Christian Betancourt

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.




By Christian Betancourt In advance of Bruce Springsteen‘s return to the Twin Cities, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman plans to declare November 9-12 “Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Weekend in Saint Paul.” Additionally, two local streets will be ceremonially renamed for the weekend. Kellogg Blvd. will be renamed “Springsteen Rd.” and West 7th St. will be… Keep Reading »




By <a href="https://twitter viagra canada achat.com/cbetancourtPR”>Christian Betancourt After nearly 25 years, the Queen of Pop returned to the Twin Cities Saturday night for the first of two shows at the Xcel Energy Center. A sold out crowd decked out in fingerless laced-gloves, rubber wristbands and crimped hair came out to see the Material Girl’s return… Keep Reading »




Prominent Twin Cities singer/songwriter Jeremy Messersmith has been named Artist-In-Residence for 2012-13 at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. Messersmith joins an elite crew of esteemed musicians to be tapped for the post at the contemporary music college. Past McNally Smith Artists-In-Residence have included Semisonic frontman and hit songsmith Dan Wilson and Doomtree‘s Dessa. As part of the Artist-In-Residence program,… Keep Reading »




This weekend, St. Paul will transform into Gotham City when Batman Live swoops into the Xcel Energy Center. The multi-million dollar arena production features “an original story with a 43 strong cast of actors and circus trained acrobats, a 3D Gotham City landscape, custom-built state-of-the-art stage, a 100 foot bat-shaped LED video wall, pyrotechnics and the… Keep Reading »




Doomtree emcee P.O.S. recently announced that his fourth solo album, We Don’t Even Live Here, will drop October 23rd via Minneapolis-based Rhymesayers Entertainment. According to P.O.S., this new album features a wide-range of musical guests, including Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon (on the track “Where We Land”), Ryan Olson of Gayngs, members of Doomtree and more. Watch… Keep Reading »




This morning festival promoters released the hour-by-hour lineup for the inaugural Summer Set Music Festival happening Aug. 24-26 in Somerset, WI (about 30 mins outside the Twin Cities). In addition, festival organizers also announced a pretty sweet lineup for their after parties each day of the festival. These after parities have separate ticketing from the festival its self…. Keep Reading »

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