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This wood-paneled honky tonk bar has seen a bit of renovation and redecoration since Target Field sprung up a stone's throw away. But make no mistake: Lee's Liquor Lounge is still the same home to working-class country, roots and rock music it's been for years, and it's a great place to catch a show and tip back a beer or two without blowing your budget.
At first listen to Davina and the Vagabonds, you imagine the tones escaping from a 300-pound blues musician. It seems unlikely that much power is coming from the slight frame of one Ms. Davina. It sounds like an unnatural force, pulled from some... More »
There's two grand holiday traditions in downtown Minneapolis, and only one of them involves elbowing through skyway crowds as you gawk down at garishly-lit parade floats traipsing down Nicollet. The other one sits a few blocks down, in the... More »
Sorry, R.T. Rybak. Cult hero Gary Burger is the most punk-rock mayor in Minnesota, hands down. Prior to holding office in the town of Turtle River, Minnesota (population: 77), Burger was the leader of one of the most influential garage-punk bands... More »
It's a strange thing to think about, but there are places in Finland, France, and the U.K. where people know all the words to songs by Minneapolis rock 'n' roll and rockabilly band Reckless Ones. In Flagstaff, Arizona, too, and San Antonio,... More »
For far too long we've been told that Electric Light Orchestra were insufferable '70s cheese, a bloated prog-rock monstrosity that valued production technique over real feeling and hovered near the top of the Reasons Punk Needed to Happen list.... More »
You're not going to catch Country Music Television's hottest new act at Lee's Liquor Lounge, or whoever happens to be Nashville's flavor of the month, with his frosted hair, neatly torn jeans, tribal tattoos, and baseball cap. And that's just fine by you, because you appreciate real country music, performed by real country artists. You're an aficionado of outlaw, a Western swing junkie, a habitué of honky-tonks. Lee's books some of the quintessential purveyors of the traditional... More »
Sure, most of the big-name country acts end up 45 minutes north of the Twin Cities at some gaudy casino. But unlike those Top 40 hacks, most of the singers who perform on Lee's stage came by their twang (and their hard-luck stories) authentically--no corporate-manufactured country music here, folks. Lee's has been a Minneapolis mainstay for decades, with the decor to match: neon beer signs, cheap pressboard tables, a long bar--even a stuffed cougar hung on the wall to keep all the... More »
Though this joint has achieved near-legendary status as a great roadhouse for local and national live music, Lee's Liquor Lounge is still essentially what owner Louie Sirian calls a "saloon." And so on Sundays the regulars trickle in to catch the games in what was once a liquor store owned by former Purple People Eater Carl Eller. Viking faithful will soon be tripped up by bartender Bill Miller's on-the-mark loathing for the entire organization and his heckling of all who try in vain to... More »
Lee's is the ceremonious end to each Brainco quarter, where a dozen or so of us drink to forget what industry people really think of us. All the waiting and bar staff are super cool and constantly carding me.
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