Electric Fetus, First Avenue make Rolling Stone Top 10 lists

Minneapolis is home to two music Meccas.
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Minneapolis is home to two of the country's best when it comes to record stores and music venues.

That's according to Rolling Stone, which named Electric Fetus and First Avenue in two of its end-of-year Top 10 lists.

Electric Fetus, the 50-year-old record store in south Minneapolis, was named in the Top 10 Record Stores in country by the venerable magazine.

The store gets cool points for being a regular haunt of Prince's, as well as for an owner once getting a citation for displaying a John Lennon and Yoko Ono album cover with Richard and Pat Nixon's faces on them.

Another Prince favorite, First Avenue, is named among the 10 best live music venues in the country.

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Its legend owes more to Prince though, with Rolling Stone noting that the venue has been an important showcase for the likes of the Replacements, the Jayhawks, the Hold Steady and Lizzo.

"With great sightlines, attentive crowds, and bands that are consistently thrilled to be performing on the Mainroom stage, there’s no better venue for hundreds of miles to catch bands at the top of their game," the magazine notes.

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