ABXPO: Daniel Corrigan live photography from First Avenue


In August 2011 it was exactly 30 years since that debut ‘Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash’ by American rock band The Replacements saw the light of day. It is a point of reference in musical history that AB makes good use of to present a number of concerts, film screenings, exhibitions and readings in the 2011-2012 season, all under the title
‘Minneapolis, Mon Amour’. That homebase Minneapolis now appears to have been a free port for idiosyncratic musical developments, far removed from hip cultural hubs like New York and San Francisco. Aside from indie-rock (the already mentioned Replacements, Soul Asylum, Hüsker Dü), hip-hop is also a highlight there. Labels like Twin/Tone and Rhymesayers and concert hall First Avenue (just call it the local AB) all play an important role in this unique tale.

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