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Archives: First Avenue

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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Watch Kevin Hart try to give himself a First Avenue star

When you think of Minneapolis music venue First Avenue, comedian Kevin Hart isn’t exactly the first person who comes to mind. Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City, which airs on Comedy Central, follows Hart during a stand-up circuit in cities across America. The Twin Cities were recently featured on season two of the show. […]

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First Avenue announces Best New Bands of 2017

First Avenue is celebrating some of the best new local bands of 2017 with their annual showcase in the Mainroom on Jan. 5. The lineup consists of seven acts: The Bad Man, BLAHA, Dwynell Roland, Early Eyes, Lady Lark, Sass, and Thomas Abban (five of whom were winners of City Pages’ Picked to Click poll this […]

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First Avenue now selling Lego models of itself

Local bands and venues are sure to start selling some cool holiday merch, but First Avenue is out ahead of the pack with this one: a Lego model of the iconic Minneapolis club, complete with stars (including a little gold one for Prince) and an awning for the Entry. “Looking for ‘the missing piece’ of […]

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Review and photos: Joseph and Bailen turn First Avenue into sibling central

On Saturday evening, it was sibling central at First Avenue. There is something so magical about sibling harmony. It feels effortless, natural, and seamless. The trio Bailen (brothers Daniel and David, and sister Julia) opened for Portland-based Joseph (sisters Natalie, Allie, and Meegan Closner). Having released an EP just a couple weeks ago entitled Stay […]

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