First Avenue, Minneapolis
Sunday, March 17, 2013Ryan Bingham has one of the best voices in music today. It's full of originality and character, roughened by years on the road and with a heartbreaking edge to it. It's Bingham's voice that made "The Weary Kind" the powerfu ... More >>
Ryan Bingham's voice sounds like the guy has spent decades blowing through cartons of cheap cigarettes and gallons of cheaper whiskey somewhere along the lonely, broken mid-American highways. A former bull rider who spent a good chunk of his teens and early 20s on the rodeo circuit, Bingham bounced ... More >>
This ain't my first rodeo, but perhaps it could be yours. This weekend, the "World's Toughest Rodeo" tour makes its annual stop at the Xcel Energy Center (Friday and Saturday, February 3-4, 7:30, $9.50-80 with special pricing for Girl and Boy Scouts, no foolin'). In addition to bull, bareback, an ... More >>
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with food and drink!Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and makes a great excuse to eat Mexican food.
Here are a few of the most interesting celebrations taking pl ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerThe World's Toughest Rodeo returns to the Xcel tonight and Saturday, with a special performance by up-and-coming chart-climber Jerrod Niemann after Saturday night's barrel racing and bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding (7:30, $10-78).
The Rodeo invited us down on Th ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonKaty Perry at First Ave in March 2009Following the same skyrocketing success arc as pop phenom Lady Gaga, who played the Fine Line and came back a year later to sell out two nights at the Xcel Center, Katy Perry is upgrading from filling the First Avenue Mainroom in 2009 to pl ... More >>
Photo by Nikki Miller
Text sent to a friend, 10:28 PM:
Jesus. They have either literal graphic interpretations or actual lyrics to their songs on the jumbotron. Gross. When are you going to First Ave?
Not the sentiment I'd hoped to be expressing halfway through Brooks & Dunn's farewell perfo ... More >>