DJ Jake Rudh

Jake Rudh is both a Minneapolis club and radio DJ hosting "Transmission" the program heard on 89.3 The Current every Thursday night at 10pm. Jake's worked in music for over 30 years including Capitol Records, NPR and Twin Cities alternative favorites REV 105 and Radio K. Having been voted "best club DJ" in the Twin Cities for ten straight years by the readers of City Pages magazine, he brings the varied mix of the club nights to the airwaves each week with a different theme to his show.

Being named after the Joy Division classic, the program is heavily centered around post-punk, new wave and dark wave as well as shoegaze, dream pop, psych, power, indie and British pop. Jake often hosts in-studio sessions and interviews musicians from those worlds...most recently Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music, Duran Duran's John Taylor, Sting, Adam Ant, Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks, synth-pioneer Thomas Dolby, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh, Andy Gill of Gang of Four, and Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club co-founder Chris Frantz.

Artists Jake has brought to the stage with opening sets include:

Aimee Mann, The Alarm, The B-52's, The Bangles, Beach House, Belle & Sebastian, Belinda Carlisle, Belly, Billy Idol, The Bird and The Bee, Blonde Redhead, Book of Love, Bow Wow Wow, Brendan Benson, Buzzcocks, Cheap Trick, The Chills, Chromatics, The Church, Cindy Wilson (The B-52's), Clem Burke (Blondie), The Clientele, The Cult, Cults, Cut Copy, Dandy Warhols, Daniel Ash (Bauhaus/Tones on Tail/Love and Rockets/Poptone), The Dandy Warhols, Deerhunter, Drab Majesty, Dramarama, The Dream Syndicate, The Drums, Earl Slick, Echo & the Bunnymen, Eliot Sumner, The English Beat, The Faint, FFS, Field Music, The Fixx, Frankie Rose, Franz Ferdinand, The Fratellis, Gang of Four, Garbage, Gary Numan, Gene Loves Jezebel, Giorgio Moroder, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Grizzly Bear, Gwen Stefani, The Hold Steady, Hot Chip, Howard Jones, House of Love, Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers), Ian McCulloch, Inara George, Information Society, Interpol, Janelle Monáe, The Jayhawks, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Joe Jackson, John Carpenter, John Doe, Johnny Marr, Josie Cotton, Kristin Kontrol, Ladytron, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Lemonheads, Low, Lower Dens, M83, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Mayer Hawthorne, Mazzy Star, Men I Trust, Men Without Hats, Metric, Midge Ure (Ultravox), Midnight Oil, Mike Garson (David Bowie/Nine Inch Nails), Modern English, Neko Case, The Ocean Blue, OK Go, OMD, Paul Weller, Paul Young, Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Poolside, The Posies, The Psychedelic Furs, Questlove, The Radio Dept., Redd Kross, The Revolution, Rob Base, Robyn Hitchcock, Royston Langdon (Spacehog), Savages, The Selecter, Semisonic, Sheena Easton, Slowdive, Soul Asylum, The Sounds, Sparks, St. Vincent, Stephin Merritt, Still Corners, The Stranglers, The Suburbs, Tame Impala, Temples, Teenage Fanclub, Terry Reid, Thomas Dolby, Tom Tom Club, Tony Visconti (Producer/David Bowie), Twin Shadow, Violent Femmes, Walt Mink, The Wedding Present, Wild Nothing, Wire, X, Xeno & Oaklander, The Zombies, and many more.

