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 week ago, So What?! Music Festival was held at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. It was nothing short of astounding. From legendary acts like New Found Glory headlining, to everyone’s favorites like State Champs and Neck Deep just before. We recently flew down to Texas to partake in the festivities of the eclectic […]

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On Friday, thrash metal kings Slayer, Testament and Carcass played to a sold out crowd at The Myth in St. Paul, Minnesota. These legendary bands have been known to play some of the most aggressive metal for the last twenty years. With one of the most wild crowds on the tour, Slayer, Testament and Carcass […]

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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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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 special sort of energy at these shows, a mixture of hometown pride and the feeling that you had a […]

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Volumes vocalist Gus Farias has released an EP titled “The Saiyan Saga” on August 6th under the name Yung Yogi. Gus is currently touring with other rap acts like Yung Simmie, Cashy, Don Krez, Nick Travae and more. You can stream “The Saiyan Saga” below. Let us know what you think about Gus “Yung Yogi” Farias’ […]

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It’s no contest when we say that Molly’s Worst Enemy is a local legend when it comes to the Minnesota music scene. The band is easily responsible for countless successful shows, bands, and unifying the scene. The rag-tag group of boys have toured numerously, released two very successful EPs, and became a staple in the […]

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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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While Treefort came to close on it’s final weekend days, the festival didn’t lose momentum. As bands like Foxygen, and Tv on the Radio rocked the main stage, Vacationer stole the late-night festival goers at El Korah Shrine, and Psychomagic performed a high-energy set inside the Camp Modern tent. The days continued in this way, showcasing artist […]

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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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Sleeping with Sirens and Pierce the Veil brought their World Tour to the Myth recently.  Die-hard fans arrived at Noon, to find others camping out from the previous night, already in line. Special guest Mallory Knox opened this highly anticipated show. A five-piece alternative rock band from Cambridge, UK, they are on their first US […]

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Despite performing their last show earlier this year, Anberlin are sticking around for a little bit longer. In 2015, fans can expect a plethora of new goodies, including vinyl box sets, live albums, merch and more. Earlier this year, Anberlin released their last studio album, Lowborn, which boasts 10 speaker-shaking songs of anthemic proportions. You can […]

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 2  years ago I got my first opportunity to shoot a show. That show was Bullet For My Valentine, with Young Guns. Young Guns got me into that show by having me gather email addresses before the concert. That show, has led me to where I am today. I am extremely happy that not only […]

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The New Direction in Fargo, ND, hosted a super stacked show last night. Internet Dating, Molly’s Worst Enemy, Household, and Comrades played. This was the first stop on Household’s current tour, which they have graced with their melodic hardcore sound before. The math rock duo, Deano Erickson and Billy Mitchell are known as Internet Dating. […]

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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 quite enjoyable. I was not expecting to enjoy them as much as I did. Relient K’s set was amazing! They […]

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Tiny Moving Parts had their record release show at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis on Sunday, September 28th. With an already warmed up crowd from Molly’s Worst Enemy ending their set just minutes before TMP went on, they knew they were going to have a blast. They opened with an old favorite, Clouds […]

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Editor’s notes: I’d like to start this feature out by saying how proud we all are of our contributing photographer, Riley Downs. This was Riley’s first major solo assignment, covering two extremely well known artists (MGK & Limp Bizkit). We put a lot of faith in Riley and he pulled through with some amazing shots […]

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Touche Amore are a positive force within our industry. Garnering fans like Tim Mcllarth of Rise Against, Touche creates music that motivates and moves it’s listeners. I was honored to sit with Jeremy Bolm to talk about tour life, ignorance, and the “scene.” I appreciate that you are a force against misogyny, but we seem […]

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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 opening band, I figured I’d use their set to prep for the other 2 acts. Well surprise surprise, Radkey […]

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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 amazing opportunities to spread their sound! We sat down with the band and fill in drummer Jordan while they were in […]

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  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, strong pours, and a beautiful stage fit to be perfect for a late-night Sunday show in Minneapolis.   Written by Sam […]

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  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 90 minute performance heavily favored their new material which features roots in country, rock and folk. The show started with “The Peak” and ended with […]

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