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Blacktop Mojo Gives New Meaning to Sunday Funday at The What's Up Lounge

August 06, 2018 - After a long weekend at RibFest in Mankato, I couldn't think of a better way to finish Sunday August 5th off than with B...
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Arms For Elephants Releases New EP and Rocked The What's Up Lounge

July 30, 2018 - It was another Saturday night of great local music at The What's Up Lounge on July 28th. Arms For Elephants were the mai...
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City of the Weak Returns to The What's Up Lounge

July 25, 2018 - My shows have been few and far between as of late and even less so are the reviews of the shows. Home improvement has a...
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Blue Felix Was Red Hot at The What's Up Lounge!

June 10, 2018 - It's been a while since I've been out to a show. A lot has changed since then. I'm at a new place that requires quite a...
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4 on the Floor Show Packs The What's Up Lounge

April 22, 2018 - I made a last minute decision to head to The What's Up Lounge again on Friday, April 20th to check out a band that has b...
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Blazing Into Spring Tour Stops at The What's Up Lounge

April 21, 2018 - After waiting for what seemed like forever, Another Lost Year finally made it to Mankato, MN and I didn't have to travel...
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Bobaflex Returns to Mankato, MN

April 20, 2018 - It's been a bit since I took show photos! I think the last one was Judas Priest at The Armory earlier this month. So, wi...
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Minneapolis Show at The Cabooze Prove Minnesota's Local Music Scene is Alive and Well

March 04, 2018 - There are a number of times when local bands get together to play a show. I try to make it to as many as I can since I k...
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A Cold Kingdom, Signals that are Sleepy, and a Last Show

March 02, 2018 - It was a bittersweet show at The What's Up Lounge on Thursday, March 1st. Don't get me wrong, the lineup was amazing. Th...
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Fixated, March In Arms, and Time Keeper Play The What's Up Lounge

February 10, 2018 - It's been a slow year so far for shows, so I decided to head out to The What's Up Lounge to check out some new music alo...
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Avenged Sevenfold Shows Sioux Falls How to Rock

January 28, 2018 - Avenged Sevenfold has been touring heavily and have been filling up venues on their current headlining tour "The Stage W...
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Crazy Town Braves the Cold to Play at The What's Up Lounge!

December 31, 2017 - If you had told the lat 1990's me that I would be photographing and talking to some of the bands that I was listening to...
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Windborne's 'The Music of Queen' Plus the Mankato Symphony Orchestra Equals a Fantastic Show!

November 17, 2017 - Last year around this time, I was amazed by a performance that included the Mankato Symphony Orchestra and the music of...
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Hed PE Gets Wild at The What's Up Lounge

November 16, 2017 - Hed PE returned to The What's Up Lounge on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 and it was quickly apparent that everyone had be...
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October Rage Kicks Up the Fun for Sunday Funday

November 13, 2017 - Sunday was treated like a weekend on November 12th at The What's Up Lounge as October Rage returned to Mankato, MN along...
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A Night of Two Piece Bands with KrashKarma at The What's Up Lounge

November 03, 2017 - KrashKarma made a stop at The What's Up Lounge on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. I'd been waiting to catch them since the...
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Vajra Mesmerizes The What's Up Lounge

October 29, 2017 - If you were looking for a show on Friday, October 27th in Mankato, you didn't have to look far. There was a lot going on...
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Hairball...Who Knew!

October 28, 2017 - Hairball is a band that I've heard of, but never was able to see their show until they came to Verizon Grand Hall on Fri...
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Fall Out Boy Fires It Up at Xcel Energy Center

October 23, 2017 - It was quite the wild Sunday night for fans that made it to see Fall Out Boy at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN on Oc...
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Queens of the Stone Age Plays for a SOLD OUT Roy Wilkins

October 14, 2017 - Queens of the Stone Age have been in my playlists for many years, so when I found out I was going to photograph them, it...
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Agent Orange Shows Mankato Punk Is Not Dead on Thursday, October 12th

October 13, 2017 - When the announcement came that The What's Up Lounge in Mankato had SOLD OUT the Agent Orange show, I knew that I was in...
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Agent Orange Will Be Rocking a SOLD OUT What's Up Lounge on October 12th

October 09, 2017 - You read that title correctly. Agent Orange, Get Dead, and The Libido Boyz will be playing on October 12th to a SOLD OUT...
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Bobaflex Brings The Noise to Red Rocks in Mankato

