Thousands of music fans came together last weekend to camp and share in the vibe at Summer Set Music & Camping Festival. The festival's first year set the precedent for an end of the summer tradition, featuring acts such as Pretty Lights, Nas, Umphrey's McGee, Black Star, Big Gigantic, Matt & Kim, Yelawolf, Zeds Dead, Lotus, MSTRKRFT, and many more. PHOTOS BY ANNA GULBRANDSEN on August 24-26, 2012.
Chart topping multi-instrumentalist and video inspiration Gotye brought his very versatile band and arena sized stage show to the slightly smaller Myth Sunday night along with Australian openers Missy Higgins and electronic artist Jonti. PHOTOS BY TONY NELSON on August 26, 2012.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina cult indie rock legends Archers of Loaf played the first of two consecutive sold-out reunion shows at the 400 Bar on Saturday night. Toronto's Metz opened. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on August 25, 2012.
Brooklyn indie psych-pop maestros Yeasayer got the packed house dancing and wowed the crowd with their huge light show at First Avenue on Friday night. Daughn Gibson opened. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on August 24, 2012.
California indie rockers Dawes performed their first Twin
Cities gig since New Year's Eve at the Minnesota State Fair Bandshell for a huge crowd on Thursday night. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on Thursday, August 24, 2012.
Somos Peru is a quaint and colorful new restaurant in the Windom neighborhood of south Minneapolis, serving traditional Peruvian dishes. We especially liked the arroz con mariscos, a Peruvian take on paella; the aji de gallina, a brilliantly colored dish of shredded roast chicken; the ceviche...
Thousands of metal fans filled Slipknot's inaugural Knotfest at Somerset Amphitheater on Saturday, featuring Slipknot, Lamb of God, Deftones, Machine Head, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, Dillinger Escape Plan, Prong and Gojira. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on August 18, 2012.
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