The Trashmen circa 1964 / Soma Records publicity photo

The Trashmen circa 1964 / Soma Records publicity photo

Never mind yesterday’s snow, here’s proof summer is on its way: The Memory Lanes Block Party announced what might be the best lineup yet today for the 7th annual parking lot party outside the Seward neighborhood's bowling alley, happening again the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. We already told you that Minneapolis surf-rock legends the Trashmen would be there when we wrote about them in January, but we didn’t say they would be topping off the Sunday bill with their vintage guitar-guru pal Deke Dickerson. Saturday’s show will feature the gods of the golden thong, Tickle Torture, for headliners.


For the first time ever, attendees will have to pay the price for the quality of the music. A whopping $5 cover charge will be required both days. If I hear anybody complain about that, I will personally whack them upside the head with a bowling pin. More details on the party can be seen on the event Facebook page. Here’s the lineup.


Tickle Torture / Rupert Angeleyes / Suzie / Fort Wilson Riot / Southside Desire / Hardcore Crayons / Black Audience / Dead Larry / Phantom Tails / Private Oates


The Trashmen & Deke Dickerson / Cactus Blossoms / Davina & the Vagabonds / Pavielle / Crankshaft / L’Assassins / Nato Cole & Blue Diamond Band

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