Saturday was semi-finals night for the four teams that make up the Minnesota RollerGirls. They faced off in two hard-hitting bouts at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The Garda Belts beat the Dagger Dolls 152-84, and the Atomic Bombshells topped the Rockits 182-96. The Belts will face off against the Bombshells on April 19 for the coveted Golden Skate trophy and the title of Season 10 Champions. The Dweebs rocked the half time and the pre-game bout involved the very talented North East Roller Derby Youth (NERDy) League. Photos by RYAN SIVERSON on March 8, 2014
Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, Last Word, and DJ Fundo celebrated 6 years of Get Cryphy on Friday night in the main room, with special guests such as Big Freedia, Slug, Lizzo, Sims, Haphduzn, and many more. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on March 7, 2014
Arcade Fire didn't disappoint on their first arena tour as thousands showed up at Target Center Saturday night in the suggested formal or costume attire for their ultimate masquerade ball. DJ's Dan Deacon and Kid Koala opened the show. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on March 8, 2014
Local music fanatics congregated at First Avenue for Vita.mn's Are You Local? contest featuring Gramma's Boyfriend, The Cloak Ox, and many more. Soul rockers Black Diet came out on top and performed a victory set on the main stage. PHOTOS BY MARK N. KARTARIK on March 6, 2014
With his third restaurant, La Fresca, Ruiz completes his Kingfield trilogy. Several years ago, when he opened Cafe Ena, Ruiz introduced high-end Latin fusion to the area, while his second installment, the tapas bar Rincon 38, debuted just last year with a more straightforward Spanish flavor....
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Workbook album, Bob Mould and his band played stripped down, yet no less intense versions of the entire album along with a number of other songs from his catalog an easily sold out Women's Club Tuesday night. Paul Metzger opened the night with his...
For those that braved the cold, the annual red carpet oscars party at Brit's kept viewers hot with the excitement of the little gold man getting handed out to this year's movie winners. PHOTOS BY DENIS JEONG PLASTER on March 2, 2014
Minneapolis Polar Plunge took place at Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun where folks got to watch people decked out in costumes jump into the icy lake water. The event is presented by law enforcement to raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota. PHOTOS BY BRIDGET BENNETT on March 1, 2014
Broken Bells, featuring Danger Mouse and the Shins' James Mercer, opened their tour with a full band in front of a sold out First Avenue Friday night with Broklyn's Au Revoir Simone opening the show and helping out later with the occasional back up vocal. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on February 28, 2014.
Luke Bryan, complete with 4x4 pickup, strobe lights and flames, brought his rockin' country party show to Xcel Energy Center Sunday night along with openers Lee Brice & Cole Swindell. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on March 2, 2014.