Our 5 favorite never-before-seen concert photos of 2015

Published by JB on January 31, 2016 Our 5 favorite never-before-seen concert photos of 2015.  Click any pic to enlarge and be literally amazed at their high definition beauty!!!   (And because we love clicks!!   ) 5.  Taylor Swift (September, St.

Album Review: Crocodiles – Boys

Published by JB on December 27, 2015 Release date: May 12, 2015 Album Review: Crocodiles – Boys 6.5/10 It’s never too late to review stuff. I know it sucks to say it again but sounding more and more like the Jesus

Album Review: Oh Wonder – Oh Wonder

Published by JB on December 20, 2015 Release date: September 4, 2015 Album Review: Oh Wonder – Oh Wonder 7/10 So, the new London pop duo consisting of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West that comprises Oh Wonder boldly release an

Album Review: Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams

Published by JB on December 12, 2015. Album Review:  Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams Release date: December 4th, 2015 7/10 “under this pressure, under this weight, we are diamonds taking shape” from ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’ Somewhere during a seven album

Concert Review: GO96.3’s Snow Show ’15 @ Northrop Auditorium – Minneapolis – December 3, 2015

“This is honestly the best “seated” show we have played so far this year,” said Silversun Pickups’ Brian Aurbert. He then jokingly added,”This is literally one of our favorite cities in the world.  And we’ll say the same thing tomorrow

Album Review: Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars

Published by JB on December 6, 2015 Release date October 16, 2015 Album Review: Beach House – Thank Your Lucky Stars 8/10 Why release a double album when you can make lightning strike twice, and do it so brilliantly? Gliding along

Concert Review: El Vy at First Avenue – Minneapolis – November 21, 2015

Photography and review courtesy of Joe Stadele for TWTHS.  Photos may not be used without consent.  Published November 26, 2015.   When a full club is screaming “Louis Vuitton Tie” or “Green Collared Fuck Me Shirt….The Green One!” back to

Album Review: Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Hell

Published by JB on November 22, 2015 8/10 Album Review: Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Hell Somewhere on the way to becoming the 2nd coming of Siamese Dream a little jangly pop got in the way, with an

Concert review: My Morning Jacket – Strand of Oaks at the Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas – October 9-10, 2015

Published by JB on October 13, 2015 My Morning Jacket – Strand of Oaks – at the Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas – October 9-10, 2015 Stretching their deep catalog one inch at a time….. It’s not a coincidence that

Concert Review: Wolf Alice at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN – October 5, 2015

Photography and review courtesy of Joe Stadele for TWTHS.  Photos may not be used without consent.  Published October 8, 2015.   If you haven’t heard of Wolf Alice yet…now’s the perfect time to bring yourself up to speed. The English

Concert Review: Of Monsters And Men at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN – October 1, 2015

Photography and review courtesy of Joe Stadele for TWTHS.  Published October 7, 2015. Of Monsters and Men’s performance at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium is testament to how the band has grown and evolved in sound.  From the Fine Line to

Concert review: Beach House & Jessica Pratt at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN – September 22 and 23, 2015

Published by JB on September 24, 2015 Beach House & Jessica Pratt at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN – September 22 and 23, 2015 “All I know’s what I see, and I can’t live without this.” During a recent, open

Album Review: Metric – Pagans in Vegas

Published by JB Metric – Pagans in Vegas Release date: September 18, 2015 7.5/10 Back in 2009 Metric pulled the Evel Knievel of their career by leaping over the tag of being a curious, cool Canadian band (that included members of

Concert Review: Taylor Swift & Vance Joy at the Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN – September 13, 2015

Published by JB on September 14, 2015 Taylor Swift & Vance Joy at the Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN – September 13, 2015 Imagine a 2-hour version of the Super Bowl Halftime show, and what you have is

Album Review: Beach House – Depression Cherry

Beach House – Depression Cherry Published by JB on August 29, 2015 Release date: August 30, 2015 9.5/10 We’ve reached that special time in our journalistic lives when a band becomes just scary good.  That point in time when failure isn’t an option, and tremendous

