NYC's Peelander-Z brought their "Japanese Action Comic Punk" to the Turf Club, complete with human bowling, kaiju squid limbo and bassist-led conga lines. Twin Cities punk bands Birthday Suits and In Defence opened.
Minneapolis native Adam Garcia designed another amazing shirt for Espada, Anton, Petey, So Gold and Booka B's monthly, Wants Vs. Needs, and Club Jager. Jameson specials, free t-shirts and dancing all night, what's not to love? PHOTOS BY KEVIN O'MEARA on Oct. 15, 2010
Somali-born rapper K'naan played an powerful and inspirational set on this epic night at First Ave. Fists and flags were raised high throughout the packed and energetic crowd. Paper Tongues opened. PHOTOS BY ALEXA JONES on October 17, 2010
Melbourne's The Temper Trap delighted fans Thursday night with favorites from their 2009 debut album Conditions. First Ave was packed early for opening sets by British electro-rockers Delphic and Brooklyn-based duo The Hundred in the Hands. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on October 14, 2010.
Brooklyn's The Drums and South Florida's Surfer Blood brought their infectious Smiths and Joy Division-inspired indie pop to the Varsity Theater, sharing a co-headlining bill. The Dewars, from West Palm Beach, Florida opened. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on October 13, 2010.
Guided By Voices brought their "classic lineup" tour to a sold out First Avenue Tuesday night. GBV fans screamed, shouted, fist-pumped & basically brought the house down while their heroes plowed through many of their fuzzy guitar-rock lo-fi hits. Times New Viking opened. PHOTOS BY STACY...
Welsh singer-songwriter JP Jones and Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde bring their group JP, Chrissie, & The Fairground Boys to The Varsity Theater Monday night in support of their debut album Fidelity. PHOTOS BY STEVE COHEN on October 11, 2010