September 30, 2017 - One final show for the week and this one was locally in Mankato, MN at Red Rocks. The lineup for this one included two w...
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Stone Sour and Steel Panther Rock The Myth

September 28, 2017 - It's been a busy week and Wednesday, September 27th was the 3rd of 4 shows for the week. Stone Sour returned to The Myth...
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Gorillaz Help Everyone "Feel Good" at Roy Wilkins Auditorium

September 21, 2017 - Gorillaz is one of those bands that appeals to people of all ages. While waiting to photograph their tour stop at the Ro...
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Styx Closes Out 2017 Shows at Vetter Stone Amphitheater In Style

September 11, 2017 - If you were short on things to do this weekend in Mankato, you certainly weren't looking hard enough. Closing out the we...
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Deadset Society Returned to Rock The What's Up Lounge!

September 04, 2017 - I've been enjoying all the great shows that I have been able to catch right here in Mankato, MN lately. The What's Up Lo...
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"Let's Be Honest", Doll Skin Ruled at The What's Up Lounge

August 27, 2017 - The long awaited return of Doll Skin brought people out on a misty Friday to The What's Up Lounge in Mankato, MN. It was...
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"Puncha Nazi" With Doll Skin This Weekend at The What's Up Lounge

August 22, 2017 - Doll Skin is returning to the Mankato area, so if you missed them the first time around this is your chance! 95.7 The Ro...
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Mankato Got a Little With Wayland at The What's Up Lounge

August 17, 2017 - When I heard that 95.7 The Rock Station and The What's Up Lounge were bringing Wayland back, I hoped the lift would be f...
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Wayland Finds Road Out of Reno, Heads to Mankato

August 14, 2017 - If you've been patiently waiting to see Wayland live again in Mankato, Wednesday, August 16th will be your chance! Prese...
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Screaming For Silence Return to Rock Mankato at The What's Up Lounge

August 11, 2017 - I had been waiting for the Screaming For Silence show ever since it was announced that they were going to play at The Wh...
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Screaming For Silence Returns to Mankato and Will Play The What's Up Lounge on 8-10-17

August 08, 2017 - Make plans this Thursday night to be at The What's Up Lounge for a night of bands to melt your face! Screaming For Silen...
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In This Moment Breaks In the New Mayo Civic Center Auditorium

July 31, 2017 - It had been about 2 years since I had the chance to photograph In This Moment. When I saw the show announced at the Mayo...
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Tesla Shows Mankato That Rock Is Alive and Well

July 29, 2017 - A few months ago, I was hoping to photograph a show at the Xcel Energy Center, but was denied. That show was Def Leppard...
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Blondie and Garbage Came to Party at Mystic Lake Casino Showroom

July 22, 2017 - I'd been waiting for Blondie and Garbage to come to town ever since their Rage and Rapture Tour was announced earlier th...
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Brit Floyd - Immersion World Tour 2017 Astounds at the Verizon Center in Mankato, MN

July 11, 2017 - I've been looking forward the the Brit Floyd show for a while now after hearing from a lot of people how cool it is. It...
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Minnesota Bands Rock The What's Up Lounge in Mankato, MN

July 09, 2017 - People looking for a great rock show in Minnesota need not look any further than their own state! There are many talente...
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Throw The Fight, City of the Weak, and Diskord Set to Destroy The What's Up Lounge

July 06, 2017 - Saturday night is looking good at The What's Up Lounge! The second of the two shows this weekend features Throw The Figh...
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The Pitchafits, Fret Rattles, and SPITE (Second Place In The Evolution) Coming to Mankato

July 05, 2017 - Starting out a weekend of great live music in Mankato at The What's Up Lounge, The Pitchafits will be playing on Friday...
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Shallow Side Rocks at Red Rocks in Mankato

June 30, 2017 - Shallow Side returned to Mankato on Wednesday, June 28th and this time they played at Red Rocks in Mankato. Sponsored by...
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Never Say Die Returns to Mankato

June 23, 2017 - Between all the venues in Mankato that have live music, there have been a lot of awesome shows so far this year! Wednesd...
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Don Henley Plays at Xcel Energy Center on Father's Day

June 20, 2017 - Don Henley came to the Twin Cities on Sunday, June 18th, 2017 and it seemed that tickets to the show was a popular Fathe...
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Green Day Puts On Epic Show at the Xcel Energy Center