Upcoming Shows


Mar
14
th
Fine Line
Mar
14
th
Fine Line

Front 242

Black To Square One USA Tour 2021
with Cyanotic and DJ Jake Rudh

Past Shows


May
12
th
2020
Turf Club
May
12
th
2020
Turf Club

The House Of Love

with Alex Nicol and DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
23
rd
2020
Turf Club
Apr
23
rd
2020
Turf Club

Terry Reid and Railheart

with DJ Jake Rudh
Mar
21
st
2020
Mainroom
Mar
21
st
2020
Mainroom
Mar
3
rd
2020
Fine Line
Mar
3
rd
2020
Fine Line

WIRE

with DJ Jake Rudh
Feb
15
th
2020
Mainroom
Feb
15
th
2020
Mainroom

Celebrating the Life of ED ACKERSON

with The Jayhawks, KRAIG JOHNSON & THE POE-GRAM (ft. David Poe & special guests), Mark Mallman and more!
Feb
14
th
2020
Mainroom
Feb
14
th
2020
Mainroom

The Suburbs

with Miloe and DJ Jake Rudh
Dec
31
st
2019
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2019
Mainroom
Nov
22
nd
2019
Mainroom + Entry
Nov
22
nd
2019
Mainroom + Entry
Nov
2
nd
2019
Mainroom
Nov
2
nd
2019
Mainroom

Peter Hook & The Light

with DJ Jake Rudh
Aug
20
th
2019
Fine Line
Aug
20
th
2019
Fine Line

Drab Majesty

with Xeno & Oaklander, Body of Light and DJ Jake Rudh
Aug
14
th
2019
Fine Line
Aug
14
th
2019
Fine Line

The Alarm

with Modern English, Jay Aston's GENE LOVES JEZEBEL and DJ Jake Rudh
Jul
31
st
2019
Surly Brewing Festival Field
Jul
31
st
2019
Surly Brewing Festival Field

Tame Impala

with Velvet Negroni and DJ Jake Rudh
Jul
26
th
2019
Fine Line
Jul
26
th
2019
Fine Line
Jul
21
st
2019
Turf Club
Jul
21
st
2019
Turf Club

The Posies

with The Shackletons, Ryan and Pony and DJ Jake Rudh
Jul
8
th
2019
Fine Line
Jul
8
th
2019
Fine Line

Deerhunter

with Moon Diagrams and DJ Jake Rudh
Jul
5
th
2019
Mainroom
Jul
5
th
2019
Mainroom
Jun
14
th
2019
Mainroom
Jun
14
th
2019
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY and an all-star band led by JOHN ELLER

with Adam Levy, CIARAN DALY, CHRIS PERRICELLI and more!
Jun
8
th
2019
Mainroom
Jun
8
th
2019
Mainroom
May
12
th
2019
Mainroom
May
12
th
2019
Mainroom

The Dandy Warhols

with Cosmonauts and DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
30
th
2019
Turf Club
Apr
30
th
2019
Turf Club

The Drums

with Tanukichan and DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
20
th
2019
Mainroom
Apr
20
th
2019
Mainroom
Apr
13
th
2019
Mainroom
Apr
13
th
2019
Mainroom
Feb
28
th
2019
Turf Club
Feb
28
th
2019
Turf Club

The Chills

with BRION STARR, Flavor Crystals and DJ Jake Rudh
Jan
18
th
2019
Mainroom
Jan
18
th
2019
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2018
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2018
Mainroom
Dec
16
th
2018
Turf Club
Dec
16
th
2018
Turf Club

Snaildartha and Chris Strouth

with The Bad Companions and DJ Jake Rudh
Nov
9
th
2018
Mainroom
Nov
9
th
2018
Mainroom

FUSION + FASHION

with Transmission and DJ Jake Rudh
Sep
25
th
2018
Turf Club
Sep
25
th
2018
Turf Club

Still Corners

with Foxes in Fiction and DJ Jake Rudh
Sep
20
th
2018
Mainroom
Sep
20
th
2018
Mainroom

Giorgio Moroder

with DJ Jake Rudh, DJ GRANT MAYLAND (Dark Energy) and Dirty McKenzie
Aug
11
th
2018
Mainroom
Aug
11
th
2018
Mainroom
Jul
13
th
2018
Mainroom
Jul
13
th
2018
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY

with an all-star band led by JOHN ELLER, CIARAN DALY, DAVID J RUSS and more!
Jul
7
th
2018
Mainroom
Jul
7
th
2018
Mainroom

