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Cyn Collins

May 3
6:30-9 p.m.
Free
Literary, Music

Music journalist Cyn Collins takes an inside look at the golden years of Minneapolis punk and indie rock with a new book filled with interviews with local legends. Complicated Fun: The Birth of Minneapolis Punk and Indie Rock, 1974-1984 offers a wealth of stories from musicians, producers, managers, journalists, and fans. There’s mention of venues of yore like Jay’s Longhorn and record stores like Oar Folkjokeopus. Recollections traverse the scene, taking the reader back to a time when bands like the Suicide Commandos, the Hypstrz, Curtiss A, Flamingo, the Suburbs, Hüsker Dü, and the Replacements were shaping the sound of the Twin Cities. Collins will give a reading, answer questions, and sign copies of her work at Wednesday’s event, which will also will include a performance by Flamingo.