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GRRRL PRTY to headline 2014's Memory Lanes Block Party (May 24-25)

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Concert news Updated: March 20, 2014 - 11:54 AM
La Manchita and the rest of GRRRL PRTY perform the first day of 2014's Memory Lanes Block Party. / Leslie Plesser, Star Tribune

La Manchita and the rest of GRRRL PRTY perform the first day of 2014's Memory Lanes Block Party. / Leslie Plesser, Star Tribune

With the first day of spring comes the first block party lineup announcement: The Memory Lanes Block Party will return for a two-day run May 24 and 25 (Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend) in the large parking outside the Seward neighborhood bowling alley. Lizzo’s dance-sparking quintet GRRRL PRTY will headline on Saturday -- they've probably been invited to every block party this summer --  and Detroit's Bloodshot-recording twang-rockers the Deadstring Brothers top out Sunday’s bill. The rest of the 3 p.m.-2  a.m. lineups range from pally soulful garage-rockers Black Diet and Southside Desire to bluesy wild man Crankshaft to excellent rockabilly upstarts Ross Kleiner & the Thrill. Here’s the full rundown:

Deadstring BrothersSaturday, May 24: GRRRL PRTY  /  BLACK MARKET BRASS  /  BUFFALO MOON  /  SOUTHSIDE DESIRE  /  MARY & THE PERCOLATORS  /  RED DAUGHTERS  /  PENNYROYAL  /  REINA DEL CID  /  BLACK DIET  /  GROLAR BEARS  /  HOTPANTS/HIPSHAKER DJs

Sunday, May 25: DEADSTRING BROTHERS  /  ELEGANZA!  /  FRANKIE TEARDROP /  L'ASSASSINS  /  THE DRUG BUDGET  /  CRANKSHAFT  /  NATO COLES & BLUE DIAMOND BAND  /  BLACK HEARTS BURLESQUE  /  ROSS KLEINER & THE THRILL  /  DJ SHANNON BLOWTORCH /  DJ FATHER TIME

As always, the outdoor portion of the event is free and all ages. The party will continue indoors after 10 p.m. for fans 21-and-up. It’s a rain-or-shine event, but surely the good Lord will have mercy on us and bring us some much-needed fun in the sun.

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