The Perfect Rejects Ep Release Party has been a long time coming and on Saturday they delivered.   The Twincites hip hop band preformed their Ep Pryhme Ordeal in its entirely to a pack house in the heart of NE Minneapolis at Club Underground.  Frontman of the Rejects Aaron King Stoneburg aka “Stoney” introducing the band in […]

Everything

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 […]

Everything

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 […]

Featured

Written and Photographed by Casey Carlson You don’t hear the term “revue” used much for shows these days. In its heyday, a revue typically consisted of song, dance, and a theatrical performance, All of which were present for the Secret Stash Soul Revue at the Fitzgerald Theater. Sonny Knight & the Lakers entered the stage at 8:00 to […]

Everything

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 […]

Everything

Sound the alarms and hide all your valuables. The Catastrophe is coming. Evacuate The City is a metalcore band based out of Orlando, Florida. With their crushing riffs, beauteous melodies, and incorporation of technical electronic sounds, Evacuate The City is a force to be reckoned with in the ever growing and changing independent metalcore scene. […]

Everything

ChugChugWob are a metalcore/electronic act straight out of the Twin Cities. They have been around the block, and are definitely a force to be reckoned with. You like to party? Come to a ChugChugWob show. I recently chat up the dudes in Chug, and we talked about the release of their debut album, Redemption. Here’s how […]

Everything

Opening the show and getting everyone hella juiced, was the amazing ZUSE! Shifting gears into a sick heavy set was Michigan based rockers, King 810.   If you haven’t seen Murs perform before, you have got to make sure you are there for his set on this tour! Chris Webby has a large Minnesota fan […]

Everything

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. […]

Everything

Taylor Hanson and I sat down at the Spyhouse on Broadway in Minneapolis today to talk with Allan Kingdom:   So Allan, you were born in Canada? “Yeah, yeah.” So where else have you lived? What made you come out here? “My mom’s work. I moved out here when I was younger. I was born in Winnipeg, […]

Everything

With the anticipation of his debut album climbing every day, the innovator of “Hippy Hop” and Minnesota native Derek Smith, aka Mod Sun released his latest single off of Look Up. The trippy single brings a vibe that fans of Mod would love. Produced by Mod himself and Blackbear, the song’s captivating sound will have you setting […]

Everything

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 their EP in early 2014. In fact, these guys have been at this for a while, and their passion and hard work […]

Everything

  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 tantalizes unwitting, youthful bands with promises of glorious side-stage performances, forever dooming young musicians to empty their pockets and take up the lives of […]

Everything

I grew up on Pearl Jam on the North coast of Oregon, so it was amazing being able to see these guys in a sold out arena!  Fans of all ages and walks of life gathered outside hours before the event. Sharing stories of their favorite albums and songs. I even met a woman who […]

Live Coverage

Here are some photos I took before the show of fans and Xcel! The first two photos are of the line to buy merch. Paul Fletcher of Cities 97 and friends were also in attendance. The woman in the glasses was about to see Pearl Jam for the 50th time! Light workers had to climb […]

Everything

 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 Frank during the hectic evening of their St Paul show last month to talk about family, music, and […]

Featured

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 […]

Featured

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 crowd consisted of everyone from screaming teen fan girls in the front to middle aged parents bobbing in the back. Impressive […]

Featured

Check out their single for ‘Theopany’ below!   One does not simply have a boring conversation with the Minneapolis local metal band By The Thousands. I got to talk with them on a number of different topics ranging from a new EP to how they got started and even…karaoke? Article by Tyler Norkunas // Photography […]

Interviews

      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 these photos, and be sure to check in later this week for Day 2 of the event! […]

Everything

While Dinkytown semi-erupted due to the Gophers’ hockey loss, St. Paul’s Fitzgerald theater was up and dancing by the time Pert Near Sandstone started their second set. The crowd seemed anxoius to dance most of the night and finally started when they returned to the stage after a brief set break. Multiple guests stopped out […]

Live Coverage