Gentil Interview

  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 ...

Hinterland 2017

If you like music, it was a difficult weekend to decide which Midwest festival to attend. With lollapalooza taking place in Chicago and WEfest taking place in Detroit lakes, along with countless concerts from b...

Nooky Jones Album Release Party Night 2

This past Saturday was night two of the Nooky Jones Album Release Party, with PHO as the opener. Nooky Jones has been making their rounds around the area playing festivals and shows, gaining quite a bit of ...

Hippo Campus and Remo Drive in Des Moines!

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...

Artist Spotlight : Sex Burger

It’s been over 5 years since Brt Rynlds and Charles Bronson, better known as Sex Burger, made their presence known performing and djing disco boogie funk around town. Their unique sound and show took dance floo...

John Mayer @ Xcel Energy Center

“Whatever happened to John Mayer?” Is a question many people have asked themselves sitting in the car in traffic as Waiting On The World To Change fades out into another song on the lite FM station, Or ...

LANY @ Xcel Energy Center

LANY was the opening act for John Mayer this past saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Describing themselves as a product of Mayers music, LANY has a unique sound that Incorporates heavy synths with 80...

Foxygen @ First Avenue

Sam France owning the room at First Avenue with his eccentric entertainment leaves it all out on the stage. His performance isn't anything I'd expected; familiar with their music and seeing them for the first t...

Big Sean @ MYTH Live

Touring his latest release I Decided, Big Sean stopped at the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood to a packed room. Opening act MadeinTYO set the stage, got the crowd hyped for the lyrical, trap-backed performance from...

Cory Branan @ The Driftwood Char Bar

If you create a Pandora station based on John Prine, Cory Branan will come up quite a bit. And while that Venn-diagram will have its share of similarities, one thing is for sure. John Prine did not play the Dri...

P.O.S Sells Out First Avenue

Releasing his latest album to vinyl Thursday, Stef stops by First Avenue Friday to a sold out main room, says fuck you with a smile, and rolls out - but not before putting on a killer show. It doesn't get old s...

Cold War Kids @ First Avenue

Cold War Kids hit First Ave on 3/15/2017 playing a mix of some old favorites and some new songs like Love is Mystical off their upcoming album L.A. Divine. The band, including lead vocalist/guitarist Nathan Wil...

Mikey Avalon @ The Cabooze

Mickey Avalon came to Minneapolis on his ten year tour. He played at the Cabooze and the place was packed. Local rapper, Botzy opened for Mickey. Botzy got the crowd excited and ready for Mickey with his hig...

PROF Tears the Roof off at First Avenue

PROF throws a party and brings all his friends - a collection of photos the chaos this dude creates. It doesn't stop when he's on stage; the crowd is turned up to 11 the entire time. GAMPO and crew came off a r...

Chill Vibez VIII @ Ice House

Chill Vibez is hosted and curated by Ashley Mari. It began May 19th at Moto-i as a free event open to all. Chill Vibez features a collection of many different musicians, poets, dancers, activists, DJs, and visu...

Ben Sims & Mike Gervais

Dj Ben Sims and Mike Gervais joined together for the first time in Minneapolis. Ben Sims is a revered techno artist from the UK and Mike is a hard-working Midwest techno artist. The next time this duo will happ...

Ron’s Memorial concert

Minneapolis recently lost a very loved man, Ron Upton. Ron was well known in Uptown and loved by many. His memorial concert was last night at the Uptown VFW. The VFW filled up with so many friends and family of...

Alter Bridge @ The Moore Theater

Alter Bridge landed at the historic Moore Theater in Seattle, WA this past Wednesday bringing Nonpoint and Them Evils along. This was AB's last American tour date before heading overseas to NZ (and returning fo...

Melissa @ The Shout! House

A great place to spend a Friday night is The Shout! House. The Shout! House Dueling Pianos is a live music venue in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. It combines music and improvisational comedy with the help ...

Landmark by Hippo Campus Out Today!

Album art by David Kramer 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 albu...

Hurricane Joe @ The Cabooze

The Duluth band had their first show in Minneapolis last night. Hurricane Joe is a metal band with a deep bond between the band members. They are releasing a new album and starting to play more in Minneapolis. ...

Artist Spotlight : Hurricane Joe

Britleigh got to hang out and photograph  the metal band Hurricane Joe. Hurricane Joe is a Duluth band who has moved to the Twin Cities. They are having their first local show at The Cabooze tomorrow night....

Artist Spotlight: Botzy

Britleigh sat down with rapper Botzy for an interview at the Nicollet dinner in Minneapolis.  Botzy a constant collaborative who's been involved multiple projects such Culture cry wolf, and VAYNS has been a...

Dawes @ The State Theater

Following the release of their latest album We’re all Gonna Die, Dawes hit the road for a 50 stop tour across America. With no opener, The band played two sets that lasted nearly three hours with hardly a break...

AFI @ First Avenue

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 Vin...

Live! The Lumineers at Target Center

Rising from their origins in one of my favorite cities in the country, Denver, CO, is a band that captures and captivates a crowd of young, old, and in between.  The Lumineers put out their second full length ...

LIVE: SIMS @ First Avenue Mainroom

SIMS - making a long overdue, hometown solo performance with WebsterX, AIR CREDITS (The Hood Internet x ShowYouSuck) and NAZEEM & SPENCER JOLES - lit First Ave's mainroom on fire. Not literally. That wou...

TSLN AND FRIENDS BEST OF 2016!!!

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 aske...

LANY @ The Fine Line, MPLS, MN

On November 5th, the band LANY arrived in Minneapolis on their 40th stop on tour at the Fine Line Music Café. Before the band even came on, there were chants of their name and fans in the front row throwing...

Denver Sings along to Caroline Smith

If you haven't seen Minneapolis sweetheart Caroline Smith in a while, it's because she's been spending the last year in Los Angeles, working on new music. This October, she's taking a break from writing to ...

Sonny Knight & The Lakers @ First Avenue

Sonny Knight & The Lakers have become a hometown favorite to Minneapolis. They're leading a revival of soul music not only in the twin cities, but arguably the upper Midwest. It's not going unnoticed ei...

The Band Of Heathens @ Dakota Jazz Club

It isn't very often that bands out of Austin, Texas make the journey up Interstate 35 to Minneapolis. Austin has been churning out incredible musical acts for a long time, but recently people's eyes (and more i...

Whitney Sells Out The Triple Rock

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 sounde...

Trampling through Colorado

Here's a bunch of photos from Trampled by Turtles' two days in Colorado. Wednesday at the Ogden was a great warm up for an amazing Thursday evening at Red Rocks. Got to meet one of the best beat writers in the ...

Dead & Company @ Alpine Valley Music Theater

Alpine Valley was written on the back windows of buses and station wagons, telling us where they were headed, and the license plates telling us where they were from. People descended here from as far away as New York, Florida, and California just to see them.

Electric Forest 2016!!!

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, Michiga...

Courtney Barnett @ First Avenue

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 Bar...

Outcry Tour – 2016 – St. Paul!

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 ...

MUTEMATH @ FIRST AVE! (PHOTO COVERAGE)

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 extreme...

21 Photos: Big Gigantic live in Minneapolis

Big Gigantic is an instrumental livetronica, hip-hop and jazz influenced duo based out of Boulder, Colorado. Their combination of electronic beats with live saxophone and live drums is an interesting twist on w...

So What?! Music Festival – Day 1

A week ago, So What?! Music Festival was held at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. It was nothing short of astounding. From legendary acts like New Found Glory headlining, to everyone's favorites like Stat...

Melanie Martinez @ The Myth

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 diffe...

Daughter @ First Ave!

"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, DAU...

REVIEW: MEGADETH @ Myth

Megadeth is a name to know if you’ve listened to Metal since the 80's - three generations of fans packed the Myth nightclub to max capacity for the 93x Brotherhood Ball Saturday. Openers included Suicidal Tende...

SLAYER @ The Myth

On Friday, thrash metal kings Slayer, Testament and Carcass played to a sold out crowd at The Myth in St. Paul, Minnesota. These legendary bands have been known to play some of the most aggressive metal for ...

Coheed and Cambria @ The Myth

Coheed and Cambria came through Minnesota last night as the headliner of the The Color Before The Sun Tour. The tour was supporting Coheed and Cambria's newest record of the same name. Along with them, the p...

Meet Falling!

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 n...

Dropkick Murphys @ The Myth

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 wearin...

DROPKICK MURPHYS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR

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, HIGHL...

Hype Watch: Rally Cap

Rally Cap is quickly making a name for themselves as of late. These pop-punkers have been making the rounds, and having a gigantic party while doing it. Rally Cap released their debut EP "Down For The Count...

Moshing Around The X-Mas Tree! @ The Garage

The annual "Mosh Around The X-Mas Tree" event was held at The Garage yesterday. The bill featured mostly local bands, but came with two touring acts; Oklahoma Caddy Shack and Main State. This year was a smaller...

Hippo Campus Sells Out First Avenue!

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...

Jaedyn James & The Hunger @ Memory Lanes

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...

New Out Came The Wolves!

Out Came The Wolves just released a new single, "96", along with a corresponding music video on their website and YouTube. You can view it below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiHdWw0FAKM...

