I was actually lucky enough to have two concerts to photograph on Saturday. After sneaking out after the first DBT set at the Gothic, I hopped on a bus and rode up to LoDo. Glad I did, as the Larimer was packed and absolutely rocking.
It’s been over 5 years since Brt Rynlds and Charles Bronson, better known as Sex Burger, made their presence known performing and djing disco boogie funk around town. Their unique sound and show took dance floors by storm before their hiatus. Now Sex Burger is back at it again with Dan Staddon sitting behind the […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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” on August 6th of 2015, and it’s a perfect blend of pop-punk, and even some easycore parts make […]
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 […]
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, […]
To get right into it, this show was nothing short of amazing. Every band was spectacular, from soundcheck to performance. The show started off with Minnesota locals, At Mourning’s End, who know how to put on a show. The group killed the stage and left it in shambles. Playing new songs like “Decay”, and fan […]
Metal newcomers Still Breather are back with a new single, following up their debut “Equanimity“. The single is a breath of fresh air, as it’s not the chug-chug-breakdown type of metalcore that seems to over-saturate even the deepest corners of Bandcamp. It’s very progressive and melodic. Ambient, even. The band released this song a couple […]
Post-Rock is alive and well in the Minneapolis music scene. Being no strangers to the scene, Sibir is ready to come out guns blazing. Consisting of old In Favor members and current members of Atrocities, Sibir is bringing post-rock back from the 80’s and 90’s into the modern day world. With influences such as This Will […]
It’s no contest when we say that Molly’s Worst Enemy is a local legend when it comes to the Minnesota music scene. The band is easily responsible for countless successful shows, bands, and unifying the scene. The rag-tag group of boys have toured numerously, released two very successful EPs, and became a staple in the […]
ChugChugWob are a metalcore/electronic act straight out of the Twin Cities. They have been around the block, and are definitely a force to be reckoned with. You like to party? Come to a ChugChugWob show. I recently chat up the dudes in Chug, and we talked about the release of their debut album, Redemption. Here’s how […]
Been to a local record store lately – the vinyl kind? Record Store Day, this Saturday, April 18th will showcase over 600 artists nationwide. Twin Cities is home to more than 25 totally independent shops, like Hymie’s Vintage Records. They are hosting an outdoor block party featuring 2 stages and 14 bands. It’s also a […]
Insomniac and Pets With People Names recently closed off their weekend tour by hosting a last-minute house show in Pease, MN. Opening for them were supergroup Bitcoin Kids, which featured Varrick Bruno from Insomniac and Alex Wells from In Favor. Followed by Bitcoin Kids was metalcore group Forever In Gray. Their energy really kicked things off that night. […]
Local legends Household and Molly’s Worst Enemy came home last night for the last stop of their most recent tour. With them they brought out Pierre, Infinite Me, and Iowa punk outfit Lover’s Speed. The show was a great reunion for everyone involved and many hugs and laughs were had in-between sets. The night opened […]
You’ve been to a lot of shows. You’ve seen a bunch of bands. But have you paid attention to the openers? The locals that kick off the night of sick jams and good friends? If you have, good on you! You might be familiar with some of these guys. If not, get your learning caps […]
The Hippo Campus interview: On Friday night, Taylor Hanson and Connor Siedow sat down at The Bad Waitress with the guys from Hippo Campus to ask them a few questions. From left to right, Turntan, Stitches, Espo and Beans had a lot to say about their experiences so far, and what’s to come. Humble and […]
With the anticipation of his debut album climbing every day, the innovator of “Hippy Hop” and Minnesota native Derek Smith, aka Mod Sun released his latest single off of Look Up. The trippy single brings a vibe that fans of Mod would love. Produced by Mod himself and Blackbear, the song’s captivating sound will have you setting […]
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 local bands (Wanderer, Falling From Friday) and their first video is definitely something to take a look at. The video was made by […]
Interview by: Genna Skouge Photos by: Genna Skouge I got the chance to take promos and do a little interview with the two front men of Empty My Lungs, Bryant Beckermann and Andy Pritchard. Bryant and Andy both have a lot of experience in music: writing, composing, and performing. Empty My Lungs has […]
Interview by Tanner Morris I’m here with Mark Sands and Tanner Leier from the band If I Ran The Zoo. How’s it going guys? Tanner: Good man! Mark: It’s going, haha If I Ran The Zoo is a rock/metalcore band from Fargo, ND. But you guys have had an impressive impact on the local music […]
I had a chat with Andrew Rasmussen of Astral Blood today about their new EP: I’m here with Andrew Rassmussen of the band Astral Blood. Sup Andrew? Hey Tanner ! I’m just sitting here being a loser listening to my own music haha Haha! Nothin wrong with that. Especially when it’s brand new music. […]
Recently covered Jaedyn James & the Hunger,killing it that night to a pack house at NE Minneapolis’s Mayslacks. In her own words she details how her hunger for music went from high school desire to dark times to finding an independent voice and forming todays’ group. Jaedyn James, the ring leader of Minneapolis’ new funk.love.soul […]
‘The Death of The Past’ is off of Infinite Signal’s album Nox Opus, which you can download for free here! Infinite Signal will be playing a show at The Garage November 29th in Burnsville along with Knockout Kid, The Way Away, Painting Stars, and Rally Cap!
Skyway Theatre has, in the last couple years, become one of Minneapolis’ hot spots for shows. Several tours have merged here in the Twin Cities for one massive show recently, and the latest of these took place last Friday night, on 10/10/14. Skyway’s main stage room was packed by Come the Dawn, Erra, Within the […]
SycAmour-The Heartwood October 10th 2014 @ UW-Stout Memorial Student Center Review & Photos by Genna Skouge SycAmour has a full line up of 6 talented gentlemen with the names of Jeremy Gilmore (clean vocals), Tony Sugent (screams), Victor Yousof (drums), Zack Ferrell (guitar), Charlie McCormick (bass) and Blake Howard (guitar). They have released two […]
This kind of show is what local Minnesota music is all about. Two genres of music that no one could imagine being on the same bill. Two types of fans who would have never expected to jam together in one night. And two people who made all of it possible. Review by Tyler Norkunas - […]
This weeks Tattoo’d Tuesday features Zakkariah Rogers, Jerrod Michael and Andy Pritchard from Empty My Lungs!
Starting a band and watching it evolve can be one of the most powerful experiences in life. What makes it even more worthwhile is the memories and relationships you build during that time. A band is like a family, and Valor Tracks is no different. Their multi-year footing in the Midwest music scene has allowed […]