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Queen and Adam Lambert present a royal treat in St. Paul

St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center has had the privilege this summer of hosting two of England’s storied rock bands in sold-out shows — both of them Rock and Roll Hall of Famers whose popularity has been re-energized by recent Hollywood blockbusters, and both led by septuagenarians. Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra starship landed in late […]

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Review and photos: Rock Bottom Remainders throw a book party for the ages, and pay tribute to Prince, at First Avenue

“This is a really bad idea,” said Stephen King, “especially considering that the band that first had a hit with this song came from Minnesota. Anyone remember the Trashmen?” Some of us remembered the Trashmen playing “Surfin’ Bird” on that very stage in First Avenue’s Mainroom. King dropped his guitar and stepped forward for that […]

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