Best Dance Night (2014)


Jake Rudh's weekly Wednesday-night dance party, Transmission, celebrated its 13th anniversary in March. Transmission focuses on vintage and emergent Brit Pop, new wave, synth-pop, post-punk, and indie rock, while also highlighting the unifying traits binding all these genres together. Transmission proved so popular that the Current brought Rudh into their weekly radio mix, and he also recently brought Transmission to the West Coast for a night in Los Angeles at the end of March (with Paul Robb of Information Society). Nonetheless, the invigorating musical charms of Transmission remain firmly rooted in Minnesota — with events staged at Club Jäger, First Avenue, the Varsity Theater, and more — and the dance night doesn't show any signs of slowing down.


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