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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Crazy Cat lady blew trumpet. Hunter S. Parker saxed the night away. The Universe sang back up, […]

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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 dude is very talented. If his guitar playing wasn’t intricate enough on it’s own, combine that with his […]

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    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 the house along with support from opening acts Rx Bandits and Citizen. Photos by Tanner Morris:

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The Front Bottoms played a sold out show at Varsity Theater last night (11/01/2015). The crowd was awesome! They screamed lyrics to their favorite songs and there was plenty of crowd surfing, which TSLN supports fully. I’m scrambling to finish this post up before I head out to photograph Circa Survive tonight at Mill City […]

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