Live music took over Cedar Avenue Saturday with the West Bank Music Festival, with Dessa, Retribution Gospel Choir, the Goondas, Grandma's Boyfriend and Brother & Sister on the daytime festival stage. After dark, the fest moved into the area clubs with highlight sets from 4ontheFloor, Fuck Knights and a host of other acts including a debut set by Adam Svec's Proofreader at Republic's brand new live music room, AUXI. PHOTO BY TONY NELSON on August 20, 2011
One of pop music's original bad-ass ladies had a homecoming of sorts Friday night at the Orpheum, where she played a megamix of all her Billboard-topping hits, telling the crowd "Of all the songs I played here tonight, all but two were recorded here." PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on August 19, 2011
George Clinton turns the Cabooze into a sweaty mob of free minds & asses Thursday night as his full stage of Parliament Funkadelic band members, giant splif smokin' aliens & other characters pack the stage to pump out the hardest-hitting funk you're ever gonna hear. One nation under a groove,...
It was a perfect night for an outdoor show at the Minnesota Zoo on Wednesday night and George Thorogood & The
Destroyers provided the soundtrack. Blues great and former Howlin' Wolf sax-man Eddie Shaw opened. PHOTOS BY NICK WOSIKA on August 17, 2011
Muddy Waters, the longtime Lyndale Avenue coffee shop, moved to new digs five blocks down the street and expanded to become a full restaurant and bar. Favorite eats include the kitchen's smart takes on American cheap eats: hot dogs, tacos, pizza. They're best enjoyed on Muddy's serene patio....
Thousands converged on the Pizza Lucé Block Party on a beautiful
summer Saturday to enjoy performances from nearly a dozen Minneapolis
artists including Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Phantom Tails, No Bird Sing,
4onthefloor, Communist Daughter and P.O.S. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on August 13, 2011.
Since we're celebrating 20 years of the Internet this month, we thought we'd take a look back at some Minnesota institutions and what their early web sites looked like in the late 90s -- a www baby book, so to speak. From Rhymesayers to First Avenue and even CP, jump in the time machine and...
Industrial/electronic pioneers KMFDM stormed through First Avenue in
support of "WTF?!", their 17th studio album in 27 years. 16 Volt and
Army of the Universe opened. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on August 12, 2011
Burlesque troupe from Twin Cities (Black Hearts) runs into Chicago performers (Midnight Muse) in a Bowling alley (Memory Lanes) -- this is gonna be trouble! Broken glass, bed of nails, and spilled drinks were all part of this pastie showdown. A melee that everyone there was glad they witnessed....
We asked readers to submit their most awkward family photos and you guys came through in spades. Pick your favorite awkward family and vote for the slide # in the comments below. We'll announce the winner on the Dressing Room blog.