Josh James

  • Music

    December 14, 2011

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2011

    Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Black Moth Super Rainbow with Dosh, 9/10/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Black Moth Super Rainbow with Dosh and the Marshmallow GhostsSeptember 10, 2011Turf Club, St. Paul"It's so nice to see the Turf Club full!" was the sentiment shared by many at the St. Paul club on Saturday night, as patrons flooded the bar in droves for the first time in recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Turf Club re-opens under new management tonight

    City Pages file photo​A week and a half after it shuttered unexpectedly, the Turf Club will re-open tonight with new management and new hours of operation. The venue will open at 6 p.m. today for a pre-show happy hour, followed by a free show with local bluegrass band Pocahontus County. "I'm viewi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Curtiss A cancels Elvis birthday tribute booked on 501 Club's final night

    Photo by Sharyn Morrow​Just a few days ago, we were musing over the melding of two disparate local music worlds that was set to take place at the 501 Club this Saturday night; MC/VL's final show was moved to the 501 after being bumped from the temporarily shuttered Turf Club, cramming their four-b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Former Turf Club manager Dave Wiegardt offers parting words

    Photo by Erik Hess​In the wake of the recent upheaval at the Turf Club, one question has rung out louder than the rest amongst fans of the longstanding bar: What will happen to Dave Wiegardt? From the sounds of it the former manager, who was let go on Saturday after 15 years at the club, will be j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Turf Club closing: New manager Josh James speaks out

    City Pages file photo​The big news over the weekend came with the sudden shuttering of the Turf Club, when the venue canceled its Saturday night gig last-minute and hung up mysterious signs saying "Closed for repair." Turns out the "repairs" happening were more metaphorical than literal: The owner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    MC/VL final show moved to the 501 Club

    ​The sudden closing of the Turf Club displaced about a week and a half's worth of shows, including Saturday's much-anticipated final show by MC/VL with Pink Mink, Slapping Purses, and Kitten Forever. Luckily, the hip-hop duo were able to dovetail their show with another big bash happening that nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2011

    Turf Club closed until January 11, changing management

    Photo by Andrea Swensson​Just a few hours before the doors were scheduled to open on Saturday night, the Turf Club called off its gig with Marijuana Deathsquads, turned out the lights, and hung signs on the front doors that read "Closed for repair."Manager Dave Wiegardt, who has worked at the club ... More >>