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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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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Eric Gordon NOBODY SAID THAT IT WAS EASY Debut R&B/Pop Album Release Concert It’s not every day that an artist puts aside a career in Contemporary-Christian music to enter the world of mainstream R&B music.  It was a difficult decision for the artist, but the title track off Eric Gordon’s highly-anticipated album sums it up well: NOBODY SAID THAT IT WAS […]

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Hippo Campus Sells Out First Ave 3/11 + 3/12!!! With words by Julia Kindall and Photographs by Connor Siedow On march 11th and 12th Hippo Campus headlined two sold out shows at First Avenue, making this their third sold out show at the venue in the past two years. The significance of dates, numbers, and […]

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Hippo Campus’s first studio album was released today! Their long awaited debut album, Landmark finally arrives today. Produced by BJ Burton (Bon Iver’s 22, A Million), this album lives up to the hype. Hippo Campus will be playing two sold out shows back to back at Minneapolis’s First Avenue on Saturday March 11th and Sunday […]

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One of The Show Last Night’s longest running “traditions” is to create a list of the best content we’ve created throughout the year, at the end of each year! This year is no different in that manner. We’ve asked our photographers and friends that have stuck with us throughout this hell of a year to […]

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Being in an environment surrounded by so many amazing photographers is greatly influential but also feeds deeply into my own self-doubt. We live in a society of artists that are constantly working to better them and move forward in their trade. This has been both a blessing and a curse for me. Part of me […]

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Chicago natives Whitney sold out The Triple Rock Social Club last night. And for damn good reason. This was Whitney’s first show after coming home to the US from a European tour. Jet-lagged and all, they sounded absolutely perfect. Frontman and drummer, Julien Ehrlich lead the night with witty banter and wispy tunes that would […]

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Last night, Billy Talent performed at The Varsity Theater, also known as the place with the best bathrooms in America. The Canadian rock band has played Lollapalooza and Warped Tour, along with scattered shows along many of the northern American states. Since the release of their self-titled debut in 2003, Billy Talent have cemented themselves as a generation-defining rock […]

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BILLY TALENT REACHES NEW HEIGHTS IN FIRST WEEK Since the release of their self-titled debut in 2003, Billy Talent have cemented themselves as a generation-defining rock band.  Boasting nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums sold internationally, the band have seen multi-platinum certifications for their albumsBilly Talent I and II and III, and platinum status for […]

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This past Saturday (7/9/2016) Trampled By Turtles headlined a hometown jam at Bayfront Festival Park. They brought Minnesota favorites Hippo Campus on the bill to join them. Hippo Campus started a little before 8pm and played though the sunset: Trampled By Turtles took on night shortly after to really end an amazing home town show […]

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Electric Forest 2016 On the morning of June 23rd, you could hear the quiet purr of EDM in the distance. Cars lined up miles long to reach the gates of the famous Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Michigan. The party started even before they entered; beers were opened and music blasted as people left their […]

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8 bands. 2 stages. 1 beautiful, sun-drenched day of great vibes and even greater music.   Rock the Garden – hosted by local public radio station, The Current, and modern art museum, the Walker Art Center – has easily become Minneapolis’s most-popular music festival and the unofficial kick-off to summer. And with reason: there is always a fabulous […]

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LAST NIGHT the OUTCRY Tour came to St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center for an exciting night! The OUTCRY Story: “OUTCRY is the lights and sounds of a movement in progress. We believe that the “the next big thing” is here. It’s always been here. The local church. And there is no greater movement to […]

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Talented photographer, Ari Woeste went out and photographed indie rock band, MuteMath on Sunday at First Avenue in Minneapolis. MuteMath just released “Vitals”, their newest full length album, harboring extremely positive reviews. Here are some shots from their dynamic First Ave performance: Photos by Ari Woeste

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On Wednesday night, adolescence and adults of all ages flooded the doors of Myth Live in Maplewood, Minnesota for the likes of Melanie Martinez and opening band, Alvarez Kings. Walking in, you can see the difference from the typical concertgoer; brightly colored hair, platform shoes and the occasional parent were among the attendees. This concert […]

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“I’d love to welcome our newest contributor, Pierre Ware! He’s an extremely talented photographer and a wonderful young dude. Here he is, shining on his first post.” -Connor Siedow On Saturday night, DAUGHTER graced the stage of their sold out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since their last show in Minneapolis at 7th […]

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Meet Falling! (From left to right) JJ Monroe, Jackson Catton, Lars Oslund are the members of a newly reformed band, Falling. The band formed in 2012 under a different name, eventually changing their name to Falling in 2015 to coincide with a shifting sound. After two especially lengthy periods of intense work with shows in between, they’ve […]

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Boston natives and legendary celtic punk band, Dropkick Murphys, stopped in Minnesota Saturday evening during their 20th Anniversary Tour. The sold out show at The Myth in Maplewood drew crowds of people wearing either shamrock green or the Bruin’s black and yellow. Photographer Connor Siedow was there to capture the event. They played a mix […]

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St. Paul native, Allan Kingdom hosted his 22nd birthday party at the Fine Line Music Cafe. After a 5 day’s notice, and rigorous social media promotion from himself and friends, they managed to sell out the venue in a remarkable fashion. His birthday was this past Wednesday, and to everyone’s excitement, he released Northern Lights, […]

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DROPKICK MURPHYS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 18 IN CLEVELAND, WITH TWO NIGHTS AT NEW YORK CITY’S WEBSTER HALL AND BAND’S ANNUAL HOMETOWN RUN OF BOSTON SHOWS ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEK, HIGHLIGHTED BY 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT AGGANIS ARENA MARCH 19 Dropkick Murphys have announced dates for their 20 Year Anniversary Tour, […]

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The Show Last Night cannot function without our photographers. We understand that. And we love that. This article is dedicated to the hard-working photographers on The Show Last Night’s photo team. We asked every photographer we’ve worked with this year to pick their top five favorite concert shots that they’ve taken throughout 2015. It’s been a […]

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There’s nothing quite so special as watching a favorite local act make it big. Even better, though, is when that same local band returns after time spent touring to finally play another hometown show. There’s a special sort of energy at these shows, a mixture of hometown pride and the feeling that you had a […]

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Christian music superstar, Toby McKeehan, also known as TobyMac, performed at the Target Center this past Friday for his This Is Not A Test tour. Named after his 7th studio album, This Is Not A Test; this stop on his tour boasted a near sold out Target Center, with thousands of fans. TobyMac’s sound is […]

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