Ike Reilly's Thanksgiving tradition means Minneapolis rock and roll

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Ike Reilly with his band. (Drew Reynolds)
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Whether it's food, family, or the four-day weekend, Thanksgiving is about traditions. One musical tradition that has come to mark the holiday in the Twin Cities is Ike Reilly at First Avenue.

The fiery Chicago rocker and singer songwriter has made his Thanksgiving eve show in the mainroom an annual event.

Reilly told MPR News arts reporter Chris Roberts that he and his Minnesota fans have a lot in common.

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