Articles by: Billy Briggs

Phantogram Helps Break In Renovated Palace Theatre in St. Paul, MN (PHOTOS)

Phantogram helped break in the recently renovated Palace Theatre in St. Paul, MN with the third performance in the new space. The theater, opened in 1916, closed in 1977, although several attempts were made over the ...

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Patti Smith Takes on Prince at Minneapolis’ Northrop Auditorium (PHOTOS)

Patti Smith visited Minnesota’s Northrop Auditorium on 3/8/17 for a night of classics and covers including a take on Prince’s “When Doves Cry.”  

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Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders Rekindle Nostalgia & Hits in St. Paul (PHOTOS)

Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders brought their never get old rock to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on 12/6/16. Highlights include Nicks and Chrissie Hynde squaring off on “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” ...

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Jesse Johnson and Friends (Prince’s The Time Guitarist) Hit First Avenue Hard (PHOTOS)

Prince protege Jesse Johnson  (original guitarist in The Time) and Friends feat Sonny Thompson and Michael Bland vistied their hometown turf of First Avenue in Minneapolis on 12/2/16. Photos by Billy Briggss. Jesse Johnson Sonny ...

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Twin City Hip Hop Unite at First Avenue With Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Dem Atlas & More (PHOTOS)

Twin City hip hop legends united at First Avenue on 11/29/16 as Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Dem Atlas, Plain Ole Bill and Last Word laid it down for real. Photos by Billy Briggs.

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Glide Exclusive: Tour Prince’s Paisley Park Studios (PHOTOS)

Glide’s Billy Briggs had a special opportunity to tour Prince’s Paisley Park Studios and was able to photograph the following displays:  Under the Cherry Moon/Graffiti Bridge Room, the Memorial Fence, Super Bowl, & NPG Music ...

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The Revolution Feat. Wendy, Lisa, Brownmark, Dr. Fink, Bobby Z Hits First Avenue Home Turf (PHOTOS)

An Evening With The Revolution Feat. Wendy, Lisa, Brownmark, Dr. Fink, Bobby Z played First Avenue in Minneapolis on 9/2/16. Following recent speculation about The Revolution reuniting, the band announced two shows and were joined ...

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Charles Bradley Makes Em Smile at Minneapolis’ Sociable Cider Werks (PHOTOS)

Charles Bradley brought his outrageous soulful revue to Sociable Cider Werks in Minneapolis on 8/21/16. This was part of the ongoing summer concert series for the MN brewers of craft ciders, apple graffs and beers

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Metallica Help Open Minneapolis’ Brand New U.S. Bank Stadium (PHOTOS)

Metallica helped open Minneapolis’ brand new U.S. Bank Stadium, home to the Minnesota Vikings on 8/20/16, following a performance the previous night by Luke Bryan. The performance marked the live debut of “Hardwired” off their ...

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Billy Idol Gives Nod to Prince With “Controversy” at First Avenue in Minneapois (PHOTOS)

Billy Idol visited Minneapolis’ famous First Avenue on 7/10/16 andplayed all his big hits along with longtime lead guitarist Steve Stevens. When Prince was once asked what his favorite Billy Idol song was he responded ...

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