Ike Reilly tore up First Avenue's mainroom with his annual Thanksgiving show. This year's openers were locals Crossing Guards and The Magnolias, both solid performers in their own right, but the crowd was definitely there to see Reilly perform his songs of heartache, drugs, booze & life. As always, it was a great beginning to that long holiday weekend with the family. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ
Not to get all Footloose on you, but apparently dancing is a great way to give thanks. Raving might be taking it a little far, but here are pics from Thanksgiving Eve's 3-room dance music bash that also spilled into the old To Soho storefront. PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER
Locals Peter Wolf Crier blew away headliner Harper Simon at the Cedar Cultural Center on Tuesday night. The other-worldly vocals, the painful yet hopeful lyrics, and wonderful instrumentation proved that Minneapolis continues to generate amazing talent. PHOTOS BY STACY SCHWARTZ
First Avenue completed an amazing weekend of three sold out local music shows, proving once again that the Twin Cities supports its own. Mason Jennings finished with a rock show of epic proportions. Jennings showcased his rock side and thrilled the crowd by digging into his back catalog, as...