Photographs by Alexander Just Written by Casey Carlson   Lydia Liza was standing at the back of the audience she had just performed in front of, fans who noticed her stopped, hugged, and thanked her for her music, before wandering back into the crowd as Jake Bugg began his set. “It’s not really that exhausting” […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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“No justice, no peace, prosecute the police!” was the message said loud and clear in the latest Black Lives Matter protest. Their loud voices were clear in their outrage of the latest death, of Freddie Grey, while in the hands of the Baltimore Police. Many people of all races, both young and old, joined the […]

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Last night, 89.3 The Current presented First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2014. Suzie is the self proclaimed “EmoGlam” side project of Night Moves’ Mark Ritsema. Suzie ranked 7th on Citypages’ annual best bands poll, and after his album, Born Single was released last year, Suzie skyrocketed into popularity.   Then there’s Hippo Campus. As […]

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  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. […]

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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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  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 […]

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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 had the crowd warmed up in time for Jungle’s performance later in the night. A mellow electronic feel that really made […]

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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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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 months POS has done some shows here and there but never made it his event. […]

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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 stacked lineup.  Let//Go opened the night, followed by Wanderer, Comrades, Molly’s Worst Enemy and Pierre before Household.  The amount of […]

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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 […]

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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 to ask some questions and what they’ve got in the works.     Tell me about Summer Meals […]

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      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! […]

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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 below and give the whole thing a listen.

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