First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2019


Posted on 29th November, by ParkandShop

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 11:59 PM

First Avenue & 7th St Entry

First Avenue will feature some of the best new talent in the Twin Cities.  The bands featured offer a variety of genres from Garage/ Punk to Rap.   If you are looking to see some fresh new talent in a great venue, then you should be in store for great entertainment,

The featured bands:

Loki’s Folly: An indie-punk duo comprised of two young sisters from South Minneapolis who like to play loud music that makes them happy.

Green/Blue: New band from The Blind Shake’s Jim Blaha with Birthday Suits guitarist Hideo Takahashi and former Soviettes members Annie Sparrows and Danny Henry.

FruitPunchLoverBoy: Hip Hop Rap artist from Bloomington, Minnesota. His sound sometimes feels like a combination of musical influences and is often inspired but unwilling to recycle old patterns he wants to move forward and think different always.

The Mae Simpson Band: Singer-songwriter Mae who hails from South Carolina, has a huge voice and stage presence. She has brought together a collective of seven musicians who each bring a unique flavor to this powerhouse group.

“Muun Bato: a shoegaze indie psychedelic rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA.

Nur-D : Twin Cities rapper Matt Allen, didn’t start out as the hip-hop artist he is today. In fact, he went from being a shy guy playing keyboard in a rock band to being the five-time Shut Up and Rap Champion just a year and a half ago.

Under Violet: The band is led by Sara Bischoff.  The music is dreamy and spacious, creating a folk-rock glow for projecting minimal and dark portraits.

If you plan on attending this event, consider using one of the Park and Shop ramps for a safe, convenient and inexpensive parking.  Park and Shop is less than three blocks from First Avenue and only costs $6.00 if you park after 4:00 pm.