7th St Entry
The 7th St Entry is a smaller venue (capacity 250) attached to the historic First Avenue. This space was once used as a restaurant area (the “Greyhound Cafe”) in the bus station, before it became the music venue that is known today as “The Entry” among the locals. “The Entry” opened its doors in March 1980 (under club Sam’s) as a venue that catered to local bands.
The 7th St Entry is a venue where smaller and lesser-known bands play (more popular bands play the First Avenue Mainroom). Several recordings have been recorded live at The Entry, including The Scouting Report’s hit song “Over the Ocean”; Hüsker Dü’s first album, Land Speed Record; the song, “Cables,” on Big Black’s Atomizer album; Rifle Sport’s live album, Live at the Entry, Dead at the Exit; and Motion City Soundtrack’s Commit This to Memory live DVD.