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Electric Fetus to celebrate 50 years with June 9 party at First Avenue

The Electric Fetus has announced plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a show in the First Avenue Mainroom on Saturday, June 9. New Jersey-based indie rockers Real Estate will be headlining. The stacked bill also features Habibi, a New York psych-rock band with Iranian-American roots, as well as locals the Flamin’ Ohs and the Last Import. First Ave’s […]

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First Avenue and Surly to release collaborative beer: +1 Golden Ale

“We sell a ton of Surly, so I think it’s going to be pretty popular,” First Avenue’s typically understated general manager Nate Kranz tells the Star Tribune about +1 Golden Ale, a new beer being brewed by Surly and featuring the imprimatur of the legendary Minneapolis rock club. “The key to +1 is balance and […]

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Bully; Now, Now; the Social Animals; and deM atlaS bring boundless energy to night one of The Current’s 13th Birthday Party

The Current’s two-day birthday party kicked off Friday night in First Avenue’s Mainroom.  The lineup included local artists deM atlaS, the Social Animals, and Now, Now, with the headliner for the night being Nashville-based band Bully — whose frontwoman Alicia Bognanno originally hails from Rosemount, Minnesota. The excitement built throughout the night, with each act […]

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