British pop singer Lily Allen returned to the Twin Cites Wednesday night, playing her frank and often quirky dance tunes to an enthusiastic crowd at the Skyway Theater. Lolawolf, featuring actress/singer Zoe Kravitz opened the show with some trippy grooves of her own. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on October 1, 2014
To the delight of their many longtime fans, Fleetwood Mac opened their first tour with keyboardist and vocalist Christine McVie at very sold out Target Center in Minneapolis Tuesday night. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on September 30, 2014
September was filled with epic shows around town -- from the much-anticipated, sold-out Replacements show to P.O.S.'s official return to the stage for the Fucking Best Show Ever. Here are just a few of the month's most memorable moments and faces we saw around town.
Lykke Li, playing on one of the most elaborate stages sets and with one of the most extravagant lighting set-ups ever seen at First Avenue, made her music match the massive surroundings by making it all a little bigger, better, and louder while twirling, prancing and mesmerizing the crowd....
Future Islands headlined the Downtown Music Festival, playing the Skyway Theatre along with Bear Hands, Hippo Campus, Nosaj Thing, and Moon Boots on Saturday night. PHOTOS BY ADAM DEGROSS on September 27, 2014
Review: Future Islands at Skyway Theatre
612 Brew hosted an Oktoberfest celebration this weekend with beer lovers, music, and oh yeah - costumes. Live music throughout the event featured an energetic set by headliners Kingsview and Center Coast, Lee Rude, Pennyroyal, Mississippi Hot Club and the Federales. PHOTOS BY NICK KOZEL on...
DJ Jake Rudh hosted another popular Transmission dance night at the Varsity Theater, drawing a large night life crowd. The playlist focused on Joy Division and New Order. PHOTOS BY NICK KOZEL on September 24, 2014
Adam Granduciel and the War On Drugs sold out the first of two shows at First Avenue Monday night with their combination of catchy hooks, moody jams and arena sized rock and roll. Chicago's Califone opened the show. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on September 22, 2014
Review: The War on...
Spoon returned to Minneapolis on Friday night with a dynamic set celebrating the band's career while still highlighting their most recent & eighth album, They Want My Soul. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on September 19, 2014
The first annual Festival Palomino took place at Canterbury Park on a slightly rainy Saturday with Trampled By Turtles headlining along with the Head and the Heart, Low, and other acts. PHOTOS BY PATTY GROVER on September 20, 2014
Before dawn in downtown Minneapolis, the Ladies of the Lakes and several burlesque performers organized a protest against Facebook for forcing them to either register with their "real" names or get off the website. Standing outside WCCO's morning show studio, the group sought attention for the...