For the final installment of Four Nights in Loring, Marijuana Deathsquads played a sprawling set of experimental noise rock in Loring Park, prior to a screening of the classic Coen brothers movie Fargo. Afterwards, Slapping Purses kept the party hopping at Nick and Eddie. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on August 31, 2010.
Carolina Chocolate Drops stomped, fiddled, & banjoed up a rollicking good time at the Minnesota Zoo Friday night, reminding the crowd of what "old-timey" really means. The ever-so-lovely Roma di Luna opened. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ on August 27, 2010.
Little Monsters of all stripes flooded the Xcel Energy Center for the first of two sold-out Lady Gaga shows in St. Paul, and their outfits were paparazzi-worthy. PHOTOS BY BEN CLARK and NICK VLCEK on August 30, 2010
Canadian rock legends Rush bring their Time Machine Tour to the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, playing many classic KQ hits and their full 1981 album "Moving Pictures." PHOTOS BY STEVE COHEN on Aug. 27, 2010
On what was a perfect day to celebrate anyone's anniversary, a sold-out crowd gathered at Grumpy's in downtown Minneapolis to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the legendary local label Amphetamine Reptile Records. Read the review. PHOTOS BY SEAN SMUDA on Aug. 28, 2010
With the State Fair, several outdoor festivals and concerts, there was a lot to see and do in August. Check out some of the music, restaurant tours and special events that made August one of the hottest months in Minnesota! BY CP PHOTOGRAPHY STAFF
The 12th Strand semi-monthly returned to the Loft with graffiti artists eager to tag topless ladies as the sounds of More Than Lights entertained the audience. PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER on Aug. 28, 2010
The Moongoons, Get Cryphy DJs, Shannon Blowtorch and friends bid the Bedlam a loud goodbye at the popular Friday night monthly, "Bomp!". Even much-missed DJ Jimmy2Times returned from New York to rock... PHOTOS BY ALEX UNCAPHER on Aug. 28, 2010