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The Devil Wars Prada mix nostalgia and a new, pumped up live show in Minneapolis (with ‘68 and Fit For A King)

Honestly I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to a show at The Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis, but over the summer when I was there almost once a week it became a favorite venue of mine in the Twin Cities. Luckily for me, The Devil Wears Prada’s ten year anniversary tour for their album “With Roots Above and Branches Below” made a stop at The Varsity and brought along ‘68 and Fit For A King. Continue Reading

Rise Against, AFI and Anti-Flag fill The Armory in Minneapolis with punk-rock energy

It’s been nearly a month since that last concert that I’ve photographed and the nerves were definitely flowing when I arrived to The Armory in downtown Minneapolis last week for Rise Against. The venue was slowly starting to fill in when I got there, and the sense of excitement for the night ahead was in the air. The lineup for the night consisted of Anti-Flag, AFI, and Rise Against, and this three band lineup was more than enough to get me excited for the night ahead. Continue Reading

Northern Invasion Day Two sees energy-filled sets from Andrew WK, The Used, I See Stars, Hawthorne Heights and more

After a cold, yet incredible start to Northern Invasion on day one, I was excited to walk into the festival grounds under a clear skies and a warm sun. Even with the first day stacked with bands I wanted to see, the lineup for day two was just as good, and as the crowd tricked into Somerset Amphitheater, I could feel the energy and eagerness rising. Continue Reading

Atreyu, Breaking Benjamin, Senses Fail, Miss May I and more bring the heat on a cold, grey Day 1 of Wisconsin’s Northern Invasion

The first day of Northern Invasion was full of anticipation and excitement even though the cold and grey weather would have suggested otherwise. Thousands of people gathered at the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI on Mother’s Day weekend to ring in the beginning of the music festival season in the Midwest. Continue Reading

Moose Blood and Lydia pack The Garage in Minnesota for a captivating and complimentary show

It has been a little while since I’ve photographed a show thanks to both preparing for Parahoy! As well as moving, but I was more than ready to get back into it as soon as my vacation ended. Even though I’ve shot countless shows, the first one after a break always makes me nervous. Thankfully, as I walked into The Garage to catch Lydia and Moose Blood, the nerves settled down and the music and the crowd settled me down.  Continue Reading

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Swedish sisters First Aid Kit provide a healing night of folk rock supporting ‘Ruins’ at the Palace Theatre

Currently halfway through their North American Tour in support of their January 2018 release “Ruins,” Swedish folk rockers First Aid Kit brought an incredible show to a sold out crowd at the Palace Theatre in Saint Paul, MN. Continue Reading

1 year ago

Tegan and Sara celebrate ten years of their iconic album “The Con” with a show at the State Theatre in Minneapolis

To celebrate the ten year anniversary of the iconic album “The Con,” Canadian alternative duo Tegan & Sara embarked on a special acoustic tour across North America, recently making a stop in Minneapolis, MN at the State Theatre. Not only did the duo set out on a 22 date tour, but they also worked with several other musicians and artists to create a tenth anniversary cover album to benefit the Tegan & Sara Foundation. Continue Reading

1 year ago

Gypsy punks Gogol Bordello bring eclectic instrumentation and dancing to Minneapolis in support of “Seekers and Finders”

On the homestretch of a fall 2017 tour supporting their seventh full length, September 2017 release “Seekers and Finders,” gypsy punks Gogol Bordello wowed the sold out crowd at First Avenue in Minneapolis. For a sold out show, First Avenue filled out slowly during the hour before the show and during Lucky Chop’s, direct support for Gogol Bordello, set. Continue Reading

1 year ago

PVRIS packs the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis for a loud and charming set, along with Lights and Flint Eastwood

Finishing up the end of their 2017 North American Fall Tour supporting their sophomore album “All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need of Hell” in the Midwest, Boston alternative rock band PVRIS packed the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis this past weekend. Upon arriving a couple hours early for the Meet & Greet opportunity with the band, there was already a line a few blocks down from the entrance of the venue, something I was expecting, even with the light rain before doors opened. Continue Reading

1 year ago

Modest Mouse supports their album “Strangers to Ourselves” with a show in St. Paul alongside Mass Gothic

Right on the tail end of their fall tour in support of their 2015 album “Strangers to Ourselves,” Washington based alternative rock band Modest Mouse made a stop at The Myth in Saint Paul, MN. While the crowd trickled into the venue between the hour before doors and the start of Modest Mouse, for the start of the headliner, the crowd was tightly packed and filled with anticipation. Continue Reading

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