Elton John was in fine form as he returned to a full Xcel Energy Center Friday night with his long time band for a show featuring selections from every phase of his long and storied career, from the classic hits, some full sides of early albums (he opened with side one of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road), right up to his latest, the T-Bone Burnett produced The Diving Board. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on November 22, 2013
Guitar hero Gary Clark Jr. played a blues drenched set to a sold out and very enthusiastic First Avenue Wednesday night along with openers Wild Feathers and Max Frost. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on November 20, 2013.
Katie Sanchez, owner of Bee Free Honee, happened upon her miracle product almost entirely by accident, while she was trying to make apple jelly. The resulting apple-based product turned out amazingly close to the consistency and flavor of honey. When drizzled straight from the bottle, the only...
Psych rockers MGMT returned to Minneapolis to play in front of a sold-out First Avenue crowd. Kuroma, which is partially comprised of members of MGMT, opened the show. PHOTOS BY MARK N. KARTARIK on November 18, 2013
Lots of food lovers came out for the sold-out Iron Fork event this year to check out the eats and drinks from local businesses and see top Twin Cities chefs duke it out for the title. Check out more of the photobooth photos here. PHOTOS BY SNAP YOURSELF
BNLXfest returned to Cause for its second year, featuring Gloss, Wiping Out Thousands, Fury Things, BNLX and the final performance of Minneapolis rockers Blue Sky Blackout. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on November 15, 2013
Country music superstar Brad Paisley brought his "Beat This Summer Tour 2013" to St. Paul and performed in front of an ecstatic Xcel Energy Center crowd. Rising country stars Danielle Bradbery and Chris Young opened the show. PHOTOS BY MARK N. KARTARIK on November 16, 2013
Minneapolis instrumental rap group No Bird Sing celebrated the release of their "Definition Sickness" album at the Cedar Cultural Center on Thursday night, their first album for the highly regarded Strange Famous record label. Alpha Consumer and recent Rhymesayers signee Dem Atlas opened....
West 7th Street, particularly the blocks more removed from the busy downtown area, is peppered with under-appreciated dive bars, longstanding family-run restaurants, and some hidden gems. 7th Street Social is a fresh but familiar addition with a mix of intimate two-tops, space to accommodate...
Thrash metal legends Slayer and French technical wizards Gojira stormed Myth in Maplewood on Friday night, giving thousands of Twin Cities metal fans a night they won't soon forget. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on November 8, 2013