City Pages Photographer Erik Hess's final daily slideshow from SXSW includes photos of 20 bands ranging from locals Mayda, 4onthefloor and Pink Mink to A Place to Bury Strangers, Asobi Seksu, Dead Milkmen, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Odd Future and the Plastic Ono Band. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on March 19, 2011.
The popular event where kids can boogie down to disco music came to Southdale, Famous Dave's, and the Lounge this past weekend. Check out these little dancin' machines. PHOTOS BY SBH PHOTOGRAPHY on March 18, 2011
Sunday, August 5th brought the sun to Lollapalooza and the bright colors bloomed forth. Put on some shades and click through for the fun.
ALL PHOTOS BY LAURA JUNE KIRSCH
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A diverse group of Twin Cities musicians including Tapes N Tapes, Sims, Sick of Sarah and The Goondas performed at Skinny's Ballroom for Gimme Noise and First Avenue's SXSW day party. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on March 18, 2011
It was a clear black night, a clear white moon, Jake Rudh was on the beats... With a full crowd dancing at the 10 year anniversary of Transmission at First Avenues main room. PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER on March 18, 2011
The Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day Association sponsored a parade on Thursday night, on Nicollet Mall (from 13th to 5th), which began at 6:30 p.m. This parade dates back to 1969 when Duff's Bar and the Bradfords Pub initiated a short caravan between the two pubs. PHOTOS BY RACHELLE CARLSON
Minneapolis's Doomtree Records put on a SXSW showcase with the group of the same name headlining and each of their rappers performing individually, including the premier of the Four Fists (Astronautalis and P.O.S.). PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS.