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Photos: Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert at the Xcel Energy Center (St Paul, MN)

Photos: Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert at the Xcel Energy Center (St Paul, MN)

Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert brought their “Locked & Reloaded” 2013 Tour to Saint Paul tonight and there was no shortage of flannel, distressed jeans or celebrating. It was Friday, and there was Country music and beer to be had!

Photos: Nine Inch Nails and Explosions in the Sky at the Xcel Energy Center (St Paul, MN)

Photos: Nine Inch Nails and Explosions in the Sky at the Xcel Energy Center (St Paul, MN)

Back in eight or ninth grade, I was in charge of holding the Sony Discman with surgeon-like precision (because it had zero skip protection) while riding shotgun as my brother drove the red Pontiac minivan to ski practice or school. This is where I first heard our borrowed copy of Nine Inch Nails’ “Pretty Hate Machine”. What was this music? Where could I get more? Who was behind it? That would be none other than Trent Reznor, and last night was the first time I would get to see Nine Inch Nails live.

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: 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.