Just over a year after Sloan Struble’s sold out show at First Avenue, His band Dayglow graduated to the larger Palace Theatre in St. Paul.  When Dayglow was here last year, I spoke about the smiles, the dancing, and the positive vibes Sloan Struble brought to the First Avenue Mainroom. Tonight at the Palace Theater, […]

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The summer of 2022 continued the return to live music, with many artists hitting the road for the first time since the pandemic. We’ve highlighted some of our favorites below. If you’ve missed them, you can check out our photos and recap here! Jackson Browne Jackson Browne kicked off a summer full of shows at […]

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It hadn’t even been a full day since the autumnal equinox, and it felt like a switch had been flipped immediately to late-fall weather. Just last week it was sunny and shorts weather, but tonight, we all stood huddled together in layered clothing and rain jackets at Surly Brewing’s large open lot. Where once it […]

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Ask any experienced concertgoer out there, and they’ll tell you about the religious aspect of live music. The sense of community, the emotional journeys, the passionate singing by both the band and the crowd like a hyminal. In the right setting, a concert can be just as much of a religious experience in a hockey […]

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Last night was the final show of the 2022 run of The Tedeschi Trucks band “Wheels of Soul” tour, which acts as a old school soul revue style show, bringing along a group of bands to perform. I last saw the Wheels of Soul tour with Chris Robinson, and the late Sharon Jones and the […]

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There was a quote I had read years ago that seemed to clarify some of the biggest differences between the Grateful Dead and Phish that fans of both bands have tried to convince each other of over the last 30 or so years. While they are two completely different bands, its impossible to compare Phish without […]

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Surly Festival Field has been holding true to it’s name recently. With a slew of beer tents, various food trucks and merch tents, it does feel like a miniature festival when an act performs there, sans the heatstroke and sunburn a day-long festival can bring. While Minnesota has our own versions of these festivals (Rock […]

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Album Review By Casey Carlson When Maggie Rogers began selling out arenas across the country in 2019 following the release of her debut album Heard It In A Past Life, it was easy to see her as an artist who knew where she was going. During songs, she would dance and sing on stage with […]

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“I want to take a poll,” said Mitski Miyawaki “Raise your hand if this is your first concert.” Immediately, a quarter of the all-ages crowd at Surly Festival Field raised their hands and screamed. “Wow!” she said, “I did not expect this many people to be here, I have to be honest.” Even to Mitski, […]

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It hasnt been long since Japanese Breakfast was in town last. Their previous show here was just over six months ago. Since then, the band fronted by Michelle Zauner has nabbed a handful of grammy nominations, and has gone on to perform on SNL, Coachella, and a string of shows throughout North America. Tonight they […]

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La Femme, The French psych-punk rock band played a sold out show at St. Paul’s legendary Turf Club. Considering the quaintness of the Turf Club, I personally felt very privileged to see them perform at this small of a venue considering they routinely sell out stadiums in France. Amazing doesn’t even start to describe the […]

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In 2022, the word “vibes” has become a beaten to death buzzword that will be used to loosely define whatever feeling you can associate it with. From a writers perspective, summing something up as a vibe seems lazy and, at the same time, somewhat humorous. Perhaps that’s why it’s the only word I could find […]

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Kaleo sold out the fillmore this past Sunday to a lively crowd as part of their fight or flight tour. The islandic group tour has them set to play across multiple content and countries including the United States, Canada, England, Germany, and Russia. Opening the show were Missouri nattive Bones Owens. Who’s touring, behind his […]

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The Armory has really been fulfilling it’s purpose lately as an arena-level stage for many pop acts. If there’s been one sign that things are returning to normal, it’s been the sight of superfans camping outside the doors of the venue. This month alone, The Armory hosted Olivia Rodrigo, Hippo Campus, and now to top […]

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New Music Festivals can be a hit or miss these days, However the debut of the new Sacred Rose Music Festival in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview IL is a promising hit, showcasing a lineup of over 40 acts, and a stacked list of headliners. The lineup brings together quite a wide of variety of […]

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We’re three songs into the set when Thao greets the crowd. “This tour was originally scheduled for May of 2020” She said smiling. After a pause to let the audience soak that in, she continued “We’re back, we’re happy, we’re alive and we’re thankful” A heartwarming round of applause came from the crowd before she […]

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Elle King graced Minneapolis this past Saturday at The Fillmore. The performance was a breath of fresh air, quite literally as for the first time I was pleasantly surprised that c19 precautions were only recommended, as local guidelines no longer require negative c19 test and/or vaccination for entry. I hope this is a trend that […]

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“We’re glad you remembered us” Said Dawes Frontman Taylor Goldsmith halfway through the set. “We’ve all waited a long time to be here.” Dawes’s first performance in the legendary venue since 2013 drew a sold out show, and new sing-alongs. Words and Photos by Casey Carlson Many bands have released records in 2020, and without […]

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Ive heard of Caamp, on the radio, spotify playlists, and they’ve become a familiar name on quite a few festival posters as well, including this past year’s Hinterland festival in Iowa. But I was caught off guard at the sheer number of people who packed into the Palace Theatre this past Friday to watch the […]

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Photography and Written Review by Elizabeth Mann On November 15th, The Show Last Night had the incredible opportunity of capturing LANY in concert once more. Accompanied by artists Keshi and Salem Ilese, the show brought a vibrant energy to the Monday night music scene of Denver. Ilese, most known for her TikTok sound Mad At […]

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“Not bad for a Tuesday night!” Said Paul Klien, to a roar of applause at the Armory. Paul, the lead singer for LANY, seemed healthy and confident last night in Minneapolis after needing to reschedule the original date two weeks ago for vocal rest. “I know we’re late, and you could have been to a […]

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Sloan Struble, who makes music as Dayglow, was all smiles last night performing at First Avenue. He had every reason to be, selling out the venue for the first time to a crowd who was just as excited to see him as he was to perform.  “I was told to be very cautious not to […]

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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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Album Review by Casey Carlson If it hasn’t been made apparent the last few years, we are in an 80s revival. Stranger Things is the posterchild of Netflix streaming and nostalgia. Blinding lights is still on the Spotify Top 40 years after being released (and who can complain? Its a banger) and zoomers are embracing […]

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