Pussy Galore – Old Avalon Theater, Minneapolis, US (24 July 1989)

Pussy Galore show Old Avalon Theater*, 1500 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN, US with Babes in Toyland, Babel 17 and Neo Mort on 24 July 1989.

*The venue was actually called ‘The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater’ at the time of the show

Poster Artwork: Kyle Anderson (https://www.instagram.com/sonikdevil02/)
Photo of Jon Spencer and Lori Barbero at Big Trouble House, Minneapolis: Bob Bert

Jon Senum (https://www.instagram.com/reallyoldpunk/), the writer of ‘St. Paul Bike Blog‘ put this show on and was given a Pussy Fuzz pedal by Jon Spencer and states that “That is my friend Bob Brustman on the poster, he hates cats.”

Additional notes:

“This was my favorite show I put on out of the years of shows I did. Thank you so much for the set list. Normally I didn’t get to see much of any band’s performances since I was always busy working. However, this show I told everyone that they had to take care of their responsibilities on their own during PG’s set because I was not willing to miss one second of it!!!”

“also the theater’s was the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. They made huge 10’-20’ hi puppets for their productions. We had to use the old name which was the Avalon. It had been an old porn theater so we were totally down with that. The transition from puppets to porn was pretty recent so you could just call it the old porn theater and everyone knew where it was. It cost us $200 a night for a 1,000+ capacity venue.” – Jon Senum (24 July 2022)

SET LIST:

Nothing Can Bring Me Down
Kill Yourself
Pretty Fuck Look
Understand Me
Pig Sweat
1 Hour Later
Dead Meat
Kicked Out
DWDA
Wretch
Sweet Little Hi-Fi
Evil Eye
Dick Johnson
Hang On

encore:

NYC: 1999!
Alright
Die Bitch

“At the Big House with Jon Spencer. Lori Barbero cooked us a spaghetti dinner the night of Pussy Galore’s last show in Minneapolis. Babes in Toyland warmed them up. Steve at First Ave was really angry Sonic Warp got this show. There were repercussions…at least they were threatened…” – Jon Senum (20 November 2022)