Jay-Z @ Xcel Energy Center



It turns out Jay-Z had pretty low expectations for his stop in St Paul Saturday night, which was the first night of his Magna Carter World Tour.  Noting a couple of times how he thought St Paul was going to be just "ok".  Thankfully the exuberant crowd changed his mind.

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MGMT @ First Avenue



How does a band, originally slated to play the 5000 person Roy Wilkins, handle the move to the much smaller 1500 person First Avenue mainroom? Quite gracefully actually.  

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Pretty Lights @ Myth Live




Insert witty comment about how pretty the lights were here. The lights were indeed amazing, but these days that's a given at an EDM show much less a Pretty Lights show. This tour, Derek Vincent Smith aka Pretty Lights was heading out in support of his most recent album, A Color Map of the Sun. However, this time around he was bringing along a number of live musicians to support him onstage.

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Toro Y Moi (w/ Classixx) @ First Avenue



Toro Y Moi were back in Minneapolis Saturday night, for the 6th time in the last 3 years. I caught him, Chaz Bundick, aka Toro Y Moi at the sold out Triple Rock show, and then later at the sold out Fine Line show.  The latter was more dancey and upbeat than the former, so I could only imagine graduating to the Mainroom at First Ave would be an all out dance party.   

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