The Stars

In the summer of 2010, First Avenue gave itself a much-needed paint job. After painting over the old artwork on the building, the stars returned with favorites from the past, present, and blank stars for the future. This is a list of the artists that made the initial cut and have been added since:

  • 311
  • 10,000 Maniacs
  • 7 Seconds
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Ace Frehley
  • Aerosmith
  • Against Me!
  • Albert Collins
  • Alejandro Escovedo
  • Alex Chilton
  • Alexander O’Neal
  • Alice Cooper
  • Alice In Chains
  • American Head Charge
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Animal Collective
  • Anthrax
  • Arcwelder
  • Arrested Development
  • Atmosphere
  • B.B. King
  • Babes in Toyland
  • Bad Brains
  • Bad Religion
  • Band of Horses
  • Beach House
  • Beastie Boys
  • Ben Folds Five
  • Ben Harper
  • Big Black
  • Big Head Todd & The Monsters
  • Big Star
  • Billy Bragg
  • Billy Idol
  • Billy Sverkerson
  • The Birthday Party
  • Björk
  • The Black Crowes
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Black Flag
  • The Black Keys
  • Black Uhuru
  • Blitzen Trapper
  • Blues Traveler
  • Blur
  • Bo Diddley
  • Bob Mould
  • Boiled in Lead
  • Bon Iver
  • Booker T. and the MGs
  • Boredoms
  • The Breeders
  • Brother Ali
  • Buckwheat Zydeco
  • Built To Spill
  • Burning Spear
  • Butthole Surfers
  • The Buzzcocks
  • Byron Frank
  • Cake
  • Camper Van Beethoven
  • Cheap Trick
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Chris Isaak
  • Chromeo
  • Chubby Checker
  • CHVRCHES
  • Circle Jerks
  • Cloud Cult
  • Clutch
  • Coldplay
  • Conrad
  • Corrosion of Conformity
  • Cows
  • Cracker
  • Cradle of Filth
  • The Cramps
  • Cro-Mags
  • The Cult
  • Culture
  • The Cure
  • Curtiss A
  • Cypress Hill
  • Dale Watson
  • Dave Alvin
  • Dave Chappelle
  • David Byrne
  • Dawes
  • De La Soul
  • The Dead Weather
  • Death Cab For Cutie
  • Deftones
  • Del Counts
  • Depeche Mode
  • Descendants
  • Devo
  • DeVotchka
  • Dillinger Four
  • DJ ESP
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
  • DJ Smitty
  • Doomtree
  • Dr. Dog
  • Dr. John
  • Drive-by Truckers
  • Duran Duran
  • Earl Root
  • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • Einsturzende Neubauten
  • El Vez
  • Electric Six
  • Elliott Smith
  • Eminem
  • Emmylou Harris
  • The English Beat
  • Erykah Badu
  • Eurythmics
  • The Exploited
  • Eyedea and Abilities
  • The Faint
  • Faith No More
  • Fear
  • Fela Kuti
  • fIREHOSE
  • Fishbone
  • The Flamin’ Groovies
  • Flamin’ Oh’s
  • Flaming Lips
  • Fleet Foxes
  • Flogging Molly
  • Foo Fighters
  • Frank Zappa
  • Fugazi
  • The Fugees
  • G-Eazy
  • G. Love & Special Sauce
  • Galaxie 500
  • Gang of Four
  • Garbage
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • The Gaslight Anthem
  • GBH
  • The Gear Daddies
  • GG Allin
  • Gil Scott Heron
  • Girl Talk
  • The Go-Go’s
  • Golden Smog
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Grace Jones
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • Grant Hart
  • Green Day
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Guided By Voices
  • GWAR
  • The Hang Ups
  • Hank Williams III
  • Har Mar Superstar
  • The Hold Steady
  • The Honeydogs
  • House of Large Sizes
  • Hüsker Dü
  • The Hypstrz
  • Ian Hunter
  • Ice Cube
  • Ice T
  • Iggy Pop
  • Ike Reilly Assassination
  • Impaler
  • Indigo Girls
  • Information Society
  • INXS
  • Ipso Facto
  • Jack Meyers
  • James Brown
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • The Jayhawks
  • Jeff Buckley
  • Jenny Lewis
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain
  • Jesus Lizard
  • The Jets
  • Jim Carroll
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • Joe Cocker
  • John Cale
  • John Hiatt
  • John Lee Hooker
  • Johnny Thunders
  • Johnny Winter
  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  • Jonathan Richman
  • Jurassic 5
  • KD Lang
  • Kevin Cole
  • King Crimson
  • King Sunny Ade
  • The Kinks
  • Koerner, Ray and Glover
  • Kool and the Gang
  • Korn
  • Kristin Hersh
  • KRS-1
  • Kyuss
  • L7
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry
  • The Lemonheads
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Leon Russell
  • Lifter Puller
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Link Wray
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson
  • Liz Phair
  • LL Cool J
  • Los Lobos
  • Los Straitjackets
  • Love & Rockets
  • Low
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Luna
  • M.I.A.
  • Maceo Parker
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • The Magnolias
  • Man Sized Action
  • Marianne Faithfull
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Mark Mallman
  • Mason Jennings
  • The Meat Puppets
  • Megadeth
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Melt-Banana
  • Melvins
  • Menudo
  • Metallica
  • Mick Ronson
  • Midnight Oil
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • Mighty Mofos
  • Mike Watt
  • Ministry
  • The Minutemen
  • The Misfits
  • Mission of Burma
  • Moby
  • Modest Mouse
  • Mojo Nixon
  • Monster Magnet
  • Monty Lee Wilkes
  • Morphine
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • Motorhead
  • Mudhoney
  • Murder City Devils
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
  • Naked Raygun
  • The National
  • Neville Brothers
  • New Order
  • Nick Lowe
  • Nick Swardson
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Nirvana
  • NOFX
  • of Montreal
  • The Ohio Players
  • OutKast
  • Ozomatli
  • P.O.S
  • Pantera
  • Parliament Funkadelic
  • Patti Smith
  • Paul Simon

