TW: gun violence
Two nights ago there was a mass shooting at the Nudieland show in south Minneapolis that involved misogynistic, homophobic, & transphobic violence. Our hearts are broken for the individuals & families affected by this violence. We stand in solidarity with them.
— Twin Cities DSA ? (@TwinCitiesDSA) August 13, 2023
Police are still seeking two suspects connected with the shooting at Nudieland, a DIY house venue in Minneapolis, that left one dead and six injured on Friday night (8/11). If you were there and have info you want to share with police, legal aid is available before you do:
The lineup of bands playing the show that night was (A)TRUTH, Texture Freq, Rubberman, Miracle Debt, and Slither. You can see the full event flyer below.
August Golden, who was killed, wasn’t in any of the bands playing that night, but was a member of Scrounger, who regularly played and recorded music there. Austin’s best friend and Scrounger bandmate Bryan May spoke to The Star Tribune, calling him one of his “favorite songwriters.” “He made things happen…He was dedicated to the subcultural world we live in. He wasn’t just a spectator… He helped other people make art.”” More more about August in that article, and here’s a video of Scrounger playing Nudieland a month earlier:
Brooklyn’s (A)TRUTH were starting a short tour at Nudieland on the night of the shooting, and posted a statement as they were leaving town, writing, “We are leaving Minneapolis with a heavy heart after the tragedy that occurred at the show last night. Our thoughts are with the affected families and the community during this difficult time. It’s a reminder of the importance of supporting one another. Out of respect we are not going into details and we appreciate everyone who has messaged us, we are ok.”
Some bigger artists have paid tribute and helped raise money including Gel who have a show in Minneapolis this week:
Tomorrow show in Minneapolis is sold out.
It’s very bittersweet considering the events that happened a few days ago. We’re going to be donating a portion of merch & door sales to the victims.
Also, for those anywhere else in the world, please consider donating (cont…)
— GEL (@GELhc) August 14, 2023
And Into It. Over It:
i don’t have the words to add to this tragedy. i am heartbroken reading this
i will donate 100% of and personally match any and all IIOI merch and download sales that happen in the next 24 hourshttps://t.co/DLasA98VXr
help these folks pick up the pieces https://t.co/zvdnMsQzGT
— Into It. Over It. (@intoitoverit) August 13, 2023
House shows are the linchpin and ideal expression of a thriving underground music scene. Everybody formed in one of those scenes has moments from house shows burned into their very identity, indelible for life. This is heartbreaking. https://t.co/pVIVy3R3zW
— steve albini (@electricalWSOP) August 13, 2023
Sick Of It All:
Paint it Black:
Unbelievably heartbreaking and awful beyond words. Sending our love to our friends in MPLS, please help out if you’re at all able:https://t.co/r81ayoaWhH
— Paint It Black (@pibphilly) August 12, 2023
horrific and an absolute nightmare. a gunman opened fire at a backyard diy punk show last night in minneapolis. diy spaces and punk spaces are supposed to be safe. my heart is with minneapolis diy today and the victims of senseless violence. https://t.co/gzD5owIrZy
— shortly (@shortlymi) August 12, 2023
Minneapolis venue First Avenue:
Our hearts are with the music community in Minneapolis today. Hold each other close. If you are able, consider donating to support the victims and survivors.
Community GoFundMe Victim Support: https://t.co/6bf0wP9QzX
Community GoFundMe Support: https://t.co/eJ5VwTLTaz
— First Avenue (@FirstAvenue) August 12, 2023
There are currently two GoFundMes raising money for those affected, one supporting the victims and another supporting August’s partner, Caitlin Angelica. Our thoughts are with everybody affected by this horrible tragedy.