The War On Drugs @ The Palace Theatre

The War On Drugs have been described as the future of rock and roll, while also being described as dad rock, Americana, and psychedelic. Listening to them, it's hard to put a pin on their exact genre, but p...

Fleet Foxes @ Palace Theatre

Music can often be shaped and molded by a venue. Jazz for example was first played loud so you could hear it over people in the basements of prohibition speakeasies. Church hymns were written so they sounded we...

Hippo Campus and Remo Drive in Des Moines!

Hippo Campus and Remo Drive in Des Moines! Indie pop band Hippo Campus headlined Wooly's in Des Moines, IA this past Friday. Up-and-coming emo band Remo Drive opened for them. I was lucky enough to hitch...

John Mayer @ Xcel Energy Center

“Whatever happened to John Mayer?” Is a question many people have asked themselves sitting in the car in traffic as Waiting On The World To Change fades out into another song on the lite FM station, Or ...

LANY @ Xcel Energy Center

LANY was the opening act for John Mayer this past saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Describing themselves as a product of Mayers music, LANY has a unique sound that Incorporates heavy synths with 80...

Cory Branan @ The Driftwood Char Bar

If you create a Pandora station based on John Prine, Cory Branan will come up quite a bit. And while that Venn-diagram will have its share of similarities, one thing is for sure. John Prine did not play the Dri...

Landmark by Hippo Campus Out Today!

Album art by David Kramer 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 albu...

Hurricane Joe @ The Cabooze

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. ...

Dawes @ The State Theater

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...

TSLN AND FRIENDS BEST OF 2016!!!

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 aske...

Denver Sings along to Caroline Smith

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 ...

Whitney Sells Out The Triple Rock

Chicago natives Whitney sold out The Triple Rock Social Club last night. And for damn good reason. This was Whitney's first show after coming home to the US from a European tour. Jet-lagged and all, they sounde...

Dead & Company @ Alpine Valley Music Theater

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.

Electric Forest 2016!!!

Electric Forest 2016 On the morning of June 23rd, you could hear the quiet purr of EDM in the distance. Cars lined up miles long to reach the gates of the famous Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Michiga...

Outcry Tour – 2016 – St. Paul!

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 ...

MUTEMATH @ FIRST AVE! (PHOTO COVERAGE)

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 extreme...

So What?! Music Festival – Day 1

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 Stat...

Melanie Martinez @ The Myth

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 diffe...

Daughter @ First Ave!

"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, DAU...

REVIEW: MEGADETH @ Myth

Megadeth is a name to know if you’ve listened to Metal since the 80's - three generations of fans packed the Myth nightclub to max capacity for the 93x Brotherhood Ball Saturday. Openers included Suicidal Tende...

Hype Watch: Rally Cap

Rally Cap is quickly making a name for themselves as of late. These pop-punkers have been making the rounds, and having a gigantic party while doing it. Rally Cap released their debut EP "Down For The Count...

Hippo Campus Sells Out First Avenue!

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...

KTIS Presents: TobyMac @ The Target Center

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 ...

Ezra Furman at the Turf Club

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 ...

Hippo Campus @ the U of M Homecoming!

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...

Rock the Garden: A Weekend in Photos

Rock the Garden, a two day concert festival hosted by 89.3 The Current, returned to the grounds of Walker Art Center in Minneapolis this past weekend. This huge event attracted over 8,000 people to soak up the ...

BIG DATA @ THE FINE LINE

It's not often that every act during a concert is amazing, and totally blows you away. As someone who shoots concerts on a weekly basis, I can say that I've only come across this once or twice. This being one o...

Earl Sweatshirt @ Mill City Nights

Friday, March 25th, at Mill City Nights, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, and Remy Banks rolled through for their Not Redy 2 Leave tour. Building up anticipation, or just starting late, New York-based...

Mod Sun The Look Up Tour: A Night of Firsts

Mod Sun came through Minneapolis last night on the 'Look Up Tour.' This is Mod Sun's first headlining tour and last night was his first sold out show, promoting his first full length album, and where was the sh...

HELMET @ MILL CITY NIGHTS!

After bringing it to Europe, as well as dates select US dates, Helmet’s Betty tour hit Minneapolis last night. The floor of Mill City was tightly packed with a crowd, and you could feel the anticipation ...

DOOMTREE All Hands Tour @ First Avenue!

