TRANSMISSION (12th Anniversary) : Common People
Presented by 89.3 The Current, The Electric Fetus, and City Pages
A night of 90's indie and alternative
featuring DJ Jake Rudh celebrating
Transmission's 12th anniversary
Keeping tradition alive, First Avenue plays host once again as Transmission turns another year older. For the occasion the event moves to a rare weekend night and goes 90's (with the occasional 80's cult classic thrown in for good measure). What to expect:
Alt Rock / College Rock / Indie Rock / Brit Pop / Dream Pop / Pop Punk / Shoegaze /
Electronic / Hip Hop / a bit of grunge / absolutely no nu metal / 100% music videos
Storyline to the evening: A romantic comedy about many of Minneapolis's 20 to 50 somethings, most of whom live in the same apartment building and whose lives revolve around the city's ever-expanding music scene. The inter-related stories about each character's progress through the Transmission scene are intriguing and often very funny, and the soundtrack is a 90's fanatic's dream, with the likes of Beck, Belly, Bjork, Blur and the Breeders...and that's just the B's!
Music and videos start right at 8pm and continue until we close the joint down at 2am.
Check out scenes from Transmission's 10 year anniversary in the Mainroom:
TRANSMISSION (at the club) is a long-running night for people who like good music, showcasing the best in new wave, no wave, indie rock, British pop, garage, mod, punk, post-punk, synth-pop, electro and everything in between every Wednesday night at Clubhouse Jäger. TRANSMISSION (on the radio) is a weekly program on Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current, bringing you a different theme each Thursday at 10pm CST.
Past TRANSMISSION theme nights include: Morrissey/Smiths | David Bowie | Joy Division/New Order (with Carlos D of Interpol) | Talking Heads | Synth pop (featuring members of Information Society) | Guilty Pleasures (late 80's - mid 90's dance/hip hop) | 60's British Invasion | TRANSMISSION A GO-GO (Motown/Stax & other 60's gems) | The Cure | Depeche Mode | Goth / darkwave / (light) industrial | John Hughes (80's teen movie material) | Damn right it's a Hall & Oates | One Hit Wonders | Ladies of the 80's | Local band night (with guest DJ Josh Grier of Tapes 'N Tapes) | 70's Glam Rock night | 120 Minutes (80's & 90's MTV alt songs & vids) | 90's BritPop (featuring members of Elbow) | Post-punk
Former Radio K, REV 105, NPR alum and present host on 89.3 the Current, Jake's been voted "best DJ" in the Twin Cities by the readers & critics of City Pages magazine ten years running (2003-2012) and one of Star Tribune's "Artists of the Year" (2012). His long-running "Transmission" dance night has been a weekly staple on the Minneapolis scene bringing a mixture of mod, glam & punk to post-punk, new wave, synth & indie rock for over a decade.