Cause's 5th Anniversary and Closing Party
|Photo by Shon Troth|
With Enemy Planes, Gay Witch Abortion, Mississippi North, Buildings, Ex Nuns, and Strange
Cause Spirits & Soundbar, Minneapolis
Saturday, July 12, 2014
For the past five years Cause Spirits & Soundbar has been an oasis on the corner of Lyndale and Lake. Rickety lounge chairs dotted the sidewalk outside around tables piled high with PBR cans. In the mornings, the tantalizing scent of breakfast wafted in past trusty bartenders serving up the day's hair of the dog. By evening, strains of your favorite local band's songs struggled to be heard over the buzz of an enthusiastic gathering of friends and strangers alike, crowding the door guy and filling the air with cigarette smoke and laughter. Drunken merriment abounded. For the past five years, many of us Uptowners lived by one simple motto: All roads lead to Cause.
The fifth anniversary celebration of this beloved bar/restaurant/venue, though, wound up being its funeral. After five years of serving as a rite of passage for so many performers, and a second home for some, Cause has officially closed its doors to the public as (gasp!) a sports bar prepares to move into its beloved tomb. Despite our shock and anguish, we did our best to party hard this past Saturday as the last five bands to ever play Cause hit the stage.
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