Articles by: Billy Briggs

Marilyn Manson Stays True to Form in Minnesota (PHOTOS)

Days prior to Minnesota’s big Super Bowl night, Marilyn Manson brought his dynamic live show to the Myth in Maplewood, MN on 1/31/18.  Manson avoided the shocking and grotesque for a rewarding true to form ...

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Electronic Music Pioneer Gary Numan Lays The Beats at Minneapolis’ First Avenue (PHOTOS)

One of the pioneering musicians in synth-laded rock in the late ’70s and early 90’s, Gary Numan played a tremendous influence on new wave and electronic music. Sounding and looking as good as ever, Numan visited Minneapolis’ ...

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St. Vincent Stuns Musically & Visually at St. Paul’s Palace Theatre (PHOTOS)

St Vincent brought her eye-opening stage show to St. Paul’s Palace Theatre on 11/18/17 in support of her new LP Masseducation. Photos by Billy Briggs.  

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Dinosaur Jr. Brings The Noise to The Twin Cities (PHOTOS)

J Mascis, Murph and Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr took the stage at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, MN on 10/26/17. Photos by Billy Briggs

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Bring ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ To St. Paul (PHOTOS)

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile brought their Lotta Sea Lice tour to St. Paul’s Palace Theater on 10/25/17. Photos by Billy Briggs.  

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Queens of the Stone Age Roll Up the Volume In St. Paul (PHOTOS)

Queens of the Stone Age rolled up the volume at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul on 10/14/17 in support of their new album Villains. Photos by Billy Briggs.

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The Pixies Bring Their Wave of Mutilation To St. Paul’s Palace Theatre (PHOTOS)

The Pixies continued what seems to be a “never attending tour” in support of 2016’s Head Carrier at the Palace Theatre in St Paul, MN on 10/11/17. The second of two nights in St Paul ...

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Dead Cross (Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo) Crushes It Heavy at Minneapolis’ First Avenue (PHOTOS)

Don’t call em a Super Group. Dead Cross consists of guitarist Mike Crain (Retox), bassist Justin Pearson (the Locust, Head Wound City and Retox), drummer Dave Lombardo (SuicidalTendencies, Misfits, Slayer and Fantômas) and vocalist Mike Patton (currently of Faith No More, Tomahawk and Fantômas). The band hit First Avenue in Minnapolis, ...

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ZZ Top Delivers Truck Full of Hits To Prior Lake, MN (PHOTOS)

ZZ Top Deliver Truck Full of Hits To Prior Lake, MN (PHOTOS)

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Midnight Oil Continues Fiery U.S. Tour at Minneapolis’ First Avenue (PHOTOS)

Midnight Oil continued their U.S. reunion tour with the high energy abandon that is rare for artists of their age. The Australians hit Minneapolis’ First Avenue on 8/29/17. Photos by Billy Briggs

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