With news of the 501 Club's upcoming demise still setting in for local music fans, the club will close its doors after one final show, less than two years after opening in downtown Minneapolis. "It was really a case of not being able to make the model work downtown," co-owner Jarret Oulman told us last week, citing the rising costs of operating a business downtown and the recent damage to the Metrodome (and subsequent loss of business from Vikings fans) as reasons for closing up shop. The 501's farewell concert happened to coincide with the demise of hip-hop duo MC/VL, who moved their final show to the 501 after the Turf Club closed suddenly last week (the Turf, unlike the 501, is slated to re-open on January 11 with new management, but several shows got booted in the process). MC/VL will be joined by Pink Mink, Slapping Purses, and Kitten Forever.
Sat., Jan. 8, 9:30 p.m., 2011