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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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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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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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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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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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 State Champs and Neck Deep just before. We recently flew down to Texas to partake in the festivities of the eclectic […]

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Written and Photographed by Casey Carlson You don’t hear the term “revue” used much for shows these days. In its heyday, a revue typically consisted of song, dance, and a theatrical performance, All of which were present for the Secret Stash Soul Revue at the Fitzgerald Theater. Sonny Knight & the Lakers entered the stage at 8:00 to […]

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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 Tendencies, Children of Bodom and Havok delivering performances nearly 30 years in the making. Megadeth and Suicidal Tendencies bring a […]

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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 the last twenty years. With one of the most wild crowds on the tour, Slayer, Testament and Carcass […]

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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 package included Silver Snakes, I The Mighty, and Glassjaw. TSLN photographer Ryan Pugh was at The Myth covering the […]

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City of Sound is a name that will ring a bell if you’ve been around the Twin Cities music scene for a while. They’re an experimental progressive rock group hailing from Minneapolis. Danny Morrison, Levi Merry, Jeremy Kindvall, and Braden Dickie. Recently they have released ‘Rebirth EP’ on Vinyl. You can give it a listen on […]

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GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER: Meredith Henderson All photographs of this show were taken by photographer Meredith Henderson. Meredith is from the Chicago music scene and also plays in a band called Victims. Shooting since 15, Meredith is no stranger when it comes to shooting concert photography. Being heavily involved in the local Chicago scene, Meredith has quickly […]

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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” on August 6th of 2015, and it’s a perfect blend of pop-punk, and even some easycore parts make […]

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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 show, but it still was a great one nonetheless. The locals featured on the bill were metal heavy hitters Zealot and At […]

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