Last call at the Uptownby Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio,
Jeffrey Thompson, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Music fans in Minneapolis will be paying their final respects to the Uptown Bar this weekend. The revered music venue will close after its final show Sunday night, and then be demolished to make way for a new retail development.
In its heyday the Uptown was a proving ground for such local stalwarts as The Replacements, Run Westy Run and the Jayhawks. It also brought in alt music giants before their rise to fame; acts such as Nirvana, Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins and The Flaming Lips.
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More from MPRLast call at the Uptown
- All Things Considered, 10/30/2009, 5:52 p.m.
Chris Roberts is an arts and culture reporter for MPR News.