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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Lany’s Paul Jason, Leslie Priest and Jake Goss recently arrived on First Avenue’s stage to a cheering crowd; eager to hear their fresh r&b infused pop songs live. Great friends, good times, and a love of music created Lany (they span NY to LA). Their sound shows in ILYSB (I Love You So Bad), and […]

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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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Beartooth stopped by Mill City Nights on Tuesday with Every Time I Die, Fit For a King and Old Wounds. Unfortunately we were unable to catch Old Wounds set. Here is photos from the rest of the night!   BEARTOOTH   EVERY TIME I DIE   FIT FOR A KING

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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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A long but fun weekend photographing and camping in Telluride, CO. Which is quite possibly one of the most beautiful places on earth. Parking is an absolute disaster, but that’s what happens when 10k cars ascend on a town the size and shape of Telluride. Trying to convince the Wife that we need to go […]

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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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Elephant Revival touring their latest debut Petals stopped by The Cedar Cultural Center with special guests Dead Horses. The intimacy The Cedar provides is perfect for a band of their nature. Elephant Revival’s sound filled the room perfectly, you felt surrounded by every note and movement pulling you in closer to their performance (s/0 to […]

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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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