Jay’s Longhorn: A documentary film by Mark Engebretson, on DVD
Jay’s Longhorn is a documentary film about the legendary Minneapolis nightclub that was the epicenter of the Minneapolis punk rock and indie rock scene in the late 1970s.
At a time when the Minneapolis music scene was dominated by Top 40 cover bands, a group of punk rock visionaries — led by Andy Schwartz, former publisher of the New York Rocker — scoured the city in search of a place that would welcome the New Wave.
The Suicide Commandos, Flamingo, Curtiss A, and the Suburbs found a home at Jay’s Longhorn — which also served as the launching pad for Hüsker Dü and the Replacements and the preferred venue for touring acts like Elvis Costello, The B-52s, and The Police.
Now buy the 93-minute documentary film on DVD, which includes 56 minutes of bonus material.