JD McPherson with the Cactus Blossoms
First Avenue Mainroom, Minneapolis
May 4, 2013
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Say what you will about Howler, but they can probably say it better. For all of the local criticism the Minneapolis surf-garage act has received for not paying their dues or being too forthright, none of it seems to focus on their abilities as a live act. After personally experiencing them for th ... More >>