How ironic that after naming their new album “Life Is Good on the Open Road,” Minnesota’s acoustic rock stars Trampled by Turtles are having their best summer ever right here at home. After selling out and breaking an attendance record at Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park in early July, the bluegrassy Americana sextet turned in what’s bound to be the biggest concert of the year at this year’s Minnesota State Fair. It was also Trampled’s largest gig ever in their native state, and you could tell by their ultra-focused and swiftly paced performance they knew this was a big one. Final attendance for Saturday’s show was listed at 15,627. No homegrown act has brought that many people to the State Fair grandstand since Duluth’s other semifamous musical son, Bob Dylan, played there in 1993 with Santana when the venue had a larger configuration. With no seats on the grandstand’s plaza level Saturday, the sprawling crowd in front of the … [Read more...] about Sold-out grandstand crowd gives Trampled by Turtles an amped-up homecoming
Musical identical mirror twins Nalani & Sarina dropped their voices to a whisper as if they were about to disclose the secret of the universe. “We don’t say our ages generally,” they offered simultaneously. Understandable because if forced to reveal their life journey in years, the power couple might confess their eternal lives as spiritual world travelers, in existence since the beginning of time, related to Greek mythological Gemini cohorts Castor and Pollux. Perhaps 2nd century AD astronomer Ptolemy watched them race through the Cosmos. Advertisement Nalani and Sarina this time around had a short-term residence as babies birthed in Trenton then returning to their hometown of Flemington, remained in place long enough last Thursday night to deliver a universal message of inclusion. Nalani & Sarina surged as undercard performers for the sixth installment of the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series at Mill Hill Park. With rich vocal harmonies, … [Read more...] about L.A. Parker: Nalani & Sarina deliver musical joy beyond their years in latest Levitt AMP Music Series
When you’ve been making music for as long as the Foo Fighters have, your fanbase bleeds into multiple generations. At Saturday’s sold-out tour Concrete and Gold stop at BB&T Pavilion, the section to my left featured a wide-eyed child who couldn’t have been older than 10, next to a woman who nodded off in her chair half an hour before the encore. For the sake of the kid, and maybe to revive his sleepy seatmate too, the 49-year-old Dave Grohl felt compelled to carbon-date “This is a Call” by screaming “OLD SCHOOL!” between chords. It was the lead track and single off Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut and the first song he ever recorded under that moniker. The majority of the band’s nearly three-hour performance on Saturday was dedicated to such vintage hits, counterbalanced with comedy bits, guest spots, gratuitous solos and what can be best described as an extended karaoke segment. More than two … [Read more...] about Foo Fighters go old school at the BB&T Pavilion on their Concrete and Gold tour
Chris Foran Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 2:00 p.m. UTC Jul 2, 2018 Editor's note: This is a slightly modified version of a story that first ran in the Journal Sentinel's Green Sheet on June 29, 2016 — the first day of the 48th edition of Summerfest. For decades, Summerfest has been the Big Gig. But in its first years, it had some pretty serious competition, including two Milwaukee music festivals that packed a sizable booking punch. RELATED: The first Summerfest, in 1968, had a little bit of everything (yes, including rain) Midwest Rock Festival Three weeks before Woodstock — and on the final weekend of the second-ever Summerfest — some of the biggest names in rock converged on State Fair Park for the Midwest Rock Festival, three days of peace and music in West Allis July 25 to 27, 1969. Scheduled headliners included Led Zeppelin, Blind Faith (with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Steve Winwood), Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, … [Read more...] about In its first years, Summerfest had its rock-fest rivals. One of them even booked Led Zeppelin.
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