Faye Webster wants her listeners to get the joke. Give her music a casual listen, and you might miss the punchline. There’s a type of humor here that can be found deep beneath the surface in the melancholy waltz’s of her music. Yet, she never takes herself too seriously. Like Courtney Barnett, there’s a smirk […]
“It’s our fourth time playing First Avenue” revealed Adam Weiner during his show last night. He retained his usual seat on the bench behind his upright piano, affectionally named Nellie (that is, if affectionate means having it’s named carved into the wood on the side.) Nellie, like Adam, both appeared to have been through hell […]
As band members entered the stage in the darkness, they carried lanterns with them – casting a warm glow. It guided them to their spots on the stage while also illuminating the faces of the crowd, many of whom were already glowing with excitement. It was reminiscent of the final night at summer camp, where […]
Photos by Alexander Just. Words by Casey Carlson When you think of eras like the 80’s and 90’s, you’re likely to think of the art and culture of that era more than any economic or societal events. Especially if you never lived in those eras, or, like me, werent there for very long. Thanks to […]
To know Eric Clapton, you need to know blues music. After all, that’s where slowhand himself got his start with guitar. And while he’s ventured into pop music and acoustic ballads over the last sixty years of his career, Clapton always comes back to his roots in the blues. The blues have always had it […]
It’s exciting to finally be able to return to The Ledge Amphitheater in St. Cloud on a summer night. We’re just at the halfway point of a Minnesota summer, and with outdoor festivals and shows in full swing, Myself and many other fans that packed the amphitheater couldn’t wait for tonight’s special lineup that many […]
You’ve heard an M83 song whether you’ve known it or not. But the band has much more depth than the one-or-two hit songs used for every cinematic moment in the last ten years. Midnight City and Outro are both songs that were the cornerstones of cinematic, euphoric moments in films and commercials since M83 released […]
Remember last summer when we covered MUNA? And it was a really good show and we wanted them to perform in arenas? Well, we got close. The Palace Theatre is larger than their last show at First Avenue (which you can find our coverage here) And while we are getting a larger venue for them […]
“We aren’t kidding when we say the Twin Cities is like a second home to us” Said Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith between songs last night. “I’ll never forget our first tour through here, and for some fucked up reason we sold out First Avenue! You guys keep showing up, and it means a lot to […]
Any fourteen year old who picked up an acoustic guitar to fulfill their singer-songwriter dreams has sat at the end of their bed, staring at the wall of their bedroom imagining it’s an arena full of screaming fans. They’ve imagined creating a riff on guitar that’s instantly recognizable, and leaving the crowd speechless with their […]
Since their inception in 2018, Bob Weir has brought the Wolf Brothers to the Twin Cities on three occasions, making their return to St. Paul last night a welcome sight for fans who were once concerned that these performances might be rare – or that Weir may not return. Despite concerns about his age, Weir […]
Ive often spoke about how I grossly underestimated bluegrass in the past. Ever since then, it seems to have continued it’s resurgence tenfold. Even acts like Billy Strings have started to sell out entire arenas tens of thousands in capacity. Resurgance may not even be the right way to put it. Perhaps Bluegrass music is […]
April 10, 2019 Our cab driver on the previous evening told us, “You haven’t been to Nashville if you haven’t gone down to Broadway St”. Personally, I’d rather hang in dives and dumps than Blake Sheldon’s bar – or especially Kid Rock’s bar. That aside, that’s not what tonight was about. First trip to Nashville. […]
I also photograph marketing for small businesses, one of my clients is a local pizza place. At the pizza place was a server named Sierra Swan. Sierra and I became friends. I knew she was new to Minnesota and was a musician. Sierra told me that she was taking a break in the music […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Asking Alexandria stopped by the Myth Wednesday, February 17th, 2016.
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 […]
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 […]
To get right into it, this show was nothing short of amazing. Every band was spectacular, from soundcheck to performance. The show started off with Minnesota locals, At Mourning’s End, who know how to put on a show. The group killed the stage and left it in shambles. Playing new songs like “Decay”, and fan […]
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 […]
The Hold On Pain Ends Tour presented by AP stopped by this past Saturday, April 11th, in Skyway Theater’s Studio B. The Color Morale headlined the tour, with supporting guests Slaves, Vanna, and Alive Like Me.
Local legends Household and Molly’s Worst Enemy came home last night for the last stop of their most recent tour. With them they brought out Pierre, Infinite Me, and Iowa punk outfit Lover’s Speed. The show was a great reunion for everyone involved and many hugs and laughs were had in-between sets. The night opened […]
Famous Last Words, Tear out the Heart and For All I Am stopped by at Amsterdam Bar and Hall for their second to last show of “The Touring Dead” tour! Opening the show as supporting local acts were Odds of an Afterthought, Ithomiid and ChugChugWob!
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, whose set opened up the evening with low key but relatable alternative rock songs, creating a strong energy and […]
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 […]
Silverstein celebrates ten years since the release of Discovering the Waterfront, by playing their whole album, as they headline the tour. Supporting acts include Beartooth, Hands Like Houses, Major League, and My Iron Lung. High energy night!
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 lucky enough to sit down with Ryan Mendez before the party started to talk about the […]
With 2014 behind us the staff at The Show Last Night have been looking at some great images from our files. This is our ‘Best 14 from 2014’. This was our first year of publication, it goes with out saying that we had some emotional beginnings, and tearful goodbyes. Picking our best was challenging. […]