  • Paul Westerberg
  • Pavement
  • PD Spinlove
  • Peaches
  • Pearl Jam
  • Phantogram
  • Phish
  • The Pixies
  • PJ Harvey
  • The Plasmatics
  • The Pogues
  • Polara
  • The Pretenders
  • Primus
  • Prince
  • The Psychedelic Furs
  • Public Enemy
  • Public Image Limited
  • Queen Latifah
  • R.E.M.
  • R.T. Rybak
  • The Raconteurs
  • Radiohead
  • Rage Against The Machine
  • The Ramones
  • Rancid
  • Ray Charles
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Replacements
  • The Residents
  • Reverend Horton Heat
  • The Revolution
  • Rhymesayers
  • Richard Thompson
  • Rifle Sport
  • RL Burnside
  • Robyn Hitchcock
  • Rocket From The Crypt
  • Rod Stewart & The Faces
  • Roger McGuinn
  • Roger Miller
  • Ronnie Spector
  • The Roots
  • Roy Freedom
  • Ruben Blades
  • Run DMC
  • Run Westy Run
  • Sam & Dave
  • The Samples
  • Savage Aural Hotbed
  • Screaming Trees
  • Semisonic
  • Sepultura
  • Shakey Graves
  • Shane McGowan
  • She & Him
  • Shellac
  • Sheryl Crow
  • The Shins
  • Sick of it All
  • Sinead O’Connor
  • Siouxsie Sioux
  • The Sisters of Mercy
  • The Skatalites
  • Skinny Puppy
  • Skrillex
  • Slayer
  • Sleater-Kinney
  • Slim Dunlap
  • Slipknot
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • Social Distortion
  • Solid Gold
  • Son Volt
  • Sonic Youth
  • Sonny Knight
  • Soul Asylum
  • Soul Coughing
  • Soundgarden
  • Soundset
  • Sounds of Blackness
  • Southern Culture on the Skids
  • The Specials
  • Spiritualized
  • St. Paul & The Broken Bones
  • Steel Pulse
  • Stereolab
  • Steve Earle
  • Steve McClellan
  • The Stray Cats
  • The Strokes
  • The Suburbs
  • The Sugarcubes
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • The Suicide Commandos
  • Sun Ra
  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • Suzanne Vega
  • Taj Mahal
  • Tapes ‘n Tapes
  • Tears for Fears
  • Television
  • Tesla
  • They Might Be Giants
  • The Time
  • Tina & The B-Sides
  • Tina Turner
  • Tiny Tim
  • Tito Puente
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Tori Amos
  • Tracy Chapman
  • The Tragically Hip
  • Trampled by Turtles
  • Trip Shakespeare
  • TV On The Radio
  • U2
  • UB40
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • Uncle Tupelo
  • The Violent Femmes
  • The Wallets
  • Walt Mink
  • Wanda Jackson
  • Ween
  • Weezer
  • Wesley Willis
  • The White Stripes
  • White Zombie
  • Widespread Panic
  • Wilco
  • Willie & the Bees
  • Wilson Pickett
  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • X
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Yellowman
  • Yo La Tengo
  • Ziggy Marley
  • Zuzu’s Petals
  • ZZ Ward