July was a big month for music in the Twin Cities, featuring tours like Lilith Fair and events like the Basilica Block Party. Indie favorites like Spoon, The Hold Steady and Band of Horses performed, as did legends like Ringo Starr, Frankie Valli and Joan Baez. BY CP PHOTOGRAPHY STAFF
Jackin' beats and cocktails all day long into the evening with a great headlining DJ who brought the funk back to Minneapolis! With Strangelove, Ghetto, Jiz The Goods. PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER on July 25, 2010
After sets from Alpha Consumer and Communist Daughter, the ladies of Lili's Burlesque modeled art bras up for auction at the Turf on Saturday night for Racktacular II: Treasure the Chest, a breast cancer benefit. PHOTOS BY ALEXA JONES
With a little twang and a whole lotta energy, Langhorne Slim shows the crowd at the Varsity Theater how this thing called rock 'n' roll is done. Ha Ha Tonka opened. Great show! PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on June 28, 2010
The Gaslight Anthem captivated a packed First Avenue with a marathon set featuring old and new. The extended encore was icing on the cake, featuring a bring-the-house-down cover of 'Teenage Wasteland.' PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on July 26, 2010.
The Man Men crazy carried on in Minneapolis on Sunday with VitaMN's well-attended screening and dinner at Jax! Check out these mod ladies and gentlemen who dressed up for the party. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on July 25, 2010.
Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band featured Gary Wright (Dream Weaver, Love Is Alive), Wally Palmer of The Romantics (What I Like About You, Talking In Your Sleep), Rick Derringer (Hang On Sloopy, Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo), Edgar Winter (Free Ride, Frankenstein) and the guy from Mr. Mister (Kyrie,...
An estimated 90,000 people converged on Harriet Island to witness these teams compete in the Red Bull Flugtag, an event where homemade contraptions are made to see which can fly the longest. PHOTOS BY NICK WOSIKA on July 24, 2010 More: See the flights.
A new world record was set at the Red Bull Flugtag this Saturday in St. Paul, when Major Trouble and the Dirty Dixies from Inver Grove Heights broke the RBF record for longest flight. A bunch of crashes happened, too. PHOTOS BY NICK WOSIKA on July 24, 2010 More: See the teams.
You could call him the missing link between Frank Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen in New Jersey pop history, or try and claim him as Lady Gaga's spiritual grandfather. Either way, Frankie Valli and a jumped-up quartet of Four Seasons rocked Mystic Lake in surprisingly good voice for a guy in his...