Iconic Minneapolis club First Avenue, which you have probably seen in Prince's Purple Rain, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Like most independent clubs, though, it's been having trouble staying afloat through the pandemic. A group of concerned Minneapolis citizens have organized First Love Project to help First Avenue, and its sister club 7th St Entry, make it through these very tough times.
First Love Project is putting together music compilations, and the first features rare tracks from Fugazi, Drive-by Truckers, Thurston Moore, Atmosphere, The Hold Steady, The Jayhawks, Jeff Tweedy, Dessa, Soul Asylum, Har Mar Superstar and more. It's $25 for a year subscription that allows you to stream and download all the music that gets added to the project via Bandcamp. You can check out the tracklist for Vol 1 below.