The English Beat

with Umbrella Bed and DJ Jake Rudh
Jun
26
th
2018
Turf Club
Jun
26
th
2018
Turf Club

The Posies

with Porcupine, Terra Lightfoot and DJ Jake Rudh
Jun
20
th
2018
Mainroom
Jun
20
th
2018
Mainroom
Jun
8
th
2018
Mainroom
Jun
8
th
2018
Mainroom
May
7
th
2018
Mainroom
May
7
th
2018
Mainroom

Peter Hook & The Light

with DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
22
nd
2018
Mainroom
Apr
22
nd
2018
Mainroom
Mar
31
st
2018
Mainroom
Mar
31
st
2018
Mainroom
Mar
28
th
2018
Turf Club
Mar
28
th
2018
Turf Club

CINDY WILSON (of The B-52’s)

with Olivia Jean, Easter Island and DJ Jake Rudh
Mar
27
th
2018
Turf Club
Mar
27
th
2018
Turf Club

The Wedding Present

with Terry de Castro and DJ Jake Rudh
Mar
18
th
2018
Mainroom
Mar
18
th
2018
Mainroom

OMD

with GGOOLLDD and DJ Jake Rudh
Dec
9
th
2017
Mainroom
Dec
9
th
2017
Mainroom
Dec
5
th
2017
Fine Line
Dec
5
th
2017
Fine Line

the Dream Syndicate

with Elephant Stone and DJ Jake Rudh
Dec
2
nd
2017
7th St Entry
Dec
2
nd
2017
7th St Entry

Book of Love

with FINESSE and DJ Jake Rudh
Nov
28
th
2017
Mainroom
Nov
28
th
2017
Mainroom

Gary Numan

with Me Not You and DJ Jake Rudh
Nov
1
st
2017
Turf Club
Nov
1
st
2017
Turf Club

Modern English

with DJ Jake Rudh
Oct
6
th
2017
Turf Club
Oct
6
th
2017
Turf Club

Frankie Rose

with Suburban Living and DJ Jake Rudh
Sep
13
th
2017
Mainroom
Sep
13
th
2017
Mainroom

X

with Skating Polly and DJ Jake Rudh
Aug
28
th
2017
7th St Entry
Aug
28
th
2017
7th St Entry

Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble

with Nicholas Krgovich and DJ Jake Rudh
Aug
12
th
2017
Mainroom
Aug
12
th
2017
Mainroom
Aug
9
th
2017
Mainroom
Aug
9
th
2017
Mainroom

Echo & the Bunnymen

with Ester Drang and DJ Jake Rudh
Aug
4
th
2017
Mainroom
Aug
4
th
2017
Mainroom

The Suburbs

with Ryan and Pony and DJ Jake Rudh
Jul
8
th
2017
Mainroom
Jul
8
th
2017
Mainroom

POPTONE ( DANIEL ASH, KEVIN HASKINS, DIVA DOMPE )

Performing music from BAUHAUS/TONES ON TAIL/LOVE AND ROCKETS
with TRANCE FARMERS and DJ Jake Rudh
Jun
10
th
2017
Mainroom
Jun
10
th
2017
Mainroom
Apr
21
st
2017
Mainroom
Apr
17
th
2017
Mainroom
Apr
17
th
2017
Mainroom

The Zombies

with DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
6
th
2017
Mainroom
Apr
6
th
2017
Mainroom

The Psychedelic Furs

with Robyn Hitchcock and DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
5
th
2017
Turf Club
Apr
5
th
2017
Turf Club

Modern English

with DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
1
st
2017
Mainroom
Apr
1
st
2017
Mainroom
Mar
3
rd
2017
Triple Rock Social Club
Mar
3
rd
2017
Triple Rock Social Club

The Radio Dept.

