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Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Who are opening for us!!!

Tom Siler

Legendary local musicians to perform together in the 7th St. Entry, immediately after The Who’s performance at Target Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 27th 2012 
Doors open at 9pm, show starts at 10pm 
$5 cover, or $3 with a Target Center/Who Concert ticket stub.
701 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 338-8388

The Who will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their sixth recording and critically acclaimed rock opera, "Quadrophenia" with a live concert at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.
In response, some long time staples of the Twin Cities music scene will join together to perform The Who’s seventh and lesser known album, "The Who By Numbers", immediately following The Who’s performance across the street at 7th Street Entry/First Avenue.

Joan Vorderbruggen- (Feather Underground) vocals, cowbell
Jacques Wait (Pink Mink, Iguano)-electric guitar, backup vocals
Randy Weiss (Hypstrz, The Mighty Mofos)-bass guitar (with newly strung GHS long scale "Boomers"!)
Tom Siler (The Odd, Tulip Sweet, The King of France)-piano, acoustic guitar, backup vocals
Keely Lane (Ol' Yeller, Trailer Trash, Stockcar Named Desire)-double-kick Premier drum-kit

RuDeGiRL, a nine piece all-female Clash tribute band is opening the evening. (

"Without the massive structure and ambition of the band's better known works Tommy, Quadrophenia, and Who's Next, Pete Townshend's songwriting stands on its own in the sparse and dark The Who by Numbers. Gone are the synthesizers and the massive layers of overdubs. In their places are descriptions of Townshend's alcoholism, lust, and self-loathing, as well as the dark side of creeping "middle age" and the fear of irrelevance."

This will be the group’s one and only performance together.