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. […]
It’s been over 5 years since Brt Rynlds and Charles Bronson, better known as Sex Burger, made their presence known performing and djing disco boogie funk around town. Their unique sound and show took dance floors by storm before their hiatus. Now Sex Burger is back at it again with Dan Staddon sitting behind the […]
I also photograph marketing for small businesses, one of my clients is a local pizza place. At the pizza place was a server named Sierra Swan. Sierra and I became friends. I knew she was new to Minnesota and was a musician. Sierra told me that she was taking a break in the music […]
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 […]
Dj Ben Sims and Mike Gervais joined together for the first time in Minneapolis. Ben Sims is a revered techno artist from the UK and Mike is a hard-working Midwest techno artist. The next time this duo will happen might be in London. It was an amazing show with so much talent and energy.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Photos by Alexander Just Written by Maya Clark Tuesday, July 19th, hip hop lovers rendezvoused at Cabooze in Downtown Minneapolis for the likes of Warren G and openers The Perfect Rejects. I could smell the cannabis in the air about a block away, so I knew I was in the right place! It was a […]
Alpine Valley was written on the back windows of buses and station wagons, telling us where they were headed, and the license plates telling us where they were from. People descended here from as far away as New York, Florida, and California just to see them.
Photographed by Alexander Just Written by Ron Janzen Polyenso, one of the opening acts, has been named one of the top 16 bands to watch in 2016, by Alternative Press. We did. We agree. Coming out of post-hardcore band Oceana, band mates Denny Agosto, Kolby Crider, Alec Prorock, Alexander Schultz and Brennan Taulbee have […]
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 […]
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 […]
GUEST PHOTOGRAPHER: Meredith Henderson All photographs of this show were taken by photographer Meredith Henderson. Meredith is from the Chicago music scene and also plays in a band called Victims. Shooting since 15, Meredith is no stranger when it comes to shooting concert photography. Being heavily involved in the local Chicago scene, Meredith has quickly […]
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 […]
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 […]
To get right into it, this show was nothing short of amazing. Every band was spectacular, from soundcheck to performance. The show started off with Minnesota locals, At Mourning’s End, who know how to put on a show. The group killed the stage and left it in shambles. Playing new songs like “Decay”, and fan […]
Metal newcomers Still Breather are back with a new single, following up their debut “Equanimity“. The single is a breath of fresh air, as it’s not the chug-chug-breakdown type of metalcore that seems to over-saturate even the deepest corners of Bandcamp. It’s very progressive and melodic. Ambient, even. The band released this song a couple […]
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. […]
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 […]
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver 15th & 16th May, 2015 The Chris Robinson Brotherhood rolls into Denver for two shows at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballrooom. As usual the two nights have different setlists both of which have two sets and a two song encore. The venue, the old Casino Cabaret building in […]
The Jesus and Mary Chain + The Black Ryder, Ogden Theatre, Denver, Colorado, May 11, 2015. The Jesus and Mary Chain’s seminal debut album, Psychocandy, is 30 years old. THIRTY. Marinate on that for a moment, please. To honor the pioneering noise-rock album and give us oldies a trip down memory lane, the band broke […]
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. […]
Local legends Household and Molly’s Worst Enemy came home last night for the last stop of their most recent tour. With them they brought out Pierre, Infinite Me, and Iowa punk outfit Lover’s Speed. The show was a great reunion for everyone involved and many hugs and laughs were had in-between sets. The night opened […]
Famous Last Words, Tear out the Heart and For All I Am stopped by at Amsterdam Bar and Hall for their second to last show of “The Touring Dead” tour! Opening the show as supporting local acts were Odds of an Afterthought, Ithomiid and ChugChugWob!
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 […]
Of Montreal and Deerhoof arrived at Minneapolis’ First Avenue last night to a packed venue full of eager concert-goers. There was a certain electricity in the air as the theatrical performance of Of Montreal captivated the crowd. No doubt there was lots of chatter about both bands’ performances between sets and after the show, as Deerhoof’s unique energy […]
Silverstein celebrates ten years since the release of Discovering the Waterfront, by playing their whole album, as they headline the tour. Supporting acts include Beartooth, Hands Like Houses, Major League, and My Iron Lung. High energy night!
This is the second single released from Rise Against in promotion of their new record ‘Black Market.’ Rise Against will also be hitting the road with Of Mice & Men, and Linkin Park. Check the dates below to see when they will be hitting your city! 11/6 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Academy 11/8 Manchester, UK Manchester […]
We were granted the honor of shooting and interviewing Anberlin last week, for their final Minneapolis show on their farewell tour. A special thank you to Min Lee of Cities 97 and Alt 93.3 for joining us, and we present you with some of the last images of Anberlin in Minnesota you will ever see. […]