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. 19 – husker du

Husker Du w/Peter Case3/30/87 First Avenue w/John & Bob Ticket Price: $8.50 This is the last time John and I would be seeing Husker Du in concert. However, it was the first (and only) time for my older brother, Bob. John and I were unimpressed. The show was in promotion of their latest release, Warehouse:Continue reading “concert memoirs pt. 19 – husker du”

concert memoirs pt. 11 – rem, husker du & the cure

REM 8/5/85 Roy Wilkins Auditorium w/John Ticket Price: $13.25 Hey! Here’s another legendary band! REM was just beginning to get some wider notice at the time. ‘Losing My Religion’ was still a few years away, but these guys were already one of the most influential bands of the 80’s. They were that with their firstContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 11 – rem, husker du & the cure”

concert memoirs pt. 6 – the replacements

The Replacements w/The Slickee Boys9/5/84 First Avenue w/John Ticket Price: $2.50 This is a big one. This was the first time John and I stepped foot in the legendary Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue. The month before my friend Paul and I attempted to get in to see The Suburbs. It was sold out, so myContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 6 – the replacements”

concert memoirs pt. 4 – cheap trick, genesis & the clash

Cheap Trick 11/23/83 Orpheum Theater Intended w/John Ticket Price: $9.92 We didn’t go to this one. As can happen here in Minnesota, a sizable November snowstorm blew in and John didn’t want to chance it. It was awfully disappointing, but I understood. And it was a pretty big storm. This was during my first yearContinue reading “concert memoirs pt. 4 – cheap trick, genesis & the clash”