May
30
th
2014
Mainroom
Friday
May
30
th
2014
Mainroom

Girl Germs

with Night Moves, Pink Mink, Strange Names and more!

Show Starts

7PM

Ages

18+

FeaturingNIGHT MOVES performing The CranberriesPINK MINK performing Bikini KillSTRANGE NAMES performing The B-52’sL’ASSASSINS performing Thee HeadcoateesFURY THINGS performing HoleCRYSTAL (feat. members of Brute Heart) performing SadeLYDIA LIZA (Bomba De Luz) performing Dusty Springfieldand DJ JEN HUGHES

Girl Germs, founded by music writers Sally Hedberg and Dana Raidt, is a website and a series of tribute nights that honor the best and brightest female artists. We aim to fill in the gaps of popular music history, recognizing and celebrating all the important contributions women have made to the musical landscape.

Our tribute-night kickoff features seven of the Twin Cities’ best bands –male and female – paying homage to a classic female artist of their choosing. From fuzz-rock dudes (and 2014 Vita.mn Best New Bands hall-of-famers) Fury Things covering ‘90s feminist icon Courtney Love, to retro-rockers L’Assassins performing the songs of garage heroes Thee Headcoatees, every tribute selection is unique and (more importantly) heartfelt.

None other than Lori Barbero (of Minneapolis’ revered all-girl band Babes in Toyland) will host; DJ Jen Hughes rounds out this all-star fete of women in rock.

Visit girlgermsmpls.com for more information and to read up on the artists!

Performers


Girl Germs

Girl Germs = Sally + Dana, two music-loving writer gals who met at a lobster bar. Back in 2013, Sally interviewed Dana for an article about Girls Got Rhythm Fest....

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Special Guests


Night Moves

Minneapolis-based quartet Night Moves returned in July 2022 with The Redaction EP, a short cinematic collage, harmoniously shaped together to create an EP that seamlessly blends psychedelia with a classic...

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Pink Mink

Pink Mink was what happened when everyone was making other plans. Christy Hunt had returned from 2 years of touring as the guitarist for the Von Bondies and posted a...

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Strange Names

It’s only been a few months since Strange Names landed in New York City, but the time for this daring pop trio has most definitely come. On May 18, 2015,...

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L’Assassins

The first thing you’ll probably notice about L’Assassins is their retro-inspired look. But the band’s lipstick-and-leather aesthetic is just part of the package. For these Minneapolis-based ladies, pin-up style and...

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FURY THINGS

FURY THINGS are three quiet dudes playing loud music. In three prolific years, they’ve released three EPs, two singles and a brand new LP, all while gradually becoming mainstays in...

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CRYSTAL (featuring members of BRUTE HEART)

Lydia Liza

Lydia Liza is a singer-songwriter from St. Paul. She has opened for artists like Tommy Stinson from The Replacements, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Motion City Soundtrack. Her songwriting has...

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DJ JEN HUGHES

Jen’s DJ roots can be traced to her childhood in Rockford, IL, where she acquired a taste for classic rock, metal, country, and AM Gold pop. That foundation—combined with the...

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Hosted By


Lori Barbero

Lori Barbero is known as the drummer and co-founder of the iconic all-female ‘90s band, Babes in Toyland – one of the greatest all-female rock bands of all time. Barbero...

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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 50th Anniversary in…

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