Slipknot's inaugural Knotfest brought thousands of fans to
Somerset Amphitheater in Wisconsin for a carnival of metal featuring freaky stilt-walkers, a Slipknot museum in a circus tent, junkyard cars and even a Ring of Fire carnival ride. PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on August 18, 2012.
Astronautalis headlined the West Bank Music Festival. Just as the Infiammatti Fire Circus' torches were extinguished, the rain started to fall and the shows moved indoors at many of Cedar Avenue bars and music venues. PHOTOS BY RYAN SIVERSON on August 18th, 2012
Hundreds united on bike in hopes that legend Bill Murray might show up to hang out in the Twin Cities. Rolling around from place to place, the bikers traveled around Minneapolis with various pit-stops that included a marshmallow-throwing visit to the Gay 90s. Though the man himself didn't show...
Michael Fitzgerald, the executive chef at Fika, the casual cafe in the new Nelson Cultural Center at the American Swedish Institute, is turning out dishes that are as precisely executed and beautifully presented as the restaurant's clean, spare décor. Fika is named after the Swede's traditional...
Minneapolis' Jake Rudh invades First Avenue yet again with his Retro-New Wave night, Transmission. This night's theme, 'I Want My MTV,' was a tribute to the early years of MTV and top 40s music of the time. PHOTOS BY DAVID ECKBLAD on Saturday, August 10th, 2012.
Irish Fair of Minnesota took place at Harriet Island last weekend with fun sporting events, traditional Irish dancing, live music performances, and, of course, lots o' Guinness. PHOTOS BY ERIK BLUME on Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11, 2012.
Crowds turned out for the 46th Street Block Party & Kings Birthday Bash benefiting the neighborhood's efforts to install a new playground at the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Park.
46th Street Block Party to raise funds for park
This art auction and benefit took place last Saturday night to raise funds for a Guerrilla Girls Minneapolis billboard campaign in support of defeating the marriage and voter
ID amendments during the month of October. Internationally acclaimed feminist public and protest art activists, the...
Coldplay finished their North American tour with two nights at the Xcel. They had confetti, hit songs, magic wristbands, lazers and good video screens. Marina and the Diamonds and Charli XCX opened. PHOTOS BY STEVEN COHEN on August 10, 2012.
Trampled by Turtles opened the night at in Somerset, Wisconsin, followed by Band of Horses. Both warmed everyone up for the nearly three-hour-long My Morning Jacket performance. PHOTOS BY RYAN CUTLER on Friday, August 10, 2012.
Connor Oberst's recently reunited post-hardcore band Desaparecidos kicked off their first tour in almost ten years at the 400 Bar on Thursday night. Little Brazil opened.PHOTOS BY ERIK HESS on August 9, 2012.