April 03, 2017 - Anyone in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas have been waiting patiently for Saturday, April 1st to come around. Gree...
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Highly Suspect Rocks the Main Room of First Avenue While Jain Grooves at The Entry

April 01, 2017 - It was a night of SOLD OUT shows for First Avenue & 7th St. Entry! Highly Suspect and And The Kids brought the rock to t...
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Media Solution and Days Of Heaven Play The What's Up Lounge

March 31, 2017 - Another night of really good bands at The What's Up Lounge and, unfortunately, another poor turnout. While it's nice to...
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Highly Suspect to Headline SOLD OUT! 93X IceBreaker Show at First Avenue

March 30, 2017 - The 93X IceBreaker show is something I look forward to each Spring. It signifies the start of warmer weather and the sta...
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Bon Jovi Rocked a Packed Xcel Energy Center

March 28, 2017 - If you were fortunate enough to make it to the Xcel Energy Center to see Bon Jovi on Monday, March 27th, you know that t...
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Matrekis Returns to The What's Up Lounge in Mankato

March 25, 2017 - It was a busy night in Mankato on Friday, March 24th. After the show at Mankato Brewery, (Click Here for that review), I...
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Cold Kingdom's Tour Kickoff Show at Mankato Brewery Rocked

March 25, 2017 - If you live in Minnesota and follow local rock bands, you know that Cold Kingdom is on the verge of something big! They...
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Bobaflex Warms Up Buster's Sports Bar and Grill

March 10, 2017 - It was the day that many had waited for. Bobaflex made a return to the Mankato area and played at Buster's Sports Bar an...
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The Original Shaw Band Was a Hit at Buster's Sports Bar and Grill

March 05, 2017 - I had heard a lot about The Shaw Band, but I had never been out to see them play yet. I decided that Saturday, March 4th...
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Late Night Fights, Lake Avenue, and The Missing Letters Play at The What's Up Lounge

March 04, 2017 - There was a great show at The What's Up Lounge on Friday, March 3rd with 3 amazing bands from the Twin Cities area! Late...
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SEETHER ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF "POISON THE PARISH"

February 28, 2017 - SEETHER ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR DATES IN SUPPORT OF POISON THE PARISH NEW ALBUM OUT MAY 12 Seether (Shaun Morgan — voca...
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Glory Horse, Scarlet Canary, and Common Choir Rock The What's Up Lounge

February 26, 2017 - It was quite the weekend for events in Mankato, and Saturday, February 25th I chose to head over to The What's Up once a...
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Lacey Sturm Delivers a Message of Love to The Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN

February 13, 2017 - Lacey Sturm made a stop at The Cabooze in Minneapolis, MN for her current tour that is winding down with Palisades, Stit...
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Diskord Rocks Out at The What's Up Lounge Once Again

February 12, 2017 - Diskord made a return after a long hiatus and played their first show in some time at The What's Up Lounge in Mankato, M...
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Lacey Sturm Will Stop in Minneapolis on Saturday, February 11th at The Cabooze

February 09, 2017 - If you don't have plans this weekend, you should be at The Cabooze! Lacey Sturm will be making a stop there on her lates...
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PREVIEW: The Noise Presents Pop Evil at The Cabooze

February 07, 2017 - Pop Evil will be making a stop at The Cabooze on Thursday, February 9th on their "Rock 'N' Roll Now" tour. Joining them...
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Meridian Incident Debuts New Album, "Istology", at Parkway Theater

February 05, 2017 - I am always honored when bands invite me out for their album release shows. A lot of hard work goes into an album and fo...
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Aaron Carter Returns to Mankato, MN

January 29, 2017 - On a last minute decision, I headed out to Buster's Sports Bar and Grill to see if Aaron Carter's return would draw the...
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Wayland, Angry Waters, and Tony Williams Warm Up The What's Up Lounge

January 28, 2017 - Wayland made a return to Mankato, MN on Thursday, January 26th and delivered a top notch show like always! I was a littl...
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Second Annual Chicago Open Air Festival Lineup Announced, and It's Huge!

January 24, 2017 - OZZY OSBOURNE, KISS, KORN ROB ZOMBIE, SLAYER, GODSMACK, STONE SOUR LEAD AN ALL-STAR LINEUP OF ROCK’S TOP ARTISTS AT S...
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PREVIEW: Wayland Returns to Mankato!

