Archive | May 2013

Photography: Edward The Confessor CD Release Show (Minneapolis, MN)

Photography: Edward The Confessor CD Release Show (Minneapolis, MN)

Built on the same sacred land as the ol 501 Bar, The Crooked Pint was a bit of a strange draw for me. However, with Edward The Confessor releasing their self titled debut album, I stepped through the doors and found not only a pretty nice, classed-up joint, but an indie rock/pop quartet with a powerful sound.

Photography: Vita.mn “Are You Local?” Contest and Local Music Showcase (Minneapolis, MN)

Photography: Vita.mn “Are You Local?” Contest and Local Music Showcase (Minneapolis, MN)

For the Third Annual Vita.mn “Are You Local?” contest, local up and comers Audio Perm, Bad Bad Hats and Carroll faced off at Mill City Nights for a chance at 10 large and a stop in the Vita.mn SXSW showcase in Austin, TX.

Photography: Kid Rock and Bob Seger at the Xcel Energy Center (St Paul, MN)

Photography: Kid Rock and Bob Seger at the Xcel Energy Center (St Paul, MN)

On a snowy March evening in St Paul, classic rock fans made their way to the Xcel Energy Center to see the genre-crossing Kid Rock and the timeless rocker, Bob Seger perform. This was not only a night to revel in some of Rock’s greatest songs, but also a time for the adults who were alive when the songs came out, to dip back into their bag or 70′s shenanigans and be troublemakers again.

Photography: Sigur Rós at Roy Wilkins Auditorium (Saint Paul, MN)

Photography: Sigur Rós at Roy Wilkins Auditorium (Saint Paul, MN)

The Roy Wilkins Auditorium has a special place in our hearts for bringing some of the coolest bands in and housing the fantastically badass Minnesota RollerGirls, but it also has a special place in Hell reserved for its inability to create the coveted First Avenue concert feel for bands like Sigur Rós.

Concert Review + Photography: Garbage and IO ECHO at Mill City Nights (Minneapolis, MN)

Concert Review + Photography: Garbage and IO ECHO at Mill City Nights (Minneapolis, MN)

This may come as a surprise to no one reading this, but in the 90′s, I had a huge crush on Shirley Manson. But then again, most guys and some gals would admit this as well. The sell-out crowd at Mill City Nights was waiting with bated breath, a handful of poor sight-lines and a major case of nostalgia to welcome Garbage back to Minneapolis.

Photography: Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I., Waking The Dead and In Defence at Mill City Nights (Minneapolis)

Photography: Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I., Waking The Dead and In Defence at Mill City Nights (Minneapolis)

The Slam City Tour made a stop in Minneapolis, much to the excitement of metal, punk and thrash fans. Mike Muir and Suicidal Tendencies headlined the night, which started downstairs in the Nether Bar with Twin Cities’ own In Defence.

Photography: Fleetwood Mac at the Xcel Energy Center (St Paul, MN)

Photography: Fleetwood Mac at the Xcel Energy Center (St Paul, MN)

Fleetwood Mac was always a staple on the turn table in my house growing up. My Dad was a huge fan, and my Mom loved him so much that she put up with it. I fell into the camp of really enjoying their music over the years and much like earlier this year with Bob Seger, I was finally getting to see one of my all time favorite bands up close.