Tickets On Sale This Week: May 28, 2015

ON SALE: Friday, May 29 at 9:00am CT

Marian Hill Turf Club TUE OCT 6

ON SALE: Friday, May 29 at 10:00am CT

Say Lou Lou Turf Club WED SEPT 16

ON SALE: Friday, May 29 at noon CT

Cadence & The Wolf | Jett Fetish | Tritone Black Turf Club TUE JULY 7
Strange Names 7th St Entry WED JULY 8
Strange Names Turf Club THU JULY 9
James Murphy (DJ Set)
dfa records/lcd soundsystem
Mainroom FRI JULY 10
Civil Twilight Turf Club FRI JULY 31
Alpha Rev Unplugged Turf Club THU AUG 6
The Good Life Turf Club TUE AUG 18
Rasputina Turf Club SAT AUG 22
Beach House Mainroom TUE SEPT 22
ZZ Ward Mainroom FRI SEPT 25
Run The Jewels: Jewel Runner Fall Tour Mainroom FRI OCT 23

ON SALE: Saturday, May 30 at noon CT

Machine Gun Kelly Mainroom SAT JULY 18


Jackson Hide | Dirt Train | Ettoufee Beigneit Turf Club TUE JUNE 9
Kill It Comedy & Variety Show Clown Lounge SUN JUNE 28
Dosh | The Ventures Cover Band | Stolyette Turf Club FRI JULY 3
Paul Metzger | Chuck Johnson | Palmer/Sowell/Helgeson Trio Clown Lounge MON JULY 6
Stax Cover Band w/ Nona Marie Turf Club TUE JULY 7
Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) The Cedar WED JULY 8
Quiet Life Turf Club SAT JULY 11
Sean Anonymous & Dimitry Killstorm
Better Days Release Party
7th St Entry FRI JULY 17
Sean Anonymous & Dimitry Killstorm
Better Days Release Party
7th St Entry SAT JULY 18
The Cactus Blossoms Turf Club FRI JULY 24
Caleb Hawley Turf Club WED AUG 5

Cuba: Final thoughts

Cuba: Final thoughts:



I got off the plane from Havana around 7 p.m. Sunday into the blessed cool of the Minnesota late spring. Immediately: A stream of conversations.

Everyone wanted to know: “What was it like? What happened? What did you see?”

My responses were easy: “It was amazing, intense. It was an honor to go. It was fascinating. You should see my pictures.”

I am telling the truth, but deep down I am still processing what just happened. To go to Cuba at this exact moment, when everything is in flux, with an orchestra that is recovering from what was arguably a near-death experience during an agonizing labor dispute is a lot to take in.


Euan Kerr’s recap of the Minnesota Orchestra’s recent trip to Havana – in which the ensemble became the first professional U.S. orchestra since 1999 to play in Cuba – struck a chord with us for a lot of reasons, even if its ties to First Avenue aren’t immediately obvious…

Take, for one, what would have been lost (here and in the world) had another of the Twin Cities musical landmarks not been brought back from the brink in time. 

Broadly the orchestra exchange was a profound, touching testament to the far-reaching effects of Minnesota’s commitment to transcendence-via-music, both for those here in the North and those on the other end of the line. 

In the end it reminded us of so many reasons we’re proud to call the Twin Cities home.  

On the Fly: Lori Barbero

On the Fly: Lori Barbero

Lori Barbero is Minnesota’s Rock n’ Roll Princess. A raw and gritty drummer, she cofounded the legendary Minneapolis punk-rock band Babes in Toyland—the seminal all-girl group that paved the way in the 1990s for other important female rock acts: Bikini Kill, Hole, and L7 to name a few.

Like all fairy tale princesses, Barbero has had quite an adventurous journey. She moved to Austin, Texas, to start a record label (the late Spanish Fly Records), bartended, and worked as a DJ. Now back in Minneapolis, she’s poised to begin the next chapter. After a 12-year hiatus, Barbero and her two Babes bandmates, Maureen Herman and Kat Bjelland, have reunited with a new album and a world tour.

Robyne Robinson, arts and culture director for the Airport Foundation MSP, recently caught up with Barbero preflight (she and the Babes are off to the United Kingdom and Europe later this month) to get her take on music, Minnesota, and travel. Here’s what they drummed up.

RR: What are your favorite Minnesota music haunts?  

LB: I used to work at the Longhorn Bar, a punk-rock club downtown Minneapolis on 5th Street, right off of Hennepin Avenue. I would go between there and Uncle Sam’s, which is now First Avenue, every single night in the early 1980s. These days I love Turf Club, the Hexagon, Triple Rock Social Club, 7th St. Entry and, of course, First Avenue.  

Love you forever, Lori. Knock ‘em dead in Europe!

(via On the Fly: Lori Barbero | Fly)


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