January 23, 2017 - For those of you that have been following the amazing musical acts stopping in Mankato, you know that Wayland is one sho...
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PREVIEW: Red Hot Chili Peppers Will Be Rocking Soon at Target Center

January 13, 2017 - Unless you've been under a rock the last few months, you already knew that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be making a st...
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Royal Bliss Warms Up Red Rocks in Mankato for Blissmas!

December 18, 2016 - Sure the temperature was about the lowest it's been this winter, but there was a good number of people that still headed...
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Blacklite District Performs Intimate Show at The What's Up Lounge

December 17, 2016 - It might have been snowing outside, but those that braved the roads and went to The What's Up Lounge on Friday, December...
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Royal Bliss Will Be Making a Return To Mankato, MN

December 13, 2016 - If you have been part of the fun at a Royal Bliss show, you have already been making plans to be at their next show in M...
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Blacklite District, Message From Sylvia, and Arms For Elephants To Play The What's Up

December 13, 2016 - Starting out a weekend of amazing live music in Mankato, MN, 95.7 The Rock Station and The What's Up Lounge presents Bla...
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Steel Panther Teabags The Myth

December 09, 2016 - Yes, you read the title correctly! On a cold Minnesota night, Steel Panther warmed up a packed house at The Myth with c...
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Amaranthe Announces 2017 Tour - Will Stop at The Cabooze in March

December 07, 2016 - AMARANTHE TO TOUR THE U.S. in 2017 NEW ALBUM MAXIMALISM OUT NOW Amaranthe are finally bringing Maximalism to North...
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Steel Panther Makes Another Stop at The Myth Presented by 93X

December 02, 2016 - Thanks again to 93X, Steel Panther is making a stop in Minneapolis soon. Seems like a repeat of last year at this time,...
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Katatonia Announce "Fallen Hearts of North America 2017" Headline Tour

November 29, 2016 - KATATONIA ANNOUNCE "FALLEN HEARTS OF NORTH AMERICA 2017" HEADLINE TOUR "Through spellbinding songwriting, a sound son...
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Shallow Side/Mayberry Riot Rock The What's Up Lounge

November 12, 2016 - It was another one of those Friday's in Mankato, MN. There were many good shows to choose from in town, but I ended up g...
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Mankato Symphony Orchestra Present the Music of Led Zeppelin at Verizon Event Center

October 09, 2016 - There was certainly no shortage of things to do Saturday, October 8th in Mankato! If you weren't busy with anything else...
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The Temper Trap and Coast Modern Play Varsity Theater

September 29, 2016 - Starting out a busy week of shows for Askew View was The Temper Trap and Coast Modern at Varsity Theater in Minneapolis,...
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Highly Suspect Packs the Fine Line for a Memorable Show

September 19, 2016 - Highly Suspect made a stop on their recent tour at the Fine Line Music Cafe and the SOLD OUT event was a good sign of th...
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The Blind Shake at The What's Up Lounge on Saturday, July 9th

July 10, 2016 - There was certainly no shortage of things to do this weekend in the Mankato/North Mankato area! However, I choose to hea...
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PREVIEW: The Blind Shake at The What's Up Lounge

July 08, 2016 - I might not be taking photos of Billy Idol at First Avenue on Sunday, (haven't gotten a response yet), but at least I'll...
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Flipp, Enemy Planes, and VIA at First Avenue on Friday, July 1st

July 02, 2016 - If you were looking for a way to start out the first weekend of July, First Avenue is where you should have been! Flipp...
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PREVIEW: Billy Idol at First Avenue on Sunday, July 10th

June 30, 2016 - It seems that a preview article is a mute point considering Billy Idol's show at First Avenue on Sunday, July 10th is SO...
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PREVIEW: City Pages Presents Violent Femmes Playing Two Nights at First Avenue

June 29, 2016 - If you're looking for your fix of Violent Femmes, Tuesday, July 5th and Wednesday, July 6th are the days you should be a...
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PREVIEW: Garbage at Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on Thursday, July 7th

June 28, 2016 - July has started out with a bang as far as live music in concerned. One show to look forward to is Garbage at the Skyway...
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Epica Anounces The North American Principle Tour

June 27, 2016 - Announce The North American Principle Tour! Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA will return this fall for...
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Chicago Open Air Performance Times Announced

June 27, 2016 - PERFORMANCE TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST ANNUAL CHICAGO OPEN AIR JULY 15, 16 AND 17 FESTIVAL AT TOYOTA PARK IN BRIDGEVIEW...
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Piranha at Skyway Theater during Totally Fukn Awesome Fest 3 on June 25th

June 26, 2016 - Piranha was at Totally Fukn Awesome Fest this year and I was able to catch their performance and grab photos. Piranha ha...
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93X Presents the 3rd Annual Totally Fukn Awesome Fest on Saturday, June 25th

June 21, 2016 - If you're craving a full day of great music, 93X has put together their annual Totally Fukn Awesome Fest for the third y...
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Killswitch Engage Returns to the Road in August and September

June 15, 2016 - KILLSWITCH ENGAGE RETURN TO THE ROAD IN AUGUST + SEPTEMBER BAND TO SUPPORT VOLBEAT, ALONG WITH FESTIVAL + HEADLINE DA...
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Chicago Open Air Onsite Experiences and Events Anounced

June 14, 2016 - Chicago Open Air Onsite Experiences, Gourmet Man Food, Craft Beer, Inaugural Kickoff Dinner At Chicago’s Goose & Fox,...
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Cage the Elephant at Target Center on Friday, June 10th, 2016

June 11, 2016 - Cage the Elephant made a stop in Minneapolis, MN at the Target Center on Friday, June 10th and I have to say that I was...
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PREVIEW: Cage the Elephant at Target Center on Friday, June 10th

June 08, 2016 - There will be no rest for the wicked on Friday, June 10th at the US Bank Theater at Target Center as Cage the Elephant w...
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New Content and Info from The Browning, Nonpoint, Toothgrinder, and Hellhorse

June 07, 2016 - WATCH THE BROWNING "PURE EVIL" VIDEO The Browning have premiered the video for "Pure Evil" via Impericon. Watch it he...
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Burn Halo Announce The Wolves of War Tour

June 07, 2016 - BURN HALO ANNOUNCE THE WOLVES OF WAR TOUR INTRODUCE NEW SINGER WOLVES OF WAR OUT NOW June 7, 2016 -- BURN HALO have a...
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Strange Daze at The What's Up Lounge on June 4th, 2016

June 06, 2016 - Saturday night, June 4th, brought another show to The What's Up Lounge! Strange Daze, Glory Horse, and krash&bern were s...
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PREVIEW: Strange Daze, Glory Horse, and krash&bern at The What's Up Lounge on Saturday June 4th

June 03, 2016 - Looking for a good show in Mankato this weekend? Head to The What's Up Lounge on Saturday, June 4th for another great sh...
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Lacuna Coil at Mill City Nights on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

June 03, 2016 - If you were looking to do some rocking in Minneapolis on June 1st, then you were in luck! Lacuna Coil, Stitched Up Heart...
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Louder Than Life Festival Returns for 2016

June 02, 2016 - LOUDER THAN LIFE FESTIVAL THIRD ANNUAL DESTINATION FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE WORLD’S TOP BOURBON, MUSIC AND GOURMET MAN...
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Chicago Open Air Lineup Announced

May 29, 2016 - SPECTACULAR MUSIC LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR CHICAGO OPEN AIR JULY 15, 16 AND 17 AT TOYOTA PARK IN BRIDGEVIEW, IL HEADLINERS...
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PREVIEW: Lacuna Coil at Mill City Nights on June 1st

May 28, 2016 - Starting out the month of June is a band that I am personally excited to see live, Lacuna Coil! They will be rocking Mil...
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Northern Invasion - Day 2

May 20, 2016 - If you have already read my review of Day 1 of Northern Invasion and have been on the edge of your seat waiting for Day...
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Northern Invasion Day 1

May 18, 2016 - Northern Invasion has come and gone and I'm left with all the photos and videos to go through along with all the great m...
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Northern Invasion: Band Performance Times Announced

May 10, 2016 - NORTHERN INVASION BAND PERFORMANCE TIMES ANNOUNCED TICKET PRICES INCREASING TO WEEK OF SHOW PRICING Band performanc...
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Royal Bliss and Wayland at the Mankato Event Center on Saturday, May 7th

May 08, 2016 - A show that I have been waiting for since it was announced a few months ago finally happened on Saturday, May 7th!! 95.7...
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Road to Northern Invasion Battle of the Bands at Mill City Nights on Friday, April 29th

April 30, 2016 - The battle of the bands is over and the winner has been chosen. Weren't you there? You didn't know who won? Well, it's a...
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PREVIEW: 93X Presents The Road to Northern Invasion Battle of the Bands

April 27, 2016 - Only one band will prevail and get the opportunity of a lifetime to open at Northern Invasion in front of thousands!...
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Northern Invasion: Daily Band Lineups Announced; Single Day Tickets On Sale April 20

April 19, 2016 - DAILY BAND LINEUPS ANNOUNCED FOR SECOND ANNUAL NORTHERN INVASION SINGLE DAY TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20...
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Antistar CD Release Show at The Park in Fridley, MN on Saturday, April 9th, 2016

April 10, 2016 - If you were looking for a dose of local music, then The Park in Fridley was the place to be on Saturday, April 9th!! Ant...
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PREVIEW: Antistar CD Release Show at The Park on Saturday, April 9th, 2016

April 07, 2016 - If you haven’t made your plans for this weekend, I’ve got just the place to be on Saturday, April 9 th! Antistar is havi...
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Catylyst CD Release Show at The What's Up Lounge Sat. April 2nd, 2016

April 03, 2016 - I decided to head over to The What's Up Lounge to check out some new music, and because I felt like taking photos! Catyl...
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Doll Skin, Revilwen, and WarRooster at The What's Up on March 31st, 2016

April 01, 2016 - Mankato has been bringing in quite a few good shows as of late. Thursday, March 31 st was one of these shows. Doll Skin...
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Northern Invasion Battle of the Bands and Onsite Experiences

March 31, 2016 - NORTHERN INVASION FESTIVAL EXPERIENCES AND “THE ROAD TO NORTHERN INVASION BATTLE OF THE BANDS” ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 14...
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PREVIEW: Doll Skin, Revilwen, and WarRooster at The What's Up Lounge on March 31st, 2016

March 28, 2016 - If you’re looking for good shows in the Mankato, MN area and you aren’t sure where to go, you haven’t checked out The Wh...
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Killswitch Engage at Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on March 25th

March 26, 2016 - People that were looking for a hard rock show in Minneapolis, MN to start off the last weekend in March were treated to...
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The Cult and Holy White Hounds at Mill City Nights on Thursday, March 24th

March 26, 2016 - The Cult made a stop in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 24th at Mill City Nights during their recent tour to promote thei...
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Nightwish Performs to a SOLD OUT crowd at First Avenue on Feb. 29th

March 01, 2016 - I had noticed a lot of buzz around the band Nightwish in the past and even more recently now that they are on tour. So,...
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Coheed and Cambria at the Myth on 2-27-16

February 28, 2016 - When a rock band that has pumped out as many albums as Coheed and Cambria has comes to town, it's a show that you don't...
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PREVIEW: Nightwish at First Avenue of February 29th, 2016

February 26, 2016 - Making our extra February day a little more special, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, and Delain will be making a stop at Firs...
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Wolfmother at First Avenue on February 24th, 2016

February 25, 2016 - Wolfmother and Deap Vally made a recent stop at First Avenue on February 24th to blow some minds and it seems they accom...
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PREVIEW: Coheed and Cambria at the Myth on February 27th, 2016

February 24, 2016 - Coheed and Cambria is bringing "The Color Before The Sun Tour" to the Myth in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 27th, 2016...
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PREVIEW: Wolfmother at First Avenue on Feb. 24th, 2016

February 23, 2016 - Wolfmother will be making a stop at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN this Wednesday the 24th on their "Gypsy Caravan Tour...
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Screaming for Silence at The Park on Feb. 21, 2016

February 22, 2016 - Sunday Funday shows are usually a great time, but Sunday February 21 st packed a little more fun into the day than norma...
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SueCity at Buster's on Feb. 19th

February 20, 2016 - Friday night, February 19th, brought people, good times, and good music to Buster's Sports Bar and Grill. It had been qu...
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PREVIEW: Screaming for Silence at The Park-MN on Feb. 21st, 2016

February 19, 2016 - There’s another great show coming to The Park in Minnesota on Sunday, February 21st. Screaming for Silence makes a stop...
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Bullet for my Valentine at The Myth on Feb 17th

February 18, 2016 - Wednesday, February 17 th marked another first for the year as it was my first time shooting at the Myth. I couldn’t thi...
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PREVIEW: SueCity at Buster's on Feb. 19th

February 16, 2016 - This weekend will be another great time for local music in Mankato, MN. On Friday, February 19th, SueCity, Angry Waters,...
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PREVIEW: Dropkick Murphys at The Myth on February 20th

February 15, 2016 - Get ready Twin Cities, Dropkick Murphys is making a tour stop at the Myth on February 20th! This American Celtic punk ba...
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Bring the Sun CD Release at The What's Up Lounge

February 14, 2016 - I love local shows for many reasons, but the main two are not having to drive and seeing that great music is still alive...
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PREVIEW: Angry Waters, Bring The Sun, The Mayberry Riot at The What's Up

February 12, 2016 - If you're looking for something to do on Saturday, or if you haven't already made plans to do so, head out to The What's...
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PREVIEW: Bullet For My Valentine at The Myth

February 11, 2016 - It seems the Myth took a bit of time through the winter without any shows, which makes sense to do so with the colder we...
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Adelitas Way at The Park in Fridley, MN on 2-9-16

February 10, 2016 - It's been an interesting year so far and although January started off slow, February has proved to be quite busy so far...
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Adelitas Way at The Park Show Preview

February 08, 2016 - In an effort to try and make more posts to my review/blog page, I'll try to do a show preview for shows that Askew View...
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Big Head Todd and the Monsters at First Avenue on Feb. 5th, 2016

February 06, 2016 - One of the things I love about what I do is occasionally taking photos of bands that I listened to when I was much young...
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Northern Invasion Excitement! Performers That Askew View is Excited About

January 16, 2016 - As I sit down to write this, I realized it is now January 16th and Northern Invasion is now less than 4 months away. It...
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The Missing Letters at 7th Street Entry on 1-14-16

January 16, 2016 - I'm finding out that weekday shows may be really fun, but getting back to work knowing that I have photos to go through...
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Vaudeville at the Triple Rock Social Club on 1-9-16

January 10, 2016 - So, here we are in 2016 and I'm already working hard to hit the music scene after quite a long break. I only had the one...
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New Year's Eve Bash 2015 at The Afterlife

January 01, 2016 - What a year 2015 has been! With everything that has happened the past year, I wanted to end it with a bang. So, when I s...
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Matt Hires at the Fine Line Music Cafe Presented by McTerry Music and 89.3 The Current

December 20, 2015 - I didn't think anything could top night one of the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota benefit at the Fine Lin...
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Music For a Cause at the Fine Line Music Cafe 12-18 and 12-19

December 17, 2015 - If you don’t have any plans this weekend and are looking for something in the Twin Cities area, consider your plans made...
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Saliva at The What's Up Lounge on 12-13-15

December 14, 2015 - A short time ago, a huge show was announced that was heading to The What's Up Lounge on December 13, 2015. Saliva was th...
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Steel Panther at the Myth on 12-4-15

December 05, 2015 - When Steel Panther comes to a city close to you, the right thing to do is block off your calendar because you should be...
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3 Pill Morning at Buster's in Mankato, MN

December 05, 2015 - 3 Pill Morning made a stop through Mankato again on Thursday December 3rd, but this time it was at Buster's Sports Bar a...
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Top Ten Bands To Get Excited About At Rock On The Range 2016

December 01, 2015 - So, here we are just getting into the announcement phase of the big summer festivals and yesterday the 10th Anniversary...
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Theory of a Deadman at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN on 11-17-15

November 18, 2015 - As you might remember, in late August Theory of a Deadman was at First Avenue when the ceiling collapsed about 4 songs o...
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Royal Bliss at Buster's Sports Bar and Grill on 11-12-15

November 14, 2015 - November has brought some really good shows to the Minnesota area. Thursday the 12th arrived and another great show was...
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Like A Storm at POVs in Spring Lake Park, MN on 11-9-2015

November 10, 2015 - When I heard that Like A Storm was rolling through Minnesota again, I knew I had to make their show! This time, they wer...
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Wayland and the Fine Line Music Cafe 11-1-15

November 04, 2015 - I had been waiting for a while for Wayland to make a tour stop in the Minnesota area and Sunday November 1st had finally...
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Escape The Fate at Mill City Nights on October 24th, 2015

October 28, 2015 - Another night of rock made its way to Mill City Nights on Saturday, October 24th, and what a night it was! Escape the Fa...
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Grace Potter at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN

October 24, 2015 - Once in a while, we go to a show not knowing what to expect. Sometimes we love the bands we discover and are glad we too...
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Cold Kingdom at Buster's in Mankato, MN

October 13, 2015 - I always hate it when I'm scrolling through my Facebook feed and I read about a band that had their gear stolen. Bands t...
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Angry Waters CD Release Show at Buster's in Mankato, MN

October 06, 2015 - I seems like not too long ago, I was taking photos of Angry Waters during their CD release show, but looking back I real...
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Hollywood Undead at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN

October 05, 2015 - A while back, I got a couple of great opportunities by email. One was that I had been accepted to shoot my first festiva...
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Breaking Benjamin at The Myth in St. Paul, MN

September 28, 2015 - As some of you might know, there was a blood moon on the 27th of September. It seemed the perfect celestial event to be...
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Saul at The What's Up Lounge

September 20, 2015 - When I heard Saul was rolling into The What's Up Lounge, I knew I had to make plans to be there. It had been a while sin...
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Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach at Verizon Wireless Center

September 10, 2015 - It sure seemed like it had been longer than only four months since it was announced that Mankato, MN had won the contest...
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Cold Kingdom with the CD Release show for Arms To Elephants at The What's Up Lounge

September 06, 2015 - Once in a while, there is a show announced that makes each of us extremely excited to go. It could be the major touring...
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Wiil Rock Fest 2015 Sponsored by 95 Wiil Rock

September 02, 2015 - Recently, I had the chance to head over to the land of cheese for a festival. Just a little south of Milwaukee is Franks...
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Saint Asonia at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN on August 18th, 2015

August 20, 2015 - I was able recently to head up to the Varsity Theater to check out a show featuring Saint Asonia, Artifas, Alice Drinks...
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Like A Storm at Pickle Park in Fridley, MN on 8-9-2015

August 12, 2015 - Sunday had arrived and it was the final night of my four night stretch of live music! Tonight was a special treat as I w...
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Live at Vetterstone Amphitheater in Mankato, MN on 8-8-2015

August 11, 2015 - Ribfest at Vetter Stone Amphitheater in Mankato, MN brings a ton of people to the area each year to eat ribs, drink beer...
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Saving Abel at the Fine Line Music Cafe on August 6th, 2015

August 08, 2015 - Things have really been picking up lately for me in the live performance photography area and I couldn't be happier!! I...
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3 Pill Morning at The What's Up Lounge in Mankato, MN

August 04, 2015 - Thursday July 30th marked the second show for the newly re-opened What's Up Lounge and with 3 Pill Morning headlining it...
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The What's Up Lounge Grand Re-Opening Show

July 27, 2015 - It seems like forever since I've gone to a show at the What's Up Lounge, even though it's only been a few months. When I...
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KingShifter at Buster's in Mankato, MN

July 22, 2015 - During a recent show, I was asked to come into the 95.7 The Rock Station studio to get some photos of the bands that wer...
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Bobaflex at Buster's in Mankato, MN

July 20, 2015 - Buster's has been having quite a few nice show as of recently. July 16th, 2015 was one of those days. Bobaflex, Enemy X,...
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Royal Bliss at Buster's in Mankato, MN

July 13, 2015 - I love it when I go to a show with artists that I have already seen before. There is something that ramps up the anticip...
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Seether at the Myth in Maplewood, MN

May 28, 2015 - There are times when I start to wonder and worry if I will be shooting photos of any shows when it gets close to the wee...
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Mushroomhead at POV's in Spring Lake Park, MN

May 27, 2015 - I'd had some down time since the last time I went out to take photos of a live performance and, even though it was nice...
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The Road to Northern Invasion 2015 presented by 93X

May 11, 2015 - On sort of a last minute decision, I reached out to the bands participating in the Road to Northern Invasion battle at M...
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Eve To Adam at the Fine Line Music Cafe presented by McTerry Music

May 11, 2015 - I'm usually not excited for a Tuesday, but this one was a bit different. I was looking forward to seeing Eve To Adam, a...
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Soul Asylum at the Mankato Event Center in Mankato, MN

April 20, 2015 - It's been a while since I was able to go to a weekday show, but considering it was so close to me and the fact that it w...
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Puddle of Mudd at the Myth in Maplewood, MN

April 16, 2015 - Another long work week had come to an end and just a few days before I was given the go ahead to head up to the Myth in...
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Sin City Escape at the Fine Line Music Cafe

April 08, 2015 - After a long week of staying close to home because I was on call, I decided to take a risk and head up to the Fine Line...
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VIA CD Release Show at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis, MN

March 29, 2015 - It's strange to think that I have been going to so many shows that 8 days in between them seems like forever. I've gotte...
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Snocore at POV's in Spring Lake Park, MN

March 03, 2015 - When I received approval to shoot photos at POV's for the Snocore tour, I knew that I would be in for an amazing show. I...
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