Post-punk pioneers Wire played the big stage at First Avenue on Sunday night in support of their 12th studio album, Red Barked Tree, but the hard-core fans present were treated with performances of back-catalog pieces dating back to their 1977 debut, Pink Flag. Minneapolis rockers Arcwelder opened. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on April 10, 2011.
MN Fashion Week kicked off in high style with the 8th Envision Fashion show at the Graves 601. Lines from local designers mixed it up with runway looks from local boutiques, giving the crowd a glimpse of what's to come the rest of the week.
PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on April 9, 2011
One of the best fashion events of the spring season took place at the Graves 601 on Saturday night, with Minneapolis out and about and looking their best. PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER on April 9, 2011
Aussie synth pop sweethearts Cut Copy filled the main room of First Ave, promoting their new album Zonoscope. They were joined by NYC's Holy Ghost!, who also helped Too Much Love celebrate their 4th anniversary after the show. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on April 9, 2011.
Grain Belt Bottling House Atrium hosted a totally wired benefit for
the Youth Performance Company with a Warholian 60's vibe. Music, art,
brew*, and beautiful people in *funky threads*, made for a groovy time. PHOTOS BY ED NEATON ON April 8th 2011
Running through the month of April at the Minnesota Zoo, the Wells Fargo Family Farm is hosting "Farm Babies," an exhibit featuring baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, human kids - and bunnies. PHOTOS BY NIKKI MILLER on April 9, 2011
Mochipet headlined the stage at The Loft on Friday with Nostalgia, Bogtrotter, Kaza, and Stratus starting the show off. Mochipet threw a great party with his dino suit on all night long. PHOTOS BY CODY LIDTKE on April 8, 2010
One third of Swedish House Mafia Steve Angello stopped by Epic Friday night with his "Size Matters" US bus tour, giving Minneapolis a taste of what Miami got from the notorious partiers a few weeks ago. He was joined by openers AN21, Max Vangeli, and Sound in Motion's own Dirty Talk.
Heiruspecs brought it home to their alma matar St. Paul Central for a second annual Scholarship Fund Concert. Mayda Miller and Abstract Pack opened. Special guest Brother Ali
PHOTOS BY ALEXA JONES ON APRIL 7, 2011