Best New Bands of 2009: Video interviews from the First Ave showcase

A crowd of over 1,000 local music fans gathered at First Avenue on Friday night to watch the seven acts who were featured as the Best New Bands of 2009. I was on the scene with the crew from MPLS.TV to capture footage of the performances and interview each of the bands, from Red Pens to the Twilight Hours, Peter Wolf Crier to Moonstone, as they finished playing. Come with us as we journey through the dark corners of the club and meet up with this year's showcased acts.

First Avenue's Best New Bands of 2009 from MPLS.TV on Vimeo.

Slapping Purses
Leisure Birds
No Bird Sing
Peter Wolf Crier
The Twilight Hours
Red Pens

David Campbell of 89.3 the Current
Jason Nagel of Cities 97
Andrew LaValle of Radio K

Produced by MPLS.TV (MPLS.TV) and Anthem Heart A/V (
Editor and Director of Photography by Dan Huiting

Special Thanks to:
Sonia Grover and First Avenue
John Coughlin of Empty's Tapes (
CLIP at Carmichael Lynch

SEE ALSO: Jon Behm's photo slideshow of the evening.