The Girls Got Kicks book tour heated up the Twin Cities this Saturday evening at Rhymesayers' Fifth Element record store. The release party was presented by author Lori Lobenstine, with a B-Girl Be showcase featuring hometown talents Desdamona, Tish Jones, Maria Isa, Lil C (winner of the sneaker battle), Denise Lewis and jams by DJ Shannon Blowtorch. A photobooth for the book was held at B-Girl Be 2009, so the book features a good representation of Twin Cities ladies bringing the heat to female sneaker fiends across the globe. Check out snapshots of the sneaker battle contestants and friends who attended. PHOTOS BY B FRESH PHOTOGRAPHY on November 5, 2011.
Just after 1 a.m. Saturday morning, Minneapolis' noise rock collective Marijuana Deathsquads took the stage at a jam-packed Nick and Eddie for an off-the-wall performance. PHOTOS BY AUSTIN FASSINO on November 4, 2011
Friday marked the Grand Reopening of the Tarnish & Gold Gallery in the Foundry Building in Minneapolis' Arts District. The event, entitled "Come Together" featured the art of Mike Carney and mural work by Scott Ray. PHOTOS BY AUSTIN FASSINO on November 4, 2011
Brave New Workshop kicked off its inaugural season at the new downtown Minneapolis location Friday night. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Brave New Workshop founder Dudley Riggs were on hand to help light the marquee. PHOTOS BY MARK N. KARTARIK on November 4, 2011.
True to form, Dawes once again performed to a sold out crowd at First Avenue on Friday night. This time they co-headlined with classic rockers Blitzen Trapper & folk-rock act The Belle Brigade opened. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on November 4, 2011
The Crooked Pint Ale House is a new bar and restaurant on Washington Avenue, attracting nearby office workers, sports fans, and others to a space that's cozy despite its large, two-level size. Movies and football games are shown on the big screen, and the extensive menu of updated bar-food...
First Avenue held their annual Halloween Costume Contest hosted by Ian Rans and with music from Jake Rudh and Soviet Panda. The place was packed full of up-for-it people in creative costumes on a Monday night. PHOTOS BY DAVID ECKBLAD on October 31st, 2011"
First Avenue transformed into an otherworldly place on Halloween night as creatures from all corners took their turn in our Photobooth. PHOTOS BY CODY LIDTKE on October 31, 2011 (Click here for PART 2)
First Avenue transformed into an otherworldly place on Halloween night as creatures from all corners took their turn in our Photobooth. PHOTOS BY CODY LIDTKE on October 31, 2011
(Click here for PART 1)