KTIS Presents: TobyMac @ The Target Center

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 ...

Photos: Shakey Graves live at First Avenue!

Shakey Graves played a killer set at First Avenue the other night (11/04/2015). After seeing and photographing him live at Festival Palomino just over a month ago I knew this was a show I couldn't miss. This du...

Circa Survive live at Mill City Nights

    Circa Survive played a killer show at Mill City Nights the other night (10/02/2015). They're out on the road in celebration of their first album Juturna turning 10 years old! They rocked...

BEHIND TSLN: ALEXANDER JUST

Alexander Just is an active contributing photographer for The Show Last Night. But if you ask him what he photographs, he would call himself a portrait photographer. For this segment of Behind TSLN, I sat down ...

Behind TSLN: Tanner Morris

In Behind TSLN, I'll delve into some of the people who help make this website work. I'll ask them questions about their time in The Show Last Night, along with questions about their own endeavors. Because hey, ...

Remo Drive Announce New Release!

  Minneapolis post hardcore/ emo trio, Remo Drive, have just announced a two song single which is due for release on November 10th. The first of the two songs to be released, 'Breathe In', is explos...

Ezra Furman at the Turf Club

Ezra Furman performed with his touring band The Boy-Friends last night at The Turf Club in St. Paul. As the night grew older, the show slowly erupted into an electrifying dance party. Ezra spoke heavily ...

Hype Watch: Sibir

Post-Rock is alive and well in the Minneapolis music scene. Being no strangers to the scene, Sibir is ready to come out guns blazing. Consisting of old In Favor members and current members of Atrocities, Sib...

Hype Watch: Evacuate The City (+Photo Gallery)

Sound the alarms and hide all your valuables. The Catastrophe is coming. Evacuate The City is a metalcore band based out of Orlando, Florida. With their crushing riffs, beauteous melodies, and incorporation ...

Hippo Campus @ the U of M Homecoming!

Hippo Campus played a show at the University of Minnesota's homecoming Party on the Plaza kickoff tonight at Coffman Memorial Union. The show, being extremely under-advertised, still managed to draw quite a few...

Volumes Vocalist Releases Rap EP

Volumes vocalist Gus Farias has released an EP titled "The Saiyan Saga" on August 6th under the name Yung Yogi. Gus is currently touring with other rap acts like Yung Simmie, Cashy, Don Krez, Nick Travae and mo...

Molly’s Worst Enemy Announces Break-Up

It's no contest when we say that Molly's Worst Enemy is a local legend when it comes to the Minnesota music scene. The band is easily responsible for countless successful shows, bands, and unifying the scene. T...

Juliet Simms: Interview & Gallery

I can't tell you how stoked I was when we got the opportunity to interview Juliet Simms. She has been in the industry a long time now and is so under rated. I sat down with her after her set on Vans Warped Tour...

Local Spotlight: ChugChugWob

ChugChugWob are a metalcore/electronic act straight out of the Twin Cities. They have been around the block, and are definitely a force to be reckoned with. You like to party? Come to a ChugChugWob show. ...

Household Release New Single – “Wistern”

Minneapolis, Minnesota punkers Household have released a new single today entitled “Wistern” The track draws influences from the likes of The Story So Far, Such Gold and Transit. The new album, produced ...

Rock the Garden: A Weekend in Photos

Rock the Garden, a two day concert festival hosted by 89.3 The Current, returned to the grounds of Walker Art Center in Minneapolis this past weekend. This huge event attracted over 8,000 people to soak up the ...

Spotlight: Sapphire Empire!

Recently I sat down with, and got to know the members of Sapphire Empire, a pop, R&B, jazz experimental band from Canada. Let's start with your name, then what do you play? Gaby, guitar Anatol, k...

FIDLAR live @ 7th Street Entry

FIDLAR rocked a wall to wall 7th Street Entry both Thursday and Friday evening. Dual headlining their tour with METZ, the bands played sold out shows both nights. Local dudes, France Camp, joined the show Thurs...

TECH N9NE: Special Effects Tour!

Opening the show and getting everyone hella juiced, was the amazing ZUSE! Shifting gears into a sick heavy set was Michigan based rockers, King 810.   If you haven't seen Murs perform befo...

BIG DATA @ THE FINE LINE

It's not often that every act during a concert is amazing, and totally blows you away. As someone who shoots concerts on a weekly basis, I can say that I've only come across this once or twice. This being one o...

Treefort Music Fest: Days Two & Three

While Treefort came to close on it's final weekend days, the festival didn't lose momentum. As bands like Foxygen, and Tv on the Radio rocked the main stage, Vacationer stole the late-night festival goers at El...

