concert memoirs pt. 37 – los straitjackets & the church

Los Straitjackets “Rock & Roll Party” w/Big Sandy & Pontani Sisters 10/26/01 First Avenue w/Amy & Mark Ticket Price: Unknown We were late for this show. I don’t remember why, I’m guessing that we thought Los Straitjackets would be going on later. The “Rock & Roll Party” was the teaming up of Los Straitjackets, normallyContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 37 – los straitjackets & the church”

concert memoirs pt. 36 – david byrne & rev. horton heat

David Byrne w/Joe Henry 5/22/01 First Avenue w/Amy Ticket Price: Unknown It looks like May 2001 was legendary musicians month. First, Iggy Pop and now David Byrne. That makes a pretty good month for music. Neither Amy nor I had ever seen the Talking Heads. This would be as close as we would get soContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 36 – david byrne & rev. horton heat”

concert memoirs pt. 33 – the the, boss hog, bob mould, manplanet & los straitjackets

The The 5/6/00 First Avenue w/Amy Ticket Price: $18.00 This was the second time I had seen The The and the first for Amy. Amy and I were pretty tight by this time. We were close to moving in together at her apartment. One bedroom, shared with a dog and a cat, pretty cramped, butContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 33 – the the, boss hog, bob mould, manplanet & los straitjackets”

concert memoirs pt. 31 – robyn hitchcock & stereolab

Robyn Hitchcock w/Tim Keegan 11/11/99 First Avenue w/Amy Ticket Price: Unknown This was my first official date with Amy, the woman who would later become my wife. We did the traditional dinner thing first at a nearby restaurant, Pizza Luce. We then made our way over to First Avenue and were greatly entertained by Mr.Continue reading “concert memoirs pt. 31 – robyn hitchcock & stereolab”

concert memoirs pt. 30 – love & rockets & buzzcocks

Love & Rockets w/Orgy3/5/99 First Avenue w/John, David & Kjrsten Ticket Price: Unknown The opening act, Orgy, was ok. Just ok. I hadn’t heard much about them before the show. I knew they did a cover of New Order’s brilliant “Blue Monday”. About all this new Goth band did was remind me that the bandsContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 30 – love & rockets & buzzcocks”