The Summit Backyard Bash kicked off the first unofficial weekend of fall, following a sweltering summer. The day featured music from Secret Stash Revue, Haley Bonar, Night Moves, Charlie Parr, the New Standards, Lizzo featuring Lazerbeak, and the Hotpants DJs. PHOTOS BY JOANNA FOX on Saturday, September 7, 2013
The "biggest show in the history of Prof" proved to be big indeed, bringing a sold-out crowd of 4,000 rap fans to the Cabooze Outdoor Plaza to get rocked by Prof, Run the Jewels, Evidence, Fashawn, Later Babes and more. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on September 8, 2013
On the first of two sold out nights at Xcel Energy Center, Taylor Swift wowed the faithful - young & old - who came out for her Red Tour. Solo guitar sampling wiz Ed Sheeran and American Idol alum Casey James opened the night. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on September 7, 2013.
Transmission celebrated all the tunes from John Hughes's classic movies (and some music that would've fit right into the Brat Pack's soundtracks) at First Avenue with DJ Jake Rudh. Here's a look at some of the awesome shenanigans from the evening. PHOTOS BY SNAP YOURSELF on August 30, 2013
Mumford & Sons lit up a sold-out Xcel Energy Center Wednesday night, both literally and figuratively, as their increasingly massive sound brought the faithful to their feet for a massive sing along. The Vaccines, also from London, preceded Mumford & Sons with their own brand of indie rock along...
There were tons of festivals in the Midwest and even more festivalgoers who were all too happy to get out into the sweltering heat, the mud, and the rain to rock out at some amazing shows. Here are some of our favorite festival folks from this year.
Town Hall Lanes in the burgeoning Nokomis East area seems to be taking its cue from Italian-American cuisine. Thin-crust pizzas and meatballs are the highlights of the menu, though to be fair the latter does naturally spring to mind when coming up with bowling-related food puns. The Lanes...
English post-punk icon Adam Ant stormed through Mill City Nights, celebrating his first new album in 18 years with packed house full of devoted fans. Prima Donna opened. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on September 1, 2013
Saturday's sold-out crowd at the Grandstand endured two severe weather evacuations, but the skies eventually cleared for a dynamic set from hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Talib Kweli and Chance the Rapper opened. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on August 31, 2013
This year's Minnesota Music On A Stick show at the State Fair showcased an eclectic mix of local talent made good, starting with The Chalice playing early in the hot sun and followed by P.O.S., playing to a fairly sparse but enthusiastic crowd. Mason Jennings then brought a mellower...
Grumpy Cat, Lil Bub, and other celebri-cats (as well as their human companions) hosted a meet & greet and book signing at the Walker Art Center in conjunction with this year's ultra-successful Internet Cat Video Festival. PHOTOS BY KYLE MATTESON on August 29, 2013