Archive | August 2013

Photos: Sick Puppies, Battlefish and Pinwheel at Mill City Nights (Minneapolis, MN)

Photos: Sick Puppies, Battlefish and Pinwheel at Mill City Nights (Minneapolis, MN)

Ever since I ran across the movie Rock Prophecies on Netflix, I had been looking for Sick Puppies to come to Minnesota. They were discovered by iconic music photographer Robert M Knight, and brought over from Australia to be seen by some people he knew in the music industry because he thought they were something special. Being a band that formed in 1997, they had nine years under their collective belts before they took this big chance. I’m glad the people who saw them here decided to pick em up, otherwise I would have zero faith left in the music industry.

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Photos: Jillette Johnson and Satellite at the Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis, MN)

Photos: Jillette Johnson and Satellite at the Cedar Cultural Center (Minneapolis, MN)

August in Minnesota is a tricky thing. For the past few weeks, we have had some of the most amazing mid 70’s weather. However, peace like this can only last so long, as the Minnesota State Fair (which is THE BEST State Fair, btw) opened it’s gates, Summer cranked up the heat to 11, or 101ºF to be exact. After 12 hours of work in that heat, the air conditioning of the Cedar Cultural Center felt amazing, and the co-headlining show of Jillette Johnson and Satellite made for a great musical finale to the day.

Trying Something New

Trying Something New

I shot horse jumping and a little Dressage for the first time yesterday. After a couple pointers from a friend, I took to the field.

Photos: The Postal Service at Roy Wilkins Auditorium (St Paul, MN)

Photos: The Postal Service at Roy Wilkins Auditorium (St Paul, MN)

Photos: The Postal Service at Roy Wilkins Auditorium (St Paul, MN)

It seemed like my friends were in one of two places tonight at 8:30:
1. A wonderful wedding taking place in the 7th Street Entry.
2. Taking in the band of their dreams at Roy Wilkins, that last played in town 10 years ago at the 7th Street Entry.