So many First Ave staffers were on hand at the Robyn Hitchcock show at the Cedar last night that it was almost as if the club had moved to the West Bank for the night. Spirits were better than might be expected considering the difficulties ahead. Ousted First Avenue manager Steve McClellan, who introduced Hitchcock from the stage was genuinely optimistic about the future of the club.
There's more in today's Star Trib here.
In the meantime, here's another venue move I received word of this morning from Destijl Records Clint Simonson:
- Miminokoto (Tokyo) / Plastic Crimewave Sound (Chicago) / Michael Yonkers (Saint Paul), ------> Viking Bar - Thursday, Nov. 4th, 8PM - $7
And another one I found in the Pi-Press:
- Vice Records Tour featuring Vietnam, Death from Above and Panthers------> Triple Rock - 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7th $6; 612-333-7399.
What's ahead for First Ave? Pi-Press article today.
Local musicians muse in the Pi-Press about their favorite First Ave Stories.