stuffaboutminneapolis:

The Best Music Venues in America: Readers’ Choice1. Norva in Norfolk, VA2. First Avenue in Minneapolis, MNThis downtown Minneapolis club opened in 1937 as a Greyhound depot, but the history of First Avenue as we know it begins with Prince. Throughout the Eighties, he and the Revolution were sort of the house band here – you can see it in all the famous concert scenes in Purple Rain. The club was also a key staging ground for the city’s punk-and-hardcore scene, starring the Replacements, Husker Du and Soul Asylum. Today’s fans still love the no-frills vibe and killer acoustics, even if waiting in line during a Minnesota winter can be a bummer. “Plus,” says hip-hop star Talib Kweli, a regular headliner, “I saw [famous rapper’s name redacted] deck an undercover cop and hop in a cab and get away at the club.”Capacity: 1,600
Website: http://first-avenue.com
Fun Fact: Prince reunited with his classic band, the Revolution, including Wendy and Lisa, at First Avenue early last year. Questlove DJed the post-show party.3. 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.4. Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN5. Metro in Chicago, IL6. Continental Club in Austin, TX7. The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA8. The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA9. Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA10. Bowery Ballroom in New  York, NY

Article by Rolling Stone, photo by me.

Love that my fave venue in my fave city beat some pimped out places!

stuffaboutminneapolis:

The Best Music Venues in America: Readers’ Choice

1. Norva in Norfolk, VA
2. First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
This downtown Minneapolis club opened in 1937 as a Greyhound depot, but the history of First Avenue as we know it begins with Prince. Throughout the Eighties, he and the Revolution were sort of the house band here – you can see it in all the famous concert scenes in Purple Rain. The club was also a key staging ground for the city’s punk-and-hardcore scene, starring the Replacements, Husker Du and Soul Asylum. Today’s fans still love the no-frills vibe and killer acoustics, even if waiting in line during a Minnesota winter can be a bummer. “Plus,” says hip-hop star Talib Kweli, a regular headliner, “I saw [famous rapper’s name redacted] deck an undercover cop and hop in a cab and get away at the club.”
Capacity: 1,600
Website: http://first-avenue.com
Fun Fact: Prince reunited with his classic band, the Revolution, including Wendy and Lisa, at First Avenue early last year. Questlove DJed the post-show party.

3. 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
4. Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
5. Metro in Chicago, IL
6. Continental Club in Austin, TX
7. The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA
8. The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA
9. Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA
10. Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY

Article by Rolling Stone, photo by me.

Love that my fave venue in my fave city beat some pimped out places!

Minnesota Pride! Parades, cupcakes, t-shirts, love and my sassy niece Lucy!

Minnesota Pride! Parades, cupcakes, t-shirts, love and my sassy niece Lucy!

Peanut butter & chocolate cheerios bars…my very first recipe from Pintrest.

Peanut butter & chocolate cheerios bars…my very first recipe from Pintrest.

New beer…Shocktop Honeycrisp Apple Cider! It is pretty tasty..shocking(top)ly

New beer…Shocktop Honeycrisp Apple Cider! It is pretty tasty..shocking(top)ly

Time to finish the bottle up! I don’t have to work tomorrow so there should be no judging!

Time to finish the bottle up! I don’t have to work tomorrow so there should be no judging!

Fork & Stix = amazing Thai! When your favorite restaurants & foodtrucks rave over a new restaurant you know it will be great! Get thee to Fork & Stix, you will not regret it!

Fork & Stix = amazing Thai! When your favorite restaurants & foodtrucks rave over a new restaurant you know it will be great! Get thee to Fork & Stix, you will not regret it!

The dude-mate (male roommate) made tacos and margaritas! Thanks Tom!

The dude-mate (male roommate) made tacos and margaritas! Thanks Tom!

Can you fall in love with a thermostat? Yes, yes you can. Meet the newest edition to the house…The Nest. It is so fancy and shiny and new and I am in awe of it.

Can you fall in love with a thermostat? Yes, yes you can. Meet the newest edition to the house…The Nest. It is so fancy and shiny and new and I am in awe of it.

Preparing for the 2nd largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country means knitting cup coozies/sleeves for our baileys filled coffee cups. This’ll do.

Preparing for the 2nd largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country means knitting cup coozies/sleeves for our baileys filled coffee cups. This’ll do.