Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver fame) left his famed falsetto behind in favor of a growling, gravelly bluesman's tone, as he and his Shouting Matches cohorts - Phil Cook (of Megafaun) and Brian Moen (of Peter Wolf Crier) - rocked an adoring crowd at First Avenue on Friday night. Minneapolis locals Alpha Consumer opened and even joined Vernon and company on stage for the encore. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on August 2, 2013
Minneapolis City Hall was packed with couples, families, and friends eagerly awaiting midnight when Mayor R.T. Rybak officiated dozens of same-sex weddings throughout the night. PHOTOS BY B FRESH PHOTOGRAPHY on August 1, 2013
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Minnesota's first ever same-sex weddings were held in the rotunda at city hall Wednesday night and throughout the night with mayor R.T. Rybak personally marrying 42 couples. The first couples to tie the knot were Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke at 12:01 AM, immediately followed by Al Giraud...
Open Streets hit the pavement in Northeast Minneapolis this weekend with lots of fun for people and pets from biking to chalk art, food, and more, it was a cheerful way to wrap up the weekend. PHOTOS BY JOANNA FOX on July 28, 2013
New Belgium Brewery's annual festival combining bikes and brews returned to Loring Park again this year on a drizzly, chilly July day... but that didn't stop tons of beer fans from coming out to celebrate. PHOTOS BY JOANNA FOX on July 27, 2013
The first "small" rock show at Target Field, the Skyline Music Fest brought 7,000 music fans to the home of the Twins to see the Gear Daddies, Matthew Sweet, Soul Asylum, and Big Head Todd & the Monsters rock out on the third base line. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on July 26, 2013
Brian Wilson led his all star band of original Beach Boys (Al Jardine and David Marks) and longtime sidemen through two sets of classic hits at the Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater Saturday night. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on July 27, 2013.
Red Bull sponsored a free show in the main room on Saturday night, featuring Yeasayer and Minneapolis' own Strange Names and Umami for their Sound Select series. The 7th Street Entry hosted experimental rockers HRVRD. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on July 27, 2013.
You're missing out if you've only visited Clancy's for their exquisite selection of meat and fish to chow on your own. They make a mean series of sandwiches in their butcher shop loaded with roast beef, turkey, or corned beef and topped off with "everything" -- which, by the way, you simply...
One Republic barely made it to town in time for their show at Myth Monday night to the delight of the packed crowd. Mayer Hawthorne, back for a second time in as many weeks, opened the show. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on July 22, 2013.