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 and worked with include:

Aimee Mann, The Alarm, Andy Rourke (The Smiths), 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, Chairlift, Cheap Trick, The Chills, Chris Frantz (Talking Heads / Tom Tom Club), Chromatics, The Church, Cindy Wilson (The B-52's), Clem Burke (Blondie), The Clientele, Colin Hay (Men at Work), 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, Front 242, Gang of Four, Garbage, Gary Numan, Gene Loves Jezebel, Giorgio Moroder, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17), Greg Kurstin, 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, Karl Wallinger (World Party), Kristin Kontrol, Ladytron, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Lemonheads, Living Colour, Low, Lower Dens, M83, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Mayer Hawthorne, Mazzy Star, Marshall Crenshaw, Men I Trust, Men Without Hats, Metric, Midge Ure (Ultravox), Midnight Oil, Mike Garson (David Bowie/Nine Inch Nails), Modern English, Morris Day & The Time, The Motels, Naked Eyes, 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, The Smithereens, 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, When In Rome, Wild Nothing, Wire, X, Xeno & Oaklander, The Zombies, and many more.

Upcoming Shows


Feb
9
th
First Avenue
Feb
9
th
First Avenue

The Charlatans UK and RIDE

with DJ Jake Rudh
Dec
31
st
First Avenue
Dec
31
st
First Avenue

Past Shows


Sep
11
th
2022
First Avenue
Sep
11
th
2022
First Avenue

Gary Numan

THE INTRUDER TOUR
with I Speak Machine and DJ Jake Rudh
Aug
18
th
2022
First Avenue
Aug
18
th
2022
First Avenue

An Evening with
Peter Hook & The Light

Joy Division: A Celebration
with DJ Jake Rudh
Jun
28
th
2022
Fine Line
Jun
28
th
2022
Fine Line

Modern English

(rescheduled + moved from Turf Club)
with DJ Jake Rudh
Jun
18
th
2022
First Avenue
Jun
18
th
2022
First Avenue

Transmission

ft. best classic alternative of ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s
with DJ Jake Rudh
Sep
11
th
2021
First Avenue
Aug
31
st
2021
Turf Club
Aug
31
st
2021
Turf Club
postponed

Modern English

(rescheduled + moved to Fine Line)
with Ganser and DJ Jake Rudh
May
12
th
2020
Turf Club
May
12
th
2020
Turf Club
Cancelled

The House Of Love

30th Anniversary Tour
with Alex Nicol and DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
23
rd
2020
Turf Club
Apr
23
rd
2020
Turf Club
Cancelled

Terry Reid and Railheart

with DJ Jake Rudh
Mar
21
st
2020
Mainroom
Mar
21
st
2020
Mainroom
Cancelled

Transmission's Big Adventure

A 19th Anniversary Dance Party
with DJ Jake Rudh
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

Transmission presents Totally ‘80s

A New Year’s Eve Celebration ft. DJ JAKE RUDH
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

More Shows

Mar
5
th
Turf Club

Soulfly

with Bodybox and Skinflint
Jan
21
st
Turf Club

Present Company

with Products, Colin Bracewell and Parachutes
Feb
9
th
First Avenue

The Charlatans UK and RIDE

with DJ Jake Rudh
Jan
28
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

The 18th Annual Tribute to
The Last Waltz ft. Big Pink