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...

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...

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...

Hippo Campus Sells Out First Avenue!

There's nothing quite so special as watching a favorite local act make it big. Even better, though, is when that same local band returns after time spent touring to finally play another hometown show. There's a...

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...

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 ...
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New Found Glory @ The Varsity Theater

  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,...

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 ...

Best Shots of 2014

  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 sa...

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...

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...

‘Yellow Flicker Beat!’ New Lorde single!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1S9HUNoI4k The new single from Lorde was written specifically for The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay - Part One.  Lorde has also been put in charge of assembling the rest of th...

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! ...

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...

NEWS: Meet the New Slipknot Masks

A lot of hype has been built up by Corey Taylor and Shawn "Clown" Crahan over the past year on their new album ".5: The Gray Chapter". With the release of "The Negative One" last month, a lot of Slipknot fans w...

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...

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 ...

Tattoo’d Tuesdays: Empty My Lungs

This weeks Tattoo'd Tuesday features Zakkariah Rogers, Jerrod Michael and Andy Pritchard from Empty My Lungs!        https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MJ3b...

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...

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...

Heartist: Sex, Chocolate & Nickleback!

Rock Metal group Heartist, is moving up the musical ladder and fast! On tour now promoting their new album 'Feeding Fiction,' Heartist has a unique perspective on the industry and have been given some amazi...

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...

Our Last Night: Interview & Live show

At the end of July this Summer, we got a chance to talk with the boys of Our Last Night about what it's like being independent, Matt's gorgeous eyes, and the importance of understanding those who are different ...

The Maine Interview & Giveaway!

  Photo: Chris Duke Let's start off with the deluxe version of your album, Forever Halloween. Why should people be buying it? Jared: It's fucking awesome for one! Seriously though it's really cool....

Scare Don’t Fear Interview

Rhode Island natives 'Scare Don't Fear,' are getting their first taste of a national tour with Vans Warped Tour 2014 and deliver one hell of a set at every event! We got a chance to talk with Frankie and Chris ...

Chelsea Grin Interview & Giveaway: Pablo

We got a quick minute with Pablo of Chelsea Grin before his set at Vans Warped Tour to talk about the new album and more! Vocalist Alex Koehler getting a circle pit started in the crowd. Photo: Tanner Morri...

New band: Make Out Monday!!

The Show Last Night got the opportunity to interview the brand new band featuring Jeremy Shada (aka Finn) of Adventure Time! Make Out Monday came out of left field with a hot single called 'Hope Less Romant...

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...

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: 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...