Pink Mink

Pink Mink was what happened when everyone was making other plans. Christy Hunt had returned from 2 years of touring as the guitarist for the Von Bondies and posted a defeatist post about quitting music and going back to school. Longtime friend Arzu Gokcen saw this post and threatened to lock her in a closet with her guitar until she changed her mind. The two, at similar crossroads in their musical paths, decided to give playing together a shot. And it worked beautifully. While jamming in Christy’s basement, they added seasoned engineer and producer Jacques Wait along with drumming ace Charles Gehr and soon the foursome found themselves forming a band – and February 2010, Pink Mink was born.

Having the history of all taking part in previously successful outfits (Von Bondies, Selby Tigers, Ouija Radio, etc.) it took no time at all for word to spread about this new formation, and Pink Mink found themselves playing festivals and big shows after barely writing songs for six months. Even with all the attention, they were humbled and surprised to have landed the coveted “Picked To Click” honor in City Pages magazine just a short 8 months after playing their first chords together. All this, and their debut album was nowhere near being finished yet. Finally, after a little over a year of being together, Pink Mink regionally-released their self-titled debut in July 2011. The celebration culminated as the band held their release party on a riverboat on the rivers of the great Mississippi. Being known for throwing a grand party, the “cocktail cruise” did not disappoint. Beyond the party reviews, the critics and fans had much praise for the debut album.

Past Shows


May
2
nd
2015
Turf Club
May
2
nd
2015
Turf Club

Birthday Suits

with Pink Mink and Teenage Moods
Feb
19
th
2015
Turf Club
Feb
19
th
2015
Turf Club

Swami John Reis and The Blind Shake

with Pink Mink, The Bombay Sweets, Lori Barbero and more!
Dec
12
th
2014
Turf Club
Dec
12
th
2014
Turf Club

Ben & Sheela's 10 Years Later Show

with Dillinger Four, Pink Mink, WHATEVER FOREVER and more!
May
30
th
2014
Mainroom
May
30
th
2014
Mainroom

Girl Germs

with Night Moves, Pink Mink, Strange Names and more!
Oct
25
th
2013
7th St Entry
Oct
25
th
2013
7th St Entry

Those Darlins

with Gambles and Pink Mink
Nov
23
rd
2012
7th St Entry
Nov
23
rd
2012
7th St Entry

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with The Fattenin’ Frogs, Red Daughters, Blue Ruin and more!
Nov
23
rd
2012
Mainroom
Nov
23
rd
2012
Mainroom

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with The Melismatics, Pink Mink, John Swardson and more!
Mar
2
nd
2012
First Avenue
Sep
23
rd
2011
7th St Entry
Sep
23
rd
2011
7th St Entry

the Goondas

with Pink Mink, BLOODNSTUFF and THE BAD SPOTS
Apr
15
th
2011
Mainroom
Apr
15
th
2011
Mainroom

VOLTAGE

with Pink Mink, Communist Daughter, Me and My Arrow and more!
Jan
26
th
2011
Mainroom
Jan
26
th
2011
Mainroom
Jan
22
nd
2011
7th St Entry
Jan
22
nd
2011
7th St Entry

Alpha Consumer

with Pink Mink and Votel
Jan
7
th
2011
Mainroom
Jan
7
th
2011
Mainroom

The Onion's 1,143rd Twin Cities Issue Celebratory Gathering

with Dosh, Pink Mink, BNLX and more!
Dec
17
th
2010
Mainroom
Dec
17
th
2010
Mainroom

Soul Asylum

with The Figgs and Pink Mink
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, Brianna Lane, Mayda and more!
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, The Honeydogs, Pink Mink and more!
Jun
27
th
2010
Mainroom
Jun
27
th
2010
Mainroom

Gastro Non Grata

with Pink Mink, Private Dancer, Unknown Prophets and more!
Jun
8
th
2010
7th St Entry
Jun
8
th
2010
7th St Entry

CHOOGLIN'

with Wheels on Fire and Pink Mink

More Shows

Sep
17
th
7th St Entry

TORRES

with Ariana and the Rose
May
14
th
First Avenue
Sold Out

An Evening with
They Might Be Giants

Sep
25
th
Boney James

Boney James

Oct
15
th
Palace Theatre

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

with Leah Senior