Among the other heavy hitters opening the rebirth of historic Palace Theater in Downtown Saint Paul is PHANTOGRAM touring their 2016 debut album THREE. Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter hit the stage after opening act The Veldt …and maybe more? Big Grams anyone? This will be the duo’s second time in the Twin Cities with […]

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Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears from Austin, TX, hit First Avenue Monday night, promoting their new album Backlash. These guys have so much good energy and put on an awesome show. Their soulful, bluesy, funky sound is the kind you can’t help but dance to. After a demand for an encore, they showered the crowd with a […]

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PROF throws a party and brings all his friends – a collection of photos the chaos this dude creates. It doesn’t stop when he’s on stage; the crowd is turned up to 11 the entire time. GAMPO and crew came off a road tour left for broke and let it all out in the Mainroom. […]

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Chill Vibez is hosted and curated by Ashley Mari. It began May 19th at Moto-i as a free event open to all. Chill Vibez features a collection of many different musicians, poets, dancers, activists, DJs, and visual artists. Chill Vibez has grown into a movement that pushes to support creative people and help them grow out of a […]

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Dj Ben Sims and Mike Gervais joined together for the first time in Minneapolis. Ben Sims is a revered techno artist from the UK and Mike is a hard-working Midwest techno artist. The next time this duo will happen might be in London. It was an amazing show with so much talent and energy.

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Minneapolis recently lost a very loved man, Ron Upton. Ron was well known in Uptown and loved by many. His memorial concert was last night at the Uptown VFW. The VFW filled up with so many friends and family of Ron and was a beautiful way to say goodbye. Many of Ron’s favorite bands played. […]

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Alter Bridge landed at the historic Moore Theater in Seattle, WA this past Wednesday bringing Nonpoint and Them Evils along. This was AB’s last American tour date before heading overseas to NZ (and returning for newly released US stops). For my first time seeing Alter Bridge live I was impressed; their studio vs. stage sound […]

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A great place to spend a Friday night is The Shout! House. The Shout! House Dueling Pianos is a live music venue in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. It combines music and improvisational comedy with the help of the audience to create unique, fun filled experience. It is the perfect spot to celebrate a birthday, divorce, or bachelorette […]

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Hippo Campus’s first studio album was released today! Their long awaited debut album, Landmark finally arrives today. Produced by BJ Burton (Bon Iver’s 22, A Million), this album lives up to the hype. Hippo Campus will be playing two sold out shows back to back at Minneapolis’s First Avenue on Saturday March 11th and Sunday […]

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The Duluth band had their first show in Minneapolis last night. Hurricane Joe is a metal band with a deep bond between the band members. They are releasing a new album and starting to play more in Minneapolis. The Cabooze was dead at 5:30 when they started to play. The audience was only family and […]

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Britleigh got to hang out and photograph  the metal band Hurricane Joe. Hurricane Joe is a Duluth band who has moved to the Twin Cities. They are having their first local show at The Cabooze tomorrow night. They are a fresh but old school metal band. They are known in Duluth for their  harsh vocals and relentless […]

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Britleigh sat down with rapper Botzy for an interview at the Nicollet dinner in Minneapolis.  Botzy a constant collaborative who’s been involved multiple projects such Culture cry wolf, and VAYNS has been an influence in the scene for 9 years.  Here what he had to say. “There’s something I find appealing about a near empty diner at 4 in […]

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Following the release of their latest album We’re all Gonna Die, Dawes hit the road for a 50 stop tour across America. With no opener, The band played two sets that lasted nearly three hours with hardly a break in the setlist, perfectly fitting in new songs off We’re all Gonna Die in between familiar […]

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AFI, on ‘The Blood Tour”, hit the stage at First Avenue last night, along with opening acts, Chain Gang of 1974, and Souvenirs. California based band, Souvenirs, featuring bandmates Nolan, Riley, Tim and Vince also opened with their mellow sounds. Opening for AFI, Kamtin Mohager brought his retro sound to the stage as Chain Gang of 1974. It’s […]

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Rising from their origins in one of my favorite cities in the country, Denver, CO, is a band that captures and captivates a crowd of young, old, and in between.  The Lumineers put out their second full length album ‘Cleopatra’ in April of 2016. Currently touring off the album, Wesley Schultz (singer, guitar, piano), Jeremiah Fraites […]

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SIMS – making a long overdue, hometown solo performance with WebsterX, AIR CREDITS (The Hood Internet x ShowYouSuck) and NAZEEM & SPENCER JOLES – lit First Ave’s mainroom on fire. Not literally. That would be bad. SIMS and the whole Doomtree crew bring a vibe to their shows you don’t get on the road. The […]

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One of The Show Last Night’s longest running “traditions” is to create a list of the best content we’ve created throughout the year, at the end of each year! This year is no different in that manner. We’ve asked our photographers and friends that have stuck with us throughout this hell of a year to […]

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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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Murder By Death with guests Twin Limb & Laura Stevenson are making an appearance at the Fine Line Music Cafe this Friday, November 11th, 2016. Don’t let their name fool you; this is not a metal show, rather, a can-be-upbeat-but-still-dark type of band. They have a cello, people! A cello headed by Sarah Balliet pulling […]

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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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As you may know, LA-based band LANY is performing the Kinda Tour, coming to Minneapolis on Saturday, November 5th, at the Fine Line Music Cafe! LANY will be on tour to support their latest EP kinda and just completed a number of summer festivals such as Bonaroo, Firefly, Hangout, Outside Lands and more. As the most streamed artist through Spotify’s Discover Weekly feature, their songs have garnered over 59 million streams on Spotify alone. Billboard also […]

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