Coffee Break: First Ave memories

First Ave
Brian Oake, Jill Riley and exhibit developer B. Erin Cole at the Minnesota Historical Society's First Avenue exhibit. (Anna Weggel | MPR)

The new exhibit "First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom" opens this weekend and will run for one year at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.

Stay tuned for a video tour of the exhibit (narrated by us!), consider attending the exhibit opening on Saturday featuring book signings, performances and DJ sets from Andrea Swensson, Jake Rudh and Lazerbeak, and in the meantime, let's take a spin down memory lane.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from bands that created memorable experiences for you at First Avenue?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Radiohead - Creep
Doomtree - Bangarang
Pixies - Subbacultcha
Nirvana - Sliver
Soul Asylum - Tied To The Tracks
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Joe Cocker - The Letter


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