Is Punk dead? CBGBs is now just another place for John Varvatos to sell WAY overpriced Converse apparel. There is only one Ramone left and there’s no sign he’s going to get behind his drum kit anytime soon. Hot Topic has turned the genre into everything its founders hated by bringing it to the mall. So what’s a young, angry-at-the-world, out-of-high-school kid supposed to do with his or her weekend anymore? In steps Shonen Knife. The all-female Japanese indie-punk trio has been kicking out the jams in their native land since 1981, earning fans all over the world throughout its 30-year tenure. As a special celebration of its 30th year, Shonen Knife is touring the U.S. to give us all what we crave so dearly—Ramones tunes played live for an entire night. Shonen Knife’s Osaka Ramones hits First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry tonight with Nashville punk rockers Heavy Cream and Minneapolis noise-punkers/Michael Yonkers collaborators The Blind Shake. $14, 9 p.m., 18+, 701 First Ave. N., Mpls., 612-332-1775, FirstAvenue.com
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