Magers & Quinn Bookseller [home link]
Books Contact Us Contact Us
Books Adavanced Search Help Your Account View Cart  
Search
Title

Author

Keyword

ISBN

 
Advanced Search
Browse Books
Full Category List
Store Information
CEHD Reads
Bulk Services for: Businesses - Educators - Non-profits - Healthcare - Churches
Magers & Quinn Bookseller Blog
Magers & Quinn Monthly Newsletter
Click for Enlarged View
New: $31.46
Pub. price: $34.95
Hardcover
M909

First Avenue
Minnesota's Mainroom
New

ISBN: 1681340445 Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Pr Published: Oct 15 2017 Pages: 263 Weight: 3.08lbs. Height: 10.75" Width: 9.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

Publisher's Comments
One of the longest running clubs in American rock 'n' roll—and most recognizable venues in Minnesota—First Avenue in Minneapolis finally gets the rock-star treatment it deserves in print. This book chronicles the club's storied past, beginning with its impressive inaugural sh...
Continued below >>>

Other Copies
Same ISBN:
$31.46 Hardcover New / Online and In Store
$31.46 Hardcover New / Available Online Only
Publisher's Comments (cont.)
One of the longest running clubs in American rock 'n' roll—and most recognizable venues in Minnesota—First Avenue in Minneapolis finally gets the rock-star treatment it deserves in print. This book chronicles the club's storied past, beginning with its impressive inaugural show in April 1970 (Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" tour) and through its oft-maligned disco era of the late 1970s. In the 1980s, it earned global attention as the hub of Prince's "Purple Rain" and the incubator for widely revered, wild-eyed indie-rock bands such as the Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum, and Babes in Toyland. More recently, it survived corporate competitors, bankruptcy, and a bitter ownership battle to become one of the most successful independent clubs in the country and ground zero to Minneapolis's thriving community of hip-hop and indie-rock acts. Amidst all that history, the book is interlaced with anecdotes, quotes, and occasionally cloudy memories from musicians, employees, and regulars—many of whom are as unique as the club itself. Chock full of concert photos and memorabilia collected from professional photographers and average fans alike, the book is a lavish celebration of a rock 'n' roll landmark.

Brows Related Subjects
What's New
What's New
Get Updates
Notify me of updates to First Avenue
What's This?
Buy a Gift Certificate
Magers and Quinn Event Information
The Loft Literary Center
Magers & Quinn Booksellers - 3038 Hennepin Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 - 612-822-4611
©2008 Magersandquinn.com - Terms of use