lydia liza @ The Fine line Music Cafe

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 thank...

Artist Spotlight : Sex Burger

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 floo...

Foxygen @ First Avenue

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 t...

P.O.S Sells Out First Avenue

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 s...

Cold War Kids @ First Avenue

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 Wil...

PROF Tears the Roof off at First Avenue

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 r...

Chill Vibez VIII @ Ice House

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 visu...

Ron’s Memorial concert

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...

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. ...

Artist Spotlight: Botzy

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 a...

AFI @ First Avenue

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 Vin...

Live! The Lumineers at Target Center

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 ...

LIVE: SIMS @ First Avenue Mainroom

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 wou...

LANY @ The Fine Line, MPLS, MN

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...

Oh Wonder & Lany @ First Avenue

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 lov...

UPCOMING: LANY @ Fine Line

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 ...

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 ...

BEARTOOTH @ MILL CITY NIGHTS

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!   ...

21 Photos: Big Gigantic live in Minneapolis

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 w...

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...

Photos: Shakey Graves live at First Avenue!

Shakey Graves played a killer set at First Avenue the other night (11/04/2015). After seeing and photographing him live at Festival Palomino just over a month ago I knew this was a show I couldn't miss. This du...

Hype Watch: Sibir

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, Sib...

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...

Molly’s Worst Enemy Announces Break-Up

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. T...

Local Spotlight: ChugChugWob

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. ...

Household Release New Single – “Wistern”

Minneapolis, Minnesota punkers Household have released a new single today entitled “Wistern” The track draws influences from the likes of The Story So Far, Such Gold and Transit. The new album, produced ...

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 ...

FIDLAR live @ 7th Street Entry

FIDLAR rocked a wall to wall 7th Street Entry both Thursday and Friday evening. Dual headlining their tour with METZ, the bands played sold out shows both nights. Local dudes, France Camp, joined the show Thurs...

Alesana Interview & Gallery

Alesana holds a special place in my heart. They were a band that I didn't know much about when I first started doing interviews, but have since become one of my favorite bands to follow. When you see them live ...

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...

5 Local Bands You’re Missing Out On

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 ...
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New Found Glory @ The Varsity Theater

  New Found Glory’s “Sleep When I Die” tour hit Minneapolis last night, with an electric line up, sure to bring a sound for everyone to relate to. Opening the night was Virginia based band, Turnover,...

Of Montreal at First Avenue

Of Montreal and Deerhoof arrived at Minneapolis' First Avenue last night to a packed venue full of eager concert-goers. There was a certain electricity in the air as the theatrical performance of Of Montreal ca...

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...

FOR TODAY W/ ICE NINE KILLS

For Today, a metal core band from Sioux City, Iowa, came up north and played Skyway Theatre's Studio B, along with special guest Ice Nine Kills. Alongside were a few local sets, Its Confidential, In The Line of...

Hippo Campus: Interview

The Hippo Campus interview:  Photo by Taylor Hanson   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. Fr...

Allan Kingdom: Interview

Taylor Hanson and I sat down at the Spyhouse on Broadway in Minneapolis today to talk with Allan Kingdom:   So Allan, you were born in Canada? “Yeah, yeah.” So where else have you lived? ...

Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil

Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil brought their World Tour to the Myth recently.  Die-hard fans arrived at Noon, to find others camping out from the previous night, already in line. Special guest Mallory...

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...

Interview: Yellowcard

Almost 15 years as a band and Yellowcard is still going hard. Though the members have faced their fair share of trials and tribulations, they turned Mill City Nights upside down for one hell of a show. We were ...

Interview: If I Ran The Zoo is back!

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...

Jaedyn James Hungrier Than Ever

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 tim...

Joey Bada$$ Pro Era At Mill City Nights

Written By SamWright Photos by Alexander Just Young Joey Bad headlined last night as Mill City Nights played host in the main room, with spcieal appearances from Pro Eras members CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, &...

Interview: K.Flay

 If you like hip-hop, you need to get to know K.Flay. The intelligent rapper took a moment to sit with contributor and local artist, Sam Bramble, to talk about tour life and of course, music! Have you pl...

Live! Bear’s Den at The Fine Line

Editors note: This was Sam's first time shooting for TSLN. Keep an eye out for future work from her. Joined by Christof and Dan Mangan, Bear's Den put on a show of pure enjoyment and folly. Between the inten...

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...

Anberlin interview: The Final Tour

We were granted the honor of shooting and interviewing Anberlin last week, for their final Minneapolis show on their farewell tour.  A special thank you to Min Lee of Cities 97 and Alt 93.3 for joining us, a...

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...

Bad Show, Bud?

  A band's perspective of the relationship between a promoter and a performer.   Today's music scene is equal parts majesty and self-destruction. Who will bring the end? The promoter who tant...

Tattoo Tuesday: Mike Ersfeld

Name: Mike Ersfeld Occupation: Business major & owner of Organized Kultur Clothing Co.  Instagram: @organizedkultur  Photos by Tanner Morris Think you should be featured on a Tattoo'd Tuesd...

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: Paradise Fears at Mill City Nights

Presented by FIVEONETHREE Productions On Saturday, September 27th Paradise Fears played at Mill City Nights with support from Hollywood Ending, William Beckett and Grayson Dewolfe. Grayson Dewolfe started ...

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...

Stromae live at Mill City Nights!

Stromae put on a killer show at Mill City Nights on 9/25/14 I'm not going to lie, going into this show I did not know what to expect. Stromae is a European hip hop / electronic / dance artist . I work at Mill ...

The Best Fucking Show Ever presents: P.O.S.

On Saturday September 13, a Minnesota rapper made his way back to the main stage. Doomtree's one and only POS. Anyone who is a fan of doomtree or POS has been waiting for this for sometime now. Over the last mo...

10 Years Giveaway & Interview!

At the ripe age of 18 I got my first job working at the super conglomerate, Wal-mart. What does any sensible 18 year old purchase with their first paycheck? They buy an album, of course. My first album was none...

Carnivores Tour: Linkin Park

I can't believe this is my first time seeing a Linkin Park show, but it was. I grew up on the West Coast at the height of "Linkin Park-mania," when Hybrid Theory was played almost in it's entirety on the radio ...

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 ...

Tattoo’d Tuesdays: Empty My Lungs

This weeks Tattoo'd Tuesday features Zakkariah Rogers, Jerrod Michael and Andy Pritchard from Empty My Lungs!        https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MJ3b...

Live: 311 at Mill City Nights

  311 arrived last Sunday night August 4th, 2014 to a packed and extremely hyped Minnesota fan base standing shoulder-to-shoulder and ready to let out the inner rage. Mill City Nights providing ample room...

Live: Foster The People @ The Myth

Foster the People came onto an elaborate stage with a vibrant light show at The Myth in Maplewood, Minnesota on Monday, August 4th 2014. Mark Foster used the entire stage playing every instrument available. The...

Interview: Allison Weiss

Allison Weiss has an incredibly familiar sound of youth that makes you want to get together with your friends in Dinky Town, or head to Lake Calhoun. Maybe that won't make sense to the non Minnesotan's out ther...

Dirty Heads Interview/ Giveaway!

Dirty Heads are out touring right now promoting their new album 'Sound of Change,'  and their first night was at The Cabooze right here in Minnesota! We sat down with John & Jared while they were visiting t...

LIVE: Mod Sun

Mod Sun just got off warped tour and was on his way back to his home in Minnesota. It was decided to throw a last minute party at The Garage and it was INSANE. The price of the show was one dollar. Over 1,100 ...

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 ...