Tonight, Madison Cunningham finally got the respect and headlining show she deserves in St. Paul.  In past shows where Madison Cunningham has opened at the Palace Theatre, iv’e made note of the noise level from the audience during the show, oftentimes drowning out her singing during slower numbers. Tonight, that definitely wasn’t the case. An […]

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Lately, the new definition of a highly anticipated show is one you’ve been waiting nineteen months for. Such was the case tonight for Drive By Truckers, who are back on the road to fulfill a string of tour dates put on hold due to the pandemic. And judging by the wide eyes of the trucker […]

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There is a very particular Fleetwood Mac song that could apty describe Lindsey Buckingham’s departure from the band and this solo tour, but I’m not one to pick the low hanging fruit.  Buckingham’s solo tour checks all the boxes for the perfect defunt boomer act. An ex guitarist from a world renowned band, playing his […]

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The Fillmore, Minneapolis’s newest concert venue, does a good job of calling back to hallmarks of the original Fillmore’s past, while trying its best to fit in with the other venues of the Twin Cities. The main floor of The Fillmore is all wood, with chandeliers hanging high above, making it one of the classier […]

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Lower Dens performed to a packed crowd at the 7th Street Entry Last Night. It didn’t take long to have a group of fans at the front of the stage begin to dance and twirl to the swirling guitars onstage, played by Frontman Jana Hunter and backup guitarist Peter Tran. Lit solely by ground lighting, […]

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Ive often spoken about how intimate a venue the Cedar Cultural Center is. Beyond a seated section in the right corner, you are waist-high to the stage, with no security fence, welcome to put your beer right on the stage. So it’s fitting that such an intimate venue is chosen to host an intimate artist.  […]

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“As you can likely tell” Nathaniel Rateliff said in between songs “These are quite a bit different from the songs by The Night Sweats.’’ A quiet, seated crowd seemed to agree with tepid laughter.  The last time most of us had seen Nathaniel Rateliff was during his tenure as a frontman of The Night Sweats, […]

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I was lucky enough to photograph two of the three Denver-metro show for the Drive-By Truckers. Here’s a few images from both. Fox Theater – Boulder, CO The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO 01.  Introduction 02.  Slow Ride Argument 03.  Heroin Again 04.  Birthday Boy 05.  The Righteous Path 06.  Where The Devil Don’t Stay […]

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As I meandered through the crowd as Wilco began their set on the second of 3 shows this weekend, I began to smell the familiar scent of a fall bonfire. It was a mixture of pine, burning leaves, and birch. I thought it was odd that at a venue like this, where I typically am […]

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in 2019, an all woman rock band isn’t as rare of a phenomenon as it used to be, but that doesn’t make it any less cool to see. For a long time, Sleater Kinney has shown people that “WoW, WoMeN ReAlLy CaN rOcK, huh?” and have moved well beyond the stigma of having to prove […]

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If you didn’t think you could mosh at a Mac DeMarco concert, I’ve got some bad news.  The night ended with a shirtless Mac on guitar, shredding “Enter Sandman” onstage, with a mosh pit opening up near the pit. Concertgoers were throwing themselves into eachother. For those not near the mosh pit, they danced and […]

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Andrew Bird entered through a crooked door to the right of the stage at The Palace Theatre Friday night, and onto a stage that resembled a sort of worn, antiquated living room. To the applause of his audience, he picked up his violin from the case on a stand next to him, mounted it against […]

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People love watching someone come into the spotlight. To “make it”. And I think it mainly has to do with the fact that they want to “make it” too, in whatever their profession is. Maggie Rogers is a musician from Maryland who has “made it” by many definitions. She’s currently on a tour that began […]

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I’m not typically one for weeknight concerts. To be fair, I’m always up for a concert. But the older I get, the louder I hear “you have work tomorrow” echoing in my head while in route to the venue. Lucky, Surly hears this too. And with a 5pm showtime, they know how to quiet that […]

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Hinterland Music Festival, now in it’s 5th year, Added a 3rd day to its festival, meaning that to catch the whole weekend you’ll have to take both Friday AND Monday off if you don’t want to drive through the dead of night, at least for out-of-towners like me. Was this third day worth it? For […]

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Everyone has their own different methods of finding new music. Sometimes it’s a nudge from a friend, or a curated playlist on Spotify, or a trusted radio host that you can turn to on a daily basis. For me, Ive always been able to find new and interesting bands thanks to whoever curates the song […]

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“Who is keeping the blues alive?” Its a commonly asked question among older generations. And answers seem to differ depending on who talk to. Some say its already a dead genre. Others look at the 5 year old guitar prodigy playing in dive bars. But blues musicians are not hard to find these days. You […]

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