Ive often spoken about how intimate a venue the Cedar Cultural Center is. Beyond a seated section in the right corner, you are waist-high to the stage, with no security fence, welcome to put your beer right on the stage. So it’s fitting that such an intimate venue is chosen to host an intimate artist.  […]

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Photographs by Alexander Just Written by Casey Carlson   Lydia Liza was standing at the back of the audience she had just performed in front of, fans who noticed her stopped, hugged, and thanked her for her music, before wandering back into the crowd as Jake Bugg began his set. “It’s not really that exhausting” […]

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The Old Smugglers – Hard Pan to Chaos     They look like gangsters from the 1940’s, they sing about the salty sea, they play instruments that look like they were scavenged from a shipwreck, and on November 10th, 2017, The Old Smugglers revealed their 3rd album “Hard Pan to Chaos”.      The Old Smuggler’s are […]

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Written by Ron Janzen FOXTRAX swung thru Minneapolis Wednesday. Fine Line Music Café was the home for their unique flavor of rock. Pleasing the enthusiastic crowd were Vocalist, guitar and key player Ben Schneid, drummer Jon Stenz, with Jared Stenz on base. TSLN sat down with the band to see what’s up. Hailing from Long […]

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The Perfect Rejects Ep Release Party has been a long time coming and on Saturday they delivered.   The Twincites hip hop band preformed their Ep Pryhme Ordeal in its entirely to a pack house in the heart of NE Minneapolis at Club Underground.  Frontman of the Rejects Aaron King Stoneburg aka “Stoney” introducing the band in […]

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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 […]

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Sam France owning the room at First Avenue with his eccentric entertainment leaves it all out on the stage. His performance isn’t anything I’d expected; familiar with their music and seeing them for the first time – it all fits. Their raw Stones sounds flow together quite nicely for a show worth your ticket. Costume […]

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Releasing his latest album to vinyl Thursday, Stef stops by First Avenue Friday to a sold out main room, says fuck you with a smile, and rolls out – but not before putting on a killer show. It doesn’t get old seeing P.O.S live with his almost sarcastic this-is-amazing-I-can’t-believe-I-get-to-do-this style on stage. Stef brings you […]

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Cold War Kids hit First Ave on 3/15/2017 playing a mix of some old favorites and some new songs like Love is Mystical off their upcoming album L.A. Divine. The band, including lead vocalist/guitarist Nathan Willett, leaves it all on stage. You could hear that Willett was losing his voice – but that didn’t stop him from giving it […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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

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