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Nonprofit teen centers fill the club void for minors

 

First Avenue and the 7th St. Entry (Minneapolis) The greatest club in Minnesota history was among the first to offer all-ages shows in the mid-'80s, and still books them today--though, sadly, the all-ages or 18+ dance nights seem to have disappeared. Check their calendar for details. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.338.8388. www.first-avenue.com FREQUENTLY ALL-AGES, 18+

 

Jayme Halbritter

The Garage (Burnsville) Named "Best All-Ages Venue" in City Pages in 2004, this premier nonstop all-ages music club is booked by the Minnesota Teen Music Association, and is located in the Burnsville Youth Center Foundation, just off Nicollet Avenue, near 35W, 35E, and Highway 13, by the Minnesota River. 75 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, garage@ci.burnsville.mn.us; 952.895.4664. www.thegarage.net ALL-AGES

 

The events page at MNVibe.com If raves are dead in the Twin Cities, here's where you'll find the dance-music-scene events that haven't given up the ghost. www.mnvibe.com ALL-AGES

 

Minneapolis Underground Here's an e-mail Listserv devoted to music that's "under-underground"--in other words, challenging. Many of these shows are all-ages. launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/MPLSUNDERGROUND ALL-AGES

 

The Quest (Minneapolis) Along with its smaller upstairs space, the Ascot Room, the Quest books a ton of big-name 18+ shows, giving 21+ patrons a bracelet to drink, and features the 18+ Saturday dance night staple, Big Tyme Saturday Nyte Live. 110 N. Fifth St., Minneapolis; 612.338.3383. www.thequestclub.com MOSTLY 18+, SOMETIMES ALL-AGES

 

The Triple Rock Social Club (Minneapolis) The newest alternative music club in
Minneapolis is located about halfway between the Cabooze and the 400 Bar on the West Bank, and features about three all-ages music events per week, most of them punk matinees. The T-Rock lists age restrictions on its calendar. 629 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis; 612.333.SEXY. www.triplerocksocialclub.com FREQUENTLY ALL-AGES

 

The all-ages page at Twin Cities Alternative Shows List This is the place to start. TC Shows List is the live-music bible for all-ages concerts in the Twin Cities, tirelessly updated and blessedly thorough, complete with detailed age restrictions. www.tcshowslist.com/allages.html ALL-AGES

Twin Cities Underground (Minneapolis)

A nonprofit youth center for young adults aged 12 to 22, featuring all kinds of shows, from punk to rap. "Accompanied adults"--parents and friends--are welcome. 405 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612-824-2612. www.tcunderground.com AGES 12-22

 

What's Up Youth Info Line A great events/info phone line and website operated by Yo! The Movement. Young people can call What's Up? between noon and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and probably talk to someone their own age. 612.399.9999. www.whatsup.org ALL-AGES

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