Mikey Avalon @ The Cabooze

Mickey Avalon came to Minneapolis on his ten year tour. He played at the Cabooze and the place was packed. Local rapper, Botzy opened for Mickey. Botzy got the crowd excited and ready for Mickey with his hig...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Jaedyn James & The Hunger @ Memory Lanes

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...

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...

Tattoo Tuesday!

This weeks Tattoo Tuesday features local rapper Brandon Bates! Check out his new music video for his song "B Thoughts"        ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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: 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 ...

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...

American Scarecrows

American Scarecrows   Check them out on: Web Facebook Twitter   We spend so much time dissecting music and pondering what the point in making it is that we sometimes forget that people ...

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: 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: 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: 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 ...

LIVE: Foxy Shazam @ Mill City Nights

Only two words can properly sum up the night, Rock & Roll. The Gonzo Tour Featuring Foxy Shazam and Larry and His Flask at Mill City Nights could be best described as a party. Not the sophisticated boring k...

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: American Scarecrows @ 7th St Entry

  An enthusiastic crowd filled the 7th Street Entry at First Avenue on Thursday night for Minneapolis-based band American Scarecrows CD release show to celebrate their second album Yesteryear. The 9...

LIVE: Nickel Creek @ State Theater

Spending Mother’s day with Nickel Creek at the State Theater in Minneapolis could have only been better if my Mother was actually there. Having been a long time listener to Nickel Creek, this was my first t...