Jay’s Longhorn was the epicenter of the Minneapolis punk rock and indie rock scene in the late 1970s. At a time when the music scene was dominated by Top 40 cover bands, a group of punk rock visionaries-led by Andy Schwartz, former publisher of the New York Rocker-scoured the city in search of a place that would welcome the New Wave.
The Suicide Commandos, Flamingo, Curtiss A, and The Suburbs found a home at Jay’s Longhorn, which also served as the launchpad for Hüsker Dü and The Replacements and the preferred venue for touring acts like Elvis Costello, The B-52s, and The Police.
Join Sound Unseen for the St. Paul premiere of the film Jay’s Longhorn. A Q&A with director Mark Engebretson and special guests will follow the screening.