MUSIC REVIEW | Run Westy Run: A fitting tribute at Triple Rock Social Club

The Run Westy Run gig at the Triple Rock Social Club was bittersweet. The show was great. The band was on their game. They played for two and a half hours. But someone was missing.

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MUSIC REVIEW | Jeff Bridges brings true grit to the Pantages Theatre

Photo courtesy Jeff Bridges (from another live performance).

Jeff Bridges and The Abiders entertained Midwest fans Sunday evening at the Pantages Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. The band plays bluesy country rock that’s a little bit laid back and a little bit riff raff while infusing a whole lot of sincerity and some touching, soulful stories. There weren’t any particularly magical musical moments on stage, but Bridges’ shout-outs to his many friends, touring colleagues, and past collaborators sure made him seem like one of the kindest and happiest dudes on the planet. A couple of surfing references and some nods to his acting education let us know he was from LA-la-land, but a peace of mind and comfort in his own, good-lookin’-skin, gave a grounded, super down-to-earth-guy impression.

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MUSIC REVIEW | DigiFest goes viral at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand

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Jeff Rutherford

It was hard to tell if it was thunder in the sky or the cheering of thousands of teens at the DigiFest Minnesota concert at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Sunday. It was both. The occasional rain downpours never dampened the thundering cheering of fans devoted to beloved YouTube and Vine personalities gathered in one place.

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MUSIC PHOTOS | Josh Turner Wraps up Music in the Zoo 2014

The 2014 Music in the Zoo Series wrapped up Saturday, August 23rd with a performance from Josh Turner that proved to be one of the best this

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MUSIC REVIEW | Apollo Cobra, Verskotzi and Astrobeard Rock the Cause at Icehouse

Rock the Cause is a Twin Cities-based nonprofit that hosts concerts, produces records and accepts donations to raise money and awareness for other nonprofits and people in need. They work with colleges and high schools to encourage students to do similar projects on campus. And they have a number of opportunities to volunteer.

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MUSIC PHOTOS | Toby Keith kicks off 2014 Minnesota State Fair

It takes a big boot to kick-off opening night in the Grandstand at the Great Minnesota Get Together and Toby Keith was just the man to fill it Au

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TC Weekend | Beloved Community Celebration, Lola Art Crawl, Chipotle Cultivate, MN State Fair and more!

It’s hard to believe it's time for the Minnesota State Fair, but here we are. The Great Minnesota Get-together has begun, serving as a gentle reminder that summer is fleeting. Below you'll find a few engaging events around town to attend if you’re not quite ready to join the crowds at the State Fair.

Let us know how you will spend the weekend by sending your photos and comments to tcweekend [at] tcdailyplanet [dot] net or tag them with #tcdpic, and we'll add them to the Storify over the weekend.  If you know of an event fit for TC Weekend, use our calendar to upload the event or use the email address above.

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