Music i’ve enjoyed consuming in 2020

When I was 13 I went to my first arena concert. Justin Bieber’s My World Tour at the Target Center in Minneapolis on June 29, and I recall a lot of the details vividly. I remember where our seats were, what it felt like in the room as we walked in, the pounding of the bass as music flowed from the stage to the crowd, … Continue reading Music i’ve enjoyed consuming in 2020

LANY TWICE IN LOS ANGELES

I just spent a week back in Los Angeles. The reason? My favorite band in the entire world played a sold-out show at the iconic Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. They also played the following night at The Shrine. Two LANY shows on the west coast in the city they’re based in? There was no way I was missing it.  Hometown gigs for your favorite … Continue reading LANY TWICE IN LOS ANGELES

Music Feature Friday: Minneapolis indie rock band The Nokturnal North

Minneapolis, MN is known for its budding music scene and this past weekend I got a taste of it at Bryant Lake Bowl and Theater in Uptown. It was a Sunday evening full of sensational storytelling through song featuring acclaimed Minneapolis indie rock band The Nokturnal North. The Nockturnal North consists of members Joe Norton (songwriter, keys, guitar), Kiera Waskey (vocals), Sam Bostrom (bass), Joel … Continue reading Music Feature Friday: Minneapolis indie rock band The Nokturnal North

iHeart Radio and KDWB’s Jingle Ball 2018

A star-studded line-up of artists and bands, along with thousands of fans, filled the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul on Monday, December 3, for KDWB’s Jingle Ball.   The night was full of music, backstage shenanigans, dancing (a lot of it), singing at the top of your lungs and so much more. Here’s a breakdown of everything that happened: The Glam Jingle Ball … Continue reading iHeart Radio and KDWB’s Jingle Ball 2018

GO 96.3’s Snow Show 2018

Wdnesday night in St. Paul more than 1,000 people packed the Palace Theatre for Go 96.3’s Snow Show 2018. It was a night full of music by LANY, Bastille, Albert Hammond Jr. and Minnesota’s Last Import. My favorite band of the night–by far–was LANY.   The band from Los Angeles includes members Paul Jason Klein, Jake Gloss and Les Priest. They formed LANY in 2014 … Continue reading GO 96.3’s Snow Show 2018

for KING & COUNTRY at KTIS’ Joyful Noise Festival 2018

98.5 KTIS had their 2018 Joyful Noise music festival this past weekend. It was two days full of Christian music consisting of artists and bands that are commonly played on their radio station. For another year in a row, for KING & COUNTRY headlined the festival. The Aussie band closed out Joyful Noise with a bang Saturday night. They were the last act to take … Continue reading for KING & COUNTRY at KTIS’ Joyful Noise Festival 2018

Jake Miller wows sold-out First Avenue – 7th St Entry crowd despite flu

Pop rapper, singer and songwriter Jake Miller brought his Hit and Run Tour to Minneapolis’ First Avenue – 7th St Entry Wednesday, May 9. His energy was high, the crowd was in a constant state of adoration and the band members onstage were upbeat. Based on Miller’s performance, you never would have guessed prior to the show he had been in the emergency room with … Continue reading Jake Miller wows sold-out First Avenue – 7th St Entry crowd despite flu

5 Seconds of Summer plays intimate sold-out gig at Varsity Theater

Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer took the stage in Minnesota for the first time in two years during intimate gig at Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. The show was Sunday, April 15, and they played to a sold out captivated crowd. The last time they were here was in 2016 when they played much bigger venue Xcel Energy Center for a packed house … Continue reading 5 Seconds of Summer plays intimate sold-out gig at Varsity Theater

There Is More Tour: A night with Hillsong Worship and Pastor Brian Houston

Hundreds of people in Minnesota gathered last night for Hillsong Worship’s There Is More tour in Minneapolis. The night of worship took place at Grace Church and featured old and new songs and a teaching from Hillsong Church’s Senior Pastor Brian Houston. Houston was promoting his new book “There Is More” and Hillsong Worship was sharing music from their new album by the same title. Anyone who … Continue reading There Is More Tour: A night with Hillsong Worship and Pastor Brian Houston