Gimme Noise and First Avenue day party fills up Skinny's Ballroom
We had an insanely fun time yesterday afternoon throwing the first ever Gimme Noise day party in Austin in partnership with First Avenue. The party was hopping from the get-go, thanks in part to the free beer offered up by Tiger, and we were thrilled to see a huge contingent of Minnesota natives come out to the party to show their support, including recent LA transplant Dan Wilson, Lori Barbero (who spends her winters in Austin and summers in her hometown of Minneapolis), and Twin/Tone founder and Replacements manager Peter Jesperson.
All of the bands on our bill put on killer shows, too. The Goondas started things off strong by playing like it was their only show at SXSW (which it was), and Brenden Green decided to celebrate by climbing up the wall on the side of the stage and falling down into slump behind some curtains, breaking his mic stand, and laying down to play dead in the middle of the stage to play dead. All while singing, of course.
"If a bomb goes off today @gimme_noise party, MN will lose all its club bookers," Chris Riemenschneider from the Star Tribunetweeted
. "The music critics would be easier to replace."
Jeremy Messersmith with guitarist Peter Sieve (who normally plays with Rogue Valley)
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