Q & A: Ginstrings

The Twin Cities’ very own Ginstrings will be making their Mainroom debut on Friday, August 14th. Check out their Q&A below!

Q: This will be your first time playing the Mainroom. What are you most excited about?

A: As local Minneapolis/St. Paul musicians, we are excited to perform in one of the most historic music venues in Minneapolis. First Avenue is a pillar for the live music scene in our city. We are lucky to have supportive family and friends that have helped us get to this milestone in our lives. It’s not always easy to tell your parents that I’m not going to college and I am going to pursue music, but this is the point where you are proud and they are too. This is truly going to be a night we remember for the rest of our lives.

Q: What was the first show you attended in the Mainroom?

A: As most of us have been going to First Avenue for many years, only a few of us can remember our first shows. Gavin Haskin of Ginstrings’ first show was Children of Bodom when he was only 13! Jon Miller of Ginstrings recalls his first show being Reel Big Fish in the Mainroom. Jon says, “I still have the ticket stub!”

Tickets on sale this week: July 31, 2015

TUE
8/11
Atomic Lights Final Show… For Now Turf Club NOW
THU
8/13
Nancy’s Raygun Friends EP Release 7th St Entry NOW
THU
8/13
Tongue Party | Black Sam Malone Turf Club NOW
FRI
8/28
Kick “CD Release Show" 7th St Entry Fri 7/31
at noon
SUN
8/30
Beak Nasty
The World Is Real Album Release Party
7th St Entry NOW
THU
9/3
Colleen Green Turf Club Fri 7/31
at noon
SAT
9/5
Luke Wade Turf Club NOW
TUE
9/8
Radkey 7th St Entry NOW
THU
9/10
Mike Krol 7th St Entry Fri 7/31
at noon
FRI
9/11
John Mark Nelson Mainroom Fri 7/31
at noon
SAT
9/12
The Coathangers Triple Rock NOW
FRI
9/18
The Glenrustles Reunion Show Turf Club NOW
TUE
9/22
Man Man Turf Club Fri 7/31
at noon
FRI
9/25
ON AN ON Turf Club Sat 8/1
at noon
TUE
9/29
The Noise presents:
Hollywood Undead
Mainroom Fri 7/31
at noon
SAT
10/3
Gene Ween (with his band) Turf Club Fri 7/31
at noon
TUE
10/6
Chad Valley Turf Club Fri 7/31
at noon
WED
10/7
Ezra Furman Turf Club Fri 7/31
at noon
THU
10/8
Ought 7th St Entry Fri 7/31
at noon
SAT
10/17
Bronze Radio Return Turf Club Fri 7/31
at noon
MON
10/19
Youth Lagoon Mainroom Fri 7/31
at noon
WED
10/21
The Wind + The Wave Icehouse Fri 7/31
at noon
THU
10/22
STS9 Mainroom Fri 7/31
at 10am
SAT
10/24
Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady) Woman’s Club Fri 7/31
at noon
SUN
10/25
Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady) Turf Club Fri 7/31
at noon
FRI
10/30
Fruit Bats Turf Club Fri 7/31
at noon
SUN
11/1
Here We Go Magic 7th St Entry NOW
WED
11/4
Small Black 7th St Entry Fri 7/31
at 11am
WED
11/4
David Wax Museum Turf Club Fri 7/31
at noon
MON
11/9
Strange Talk 7th St Entry Fri 7/31
at noon
SAT
11/21
The King Khan & BBQ Show Turf Club Fri 7/31
at noon

First Avenue Sweeties <3

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Chris and Patricia met at First Avenue over two years ago at a Django Django concert. Now engaged, they’re bringing it full circle by seeing Django Django this Sunday in the Mainroom! Check out what the couple had to say below:

“First Avenue is such a special place for Chris and I since we met there over two years ago at the Django Django concert. Who would have known that when two friend groups collided, sparks would fly?! Well, we like to think we had a little extra luck on our side since it was St. Patrick’s Day as well!

I am glad you reminded us that Django Django will be coming back! We are on a tight wedding budget (our wedding is actually next month!) so we have been trying to limit all the extra concerts and activities until after the big day just to save on expenses, but I am going to try to convince my fiance that we should splash out and see the show. After all, they were the band that brought us together, right? And it would be rather poetic to have them be the first band we saw together and the last band we see together before becoming man and wife. Perfect timing if you ask me…”

Patricia Moir (almost Klisch) and Chris Klisch

We wish Chris and Patricia all the best, and we’re happy to have played a part in their story!

Just announced in the Mainroom

Just announced in the Mainroom: @johnmarknelson, @hollywoodundead, @youthlagoon, @sts9band.

More info at first-avenue.com. (at First Avenue & 7th St Entry)

Q & A: FLIP PHONE XXL

We recently caught up with DJ Fancy Restaurant for a Q&A. Check it out below! You can catch him in the Mainroom on Saturday, August 1st, for Flip Phone XXL.

Q: Which “flip phone era” bangers are you most excited to spin in the Mainroom?

A: I have a soft spot for Beyonce and Sean Paul’s “Baby Boy,” it always gets the crowd moving. I also can’t wait to play Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend,” it’s fun to see everyone re-enact the music video. Other favorites: “Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliott and “Bossy” by Kelis.

Q: Tell us about your favorite experience in the Mainroom.

A: There are too many to write down! It would have to be when I saw Janelle Monae perform and Prince was dancing to her in the box. You could feel the energy and excitement in the room. Other top experiences: Robyn, Cut Copy and Paul Simon.

Q: TLC or Destiny’s Child?

A: This is the most difficult question! TLC’s Creep is one of my all-time favorite jams. However, Destiny’s Child is always a 100% guarantee to get the party started, they had so many great hits. Can it be a tie!?

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