If you know anything about forgotten 70's hard rock you have heard of Cain. This Minneapolis-based band was one of the heaviest bands out there in the 70's, and their LPs command big bucks if you can find them. Cain independently released two albums on the ASI label, A Pound Of Flesh and Stinger, and third album wasn't completed before the band broke up. The Monster Records reissue of A Pound Of Flesh a few years ago generated new interest in this cult band, and fans today still rave about the thick guitars and Jiggs Lee's vocals.
As I was flipping through the City Pages a couple days ago, I was stunned to see Cain listed as performing at the Mid America Music Hall Of Fame Induction Award Show on Friday, September 17 at the Sheraton in Bloomington, Minnesota. This appears to be the real deal, as an earlier version of the advertisement (below) lists "Jiggs Lee and Cain". I've never heard of Cain doing any reunion shows, so this could be your only chance to hear their songs live. Former members are now an anesthesiologist and a popular radio personality here in Minneapolis.
The other performing acts probably won't be of any interest to readers here, but Cain is worth the price of admission alone. I'll try to find out more information about Cain's performance and report back. Get your tickets in advance as this event is expected to sell out.