Are You Local? 2017 Showcase Ft. The Suburbs

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Are You Local? 2017 Showcase Ft. The Suburbs
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See Minnesota music legends The Suburbs, Gramma's Boyfriend and the winner of Are You Local? 2017 Finalists Showcase. Twin Cities award winning DJ Shannon Blowtorch will guide us through the night and keep us dancing.

Doors will open at 7 p.m., music will begin at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15 | advance, $17 | door

Founded in 1977, The Suburbs are recognized worldwide as among the original heroes of the "Minneapolis Sound.” Often described as a Midwest Roxy Music, but with more humor and rock scruff, The 'Burbs have been making their unique punk-pop-art-dance records and performing off and on ever since. They have a brand new album coming this spring. The Suburbs continue to entertain at the highest level and remain one of the most creative and vital bands in Minnesota.

When you first read the name Gramma’s Boyfriend, it brings an uncomfortable, funny feeling. But when you first hear Gramma’s Boyfriend, the feeling becomes something new, slightly terrifying, and fun. The five members include front woman Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker (Cloak Ox, Alpha Consumer, Andrew Bird), Mark Erickson, (Cloak Ox), Luke Anderson (Rogue Valley), and Jacob Hanson (Actual Wolf, Haley Bonar, All Tomorrow’s Petty), who join forces to create the psychedelic dance punk that is guaranteed to make you move. Think Blondie, Devo, and Suburban Lawns meet Dead Kennedys. But don’t think too much. Gramma’s Boyfriend certainly doesn’t.

Shannon Blowtorch is an award winning DJ who was named by City Pages and Star Tribune as being the Best Club DJ multiple times, as well as making the Suntimes top 100 DJs. She currently has a weekly Saturday night show on MPR’s 89.3 The Current. She is the DJ for GRRRL PRTY. She has opened for international acts: Salt N Peppa, Madonna, Juicy J, & Peaches
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By: StarTribune Variety

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