|Photo by Tony Nelson|
|The World's Most Dangerous Polka Band doing what they did in Ruth Adams' day.|
A Mississippi-width emotional outpour has followed the announcement that Nye's Polonaise Room will close next year. For 40 years, the Nordeast bar, lounge, restaurant, and twisted karaoke establishment has been host to the unsung heroes of the Twin Cities music scene: Ruth Adams and the World's Most Dangerous Polka Band.
Polka at Nye's is one of the most liberating activities ever concocted. It's a spectacle from the opening notes. There's something in that accordion that -- when mixed with a libation or twelve -- brings out the courage of a thousand. Proving that they will not crumble in the face of adversity, the band confirm they will play on until Nye's shuts its doors for good.
Nye's Polonaise Room Will Close