Tonight, Madison Cunningham finally got the respect and headlining show she deserves in St. Paul.  In past shows where Madison Cunningham has opened at the Palace Theatre, iv’e made note of the noise level from the audience during the show, oftentimes drowning out her singing during slower numbers. Tonight, that definitely wasn’t the case. An […]

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Lately, the new definition of a highly anticipated show is one you’ve been waiting nineteen months for. Such was the case tonight for Drive By Truckers, who are back on the road to fulfill a string of tour dates put on hold due to the pandemic. And judging by the wide eyes of the trucker […]

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The Fillmore, Minneapolis’s newest concert venue, does a good job of calling back to hallmarks of the original Fillmore’s past, while trying its best to fit in with the other venues of the Twin Cities. The main floor of The Fillmore is all wood, with chandeliers hanging high above, making it one of the classier […]

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Ive often spoken about how intimate a venue the Cedar Cultural Center is. Beyond a seated section in the right corner, you are waist-high to the stage, with no security fence, welcome to put your beer right on the stage. So it’s fitting that such an intimate venue is chosen to host an intimate artist.  […]

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I was lucky enough to photograph two of the three Denver-metro show for the Drive-By Truckers. Here’s a few images from both. Fox Theater – Boulder, CO The Gothic Theater – Denver, CO 01.  Introduction 02.  Slow Ride Argument 03.  Heroin Again 04.  Birthday Boy 05.  The Righteous Path 06.  Where The Devil Don’t Stay […]

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As I meandered through the crowd as Wilco began their set on the second of 3 shows this weekend, I began to smell the familiar scent of a fall bonfire. It was a mixture of pine, burning leaves, and birch. I thought it was odd that at a venue like this, where I typically am […]

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in 2019, an all woman rock band isn’t as rare of a phenomenon as it used to be, but that doesn’t make it any less cool to see. For a long time, Sleater Kinney has shown people that “WoW, WoMeN ReAlLy CaN rOcK, huh?” and have moved well beyond the stigma of having to prove […]

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If you didn’t think you could mosh at a Mac DeMarco concert, I’ve got some bad news.  The night ended with a shirtless Mac on guitar, shredding “Enter Sandman” onstage, with a mosh pit opening up near the pit. Concertgoers were throwing themselves into eachother. For those not near the mosh pit, they danced and […]

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People love watching someone come into the spotlight. To “make it”. And I think it mainly has to do with the fact that they want to “make it” too, in whatever their profession is. Maggie Rogers is a musician from Maryland who has “made it” by many definitions. She’s currently on a tour that began […]

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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. […]

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It’s been dreary here in the Twin Cities. Lots of clouds, rain, and cold. It feels more like Seattle than it does Minneapolis. And as such, Minnesotans are starting to feel it. The warmer coats have come out of storage, and the wool socks have made their way to the top of the drawer. The […]

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There is a lot you can count on during the summer time. Warmth, sun, thunderstorms, barbeques and swimming pools. The list goes on. And in the time of our parents (speaking from my millennial perspective) you could almost always count on a summer tour from the Grateful Dead. It’s music that was meant to be […]

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Donned in all white clothing, Houndmouth appeared on the stage of First Avenue last evening to a sold out crowd. It’s been a familiar sight for them, with all four shows sold out so far on their tour, and Minneapolis was no exception. The band has been working on a new album, thetitle still yet […]

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Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg Front the swedish-folk-duo-who-plays-americana act First Aid Kit. The band swung into town on the heels of their latest album Ruins Released just a few weeks prior.   It’s not often that an americana act can completely sell out anything in record time, let alone at Palace Theatre capacity. But sure […]

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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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If you’re not familiar with the Devil Makes Three, they’re California natives that have been pounding the pavement since 2002. They’re an amazing combination of folk, rock, alternative with some bluegrass and country mashed in. Their newest album is titled “Redemption & Ruin” and was released in 2016. They were in Denver on a two […]

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The War On Drugs have been described as the future of rock and roll, while also being described as dad rock, Americana, and psychedelic. Listening to them, it’s hard to put a pin on their exact genre, but perhaps that’s intentional. Their sound is unique, as if Bob Dylan came of age with a synthesiser […]

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