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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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 high energy. He was running around the stage and getting the crowed involved. He at one point pulled out […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Photos by Alexander Just Written by Maya Clark Tuesday, July 19th, hip hop lovers rendezvoused at Cabooze in Downtown Minneapolis for the likes of Warren G and openers The Perfect Rejects. I could smell the cannabis in the air about a block away, so I knew I was in the right place! It was a […]

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Photographed by Alexander Just Written by Ron Janzen   Polyenso, one of the opening acts, has been named one of the top 16 bands to watch in 2016, by Alternative Press. We did. We agree. Coming out of post-hardcore band Oceana, band mates Denny Agosto, Kolby Crider, Alec Prorock, Alexander Schultz and Brennan Taulbee have […]

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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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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 Crazy Cat lady blew trumpet. Hunter S. Parker saxed the night away. The Universe sang back up, […]

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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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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 die hard fans at the university. Hippo Campus killed it as always. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them live a handful […]

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Indie rock band, Catfish and the Bottlemen, brought their raw, garage-band style to the Varsity Theater, in Dinkytown, last night. In their first stop on their North America 2015 Tour, they found an animated, near capacity crowd ready to hear this gritty Welsh group. Frontman Van McCann did not disappoint, showing why their new release, The Balcony, […]

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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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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 Duty, and VIA.

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The Hippo Campus interview:    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. From left to right, Turntan, Stitches, Espo and Beans had a lot to say about their experiences so far, and what’s to come. Humble and […]

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