with GERMANS and DJ Jake Rudh
Jan
8
th
2017
Mainroom
Jan
8
th
2017
Mainroom
Oct
30
th
2016
Mainroom
Oct
30
th
2016
Mainroom

Peter Hook & The Light

with DJ Jake Rudh
Sep
29
th
2016
Mainroom
Sep
29
th
2016
Mainroom

The Faint

with Gang of Four, Pictureplane and DJ Jake Rudh
Sep
18
th
2016
Mainroom
Sep
18
th
2016
Mainroom

Belly

with DJ Jake Rudh
Sep
1
st
2016
Mainroom
Sep
1
st
2016
Mainroom
Aug
13
th
2016
Mainroom
Aug
13
th
2016
Mainroom
Jul
16
th
2016
Mainroom
Jul
16
th
2016
Mainroom
Jul
2
nd
2016
Mainroom
Jul
2
nd
2016
Mainroom
Jun
10
th
2016
Mainroom
Jun
10
th
2016
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY

with an all-star band led by JOHN ELLER, DJ Jake Rudh and much more
Jun
4
th
2016
Mainroom
Jun
4
th
2016
Mainroom
Apr
21
st
2016
Mainroom
Apr
21
st
2016
Mainroom

ALL NIGHT DANCE PARTY

NO COVER / AFTER COREY TAYLOR
with Mike 2600, DJ Jake Rudh, DJ ESPADA and more!
Apr
13
th
2016
Fine Line
Apr
13
th
2016
Fine Line

Tony Visconti + Woody Woodmansey’s HOLY HOLY

with Jessica Lee Morgan and DJ Jake Rudh
Mar
25
th
2016
Mainroom
Mar
25
th
2016
Mainroom
Mar
18
th
2016
7th St Entry
Mar
18
th
2016
7th St Entry
Dec
27
th
2015
Turf Club
Dec
27
th
2015
Turf Club

THE BRUNCH AWAKENS, a STAR WARS brunch

NO COVER | ALL AGES
with DJ Jake Rudh
Dec
12
th
2015
Mainroom
Dec
12
th
2015
Mainroom
Nov
2
nd
2015
The Cedar Cultural Center
Nov
2
nd
2015
The Cedar Cultural Center

the bird and the bee

with Alex Lilly and DJ Jake Rudh
Oct
9
th
2015
Mainroom
Oct
9
th
2015
Mainroom

FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks)

with The Intelligence and DJ Jake Rudh
Sep
19
th
2015
Mainroom
Sep
19
th
2015
Mainroom

Transmission and DJ Jake Rudh

RESCHEDULED FROM 8/22
Aug
25
th
2015
State Theatre
Aug
25
th
2015
State Theatre

The Psychedelic Furs and the church

MOVED TO STATE THEATRE
with DJ Jake Rudh
May
29
th
2015
Mainroom
May
29
th
2015
Mainroom

Temples

with Fever The Ghost, Chatham Rise and DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
3
rd
2015
The Record Room
Apr
3
rd
2015
The Record Room

First Avenue 45th Anniversary Celebration

with TIIIIIIIIIIP, YOUR SMITH (fka Caroline Smith), DJ KEVIN BEACHAM and more!
Mar
21
st
2015
Mainroom
Mar
21
st
2015
Mainroom

Transmission and DJ Jake Rudh

with ANDY ROURKE of THE SMITHS
Nov
15
th
2014
Fine Line
Nov
15
th
2014
Fine Line

Peter Hook & The Light

with DJ Jake Rudh
Oct
31
st
2014
Fine Line
Oct
31
st
2014
Fine Line

Slowdive

with Low and DJ Jake Rudh
Aug
16
th
2014
Mainroom
Aug
16
th
2014
Mainroom
Aug
8
th
2014
Mainroom
Aug
8
th
2014
Mainroom
Jun
6
th
2014
Mainroom
Jun
6
th
2014
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY

with DJ Jake Rudh and MORE
Apr
3
rd
2014
Mainroom
Apr
3
rd
2014
Mainroom

First Avenue’s 44th Anniversary Party

with HIPSHAKER DJ’S, DJ Jake Rudh, Get Cryphy and more!
Mar
28
th
2014
Mainroom
Mar
28
th
2014
Mainroom

