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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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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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 Wednesday night, adolescence and adults of all ages flooded the doors of Myth Live in Maplewood, Minnesota for the likes of Melanie Martinez and opening band, Alvarez Kings. Walking in, you can see the difference from the typical concertgoer; brightly colored hair, platform shoes and the occasional parent were among the attendees. This concert […]

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“I’d love to welcome our newest contributor, Pierre Ware! He’s an extremely talented photographer and a wonderful young dude. Here he is, shining on his first post.” -Connor Siedow On Saturday night, DAUGHTER graced the stage of their sold out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since their last show in Minneapolis at 7th […]

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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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Meet Falling! (From left to right) JJ Monroe, Jackson Catton, Lars Oslund are the members of a newly reformed band, Falling. The band formed in 2012 under a different name, eventually changing their name to Falling in 2015 to coincide with a shifting sound. After two especially lengthy periods of intense work with shows in between, they’ve […]

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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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St. Paul native, Allan Kingdom hosted his 22nd birthday party at the Fine Line Music Cafe. After a 5 day’s notice, and rigorous social media promotion from himself and friends, they managed to sell out the venue in a remarkable fashion. His birthday was this past Wednesday, and to everyone’s excitement, he released Northern Lights, […]

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The Show Last Night cannot function without our photographers. We understand that. And we love that. This article is dedicated to the hard-working photographers on The Show Last Night’s photo team. We asked every photographer we’ve worked with this year to pick their top five favorite concert shots that they’ve taken throughout 2015. It’s been a […]

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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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There’s nothing quite so special as watching a favorite local act make it big. Even better, though, is when that same local band returns after time spent touring to finally play another hometown show. There’s a special sort of energy at these shows, a mixture of hometown pride and the feeling that you had a […]

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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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