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 […]
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 […]
Jaedyn James and the Hunger went down the yellow brick road to a Spooktacular show at the Nomad last night. This fast rising local group was dressed in their best Wizard of Oz outfits, and the ten member band played to a packed house eager to hear their raw edge rock sound. Just seeing them […]
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 […]
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 […]
This spring I traveled down to Memphis, TN to photograph the Beale Street Music Festival. Better late than never, I thought it would be cool to share a collection of images I shot over the course of the three day festival. There were some huge names on the line up including Neil Young, Panic! At […]
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
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Alpine Valley was written on the back windows of buses and station wagons, telling us where they were headed, and the license plates telling us where they were from. People descended here from as far away as New York, Florida, and California just to see them.
A few months ago, one of Minneapolis’ most beloved bands announced their final tour, calling it quits after 18 years stating, “We have no idea what the future holds, but for now we are done.” Their set at the Varsity Theater gracefully spanned every album and their energy never faltered, which is impressive seeing as it was […]
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 […]
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 […]
Written and Photographed by Casey Carlson For a label that isn’t even a year old yet, Subaquatic records was able to draw a large crowd to the Triple Rock Social Club this past Thursday. There was a line outside the door an hour before showtime, obviously drawing great interest to tonight’s lineup featuring Good Luck […]
Here are some photos from the Elephant Revival, Josh Ritter show at Red Rocks in Morrison, CO.
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 […]
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 […]
Mod Sun headlined a sold out show at First Avenue for his favorite holiday with help from Rocky Diamonds and POS!
For many, myself included, this tour lineup was one of the biggest motivators to make it through the winter. When this show was first announced, social media exploded; partially out of excitement, and partially out of outrage that a show at The Garage most likely meant a show with stage barriers. Thankfully, The Garage heard everyone loud and […]
Photography by Tanner Morris. Did you say Underoath? Yep! They sold out the Ogden Theater in Denver, CO on Sun. April 3rd, 2016. After calling it quits a few years back, Underoath is back at it and they’re coming to a city near you. Find tickets here. "This was a show I have been […]
The first night of my three week trip to Colorado was spent enjoying Dopapod live at the Bluebird Theater in Denver. It was a night full of great vibes and awesome music. The people I met inside and outside the venue were all extremely nice and fun to be around. There were a few times I can […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]