It’s hard to think of a place where you can catch back-to-back days of great local bands and bowl a perfect game at the same time.
But if you’ve got a hankering for that weirdly specific combination of activities, look no further than the 2016 Memory Lanes Block Party. The Seward bowling alley just announced the lineup for its eighth annual bash, set to go down Memorial Day weekend — Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29.
Blistering hip-hop trio Mixed Blood Majority headline the outdoor stage on Day 1. After scoring a spot in First Avenue’s Best New Bands 2015 lineup, rousing prog-soul/rap fusionist Eric Mayson will also light it up outside, followed by indoor performances from electro-poppers Tiny Deaths, alt-rap kids Beasthead, and Dead Disco. Bones & Beeker, Little Fevers, B.O.Y.F., Cherry Cola, What Tyrants, Murder Shoes, and DJ Trevroc will all rock the outdoor stage.
Longtime Kentucky rockabilly shit-starters the Legendary Shack Shakers headline Day 2, following performances from fellow Kentuckian Jessica Lee Wilkes, indie-rockers Fury Things, and blues-punk outfit Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders. The Toxenes, Jaedyn James & the Hunger, and DJ Trevroc also perform outside, with Davina and the Vagabonds and Hipshaker DJ Brian Engel shutting things down inside the alley.
As always, the volleyball courts and bowling lanes will be open during the block party, with music starting at 3 p.m. both days. And let’s not forget to mention that comedian Ian Rans and Twin Cities superstar Fancy Ray McCloney will host Day 1 and 2, respectively, adding extra bang to your $5 ticket.
Set times for Saturday, May 28
Midnight: TINY DEATHS
10:45 p.m.: BEASTHEAD
9:30 p.m.: DEAD DISCO
10:30 p.m.: DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH
9:45 p.m.: MIXED BLOOD MAJORITY
8:45 p.m.: BONES & BEEKER
7:55 p.m.: ERIC MAYSON
7:05 p.m.: LITTLE FEVERS
6:15 p.m.: B.O.Y.F.
5:30 p.m.: CHERRY COLA
4:45 p.m.: WHAT TYRANTS
4 p.m.: MURDER SHOES
3 p.m.: DJ TREVROC
Set times for Sunday, May 29
Midnight: DJ BRIAN ENGEL
10:45 p.m.: DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS
9:30 p.m.: DJ BRIAN ENGEL
10:30 p.m.: HOTPANTS DJs
9:30 p.m.: LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS
8:20 p.m.: CRANKSHAFT & THE GEAR GRINDERS
7:20 p.m.: JESSICA LEE WILKES
6:20 p.m.: FURY THINGS
5:30 p.m.: THE TOXENES
4:30 p.m.: JAEDYN JAMES & THE HUNGER
3 p.m.: DJ TREVROC