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...

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...

Melissa @ The Shout! House

A great place to spend a Friday night is The Shout! House. The Shout! House Dueling Pianos is a live music venue in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. It combines music and improvisational comedy with the help ...

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 : Hurricane Joe

Britleigh got to hang out and photograph  the metal band Hurricane Joe. Hurricane Joe is a Duluth band who has moved to the Twin Cities. They are having their first local show at The Cabooze tomorrow night....

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: 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...

Coheed and Cambria @ The Myth

Coheed and Cambria came through Minnesota last night as the headliner of the The Color Before The Sun Tour. The tour was supporting Coheed and Cambria's newest record of the same name. Along with them, the p...

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...

Moshing Around The X-Mas Tree! @ The Garage

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...

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...

Hype Watch: Evacuate The City (+Photo Gallery)

Sound the alarms and hide all your valuables. The Catastrophe is coming. Evacuate The City is a metalcore band based out of Orlando, Florida. With their crushing riffs, beauteous melodies, and incorporation ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Young Guns: Interview

 2  years ago I got my first opportunity to shoot a show. That show was Bullet For My Valentine, with Young Guns. Young Guns got me into that show by having me gather email addresses before the concert. That sh...

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...

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...

Interview & Giveaway: Frank Iero

 Frank Iero was out on tour with Taking Back Sunday & The Used for the first time as a solo artist, bringing along The Cellabration to fill out the live performances. We got the opportunity to chat with Fra...

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...

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 ...

Interview: Caroline Smith

 Caroline Smith is synonymous with 'Confidence.' So it's no surprise that her and Minnesota's other powerhouse Lizzo, over sold their show this month so much that they had to book another set for their fans! ...

LIVE: Rage Vs Rave @ The Garage

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 nigh...

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...

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...

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 ...

Carnivores Tour: AFI

The Carnivores show with AFI, 30 Seconds To Mars & Linkin Park was un-real. I wish I had 3STM photos, but apparently Jared Leto wanted fans to "enjoy the show with no distractions?!" Either way, an incre...

Watsky: The People’s Champ

"You can tell when you're talking to him, he's always 3 sentences ahead." - K.Flay Watsky is one smart guy and beyond that, one HELL of an entertainer! When Watsky  hit the stage at Warped Tour, the fans wen...

Live: Black Stone Cherry at Mill City Nights

American hard rock band Black Stone Cherry took to the stage at Mill City Nights on August 13th and pleased the crowd with a powerful performance. Supporting them on tour were bands Kyng and Fifth Freedom! At t...

Live: Household CD Release Show

Household release their cd titled With Or Without at the North Star Room. The Northstar Room held Household’s EP release show on Monday August 11.  The show had a good turnout, which isn’t surprising given the...

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...

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...

INTERVIEW: BY THE THOUSANDS

Check out their single for 'Theopany' below!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzDtHXO7L0g One does not simply have a boring conversation with the Minneapolis local metal band By The Thousands. I ...

Live: Basilica Block Party: Day 1

      Intro: Chris Duke My first Basilica Block Party was one hell of an event! I was in great company with our friends over at Cities 97 and our TSLN crew Izzy Commers and Connor Sidehow. Hope you enjoy ...

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 ...

Interview: Household

Household. -by Izzy Commers- -Photos by Izzy Commers and Alexander Just If there’s one thing to be said about Household, it’s the sense of community they bring to the local music scene. No matter what genr...

Interview: Rally Cap

This week I got to sit down with James and Gavin out of Minnesota’s newest addition to the local music family, Rally Cap!   Listen to their new single right HERE!  Interview by Raechelle // Photos by Tanner ...

NEWS: Check out Atmosphere on Conan

Slug and Ant representing Minnesota to the world. Perfect song choice and great performance. Cannot wait to see them with Imagine Dragons in a couple of weeks. Pick up their kickass new album Southsiders be...

LIVE: Bring Me The Horizon @ The Myth

02/17/2014 By Tanner   Bring Me The Horizon and the rest of the bands on the American Dream Tour put on an incredible show at The Myth. A night for the books. Enjoy these photos of BMTH's set. ...

LIVE: Northlane @ The Garage

Northlane made their first Minnesota appearance at The Garage on February 15th, 2014. The house went nuts throwing down and crowd surfing as the Australian band totally fucking slayed songs off their first two ...