concert memoirs pt. 45 – cold side bands

I have mentioned a few times through this series that I used to work at Cold Side Silkscreening ( http://www.coldside.com ). Cold Side has been printing t-shirts in the warehouse district of Minneapolis since 1976. It’s been seriously struggling over the last few years and is in danger of going under. It’s a pity becauseContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 45 – cold side bands”

concert memoirs pt. 40 – trip shakespeare, big black & the three johns

Trip Shakespeare (Minneapolis band) I mentioned this in my blog about Breaking Circus, but I want to go into a little more detail on First Avenue’s New Band nights. Back when John and I were going to Club Degenerate, First Avenue’s weekly dance night featuring punk, post-punk, industrial, indie, etc. music, on each Tuesday night,Continue reading “concert memoirs pt. 40 – trip shakespeare, big black & the three johns”

concert memoirs pt. 39 – the mighty mofos & breaking circus

Now that I have run out of ticket stubs, I’ll turn my memory machine to the shows for which I have no ticket stub and, therefore, I do not know the dates. It’s most likely that I never received a ticket stub for these shows, because I was pretty good about hanging onto them. SeveralContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 39 – the mighty mofos & breaking circus”

concert memoirs pt. 7 – x, the church, red hot chili peppers, general public & let’s active

X w/Soul Asylum 10/15/84 First Avenue w/John Ticket Price: Unknown Another show at the famed First Avenue. We were still getting a hang of the place. We were looking forward to seeing Soul Asylum, a local band that had some good buzz. John had heard they did a cover of Sex Pistols’ ‘Bodies’, but theyContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 7 – x, the church, red hot chili peppers, general public & let’s active”