Jan
5
th
2018
Mainroom
Friday
Jan
5
th
2018
Mainroom

FIRST AVENUE’S BEST NEW BANDS OF 2017

with The Bad Man, Blaha, Dwynell Roland and more!

Show Starts

7PM

Ages

18+

Online sales have ended, but tickets will be available at the door.

Hosted by ANDREA SWENSSON (89.3 The Current)SYLVIA JENNINGS (Radio K)JORDAN ALAMAT (Go Radio)

Special Guests


The Bad Man

THE BAD MAN: Named a Best New Band of 2017 by First Avenue, City Pages Picked to Click in 2018, and fronted by one of the Twin Cities’ “most dynamic...

Read More

Blaha

BLAHA is the solo project of Mike Blaha from intense Minneapolis surf-psych band The Blind Shake. His new album The Art of Not (Wet Bridge Records) is like watching someone’s...

Read More

Dwynell Roland

Dwynell was born and raised in North Minneapolis, and has been rapping since the age of 13. During that time when he first started writing, he was part of a...

Read More

Early Eyes

Early Eyes became a band on October 3, 2016, as a temporary pop-up ensemble, garnering a sizable local following almost instantly. Drawing from all sorts of musical backgrounds, their songwriting...

Read More

Lady Lark

Minneapolis’s Lady Lark is a beacon of confidence. “I’m not typically the kind of person that’s going to be seen as one who’s talking about being sexy. It’s a little...

Read More

SASS

Stephanie Jo Murck, Willem Vander Ark, Alex McCormick, and Joey Hayes

Read More

Thomas Abban

It’s a rare artist who insists on playing every instrument on their debut record, mixing together a series of intense guitar, bass, drum, piano and vocal performances to approximate the...

Read More

Hosted By


ANDREA SWENSSON (89.3 The Current)

Andrea Swensson is a music reporter at Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current and the voice of the Local Current Blog. She has been covering Minnesota music actively since 2005....

Read More

SYLVIA JENNINGS (Radio K)

Radio K – Digital Media Producer, host of Off The Record.

Read More

JORDAN ALAMAT (Go Radio)

– Was born, raised, and still lives in New Brighton, MN– Started his own DJ company in college to pay for tuition and books– Grew up a band geek! In...

Read More

Venue


First Avenue Mainroom

Since 1970

First Avenue is more than just four walls, a soundboard, and a stage; it is the epicenter of live music and entertainment in Minneapolis. Having celebrated its 45th Anniversary in…

Share this show!

More Shows

May
12
th
Turf Club

Damo Suzuki (of Can 1970-1973)

with ie
Dec
1
st
NoonChorus

Sylvan Esso

Dec
17
th
NoonChorus

Mountain Man

Oct
7
th
Fine Line

The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell