Archive | July 2012

I shot the show in black and white, to mix things up a little bit.


Crankshaft (Minneapolis, MN) and Soul Asylum (Minneapolis, MN)
July 20th, 2012
First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN

GalleryCrankshaft at First Avenue
GallerySoul Asylum CD Release Show at First Avenue
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On Christmas of  1993 or 1994, I received a compact disc, that disc was Grave Dancers Union. I was 12 or 13 years old, didn’t know Soul Asylum was local, but I knew the song “Runaway Train”. I also knew about this song because the video was very serious and was a stark reminder of events only a few years earlier. On October 22nd of 1989, a boy named Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped in St Joseph, MN while biking with his brother and a friend. St Joseph was about an hour from where I lived at the time, which was way too close for comfort. This changed a lot of things in…

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Here is my Day 2 wrap up of the 2012 Basilica Block Party


O.A.R. (Rockville, MD), Graffiti6 (London, UK), The Lumineers (Denver, CO), Fitz and the Tantrums (Los Angeles, CA), The Avett Brothers (Concord, NC), The Boys N’ The Barrels (Minneapolis, MN), Phantom Tails (Minneapolis, MN), Farewell Milwaukee (Minneapolis, MN), Stuart D’Rozario (Minneapolis, MN), Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles (Minneapolis, MN)
July 7th, 2012
Cities 97 KTCZ
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, MN

Smugmug Gallery: Basilica Block Party 2012 Day 2

One of the perks of getting in early to the Block Party is getting to check out some of the sound checks. I made the hike to the main stage in time to see The Lumineers set up and perform their breakout hit “Ho Hey“. It was just a taste of what was to come later in the day. Speaking of taste, it was at that point I discovered I had left nine food tickets in my…

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My Day 1 coverage of the Cities 97 Basilica Block Party


Train (San Francisco, CA), Cake (Sacramento, CA), The Head & The Heart (Seattle, WA), A. Wolf & Her Claws (Minneapolis, MN), Mat Kearney (Nashville, TN), Tyrone Wells (Fullerton, CA), Imagine Dragons (Las Vegas, NV), Prissy Clerks (Minneapolis, MN)
July 6th, 2012
Cities 97 KTCZ
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, MN

Smugmug Gallery:Basilica Block Party Day 1

What’s better than taking a day off work you ask? Taking a day off work to cover the Basilica Block Party so you can see Cake and many other amazing bands, all situated on hillsides and in parking lots in the shadow of the Saint Mary Basilica.

It was a hot day, much like the week leading up to the concert. Forecasters predicted 97 F with a “feels like” temp of 105 F. You could tell it was hot, because the soda and water lines were longer than the beer lines…

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My shots from Wilco and Blitzen Trapper in Duluth, MN yesterday!


Wilco (Chicago, IL) and Blitzen Trapper (Portland, Oregon)
July 1st, 2012
Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, MN
SmugMug Gallery: Wilco and Blitzen Trapper at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, MN

Minneapolis has some of the finest music venues around, but sometimes you need to get in the car with three other friends and make the 150 mile drive to Duluth, MN. Wilco and Blitzen Trapper brought their Sunday evening show to the shores of Lake Superior and one of their honorary home towns. They were also supported quiet well by the openers “Blitzen Trapper“.

Jeff Tweedy said last time they were in town, they were made honorary citizens of Duluth. Madison, WI got wind of this and made Wilco honorary citizens too! With the ball in our court, the Mayor of Duluth Don Ness came up and gave Tweedy the key to the city during “Hesitating Beauty”. How…

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