Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg Front the swedish-folk-duo-who-plays-americana act First Aid Kit. The band swung into town on the heels of their latest album Ruins Released just a few weeks prior.   It’s not often that an americana act can completely sell out anything in record time, let alone at Palace Theatre capacity. But sure […]

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Photographs by Alexander Just Written by Casey Carlson   Lydia Liza was standing at the back of the audience she had just performed in front of, fans who noticed her stopped, hugged, and thanked her for her music, before wandering back into the crowd as Jake Bugg began his set. “It’s not really that exhausting” […]

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If you’re not familiar with the Devil Makes Three, they’re California natives that have been pounding the pavement since 2002. They’re an amazing combination of folk, rock, alternative with some bluegrass and country mashed in. Their newest album is titled “Redemption & Ruin” and was released in 2016. They were in Denver on a two […]

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The Old Smugglers – Hard Pan to Chaos     They look like gangsters from the 1940’s, they sing about the salty sea, they play instruments that look like they were scavenged from a shipwreck, and on November 10th, 2017, The Old Smugglers revealed their 3rd album “Hard Pan to Chaos”.      The Old Smuggler’s are […]

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The War On Drugs have been described as the future of rock and roll, while also being described as dad rock, Americana, and psychedelic. Listening to them, it’s hard to put a pin on their exact genre, but perhaps that’s intentional. Their sound is unique, as if Bob Dylan came of age with a synthesiser […]

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Co-founder of the site, Tanner Morris is currently on tour with this crew helping set up and tune instruments all across the country. When they made their stop in Denver, Tanner was able to set us up with access on this absolutely awesome lineup. Here are some photos:

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What a great bunch of dudes in this band. Had the chance to come hang out prior to the show and experience the Herman’s Hideaway green room in it’s full glory. Tough light in here, but a great evening in general. On the road for their first national tour, Denver was their second stop along […]

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Music can often be shaped and molded by a venue. Jazz for example was first played loud so you could hear it over people in the basements of prohibition speakeasies. Church hymns were written so they sounded well in the large cathedral halls and sanctuaries. On the opposite end, Punk rock found a home in […]

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  A gentile rain tumbles to earth. Nurturing life, it satisfies the dry ground’s thirst, while replenishing the streams and waterfalls. Then, suddenly, it increases; lighting crashes, thunder booms and the skies are alive with wide emotion. You feel life, death, and the charge of change in the moist air. After the skies empty there […]

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  Royal Canoe, a hard working band, brought it to First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry on Monday. Bringing everything that creates music is what they do. No backing tracks make their live sound; its all real, as is their hard-driving percussion beats.  You feel their music when you come into their show. Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) […]

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If you like music, it was a difficult weekend to decide which Midwest festival to attend. With lollapalooza taking place in Chicago and WEfest taking place in Detroit lakes, along with countless concerts from both large scale pop artists and trustworthy local acts, it was one of those weekends where you wished you could be […]

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        Rock the Garden 2017 returned to its home at the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens this past weekend, with over 11,000 fans in attendance to welcome the event back to the Walker.One of the biggest critiques of the event has always been its lineup. Some years it hasn’t been local enough, and some […]

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This past Saturday was night two of the Nooky Jones Album Release Party, with PHO as the opener. Nooky Jones has been making their rounds around the area playing festivals and shows, gaining quite a bit of momentum before releasing their first self titled album this past Friday. That being said, If a album release […]

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Written by Ron Janzen FOXTRAX swung thru Minneapolis Wednesday. Fine Line Music Café was the home for their unique flavor of rock. Pleasing the enthusiastic crowd were Vocalist, guitar and key player Ben Schneid, drummer Jon Stenz, with Jared Stenz on base. TSLN sat down with the band to see what’s up. Hailing from Long […]

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Last weekend, 98.5 KTIS held their 9th annual Joyful Noise festival at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Joyful Noise is a 2 day Christian Rock event that boasts nearly 18,000 people every year. Switchfoot, Tenth Avenue North, For King & Country, and Big Daddy Weave. Union Gospel Mission, Tree House, and MN Teen Challenge were […]

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          The Cedar Cultural Center is built like a cross between a living room and a high school auditorium. Large enough to accommodate a few hundred people on its wooden floor, and small enough to be as intimate as watching a performer sing on the couch across from you. Its stage […]

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The Perfect Rejects Ep Release Party has been a long time coming and on Saturday they delivered.   The Twincites hip hop band preformed their Ep Pryhme Ordeal in its entirely to a pack house in the heart of NE Minneapolis at Club Underground.  Frontman of the Rejects Aaron King Stoneburg aka “Stoney” introducing the band in […]

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Hippo Campus and Remo Drive in Des Moines! Indie pop band Hippo Campus headlined Wooly’s in Des Moines, IA this past Friday. Up-and-coming emo band Remo Drive opened for them. I was lucky enough to hitch a ride down to Des Moines from the Twin Cities with the Remo dudes to check out this set. […]

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Know Name Records recently celebrated 40 years in business, and that celebration happened to fall just a few days before the 10th annual Record Store Day. A timely coincidence to say the least. I spoke with Danny Beck who has been a staple at the store since 1993, and in his words; “There has been […]

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It’s been over 5 years since Brt Rynlds and Charles Bronson, better known as Sex Burger, made their presence known performing and djing disco boogie funk around town. Their unique sound and show took dance floors by storm before their hiatus. Now Sex Burger is back at it again with Dan Staddon sitting behind the […]

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We Dream Dawn is a three-piece band that includes Sage Cook (formerly of Nederland’s own Elephant Revival), Aera Fox (a Nederland native, herself), and a new member—Colorado drummer Mark Levy (Phil Lesh and Friends, Circles Around the Sun, Bonfire Dub). One of my favorite things about seeing We Dream Dawn perform is the sense of […]

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“Whatever happened to John Mayer?” Is a question many people have asked themselves sitting in the car in traffic as Waiting On The World To Change fades out into another song on the lite FM station, Or as Free Falling begins on a daily mix playlist on Spotify. The question does not prompt as much […]

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LANY was the opening act for John Mayer this past saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Describing themselves as a product of Mayers music, LANY has a unique sound that Incorporates heavy synths with 80’s and 90’s R&B music. Although the audience is nowhere near LA, LANY’s music could make us feel ourselves winding […]

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