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Minnesota Hardcore is a fast-paced, musical docu-series that examines the punk scene in the Twin Cities from 1980 to 1985. The Minnesota scene was a close-knit community of artists and fans that encouraged culture and spawned huge talents like Hüsker Dü, The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Rifle Sport and more. Minnesota Hardcore is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.
Minnesota Hardcore is a fast-paced, musical docu-series that examines the punk scene in the Twin Cities from 1980 to 1985. The Minnesota scene was a close-knit community of artists and fans that encouraged culture and spawned huge talents like Hüsker Dü, The Replacements, Soul Asylum, Rifle Sport and more. Minnesota Hardcore is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.

MN Hardcore Bonus Holiday Short: Paddy’s ‘Purple Rain’ Story

This week the Minnesota Hardcore web series is taking a holiday break. We present this story about what hardcore was like back in the...

MN Hardcore, Episode 4: Goofy’s Upper Deck

  This article is reprinted from the September 7, 1983 issue of City Pages. The Wild Ones Vandalism and Violence at Hardcore's Last Stand By Martin Keller For the...

MN Hardcore, Episode 3: Local Bands

  This episode shows the hardcore scene sprouting from the excitement of the earlier punk culture. The Blu Hippos, Todlachen, Rifle Sport, Loud Fast Rules...

MN Hardcore, Episode 2: The Fastest Band in the World

  I saw my first Hüsker Dü show at an Oddfellows Hall in South Minneapolis. It was 1982, and I had recently bought the band's...

MN Hardcore, Episode 1: Backstory

  Welcome to episode 1 of Minnesota Hardcore, a new documentary web series focused on the years 1980 to 1985. This episode travels back in...

The Decline of Midwestern Civilization

Minnesota Hardcore 1980 to 1985. What you are watching is a trailer for a new digital series from Twin Cities PBS. In the early...