The Suburbs

with Johnny Rey and DJ Jake Rudh
Mar
15
th
2014
Mainroom
Mar
15
th
2014
Mainroom
Nov
9
th
2013
DJ DANIEL ASH (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets) and DJ JAKE RUDH (Transmission/The Current)
Nov
9
th
2013
DJ DANIEL ASH (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets) and DJ JAKE RUDH (Transmission/The Current)
Nov
5
th
2013
The Cedar Cultural Center
Nov
5
th
2013
The Cedar Cultural Center

Thomas Dolby

with DJ Jake Rudh
Sep
10
th
2013
Mainroom
Sep
10
th
2013
Mainroom

The Psychedelic Furs

with The Technicolors and DJ Jake Rudh
Aug
30
th
2013
Mainroom
Aug
30
th
2013
Mainroom
Jun
15
th
2013
Mainroom
Jun
15
th
2013
Mainroom

Michael Kiwanuka

ROCK THE GARDEN AFTERPARTY
with Chastity Brown and DJ Jake Rudh
May
31
st
2013
Mainroom
May
31
st
2013
Mainroom

Twin Shadow

True Story Tour
with Elliphant and DJ Jake Rudh
May
17
th
2013
Mainroom
May
17
th
2013
Mainroom

an all-star band led by JOHN ELLER, CHRIS PERRICELLI, JANEY WINTERBAUER and more!

A Tribute To David Bowie
with David Campbell, LAURIE LINDEEN, Prairie Fire Lady Choir and more!
Mar
22
nd
2013
The Record Room
Mar
22
nd
2013
The Record Room
Mar
15
th
2013
Mainroom
Mar
15
th
2013
Mainroom
Jan
12
th
2013
7th St Entry
Jan
12
th
2013
7th St Entry
Oct
29
th
2012
The Record Room
Oct
29
th
2012
The Record Room

ALL YOU NEED IS ME

CANCELED
with DJ Jake Rudh and DJ TRL
Aug
10
th
2012
Mainroom
Aug
10
th
2012
Mainroom
Jun
8
th
2012
Mainroom
Jun
8
th
2012
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY, LAURIE LINDEEN, Reed Wilkerson and more!

with MANY SPECIAL GUESTS and DJ Jake Rudh
Mar
17
th
2012
Mainroom
Mar
17
th
2012
Mainroom

ELnO

with JAILBREAK! (Thin Lizzy), DJ Jake Rudh and MN POLICE PIPE BAND
Mar
9
th
2012
Mainroom
Mar
9
th
2012
Mainroom
Oct
31
st
2011
First Avenue
Oct
31
st
2011
First Avenue

First Avenue's Annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest

with Sovietpanda, DJ Jake Rudh, DJ SMITTY and more!
Aug
5
th
2011
Mainroom
Aug
5
th
2011
Mainroom
Jun
10
th
2011
Mainroom
Jun
10
th
2011
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY

with an all-star band led by JOHN ELLER, Lori Barbero, LAURIE LINDEEN and more!
Mar
18
th
2011
Mainroom
Mar
18
th
2011
Mainroom

Transmission and DJ Jake Rudh

with DJ CLEM BURKE
Jan
7
th
2011
Mainroom
Jan
7
th
2011
Mainroom

The Onion's 1,143rd Twin Cities Issue Celebratory Gathering

with Dosh, Pink Mink, BNLX and more!

More Shows

May
7
th
Palace Theatre

Yam Haus

May
11
th
First Avenue
Apr
17
th
The Cedar Cultural Center

TENNIS

with Molly Burch
Jun
12
th
First Avenue

Chicano Batman

with Le Butcherettes