Are You Local? 2017 Showcase

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

The Suburbs

First Avenue
701 1st Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 332-1775

$15.00, advance
$17.00, doors

The Suburbs

Founded in 1977, the Suburbs are recognized worldwide as among the original heroes of the "Minneapolis Sound," a historic music era that saw the emergence of other bands like the Suicide Commandos, Prince, the Replacements and Hüsker Dü. Read more »

Gramma's Boyfriend

When you first read the name Gramma’s Boyfriend, it brings an uncomfortable, funny feeling. But when you first hear Gramma’s Boyfriend, the feeling becomes something new, slightly terrifying, and fun. The five members include front woman Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker (Cloak Ox, Alpha Consumer, Andrew Bird), Mark Erickson, (Cloak Ox), Luke Anderson (Rogue Valley) and Jacob Hanson (Actual Wolf, Haley Bonar, All Tomorrow’s Petty), who join forces to create the psychedelic dance punk that is guaranteed to make you move. Think Blondie, Devo, and Suburban Lawns meet Dead Kennedys. But don’t think too much. Gramma’s Boyfriend certainly doesn’t. Read more »

DJ Shannon Blowtorch

Shannon Blowtorch is an award winning DJ who was named by the City Pages and Star Tribune as being the Best Club DJ multiple times, as well as making the Suntimes top 100 DJs. She currently has a weekly Saturday night show on MPR’s 89.3 The Current. She is the DJ for GRRRL PRTY. She has opened for international acts: Salt N Peppa, Madonna, Juicy J and Peaches. Read more »

Plus the winner of the Are You Local? 2017 showcase!