• Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Bruno Mars at Xcel Energy Center, 6/21/14

    Bruno Mars Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Saturday, June 21, 2014 Bruno Mars is a real pro. Each aspect of his Saturday night performance of the Xcel -- his dancing, his singing, his guitar work and, of course, his songwriting -- displayed a broad, self-assured knowledge of pop history while slyly po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Lyn Lake Street Festival, 6/8/14

    Lyn Lake Street Festival With Secret Stash Soul Revue, Rogue Valley, Dosh, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Ginkgo, and Ashley Gold LynLake, Minneapolis June 8, 2014 The Lyn Lake Street Festival had a success on its hands long before a band even played a note Sunday. The combination of a lovely summer d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    Jay Z at Xcel Energy Center, 11/30/13

    Jay ZXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSaturday, November 30, 2013Jay Z has more money than you can fathom, more fame than most entertainers, and sits atop a number of people's lists of greatest MCs. There's nothing he needs to accomplish at this point, and the hunger of an upcoming rapper wasn't exact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Roster McCabe at the Cabooze, 4/19/13

    Roster McCabe With Wiping Out Thousands, Steez The Cabooze, Minneapolis Friday, April 19, 2013 Roster McCabe has that unmistakable, indescribable festival vibe, the kind that says everything's going to be okay -- even though the rain is threatening to flood your campsite. At their first show in Min ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Rihanna and A$AP Rocky at Xcel Energy Center, 3/24/13

    RihannaWith A$AP RockyXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSunday, March 24, 2013Does naming an album Unapologetic mean you never have to say you're sorry? Rihanna hit the stage at Xcel a little late (9:50 or so), but that wasn't the problem. The 10,000 devoted fans from around the upper Midwest would've wai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Sexcat prowl onto the scene with a big R&B/dance sound

    Photo by Eric Elvendahl​Over the weekend I had a chance to catch Sexcat at Clubhouse Jager, and was taken aback by what a huge sound was being pumped by of this new band. Walking up to the show, the group's R&B beats and lead singer Hannah von der Hoff's smokey voice pierced the air for severa ... More >>

  • Music

    May 31, 2000

    The Last Unicorn

    Sean Na Na blows his own horn with dark, potent pop and not-so-ridiculous R&B

  • Arts

    January 13, 1999

    Singles '98 (Associative Disorder Remix)

    Original Gangstas, Backstreet Boys, and grizzled grunge

  • Music

    December 10, 1997