Christian music superstar, Toby McKeehan, also known as TobyMac, performed at the Target Center this past Friday for his This Is Not A Test tour. Named after his 7th studio album, This Is Not A Test; this stop on his tour boasted a near sold out Target Center, with thousands of fans. TobyMac’s sound is […]

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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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Check out these photos! Twenty One Pilots, Echosmith and Finish Ticket played a SOLD OUT show to a very energetic crowd last night (10/29/2015) at The Myth in Maplewood, MN.   The duo from Columbus, Ohio is on tour celebrating the recent release of their second album since their signing to Fueled By Ramen, titled […]

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Desaparecidos has been forced to cancel the remainder of their US tour dates. Conor Oberst fell ill while on tour in Jacksonville, Florida and was briefly hospitalized due to laryngitis, anxiety, and exhaustion. In consultation with his doctors, the band has reluctantly agreed to cancel all scheduled live dates. Conor will be heading home to […]

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  Minneapolis post hardcore/ emo trio, Remo Drive, have just announced a two song single which is due for release on November 10th. The first of the two songs to be released, ‘Breathe In’, is explosive and hardcore influenced instrumentally- but mirrors the emotional content of their previous releases. On the digital release date (November […]

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Collaborations DO work! And it’s glam rock at it’s finest. Legendary bands Franz Ferdinand and Sparks have joined forces to form FFS. They played at the First Avenue main room in Minneapolis last night, October 9th. Playing Franz Ferdinand hits, Sparks hits, and new FFS songs from their new album that came out earlier this […]

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Ezra Furman performed with his touring band The Boy-Friends last night at The Turf Club in St. Paul. As the night grew older, the show slowly erupted into an electrifying dance party. Ezra spoke heavily and passionately about struggling with himself being gender fluid, being depressed, and coming to grips with his own transcendence. Channeling […]

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This past Saturday, Trampled By Turtles hosted their annual Festival Palomino! Headlined by Trampled themselves, Dr. Dog, Father John Misty, Benjamin Booker, Shakey Graves, Laura Marling, Calexico, Lydia Loveless, and The Lowest Pair stacked a wonderful lineup that lasted all day. Tanner Morris and I had the amazing opportunity to cover the festival for the […]

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Subliminal Criminals Tour is headlined by Stray From The Path with supporting acts Comeback Kid, Being As An Ocean, Major League, and Deez Nuts. Including two local acts Zealot and It’s Confidential. This show was a very high energy show with some of the biggest names in the metal scene at the Skyway Theater Studio […]

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Sound the alarms and hide all your valuables. The Catastrophe is coming. Evacuate The City is a metalcore band based out of Orlando, Florida. With their crushing riffs, beauteous melodies, and incorporation of technical electronic sounds, Evacuate The City is a force to be reckoned with in the ever growing and changing independent metalcore scene. […]

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Hippo Campus played a show at the University of Minnesota’s homecoming Party on the Plaza kickoff tonight at Coffman Memorial Union. The show, being extremely under-advertised, still managed to draw quite a few die hard fans at the university. Hippo Campus killed it as always. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them live a handful […]

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Conor Oberst’s political brainchild, Desaparecidos, headlined a show at the First Ave Mainroom last night. If I had to describe the Desaparecidos show in one sentence, I would call it; A politically charged, punk rock masterpiece. Stage dive-hating, emo punk band, Joyce Manor opened for Desaparecidos. This was my first time seeing them. I was blown […]

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  I’ve covered a handful of Illegal Pete’s performances in the past. Though typically, they’re in a thousand square foot restaurant in Denver – in front of thirty to a hundred people. The venue was certainly larger and slightly more packed, the only thing missing from my evening was a burrito the size of my dog. As we wheezed our […]

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  It’s been a number of years for me since visiting any Denver concert venues. I decided to immerse myself this weekend between the Walnut Room and Red Rocks back into the Denver scene. Saturday evening we wandered out to the Walnut Room in Denver to check out Sage Cook’s new project We Dream Dawn […]

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Weekend Run with Zealot – TSLN on The Road TSLN photographer Trevor Sweeney went on the road with Willmar metal band Zealot on a two day weekend run going through Chicago and to Matter Fest in Converse, Indiana. They were also accompanied with Milwaukee hardcore band Wicked World, as they were on both dates as […]

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Northlane is out on tour following the release of their newest record Node. Anyone who follows Northlane will know that they have been putting forth some very big changes. While they recently parted ways with former vocalist Adrian and welcomed into the band Marcus Bridge, they also formed a sound that is much different and […]

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  Terraform & Grim State Summer Tour Terraform from the midwest and Grim State from Dayton, Ohio was a three week long tour in July with TSLN photographer Trevor Sweeney. The tour went all the way down to Florida and up the east coast into Pennsylvania and back through the midwest ending in Eau Claire, […]

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I can’t tell you how stoked I was when we got the opportunity to interview Juliet Simms. She has been in the industry a long time now and is so under rated. I sat down with her after her set on Vans Warped Tour and talked Automatic Loveletter, haters, and Juliet’s incredible drive to keep […]

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VANS WARPED TOUR in Shakopee, Minnesota on July 26th, 2015 was one hell of an event! This post is part 1 of 2, featuring bands that played BEFORE 4pm. Be sure to check back soon for our coverage of the second half of the day!  Straight out of the gate there were hundreds of fans […]

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