On Saturday September 27th Minneapolis natives Caroline Smith and Lizzo took to the First Avenue main room to play a sold out show.  Playing their second day in a row at one of Minneapolis’s most iconic venues was a great way to accommodate the interest in the duo.  Starting off the night was a DJ […]

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Editor’s notes: I’d like to start this feature out by saying how proud we all are of our contributing photographer, Riley Downs. This was Riley’s first major solo assignment, covering two extremely well known artists (MGK & Limp Bizkit). We put a lot of faith in Riley and he pulled through with some amazing shots […]

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Listen to their newest, Problem Child:   Interview by: Skylar Cary Photos by: Tanner Morris Alright, I’m sitting here with the guys in Villains out of Chicago; Can you guys say your name and what you do in the band- Devin: I’m Devin, I do vocals Reese: I’m Reese, I play guitar Cody: Cody, and drums […]

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The new single from Lorde was written specifically for The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part One.  Lorde has also been put in charge of assembling the rest of the artists that will be featured on the soundtrack for this film. Though none have been announced yet, we imagine this will be a soundtrack worth […]

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Touche Amore are a positive force within our industry. Garnering fans like Tim Mcllarth of Rise Against, Touche creates music that motivates and moves it’s listeners. I was honored to sit with Jeremy Bolm to talk about tour life, ignorance, and the “scene.” I appreciate that you are a force against misogyny, but we seem […]

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Australian bruts Northlane recently released news that their vocalist Adrian Fitipaldes had left the group. Since then, Adrian released a statement as to why. Below is the statement posted on their Facebook . * The following is a statement from Adrian Fitipaldes explaining his reasons behind leaving Northlane. * I understand that the news of my […]

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Stromae put on a killer show at Mill City Nights on 9/25/14 I’m not going to lie, going into this show I did not know what to expect. Stromae is a European hip hop / electronic / dance artist . I work at Mill City Nights as a stage hand , and I just happened […]

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RIOT FEST DENVER: DAY ONE Weather: 86 degrees and Sunny Show: 4-12am With a show this large, it’s impossible to get the full experience of every band playing? But the experience of the festival? Well that part is easy. The explanation of the festival is simple: one part carnival, one part punk rock (with a […]

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 Caroline Smith is synonymous with ‘Confidence.’ So it’s no surprise that her and Minnesota’s other powerhouse Lizzo, over sold their show this month so much that they had to book another set for their fans! We sat down with Caroline to find out what is important to her in life & music, along with just […]

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La Dispute, The Menzingers, And Plague vendor played The Varsity Theater on September 15. The First band that was up that night at the Varsity Theater was Plague Vendor. I had no idea what I was going into. I never heard of them nor have i heard any of their music. I felt like i […]

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This kind of show is what local Minnesota music is all about. Two genres of music that no one could imagine being on the same bill. Two types of fans who would have never expected to jam together in one night. And two people who made all of it possible. Review by Tyler Norkunas - […]

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On Saturday September 13, a Minnesota rapper made his way back to the main stage. Doomtree’s one and only POS. Anyone who is a fan of doomtree or POS has been waiting for this for sometime now. Over the last months POS has done some shows here and there but never made it his event. […]

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It has been confirmed that Adrian Fitipaldes, vocalist for metal band Northlane, has departed from the band. Below is the post made by the band on their Facebook page. “It is with regret that we announce that Adrian Fitipaldes has decided to leave Northlane and will no longer be our vocalist moving forward. Adrian has […]

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A lot of hype has been built up by Corey Taylor and Shawn “Clown” Crahan over the past year on their new album “.5: The Gray Chapter“. With the release of “The Negative One” last month, a lot of Slipknot fans were eager to hear more, for better or for worse. With the release of […]

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September 9th at the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood, Riley Downs and myself attended the Rise Against show with supporting acts Radkey, and Touche Amore. Now I had never heard of Radkey, but the same for any opening band, I figured I’d use their set to prep for the other 2 acts. Well surprise surprise, Radkey […]

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At the ripe age of 18 I got my first job working at the super conglomerate, Wal-mart. What does any sensible 18 year old purchase with their first paycheck? They buy an album, of course. My first album was none other than 10 years debut album, ‘Autumn Effect.’ I got a chance to sit down with the […]

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Rating: 8.5/10. Good to blast in your car and bang your head to. With the recent departure of Alex Good and Christian Royer from the band along with the announcement of a new album at the beginning of the year, I was very interested to see what this band would come up with on ‘Bloodwork’. […]

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Despite the name City of the Weak the band definitely gave nothing but a strong performance. They played about a half hour set at the Cabooze Friday, September 5th for Hideaway’s Back to School Smoke Out.  

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I can’t believe this is my first time seeing a Linkin Park show, but it was. I grew up on the West Coast at the height of “Linkin Park-mania,” when Hybrid Theory was played almost in it’s entirety on the radio each week and skinny white kids were given another icon in a tank-top and […]

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  Writen by Alexander Just Photos by Alexander Just & Izzy Commers   Chipotle Cultivate came to Minneapolis’s Loring Park on Saturday, August 23. The one day music and food festival featured great food and great line up of line music including Hunter Hunter, Vintage Trouble, The Mowgli’s, Grouplove, and Portugal The Man.  As well […]

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