Album Review: Painted Palms – Horizons

Painted Palms – Horizons Published by JB on August 29, 2015 Release date: September 4, 2015 7/10 Mixed by former DFA house engineer Eric Broucek, the second Painted Palms album is the 40-minute dance album you could just feel they were

Concert Review: Saint Asonia & Artifas at Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN – August 18, 2015

Photography and review courtesy of Joe Stadele for TWTHS.  Published August 20th, 2015. “It is so great to be here…not only do I now live here in Minneapolis with you all, but I always just loved this fucking city and

Concert review: My Morning Jacket at the Starlight Theater – Kansas City – August 13, 2015

Published by JB on August 14, 2015 Concert review: My Morning Jacket at the Starlight Theater – Kansas City – August 13, 2015 “Right back in the same place that we started out” My Morning Jacket has always been way

Concert Review: Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson at Northerly Pavillion – Chicago, IL – August 7, 2015

Photography and review courtesy of Joe Stadele for TWTHS.  Published August 13, 2015. The atmosphere of The End Times Tour was a dichotomy of light and dark.  On one hand you had the visiting nu-metal(ish) opener Cage and co-headlining Marilyn

Concert Review: Gary Clark Jr. & Black Pistol Fire at the House of Blues – Chicago, IL – July 30, 2015

Published by JB on August 11, 2015 Concert Review: Gary Clark Jr. and Black Pistol Fire at the House of Blues – Chicago, IL – July 30, 2015 All photography and reviews by Ed Spinelli Gary Clark Jr & Black Pistol

Concert Review: TV on the Radio at the Hinterland Festival – Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater – St Charles, IA – July 31, 2015

Published by JB on August 1, 2015 TV on the Radio at the Hinterland Festival – Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater – St Charles, IA – July 31, 2015 Fresh out of the box after a sold-out show merely 21

Concert Review: Veruca Salt with Charly Bliss – The Cedar – Minneapolis, MN – July 23, 2015

All photographs © Joe Stadele Photography for TWTHS. All rights reserved. Published 07/27/2015. The attitude was intact.  The guitars laid thick.  The sound levels pushed past 11.  Nostalgia was rightfully unnecessary. The reinvigorated Veruca Salt returned to Minneapolis for the second time since

Album Review: Tame Impala – Currents

Published by JB on July 24, 2015 Release date:  July 17, 2015 Tame Impala – Currents 9/10 Kevin Parker marries psychedelic dancefloor beats with chillwave grooves to near perfection on third LP Dizzying grooves backed with a chillwave (Washed Out-style)

Album Review: My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall

Published by JB on July 22, 2015 My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall 7/10 Release date:  May 4, 2015 For a band that is notorious for possessing such an eclectic pallet of sounds (that replicates almost no single band from the past), My

News: Inaugural Hinterland festival in Iowa features TV on the Radio, Brandi Carlile, Edward Sharpe, Lucius & more. July 31 – Aug 1.

Published by JB on July 19, 2015 Hinterland festival in Iowa features TV on the Radio, Brandi Carlile, Edward Sharpe, Lucius & more.  July 31 – Aug 1. Hinterland, a new, eclectic Des Moines festival coming at the end of

Review: Grace Potter – Brenton Skating Plaza – Des Moines, IA – July 17, 2015

Published by JB on July 18, 2015 Review: Grace Potter – Brenton Skating Plaza – Des Moines, IA – July 17, 2015 In our tiny slice of musical heaven of which we call indie (far away from those fans who

Review: 80/35 Festival – Jenny Lewis and Wilco – Des Moines, IA – July 10, 2015

Review: 80/35 Festival: Jenny Lewis and Wilco – Des Moines, IA – July 10, 2015 Published by JB on 7/15/2015 The 80/35 event has become the dominant (ok, competition is slim I know) festival in Iowa and has turned the corner

Review: Rock the Garden – Day 2: Modest Mouse – Babes In Toyland – Seun Kuti – JD McPherson – The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger – Walker Arts Center – Minneapolis , MN – June 21, 2015

All photographs © Joe Stadele Photography for TWTHS. All rights reserved. Published 06/24/2015. Day 2 of Rock The Garden 2015 was an eclectic stunner. Modest Mouse packed the hillside of the Walker Art Center for high-energy set of alt-anthems.  After an extended