Soul Asylum, the Hold Steady and Dessa among acts to donate songs to project benefiting First Avenue

The Drive-By Truckers, Soul Asylum, the Hold Steady, the Jayhawks and Trampled by Turtles are among the acts who’ve donated songs to the First Love Project, a new fundraiser for First Avenue, one of the country’s oldest and best-known independent music venues.
For $25, fans get streaming access and a high-quality download. There are currently 19 songs online, and new tracks from bands who’ve played First Avenue in the past will be added over the next year. All proceeds will be donated to First Avenue, which has largely been unable to offer any public events since the shutdown in March.
“I got tired of signing ‘Save our Stages’ petitions and decided to do something,” said Mary Beth Mueller, a spokesperson for the project. “Many of us simply cannot imagine this city or the national music landscape without First Avenue. We started emailing bands, and every single one of them responded ‘yes.’ ”
Other acts that have donated songs to the project include Har Mar Superstar, Semisonic, the Suburbs, Atmosphere, Dessa, Fugazi, Young Fresh Fellows, the Mekons, Jeff Tweedy, Molly Maher, Lazerbeak, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3, the Baseball Project and Thurston Moore. More songs will be added starting in January.
“We are blown away by the incredible support from this community and these amazing artists,” said First Avenue owner Dayna Frank in a news release. “It’s a very special thing to know that First Avenue means so much to so many, especially this year – our 50th anniversary and the most challenging time in the history of the club. It’s heartwarming, to say the least.”
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