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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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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April 10, 2019 Our cab driver on the previous evening told us, “You haven’t been to Nashville if you haven’t gone down to Broadway St”. Personally, I’d rather hang in dives and dumps than Blake Sheldon’s bar – or especially Kid Rock’s bar. That aside, that’s not what tonight was about. First trip to Nashville. […]

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It’s been dreary here in the Twin Cities. Lots of clouds, rain, and cold. It feels more like Seattle than it does Minneapolis. And as such, Minnesotans are starting to feel it. The warmer coats have come out of storage, and the wool socks have made their way to the top of the drawer. The […]

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There is a lot you can count on during the summer time. Warmth, sun, thunderstorms, barbeques and swimming pools. The list goes on. And in the time of our parents (speaking from my millennial perspective) you could almost always count on a summer tour from the Grateful Dead. It’s music that was meant to be […]

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Donned in all white clothing, Houndmouth appeared on the stage of First Avenue last evening to a sold out crowd. It’s been a familiar sight for them, with all four shows sold out so far on their tour, and Minneapolis was no exception. The band has been working on a new album, thetitle still yet […]

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Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg Front the swedish-folk-duo-who-plays-americana act First Aid Kit. The band swung into town on the heels of their latest album Ruins Released just a few weeks prior.   It’s not often that an americana act can completely sell out anything in record time, let alone at Palace Theatre capacity. But sure […]

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Photographs by Alexander Just Written by Casey Carlson   Lydia Liza was standing at the back of the audience she had just performed in front of, fans who noticed her stopped, hugged, and thanked her for her music, before wandering back into the crowd as Jake Bugg began his set. “It’s not really that exhausting” […]

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If you’re not familiar with the Devil Makes Three, they’re California natives that have been pounding the pavement since 2002. They’re an amazing combination of folk, rock, alternative with some bluegrass and country mashed in. Their newest album is titled “Redemption & Ruin” and was released in 2016. They were in Denver on a two […]

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The War On Drugs have been described as the future of rock and roll, while also being described as dad rock, Americana, and psychedelic. Listening to them, it’s hard to put a pin on their exact genre, but perhaps that’s intentional. Their sound is unique, as if Bob Dylan came of age with a synthesiser […]

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Co-founder of the site, Tanner Morris is currently on tour with this crew helping set up and tune instruments all across the country. When they made their stop in Denver, Tanner was able to set us up with access on this absolutely awesome lineup. Here are some photos:

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What a great bunch of dudes in this band. Had the chance to come hang out prior to the show and experience the Herman’s Hideaway green room in it’s full glory. Tough light in here, but a great evening in general. On the road for their first national tour, Denver was their second stop along […]

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Music can often be shaped and molded by a venue. Jazz for example was first played loud so you could hear it over people in the basements of prohibition speakeasies. Church hymns were written so they sounded well in the large cathedral halls and sanctuaries. On the opposite end, Punk rock found a home in […]

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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 both large scale pop artists and trustworthy local acts, it was one of those weekends where you wished you could be […]

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        Rock the Garden 2017 returned to its home at the Minneapolis Sculpture Gardens this past weekend, with over 11,000 fans in attendance to welcome the event back to the Walker.One of the biggest critiques of the event has always been its lineup. Some years it hasn’t been local enough, and some […]

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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 momentum before releasing their first self titled album this past Friday. That being said, If a album release […]

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Written by Ron Janzen FOXTRAX swung thru Minneapolis Wednesday. Fine Line Music Café was the home for their unique flavor of rock. Pleasing the enthusiastic crowd were Vocalist, guitar and key player Ben Schneid, drummer Jon Stenz, with Jared Stenz on base. TSLN sat down with the band to see what’s up. Hailing from Long […]

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Last weekend, 98.5 KTIS held their 9th annual Joyful Noise festival at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Joyful Noise is a 2 day Christian Rock event that boasts nearly 18,000 people every year. Switchfoot, Tenth Avenue North, For King & Country, and Big Daddy Weave. Union Gospel Mission, Tree House, and MN Teen Challenge were […]

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