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Two-night Modern Radio Sweet 16 party coming in January

Vampire Hands, pictured here relishing freedom, will reunite to celebrate Modern Radio Records.

Vampire Hands, pictured here relishing freedom, will reunite to celebrate Modern Radio Records.

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 two-night Modern Radio Sweet 16 bash is set to rock 7th Street Entry on Jan. 29 and Turf Club on Jan. 30. Tickets — $10 per night — are on sale now at the First Avenue and Turf Club websites. 

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

Sicbay

STNNNG

Fury Things

B.O.Y.F.

Saturday, Jan. 30 at Turf Club

Vampire Hands

Hollow Boys

The Chambermaids

Oaks

Raw Space, Community Gardens, and others will perform in the Clown Lounge