Imagine Dragons With the Naked and Famous and Nico Vega Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul March 12, 2014 There are few shows throughout rock history that have changed the face of music as we know it. The Beatles infamous appearance on Ed Sullivan. The Rolling Stones at Altamont. Hendrix at Woodstock. F ... More >>
Miley Cyruswith Icona PopXcel Energy Center, St. PaulMonday, March 10, 2014Miley Cyrus is a brat. Or is she? The better question to ask may be whether her bad behavior makes her spoiled or proves she can't be tamed. (It also has a lot to do with your feelings on getting turnt.) As the Hannah Montana ... More >>
This week in the Twin Cities, a load of acclaimed touring acts are here to warm us up. Chameleonic New York trio Hospitality (above) is at the 7th Street Entry Wednesday, and 89.3 the Current's darlings Wild Cub play the Turf Club. This weekend, Dr. Dog have landed two nights at First Avenue, and Ju ... More >>
Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>
Mumford & SonsXcel Energy Center, St. PaulWednesday, September 4, 2013There's no question that Marcus Mumford and his band of Sons are brilliant. In one way, at least. Finally someone has capitalized on American pop's two most-popular niches, twang and EDM. Unfortunately, this marketable and sta ... More >>
You really can't get enough of Mumford & Sons, and perhaps that's why there are so many of each member of the band in this new clip for "Babel." As the camera follows the players around the warehouse in an infinite black and white loop that defies common perceptions of time and space -- no doub ... More >>
It would've been impossible for Nine Inch Nails to give up for good. Trent Reznor and his electronic/industrial cohorts are heading back on the road later this year in support of the first NIN studio recordings in half a decade. Hesitation Marks will be out via Columbia Records on September 3, and y ... More >>
A good chunk of the Minneapolis music scene has gallivanted away to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, but that doesn't stop the music! Total Trash release their latest cassette tape in the 7th Street Entry Thursday. Friday, Davina & the Vagabonds swank up Patrick's Cabaret while Chanhassen Di ... More >>
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
And they're not even calling it Thunder Road. After a weekend toiling away for the causes of Hurricane Sandy and Barack Obama and finally reaching a detente with New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Bruce Springsteen is touching down for a weekend here in the Twin Cities.In conjunction with performan ... More >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
See Also:Lady Gaga plots Born This Way Ball 2013 tour -- St. Paul in FebruaryRihanna and Cee Lo Green at the Target Center, 6/16/11, SlideshowLive-Blogging The 2012 Video Music Awards: We Are Never Ever Ever Gonna Use Tonight As A BellwetherSo while many Americans were caught up in Thursday's politi ... More >>
ColdplayXcel Energy Center, St. PaulFriday, August 10, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Coldplay at Xcel Energy CenterFar more captivating than Chris Martin himself are his captivated fans. At every turn during Friday's packed Coldplay show at Xcel Energy Center, the singer/guitarist/pianist told a entranced ... More >>
Classic rock fans of the Twin Cities, are you ready to dance the night away with Van Halen once again? The legendary arena rock band has reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth, and are set to reconnect with their fans in a big way on a massive U.S. tour that finds the combustible band ... More >>
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Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>
Dave Grohl is the real deal. After spending the early '90s clocking stage time in one of the most influential bands of his generation, no one would have thought twice if he had shied away from the limelight following his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994. But instead, he did jus ... More >>
Photos by Kathy EasthagenTim McGraw May 14, 2011 Xcel Energy Center Several stops into his Emotional Traffic Tour, country music superstar Tim McGraw paid a visit to the Twin Cities Saturday night with a performance at the Xcel Energy Center. A true professional after over twenty years of pe ... More >>
After some waffling by Enrique Iglesias (note to publicists: might be a good idea to check with the artist before announcing that they will be joining your tour on national TV), the Spanish pop star has dropped off the Britney Spears tour and has been replaced by buzzy new hip-hop artist Nicki Mi ... More >>
This summer's arena calendar is already filling up, with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Journey coming to the Xcel, plus shows by Usher, Rihanna, Sade, and the aging pop version of Voltron, NKOTBSB, coming to the Target Center. To add to the spectacle, Britney Spears is throwing her hat in the rin ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkFans in St. Paul were treated to a brand new song at Gaga's first of two back-to-back shows at the Xcel Energy Center. Midway through her performance, after fumbling around a bit on the keys, Gaga apologized, said she would probably get in trouble, and admitted that she wanted t ... More >>
The Tasting ProcessWould you like to drive a golf ball 300 yards down the fairway with effortless power or sing in front of 19,000 fans at Xcel Center? While neither is possible for most of us, we can drink wine the same way Robert Parker and the reviewers at Wine Spectator do, and it takes ... More >>
Photos by Gunnar CookSelect Three at the Xcel CenterWhen Bon Jovi came through town a few weeks ago to play two back-to-back nights at the Xcel Center, three local acts were hand-picked through a KQRS-sanctioned contest to open up for the mega-stars. Up-and-coming rock group Select Three was one ... More >>
No, not all at the same time.
President Obama will be in Minnesota Saturday to speak about health care reform, Minnesota Public Radio confirmed.
Does this suggest that Obama won't return to the site of the historic fist bump?
The Wild's former coach will return to the Xcel on Jan. 2.
Are the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournaments killing the Wild in the late season?
Would a newspaper copy desk in India know that it's Xcel Energy Center, not Excel? Or would they notice that Michele Bachman ... More >>
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