Featuring Tina & the B-sides
plus all manner of artsy good times
It’s a party, people! And, it’s back by popular demand!
Tonight we’re going to party like its 1989! Break out the leg warmers, off-the-shoulder tops, and get totally tubular because the Sheldon Theatre has a case of late ‘80s nostalgia and the whole community is invited. The free Sheldon Fête: House Party 2.0 takes over the entire building Friday, September 20, 6:00 – 10:30 PM, featuring a headliner performance by the late 80s Minneapolis sound pioneering band, TINA & THE B-SIDES.
Rock music, best-dressed 80s style contest, scavenger hunt, and Atari video games! We have it all and more! From 6:00 – 8 PM, guests can hang out, house party style, and join in the 80s inspired fun. The whole building will be alive with artsy activities, games to raise funds for the Friends of the Sheldon, music, local food, and the promise of new memories.
Special guests at the pre-party include live on the mainstage Minneapolis based 80s cover band BRAT PACK RADIO will get the house jumpin’ with danceable tunes by Prince, Madonna, Aha, Bon Jovi, Dead or Alive, and so many more… Through it all, guests can enjoy games, specialty cocktails, appetizers, a classic 80s basement with old school video games, live painting in the courtyard area by Sayge Carroll and Katrina Knutson and hanging out with friends old and new.
The evening’s headliner, TINA & THE B-SIDES, will perform a full set on the main stage starting at 8 PM.
Tina and the B-Sides were formed out of the edgy new wave rock scene that was Minneapolis in the late ’80s. They played every club that would have them and by 1989 recorded their debut album, Tina and the B-Side Movement. It was released on Tina’s own Movement Records, which also became home to 1992’s Young Americans and 1994’s Monster, before they were signed to a major record deal with Sire Records in 1996. The band released two CD’s for Sire, Salvation and It’s All Just The Same, with their songs featured in commercials and major movie soundtracks such as ‘The Traveller’, ‘Very Bad Things’, and ‘A Simple Plan’. Tina and band shared stages with Lenny Kravitz, The Wallflowers, Indigo Girls and Etta James.
Pursuing a more rootsy vision of American rock & roll, Tina and the B-Sides became one of the most popular bar bands in the Midwest during the 1990s, developing a cult following that endures to this day.
They went on hiatus in 1999, however, Tina and the other members never gave up playing and writing. Each of them still contributes to various musical projects as well as having their own bands. In 2009 the band played a reunion concert at the Minnesota Zoo and released A-Sides: The Best Of TBS independently on Movement Records. In Spring 2014, they wrote and recorded an all-new Tina and the B-Sides album, Barricade.