Will there be gift-wrapped Maseratis and ungrateful, blue-blooded teens, à la MTV's My Super Sweet 16? It's possible, but the 16th anniversary blowout for Twin Cities indie-rock imprint Modern Radio Record Label will be memorable for reasons less gaudy and entitled.
The beloved local label will provide the following party favors: Rare live performances from Sicbay, winners of the 2006 City Pages "Best Rock Band" prize, and Vampire Hands, the psych-rock favorites who will perform with their original lineup. You can also scoop up a brand-new vinyl re-issue of Sicbay's 2001 debut, The Firelit S'Coughs.
"The focus of the label has never been on a single genre," Modern Radio owner Tom Loftus says via email. "It’s in the mold of labels like SST, Matador, Touch & Go, and Rough Trade records — stridently eclectic and unapologetic.”
Here are the lineups for both nights of Modern Radio Sweet 16:
Friday, Jan. 29 at 7th St. Entry
Saturday, Jan. 30 at Turf Club
Raw Space, Community Gardens, and others will perform in the Clown Lounge