Punk Rock's History In The Twin Cities
Minneapolis has always been a city with a rich and cultural artistic tradition. Home of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Weisman Art Museum and the Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis has a prestigious background in art. Luckily, there is one lesser focused-on “art” in the Twin Cities that defies all norms and completely demolishes the concept of “prestige.” Loud, distorted, hell-raising, anti-establishment punk rock has a renowned history in Minneapolis. Plenty of influential figures in punk music trace their roots back to the Twin Cities metropolitan area. (And what better fan base for a band to debut in than the University of Minnesota students?) As an epicenter for Midwest-region punk rock, the City of Lakes is very much a significant part of the punk rock music scene as well as the host of some of the greatest rock music venues.