Rifle Sport

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Rifle Sport
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Genres Post-punk
Years active 1982–1995, 2004
Labels Reflex
Associated acts Brick Layer Cake
Breaking Circus
Past members J. Christopher
Gerard Jean-Boissy
Peter Conway
Todd Trainer

Rifle Sport was an American post punk band active in the 1980s and 1990s, from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The band took its name from an arcade in downtown Minneapolis which was open in the 1940s to 1960s.[1][2][3] An unrelated art gallery, Rifle Sport Gallery, also named after the arcade and housed in its old space, established their name after the band.[1]

The drummer and vocalist Todd Trainer later joined the Big Black songwriter Steve Albini's band, Shellac.


Studio albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Plan 39/Dub" (Ruthless Records RRRS-013, 1985)
  • "Complex EP" (Ruthless Records RRRS-014, 1985)
  • "Little Drummer Boy/Shanghaied" (Big Money-Ruthless BMI-012, 1991)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Scholtes, Peter S. (9 September 1998), "Bring in the Noise - From Wrong’s free-improv chaos to Savage Aural Hotbed's circle-saw precision, a disparate local noise scene maps the sound of modern anxiety", City Pages 
  2. ^ "Coinmen You Know: Twin Cities", Billboard, p. 117, 1 April 1950, retrieved 22 April 2015 
  3. ^ "Invoke Old Law Against Minneapolis Arcade Op", Billboard, p. 43, 12 December 1964, retrieved 22 April 2015