NOFX – Minneapolis was lucky enough to be the first city to welcome NOFX back to America since the recent presidential election, and while they made it clear that they were happy to be here, (dubbing us the second most punk city in the USA) they certainly had some thoughts to share on the subject […]

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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 rose pedals on the stage. As soon as Jake, Les and Paul walked on stage, […]

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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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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 go out on what she’s calling the Big Baby Tour. This past Friday, she made a stop at Denver’s Lost Lake […]

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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 either. The First Avenue Mainroom was packed this past Saturday night, concertgoers chilled from the cold October evening filed into the […]

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Trampled By Turtles held their annual festival at Halls Island this year. Originally scheduled to be at Canterbury Park like last year, rain and construction delays brought it to a new location. Trampled headlined the night with yet another flawless performance, and the line up before them was spectacular. The Arcs, Andrew Bird, Jake Bugg, Houndmouth, […]

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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 importantly, their ears) have turned to Austin for its generous music scene, and one of its standout groups is […]

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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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I recently got the opportunity to travel down to Colorado to work with Trampled By Turtles as their photographer at Red Rocks Amphitheater (Bucket list experience: checked).  On 08/11/2016 TBT  played their sold out show. I packed up and made my journey from the Minneapolis area with a few family members. Here is my story, through […]

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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 NHL (and laugh about Roy leaving the Aves) both evenings. Had absolutely incredible access […]

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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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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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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 For a label that isn’t even a year old yet, Subaquatic records was able to draw a large crowd to the Triple Rock Social Club this past Thursday. There was a line outside the door an hour before showtime, obviously drawing great interest to tonight’s lineup featuring Good Luck […]

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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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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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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 what you hear at a typical EDM show. TSLN photographer Tanner Morris caught their set the other night at Skyway Theater in Minneapolis. […]

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