Chris Riemenschneider Appearance: 9AM- Noon !!!
books available for purchase and personalization- A great Holiday Gift Idea!
One of the longest-running clubs in American rock ’n’ roll—and most recognizable venues in Minnesota—First Avenue in Minneapolis finally gets the rock star treatment it deserves in print. Join us as we celebrate the publication of First Avenue: Minnesota's Mainroom by Star Tribune music critic, Chris Riemenschneider.
Chris Riemenschneider is longtime music critic and reporter for the Star Tribune and has contributed articles to a wide variety of newspapers and music publications. He has been attending shows and events at First Avenue for decades and has rubbed elbows with the great and not-so-great who have graced the stages of the Main Room and the 7th Street Entry. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters.
One of the longest running clubs in American rock ’n’ roll, First Avenue in Minneapolis finally gets the rock-star treatment it deserves in print. This book chronicles the club’s storied past, beginning with its impressive inaugural show in April 1970 (Joe Cocker’s “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” tour) and through its oft-maligned disco era of the late 1970s. In the 1980s, it earned global attention as the hub of Prince’s “Purple Rain” and the incubator for widely revered, wild-eyed indie-rock locals such as the Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum, and Babes in Toyland. The Ramones and R.E.M., Chrissie Hynde and Lauryn Hill, Wilco and the Wu-Tang Clan, and hundreds more played the hallowed halls of First Avenue and 7th Street Entry, and all are immortalized in this volume.
First Avenue survived corporate competitors, bankruptcy, and a bitter ownership battle to become one of the most successful independent clubs in the country and ground zero to Minneapolis’s thriving community of hip-hop and indie-rock acts. Amidst all that history, the book is interlaced with anecdotes, quotes, and occasionally cloudy memories from musicians, employees, and regulars—many of whom are as unique as the club itself. Chock full of concert photos and memorabilia collected from professional photographers and average fans alike, the book is a lavish celebration of a rock ’n’ roll landmark.
264 pages- 320 color and 100 b&w photos
Our Biggest Event Ever!! Come by Saturday November 18 for these Freebies!
(all movie promos start at 10am, while supplies last)
THE SHAPE OF WATER: mini posters and screening passes
FERDINAND: mini posters and screening passes
COCO: mini posters and guitar picks
THREE BILLBOARDS: hats and medium sz. t-shirts
THOR: Ragnarok- posters, paper Thor Helmets and Hela Masks
BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS: sets of two mini wine glasses
ATOMIC BLONDE out on Blu-Ray/DVD this week -sunglasses and shot glasses.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (In theaters now) Large posters.
PITCH PERFECT 3 (In theaters December 22nd) Large posters.
THE COMMUTER (In theaters January 12th) Large posters.
JURASSIC WORLD 2 (In theaters June 2018) Large posters.
THE NUT JOB 2 (available on Blu-Ray/DVD) kids' placemats and cookie cutters.
WONDER (In theater Friday, November 17th) Large posters.
THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS (in theaters November 22nd) paper glasses that have fun shapes when you look at Christmas lights.
PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN - compass keychains, bandanas, bubble magnets
MUSIC! Tons of Vinyl Records! music CDs concert DVDs
TOYS! Toys/ Games Funko Pop! and Action Figures Star Wars, superheroes, more!
POP CULTURE ITEMS! Comic Books jewelry movie / sports collectibles posters rare periodicals great gift ideas, ... and so much more!
Nov 2017 Dealer highlights:
SELLER / ITEMS OFFERED:
Archiver Collectibles - toys, sports collectibles
Daniel M- vinyl records, live CDs, music DVDs
Bill S- CDs, signing, music DVD
Tom U- comics, toys
William L- jewelry, vintage items, vinyl records, tapes
Rich F - vinyl records
Carole F- vinyl records, 45s
Steve H- comic books
Wendy F- Funko Pop! vinyl figures, toys
Marnie L- Funko Pop! vinyl figures, toys
Tim R- vinyl records
Dennis B- vinyl records, rare items, collectibles
Dan A- vinyl records, other music
5 Dollar Geek LLC- $5, $10, $20 mystery geek collectible bags
Jerry M- vinyl records
Paper Dave- comic books, vintage collectibles
Bob Z- vinyl records
Omnium Records - vintage vinyl records, $3 and up
Jerry H- vintage beer signs, vinyl records
Ernest G- vintage vinyl records, rock collectibles
Rick H - vinyl records
Music Geek- vinyl records
Local Underground MN - vinyl records and other music collectibles
Jan W - Stieff and other Teddy Bears
Doug S- 45s, vinyl LPs, posters
NTH Degree- rare CD, concert DVDs, toys, comic books