Doomtree returned home again for their first time since their new album All Hands was released. They had quite the stage presence at the sold out show. With help from Aby Wolf, a local vocalist who is a frequen...

The Millenium: Interview!

Taylor Hanson, one of the newest members to The Show Last Night team, and an excellent photographer; shot and interviewed the Millenium.   For the Millenium, time hasn’t stopped since the release of ...

Music Video // Racket – Hospitals

  http://youtu.be/GpPZRH7kfXQ Racket is a new punk/grind/noisy hardcore group of boys from different parts of the Twin Cities area. The band is made up of four members, three of which are in other lo...

LIVE: Relient K @ Mill City Nights

Last night at Milly City Nights in downtown Minneapolis, Relient K played for their Mmhmm 10 year anniversary tour. From Indian Lakes opened for Relient K. For me never listening to them before, they were qu...

Gaslight Anthem, Against me! Review

Photos by: Chris Duke Words by: Mike McCullough   I can't begin to explain my excitement going down to First Avenue that night! Personally, Against me! is one of my favorite bands and Gaslight A...

Pearl Jam: Xcel Energy Center

I grew up on Pearl Jam on the North coast of Oregon, so it was amazing being able to see these guys in a sold out arena!  Fans of all ages and walks of life gathered outside hours before the event. Shari...

Live: Jungle @ First Avenue!

The solo project of 23 year old artist Lorely Rodriguez, Empress Of, opened for Jungle last night, October 9th, at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The soft spoken, soprano voiced, New York native. Lorely really h...

LIVE: Justin Townes Earle @ First Avenue

What's not to love about a show at First Avenue on a kick ass day in Minneapolis? Last week American Aquarium set the bar for Justin Townes Earle to leap right the hell over. Those of you not familiar with ...

LIVE: Limp Bizkit & Machine Gun Kelly!

Editor's notes: I'd like to start this feature out by saying how proud we all are of our contributing photographer, Riley Downs. This was Riley's first major solo assignment, covering two extremely well known a...

La Dispute, The Menzingers: Review

La Dispute, The Menzingers, And Plague vendor played The Varsity Theater on September 15. The First band that was up that night at the Varsity Theater was Plague Vendor. I had no idea what I was going into. ...

NEWS: Vocalist for Northlane Parts Ways

It has been confirmed that Adrian Fitipaldes, vocalist for metal band Northlane, has departed from the band. Below is the post made by the band on their Facebook page. "It is with regret that we announce that ...

Live: Rise Against! Touche Amore / Radkey

September 9th at the Myth Nightclub in Maplewood, Riley Downs and myself attended the Rise Against show with supporting acts Radkey, and Touche Amore. Now I had never heard of Radkey, but the same for any op...

REVIEW: Texas In July – Bloodwork

Rating: 8.5/10. Good to blast in your car and bang your head to. With the recent departure of Alex Good and Christian Royer from the band along with the announcement of a new album at the beginning of th...

LIVE: CITY OF THE WEAK

Despite the name City of the Weak the band definitely gave nothing but a strong performance. They played about a half hour set at the Cabooze Friday, September 5th for Hideaway's Back to School Smoke Out. ...

Live: Chipotle Cultivate

  Writen by Alexander Just Photos by Alexander Just & Izzy Commers   Chipotle Cultivate came to Minneapolis's Loring Park on Saturday, August 23. The one day music and food festival ...

Frnkiero andthe Cellabration: Stomachaches

By now you've heard about My Chemical Romance's break up, probably more times than you really give a shit. Well Frnkiero andthe Cellabration have put something out that you SHOULD give a shit about! Each tra...

Live // Review: Hot Damn!

Minneapolis, MN: HOT DAMN! No, really. Sabastian doubles on vocal and lead guitar, Tristan Craig hits base, and they have just added a new drummer.  Photos by Alexander Just // Written by Ron Janzen ...

LIVE: Foxy Shazam @ Mill City Nights

Only two words can properly sum up the night, Rock & Roll. The Gonzo Tour Featuring Foxy Shazam and Larry and His Flask at Mill City Nights could be best described as a party. Not the sophisticated boring k...

REVIEW: American Scarecrows – Yesteryear

I got a chance to listen to Twin Cities local favorites American Scarecrow's sophomore album Yesteryear prior to Thursday's upcoming album release show @ 7th St Entry and wow. This is definitely an album worth ...