand Reopening of the Capitol building along with kids activities food vendors, Capitol tours and more. Polica on at 8pm. Cloud Cult on at 9pm followed by fireworks. All ages and free.
Aug 04, 2017
Thanks to everyone who came out to our show in Portland last night! We are on our way to Neptune Theater in Seattle. Tonight we perform The Seeker to film for the last time, so it'll probably be a pretty emotional show. There are still a few tickets available: http://bit.ly/2pu0anR
Aug 03, 2017
In the plane and on our way west for Portland, Seattle and Bozeman shows over the next few days! Tickets www.cloudcult.com
Jul 29, 2017
Our Orchestra Hall show sold out already. Holy moly, thanks for the support! We are checking everyone's schedules and the orchestra's logistics to see if it's possible to add another date. Follow the event below if you want to be notified. Thanks:)
Jul 28, 2017
TICKETS JUST WENT ON SALE: 25% off for early ticket buyers! Cloud Cult in concert with the Minnesota Orchestra April 7, 2018 8pm @ Orchestra Hall. This is a very special one-time-only show where the Minnesota Orchestra will perform our songs along with us! We will also be performing some new Cloud Cult material that is yet to be released. In our 15 years of performing, this promises to be a career highlight, so we hope you can come. All ages. Tickets here: https://goo.gl/nU3MnY or call 612-371-5656
Jul 27, 2017
Cloud Cult in concert with the Minnesota Orchestra April 7, 2018 8pm @ Orchestra Hall. This is a very special one-time-only show where the Minnesota Orchestra will perform our songs along with us! We will also be performing some new Cloud Cult material that is yet to be released. In our 15 years of performing, this promises to be a career highlight, so we hope you can come. All ages. Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10am.
Jul 22, 2017
Arrived in Duluth tonight and this cover story was on the hotel table. Thanks Reader:) See you tomorrow night!
Jul 17, 2017
We're looking forward to getting back to Duluth, the birthplace of Cloud Cult and Earthology Records this coming weekend. We'll be headlining Readerfest at Bayfront Park, which is free and all ages, courtesy of The Northland Reader (celebrating 20 years). The event starts at 2pm and Cloud Cult on at 9.
Jul 06, 2017
Join us for a free and all ages festival at Duluth's Bayfront Park brought to you by Duluth's Northland Reader. Food stands, kids activities and tons of music. Bands start at 2pm and Cloud Cult headlines 9-10:30pm.
Jun 28, 2017
Listen to Cloud Cult on The Lowertown Line Podcast! Available wherever you listen to your podcasts, or on SoundCloud http://ow.ly/uNwm30d2Gp3