Vocalist Maurice McKinnis (1985)

(Source: collections.mnhs.org)

"A-well-a, everybody’s heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, don’t you know about the bird
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word"

The Trashmen - “Surfin’ Bird”

Sorry guys, this is a big part of your Minneapolis/Minnesota music history. This song happened, and went to #4 on the charts in 1963.

"ain’t a man in this world who can pull me down
from my dark star dark star
i will remain there… it’s done me good so far"
Poliça - ‘Dark Star’  (via omgigi)
"I’d trade big mountains and rooms full of gold
For just one look at the beauty of this woman’s soul
Up on Heaven Hill is where I wanna be
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me"
— Husker Du - “The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill”
"The ones who love us best are the ones we’ll lay to rest
And visit their graves on holidays at best
The ones who love us least are the ones we’ll die to please
If it’s any consolation, I don’t begin to understand them"
— The Replacements - “Bastards Of Young”

Minneapolis! Unbelievable!

(Source: twitter.com)

Sweet Taste of Sin performing at the Jet-Away Club (1985)

(Source: collections.mnhs.org)

Elvis Costello, Minneapolis (1978)

(Source: elviscostello.info)

Babes In Toyland Reunion Is On

Minneapolis punks Babes In Toyland, significant players in the early ’90s alternative rock boom, haven’t played a show since 2001, and they haven’t released an album since 1995′s Nemesisters. But they’ve been a frequent name-drop lately, particularly in White Lung reviews (including our own). The timing seems right for a reunion, and a reunion is what we’re getting. In an interview with Lancer Radio at Pasadena College yesterday, Kat Bjelland and Maureen Herman confirmed that they’re getting back together to write new material and play shows.

They expect the first gig to be a benefit for Lady Parts Justice in Minneapolis, but no date has been specified yet.

(Source: stereogum.com)

The Replacements Midway poster inspired by classic Twins logo

(Source: blogs.citypages.com)