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Jay's Longhorn w/ Director in attendance (St. Paul Premier)

  • Minnesota History Center 345 West Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN, 55102 United States (map)

Date: Tue. Oct. 22, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Minnesota History Center
Cost: $12 in advance / at the door

Presented in partnership with Minnesota History Center. Director Mark Engebretson and special guests will be in attendance for a post screening discussion.


Before First Avenue there was Jay's Longhorn was the epicenter of the Minneapolis punk rock and indie rock scene in the late 1970s. At a time when the music scene was dominated by Top 40 cover bands, a group of punk rock visionaries—led by Andy Schwartz, former publisher of the New York Rocker—scoured the city in search of a place that would welcome the New Wave.

The Suicide Commandos, Flamingo, Curtiss A, and The Suburbs found a home at Jay's Longhorn, which also served as the launchpad for Hüsker Dü and The Replacements and the preferred venue for touring acts like Elvis Costello, The B-52s, and The Police.

Dir. Mark Engebretson, 93 min, USA, 2019