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 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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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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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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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 of the audience to create unique, fun filled experience. It is the perfect spot to celebrate a birthday, divorce, or bachelorette […]

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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 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. They are a fresh but old school metal band. They are known in Duluth for their  harsh vocals and relentless […]

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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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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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Murder By Death with guests Twin Limb & Laura Stevenson are making an appearance at the Fine Line Music Cafe this Friday, November 11th, 2016. Don’t let their name fool you; this is not a metal show, rather, a can-be-upbeat-but-still-dark type of band. They have a cello, people! A cello headed by Sarah Balliet pulling […]

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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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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 package included Silver Snakes, I The Mighty, and Glassjaw. TSLN photographer Ryan Pugh was at The Myth covering the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 of technical electronic sounds, Evacuate The City is a force to be reckoned with in the ever growing and changing independent metalcore scene. […]

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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 […]

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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 Defeater’s Jay Maas, is an extreme jump forward for the band. The new single “Wistern”, along with “I’ve Been Places” (available exclusively on […]

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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 Thursday evening, and kept the crowd on their toes until the very end of the last song. Playing old favorites, as […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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