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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  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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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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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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AFI, on ‘The Blood Tour”, hit the stage at First Avenue last night, along with opening acts, Chain Gang of 1974, and Souvenirs. California based band, Souvenirs, featuring bandmates Nolan, Riley, Tim and Vince also opened with their mellow sounds. Opening for AFI, Kamtin Mohager brought his retro sound to the stage as Chain Gang of 1974. It’s […]

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Lany’s Paul Jason, Leslie Priest and Jake Goss recently arrived on First Avenue’s stage to a cheering crowd; eager to hear their fresh r&b infused pop songs live. Great friends, good times, and a love of music created Lany (they span NY to LA). Their sound shows in ILYSB (I Love You So Bad), and […]

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Photos by Alexander Just Written by Maya Clark Tuesday, July 19th, hip hop lovers rendezvoused at Cabooze in Downtown Minneapolis for the likes of Warren G and openers The Perfect Rejects. I could smell the cannabis in the air about a block away, so I knew I was in the right place! It was a […]

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Photographed by Alexander Just Written by Ron Janzen   Polyenso, one of the opening acts, has been named one of the top 16 bands to watch in 2016, by Alternative Press. We did. We agree. Coming out of post-hardcore band Oceana, band mates Denny Agosto, Kolby Crider, Alec Prorock, Alexander Schultz and Brennan Taulbee have […]

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Written and Photographed by Casey Carlson If you were one of the first few concert goers to escape the rain and enter First Avenue this past Wednesday, it wouldn’t have been hard for you to spot Courtney Barnett playing Ms Pacman off to the side of the steadily growing crowd. Courtney, along with a few band […]

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Written and Photographed by Casey Carlson You don’t hear the term “revue” used much for shows these days. In its heyday, a revue typically consisted of song, dance, and a theatrical performance, All of which were present for the Secret Stash Soul Revue at the Fitzgerald Theater. Sonny Knight & the Lakers entered the stage at 8:00 to […]

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On the eve of Halloween Jaedyn James & The Hunger put on a full fledged Circus @ Memory Lanes. Complete with Ring Master, Bearded Lady, Mime, Penguin, & the bastard child of an Ewok and Hans Solo. A Crazy Cat lady blew trumpet. Hunter S. Parker saxed the night away. The Universe sang back up, […]

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Indie rock band, Catfish and the Bottlemen, brought their raw, garage-band style to the Varsity Theater, in Dinkytown, last night. In their first stop on their North America 2015 Tour, they found an animated, near capacity crowd ready to hear this gritty Welsh group. Frontman Van McCann did not disappoint, showing why their new release, The Balcony, […]

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“No justice, no peace, prosecute the police!” was the message said loud and clear in the latest Black Lives Matter protest. Their loud voices were clear in their outrage of the latest death, of Freddie Grey, while in the hands of the Baltimore Police. Many people of all races, both young and old, joined the […]

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  New Found Glory’s “Sleep When I Die” tour hit Minneapolis last night, with an electric line up, sure to bring a sound for everyone to relate to. Opening the night was Virginia based band, Turnover, whose set opened up the evening with low key but relatable alternative rock songs, creating a strong energy and […]

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Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil brought their World Tour to the Myth recently.  Die-hard fans arrived at Noon, to find others camping out from the previous night, already in line. Special guest Mallory Knox opened this highly anticipated show. A five-piece alternative rock band from Cambridge, UK, they are on their first US […]

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  With 2014 behind us the staff at The Show Last Night have been looking at some great images from our files. This is our ‘Best 14 from 2014’.   This was our first year of publication, it goes with out saying that we had some emotional beginnings, and tearful goodbyes.  Picking our best was challenging. […]

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Recently covered Jaedyn James & the Hunger,killing it that night to a pack house at NE Minneapolis’s Mayslacks. In her own words she details how her hunger for music went from high school desire to dark times to finding an independent voice and forming todays’ group. Jaedyn James, the ring leader of Minneapolis’ new funk.love.soul […]

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Written By SamWright Photos by Alexander Just Young Joey Bad headlined last night as Mill City Nights played host in the main room, with spcieal appearances from Pro Eras members CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, & Nyck Caution. Eagan Minnesota native and Rhymesayers up-and-coming artist Dem Atlas represented for the Midwest. Dem Atlas as an artist […]

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Jaedyn James & The Hunger is a Funk.Love.Soul band freshly birthed from the loins of Minneapolis. Performing not only accomplished renditions of juicy deep cut tracks, but also sultry, mouthwatering originals. Debuting just days before Thanksgiving, this band will not only whet your appetite for your Mother’s turkey and mashed potatoes, but will have you […]

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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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  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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  311 arrived last Sunday night August 4th, 2014 to a packed and extremely hyped Minnesota fan base standing shoulder-to-shoulder and ready to let out the inner rage. Mill City Nights providing ample room, strong pours, and a beautiful stage fit to be perfect for a late-night Sunday show in Minneapolis.   Written by Sam […]

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Minneapolis, MN: HOT DAMN! No, really. Sabastian doubles on vocal and lead guitar, Tristan Craig hits base, and they have just added a new drummer.  Photos by Alexander Just // Written by Ron Janzen We caught up with Hot Damn! as they were setting up their July 4th outdoor set. if I were to copy and […]

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Household. -by Izzy Commers- -Photos by Izzy Commers and Alexander Just If there’s one thing to be said about Household, it’s the sense of community they bring to the local music scene. No matter what genre, bands are welcomed with open arms to play at their house (The Household), and as they put it. “We […]

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