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AmRep celebrated 25 years (pics & video) (Unsane, Melvins, Boss Hog, Hammerhead, Vaz, God Bullies & more)

photos by Taylor Keahey, words by BBG

God Bullies
God Bullies

On what was a perfect day to celebrate anyone’s anniversary, a sold-out crowd gathered at Grumpy’s in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the legendary local label Amphetamine Reptile Records. It was an all-day event (on 8/28) that honored and saluted an influential and groundbreaking scene, as well a bunch of bands that perhaps never got their due back in the day. All the groups played to a large, receptive crowd that was, if not trying to turn back time a bit to see a bunch of bands that they never had a chance to, than maybe just feel younger for one day at least. Everywhere you looked there were old friends running into each other for the first time in years, and there were broad smiles plastered on everyone’s faces (due in no small part to the $5 Surly’s). It was a glorious commemoration of a label that still packs quite a punch and knows how to throw one hell of a party. -[City Pages]

The above review comes from the second day of the AmRep Anniversary show, which featured a headlining set from Boss Hog, as well as appearances from Melvins, Vaz, White Drugs, Gay Witch Abortion, Thrown Ups (with Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner), Today Is the Day (who play NYC Friday), Shannon Selberg (Cows) with AmRep founder Tom Hazelmyer, God Bullies, and Hammerhead (who played DBA recently). The first night featured performances from Unsane (who just played Santos) and Lollipop.

Pics of both day one and two, as well as some video, continue below.


AmRep Day One

Lollipop

Lollipop

Lollipop

Lollipop

Lollipop

Lollipop

Unsane

Unsane

Unsane

Unsane

Unsane

Unsane

Unsane

Unsane

Unsane

Unsane

Unsane

AmRep Day Two

Vaz

Vaz

Melvins

Melvins

Melvins

Melvins

Melvins

Vaz

Vaz

Vaz

White Drugs

White Drugs

White Drugs

White Drugs

Gay Witch Abortion

Gay Witch Abortion

Gay Witch Abortion

Gay Witch Abortion

The Thrown-Ups

Thrown Ups

Thrown Ups

Thrown Ups

Today Is The Day

Today Is The Day

Today Is The Day

Today Is The Day

Today Is The Day

Shannon Selberg & Tom Hazelmyer

Shannon Selberg & Tom Hazelmeyer

Shannon Selberg & Tom Hazelmeyer

Shannon Selberg & Tom Hazelmeyer

Shannon Selberg & Tom Hazelmeyer

Shannon Selberg & Tom Hazelmeyer

God Bullies

God Bullies

God Bullies

God Bullies

God Bullies

Hammerhead

Hammerhead

Hammerhead

Hammerhead

Hammerhead

Boss Hog

Boss Hog

Boss Hog

Boss Hog

Boss Hog

Boss Hog

Unsane — Sick (AmRep 25th Anniversary Bash, 08/27/10)

Shannon Selburg & God Bullies at Am-Rep 25th Anniversary

God Bullies at Am-Rep 25th Anniversary

Boss Hog at Am-Rep 25th Anniversary

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