Tom Scanlon

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    First Avenue to buy and take over Turf Club

    First Avenue has announced plans to purchase and take over management of the Turf Club. The venerable St. Paul venue has long been one of the best Twin Cities venues of any size, and it's entering a new era after eight years under the ownership of Tom Scanlan. On October 15, the deal will officially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Spring Park voters also elected a dead guy to their city council

    Last week, we told you about Denny Hanson's sentimental election as Rochester's City Council president five months after he died.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Keith Downey lists dead guys as supporters in newspaper ad (and loses election last week) Turns out he wasn't the only dead guy elected to city office ... 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 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 >>

  • Columns

    March 30, 2005

    Stupid Little Club

    What song do you play to end a 10-year gig?

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Rob Rule interview

    From "Rob Rule on why he's quitting the Turf Club"   When did the Clown Lounge get taken apart?   Dave Wiegardt took it apart Sunday night.   Why are you and the Saint Paul Music Club leaving the Turf Club?   The current owner, Mark Johnson... It's been in his family since '69 or something. It ... More >>