Triathalon Interview: Treefort Music Fest

Hailing from the land of peaches, Triathalon are spreading their motown-inspired surf jams across the country, and even though these dudes are on the last leg of their tour, they're still bringing the heat. Bef...

Earl Sweatshirt @ Mill City Nights

Friday, March 25th, at Mill City Nights, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, and Remy Banks rolled through for their Not Redy 2 Leave tour. Building up anticipation, or just starting late, New York-based...

Treefort Music Fest Day One

Treefort music fest is a five day music festival in downtown Boise, Idaho. Not only is this festival packed with a wide range of musicians, but it also features plenty of things to do if you're looking for more...

5 Local Bands You’re Missing Out On

You've been to a lot of shows. You've seen a bunch of bands. But have you paid attention to the openers? The locals that kick off the night of sick jams and good friends? If you have, good on you! You might be ...
0%

New Found Glory @ The Varsity Theater

  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,...

Of Montreal at First Avenue

Of Montreal and Deerhoof arrived at Minneapolis' First Avenue last night to a packed venue full of eager concert-goers. There was a certain electricity in the air as the theatrical performance of Of Montreal ca...

HELMET @ MILL CITY NIGHTS!

After bringing it to Europe, as well as dates select US dates, Helmet’s Betty tour hit Minneapolis last night. The floor of Mill City was tightly packed with a crowd, and you could feel the anticipation ...

FOR TODAY W/ ICE NINE KILLS

For Today, a metal core band from Sioux City, Iowa, came up north and played Skyway Theatre's Studio B, along with special guest Ice Nine Kills. Alongside were a few local sets, Its Confidential, In The Line of...

DOOMTREE All Hands Tour @ First Avenue!

Doomtree returned home again for their first time since their new album All Hands was released. They had quite the stage presence at the sold out show. With help from Aby Wolf, a local vocalist who is a frequen...

Hippo Campus: Interview

The Hippo Campus interview:  Photo by Taylor Hanson   On Friday night, Taylor Hanson and Connor Siedow sat down at The Bad Waitress with the guys from Hippo Campus to ask them a few questions. Fr...

Allan Kingdom: Interview

Taylor Hanson and I sat down at the Spyhouse on Broadway in Minneapolis today to talk with Allan Kingdom:   So Allan, you were born in Canada? “Yeah, yeah.” So where else have you lived? ...

Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil

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...

The Millenium: Interview!

Taylor Hanson, one of the newest members to The Show Last Night team, and an excellent photographer; shot and interviewed the Millenium.   For the Millenium, time hasn’t stopped since the release of ...

Better Late Than Never: You Me At Six

Fall 2014 You Me At Six toured the U.S and made a stop at The Garage in Burnsville. The show was high energy and the crowd couldn't have been more psyched! Be sure to check the concert calendar for 2015 ...

Best Shots of 2014

  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 sa...

Hundredth To Begin Recording New Album

Christmas day was a nice day for everyone. Not only was there time to be with family, friends and unwrapping the things Santa left for us under the tree, but a new and exciting announcement has been made. 20...

Black Veil Brides: Gallery

Black Veil Brides played the Myth in Maplewood last month. Here is what we got! Photos by Chris Duke (Landon Michael Photography) ...

Matty Mullins MMF Interview

Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire has been one busy dude. Tour after tour promoting Unconditional, as well as his solo project with Cameron Mizel. We were fortunate enough to get some time with Matty while on h...

Young Guns: Interview

 2  years ago I got my first opportunity to shoot a show. That show was Bullet For My Valentine, with Young Guns. Young Guns got me into that show by having me gather email addresses before the concert. That sh...

Interview: K.Flay

 If you like hip-hop, you need to get to know K.Flay. The intelligent rapper took a moment to sit with contributor and local artist, Sam Bramble, to talk about tour life and of course, music! Have you pl...

NEW SLEEPING WITH SIRENS!

That's right, this post get's an ALL caps header for Sleeping With Sirens new single 'Kick Me!' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnAdy_wvxMo&feature=youtu.be Don't forget, these guys are out on tour right ...

Black Tusk Member Has Passed

Our hearts go out to the members of Black Tusk, as well as the friends and family of Jonathan Athon, who passed away after being on life support following a motorcycle accident. The official statement from Blac...

Buddy Nielsen Opens Up.

Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail has opened up to friends and fans about struggles in his life.   Photo: Chris Duke "While the above paints the overall tone and picture of what I am discussing, there...

Jaedyn James & The Hunger’s Debut Bash

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 ori...

Tattoo’d Tuesday: Mark Johnson

Name: Mark Johnson Occupation: Army/ Pentair Primary Artist: Nick Gagnon Instagram: @markdropbombs Photos by: Chris Duke - Landon Michael Photography  ...