Twin Cities artists pay tribute to the Clash's Joe Strummer in February

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BNLX is one of the bands set to pay tribute to Joe Strummer

It has been nearly 11 years since the world lost Joe Strummer. But his lingering influence around the world hasn't diminished in the least. Here in Minnesota, we keep Strummer's restless spirit alive not only in the inspired songs that ring out in venues all over the Twin Cities and beyond, but also on a semi-annual night dedicated to his lasting memory and the songs that he left behind.

Turning Rebellion Into Money: A Tribute To Joe Strummer will once again rock First Avenue on Saturday, February 1, with a talented assembly of Minnesota artists and bands on hand to celebrate the music and memory of Joe Strummer.

All proceeds from the show will be donated to Free Arts Minnesota, who work towards inspiring and nurturing young kids who have experienced hardship through the redeeming powers of artistic expression. The money raised at the Strummer Tribute will be donated in the name of Daniel Levy, the son of Adam Levy, who was a big fan of the Clash and a talented artist in his own right.

The lineup put together for the Strummer Tribute is a strong one, with more bands scheduled to join in the fun between now and February. For now, here is the list of bands set to perform at Turning Rebellion Into Money: A Tribute To Joe Strummer:

The 9/16ths (featuring members of The Cloak Ox, Andrew Bird, The Honeydogs, Sensational Joint Chiefs, The Witnesses and more)
Andrew Broder
Al Church
Gabriel Douglas with Silverback Colony
Greg Grease
Two Harbors


Advance tickets for this 18+ show are $8, and go on-sale on Friday, December 13 at noon. Tickets will be $12 at the door, which will open at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 1.

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