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    ZZ Top Celebrates Year 50 At The Minnesota State Fair

    ZZ Top brought their 50th Anniversary Tour from Texas to the Minnesota State Fair! Along for the ride was Cheap Trick, rounding out a classic, hall-of-fame dual bill to end the Grand Stand Season. Cheap Trick started the evening with energy and a unique setlist that didn’t feature just the hits, it dug deep with […] More

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    Melbourne Artists Alex Lahey & Kingsbury Rock the Turf

    Disclaimer: I may have an obsession with Australian female songwriters. There have been some major women artists who have come from down under. Sia, Iggy Azalea, Kylie Minogue, Lenka, and Natalie Imbruglia have all garnered attention over the years. Today there is a new generation of songwriters who have set a different tone in music. […] More

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    Rod Stewart Hits Treasure Island With a Return of the Roses

    Rod Stewart returned on his Blood Red Roses Tour, this time taking his act outdoors at Treasure Island’s Amphitheater! Starting out the evening was veteran classic rock Little River Band, even though Wayne Nelson is the longest-tenured in the band, joining LRB in 1980. They played just over an hour of classic hits, featuring songs […] More

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    Thunderpussy Rocks Minnesota Pantless

    Having personally spent 3 years living in Seattle, when Pacific Northwestern rockers Thunderpussy announced a tour date for Minnesota, it was a no-brainer for me. The group, fronted by Molly Sides, has garnered a ton of attention for their rock musicality and swagger, all while pushing the envelope in the performing arts. Thunderpussy shows are […] More

  • Zakk Sabbath, Zakk Wylde, Varsity Theater, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Music In Minnesota
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    Zakk Sabbath Live At The Varsity Theater

    Cover bands are a dime a dozen. You can see one pretty much every day of the week somewhere in the Twin Cities. But a Black Sabbath tribute band? Now that is rare. How about making it an all-star band? Enter Zakk Sabbath, a band that features lead guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label […] More

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    Kid Rock Always Entertaining At Treasure Island Casino

    Let’s face it, just as many people hate Robert James Ritchie (AKA Kid Rock) as those who love him! That’s ok on either side, either way, Kid Rock will happily tell you he doesn’t give a F***. Starting out the evening to a smaller crowd was the band A Thousand Horses, a southern rock band […] More

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    Billy Idol Rocks The Island

    If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear I walked into a concert from 1987 as Billy Idol rocked the hell out of a sold-out show at Treasure Island! From the 1st song, “Cradle Of Love,” the punk rocker turned Idol had the crowd singing, and pumping fists into the air. Billy Idol still has […] More

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