Christian Betancourt is the Managing Editor/Photo Editor for Major/Minor Music Blog in the Twin Cities. He covers local and national music news and shoots concert photography at music festivals across the U.S.
Music festival season is almost here! 80/35 music festival held in downtown Des Moines, IA released the first batch of acts for its sixth annual midwest music gathering on July 5th and 6th. Headlining the festival will be hip-hop icons Wu-Tang Clan and the powerhouse collaboration of David Byrne & St. Vincent. Current Lineup (more bands announced in early May): Friday,… Keep Reading »
By Christian Betancourt (Photos by Tony Nelson) Rihanna took the stage at the Xcel Energy Center for 10,000 fans last night and never looked or sounded better. Despite a few mishaps in the first weeks of her ‘Diamonds World Tour,’ the 25-year-old singer appeared confident and ready to put on a show for fans in St. Paul. The… Keep Reading »
By Christian Betancourt Just announced today! Grammy Award winning DJ, singer, songwriter and Dj Calvin Harris is coming to Minneapolis’ Epic Event Center for his first solo performance in the Twin Cities on April 5th. Calvin Harris Epic Event Center 110 North 5th Street (Minneapolis) April 5th, 2013 Event is 18+
By Christian Betancourt Red Bull Crashed Ice returns to St. Paul this weekend, Jan. 24-26th. All events are free! Here’s everything you need to know for this year’s event: Schedule Thursday, January 24th 9:00am – 10:30am: Mayor Run Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will be taking a run down a portion of the track for… Keep Reading »
By Christian Betancourt Another Jingle Ball is behind us—bring on 2013. Hopefully next year, Jingle Ball organizers 101.3 KDWB will bring a meatier lineup to the Twin Cities. This year’s featured a lackluster roster of one-hit wonders and one performer who (literally) has one song 100 mg viagra. It was quite a diversion from past lineups, which included… Keep Reading »