As the first Jay’s Longhorn Reunion Concert was a smashing success the Parkway Theater has added an encore sho on Saturday 3/30. Tickets are still available HERE
Curtiss A and Jerks of Fate
The Sub Commandos featuring Dave Ahl, Chris Osgood, Hugo Klaers, Chan Poling, and more!
This showcase concert is inspired and organized by the maker of the documentary film Jay’s Longhorn, which explores the former Minneapolis nightclub called Jay’s Longhorn, which was opened June 1, 1977 by owner Jay Berine and his friend and booker, Al Wodtke. The opening show featured local rockers, Flamingo. At the time, the former Nino’s Steakhouse was the only venue that regularly featured original punk rock, new wave, and indie rock music in Minnesota. In fact, Jay’s Longhorn opened nearly three years before the 7th St. Entry and at a time when the venue that would become First Avenue — Uncle Sam’s — featured disco and progressive hard rock bands.
Almost overnight, Jay’s Longhorn became the epicenter for punk rock and indie rock in Minneapolis and began attracting international touring acts, such as Elvis Costello, Blondie, Talking Heads, The B-52s, and The Police. Early local bands included Flamingo, seminal punk rockers the Suicide Commandos, Curt Almstead and Thumbs Up, Fingerprints, The Suburbs, NNB, the Hypstrz, and later Hüsker Dü, The Wallets, and The Replacements.