Transmission

TRANSMISSION (at the club) is a long-running night for people who dig a good, varied mix of music, showcasing the best in new wave, indie rock, British pop, funk, garage, punk, post-punk, synth-pop, electro and everything in-between each Wednesday night at the Uptown VFW from 8pm - midnight. TRANSMISSION (on the radio) is a weekly program on Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current, bringing you a different theme each Thursday at 10pm CST.

Jake Rudh’s Transmission dance party is one of those bragworthy, homegrown Minnesota staples, like Surly Furious, Peace Coffee and Purple Rain — one of those uniquely hip things that we proudly share with our friends who reside in places like NYC, LA or Chicago as a way of saying, this is why we live in Minnesota. Rudh, who frequently tops the Twin Cities 'Best of' lists is lauded for his quirky sets loaded with obscure tracks, but grounded with intuitive hits spanning new wave, post-punk, glam rock, mod rock, alternative and indie rock. Every Wednesday night, Jake tempts people away from their workweek sleep schedules to bust it out and rock it to New Order, the Ramones, B-52s, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Interpol, Bowie and everything else that compels you to adopt a lipstick rock-god persona. We’re all gonna die, but Transmission works to keep our engines running.” [Niles Schwartz, L'etoile]

Past Shows


Mar
29
th
2024
First Avenue
Mar
29
th
2024
First Avenue

Transmission 23rd Anniversary

A Night of Classic Alternative Celebrating the '70s, '80s & '90s!

★ Local Show ★
with DJ Jake Rudh
Dec
31
st
2023
First Avenue
Dec
31
st
2023
First Avenue

A Totally Rad New Year’s Eve

'80s & '90s Edition

★ Local Show ★
with DJ Jake Rudh
Apr
15
th
2023
First Avenue
Apr
15
th
2023
First Avenue

Transmission's 22nd Anniversary

with DJ Jake Rudh
Dec
31
st
2022
First Avenue
Dec
31
st
2022
First Avenue

The '80s New Year's Eve

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
Mar
21
st
2020
Mainroom
Mar
21
st
2020
Mainroom
Cancelled

Transmission's Big Adventure

A 19th Anniversary Dance Party
with 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
Jun
8
th
2019
Mainroom
Jun
8
th
2019
Mainroom
Apr
13
th
2019
Mainroom
Apr
13
th
2019
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2018
Mainroom
Dec
31
st
2018
Mainroom
Nov
9
th
2018
Mainroom
Nov
9
th
2018
Mainroom

FUSION + FASHION

with Transmission and DJ Jake Rudh
Aug
11
th
2018
Mainroom
Aug
11
th
2018
Mainroom
Jun
8
th
2018
Mainroom
Jun
8
th
2018
Mainroom
Mar
31
st
2018
Mainroom
Mar
31
st
2018
Mainroom
Aug
12
th
2017
Mainroom
Aug
12
th
2017
Mainroom
Jun
10
th
2017
Mainroom
Jun
10
th
2017
Mainroom
Apr
1
st
2017
Mainroom
Apr
1
st
2017
Mainroom
Jan
8
th
2017
Mainroom
Jan
8
th
2017
Mainroom
Sep
1
st
2016
Mainroom
Sep
1
st
2016
Mainroom

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Jul
25
th
Fine Line

Blake Proehl

Jul
19
th
7th St Entry

Anothernight, Daisychain, TABAH, and full catholic

Jun
24
th
Turf Club

Discrepancies

Sep
28
th
7th St Entry

French Police

with Wisteria and Ex Lover