concert memoirs pt. 28 – semisonic, bauhaus & the church

Semisonic 6/6/98 First Avenue Alone Ticket Price: Unknown I must admit feeling strangely smitten by this band. At least, at the time. It must have been the catchy tunes that were reminding me of Trip Shakespeare, the previous band of Dan Wilson and John Munson. When I bought Great Divide I wasn’t aware of theContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 28 – semisonic, bauhaus & the church”

concert memoirs pt. 26 – the jayhawks, frank black & cheap trick

The Jayhawks 7/9/95 First Avenue w/Paytee Ticket Price: Comp. Tickets It should be well noted here that this was not a date. Paytee and I were just friends. Paytee was a woman I had worked with in 1993-94. We were both laid off from that job and went our separate ways. It would have stayedContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 26 – the jayhawks, frank black & cheap trick”

concert memoirs pt. 24 – buzzcocks & paul weller

The Buzzcocks 11/20/93 First Avenue w/John Ticket Price: Unknown Geez! Of the last five shows I attended at First Avenue (or anywhere else, I’m sure) three were is see The Buzzcocks. I guess I really liked these guys. You will also notice that the numbers of shows I went to per year had greatly reduced.Continue reading “concert memoirs pt. 24 – buzzcocks & paul weller”

concert memoirs pt. 23 – buzzcocks, the the, killing joke & buzzcocks

The Buzzcocks w/Jazz Butcher 11/20/89 First Avenue w/John & David Ticket Price: Unknown Here we go! We really were anticipating this show. The Buzzcocks was one of our favorite bands. I’m not sure about my friend David, but John and I had never seen them before. David is a few years older than John andContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 23 – buzzcocks, the the, killing joke & buzzcocks”

concert memoirs pt. 22 – wire, killing joke & the waterboys

Wire 6/22/88 First Avenue w/John Ticket Price: Unknown Wire is just so cool. They had just released my two favorites of their albums: Ideal Copy and A Bell Is A Cup… I know their earlier albums were great as well, but those two just rank high with me. It doesn’t hurt that Ideal Copy hasContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 22 – wire, killing joke & the waterboys”