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Concert Photo Recap: Cocaine @ the 400 Bar

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Cocaine live @ 400 Bar

On Saturday, Minneapolis’s hardest rocking, hardest partying, and (perhaps) hardest working band Cocaine continued their streak of high energy local live performances (while they spend their off-time working on the band’s new album) with a tight show that quickly won over a crowd who never ceased to cheer them on throughout the night. Photos from the band’s set continue after the jump… Continue reading

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Concert Recap: Santigold, Amanda Blank, and Trouble Andrew @ First Avenue

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Saturday, May 30, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Santigold live at First Avenue

There isn’t much that could be said about the lovable enthusiastic crowd-pleasing performance from Santigold at First Avenue this Thursday (May 28, 2009) that wasn’t recapped already. Santi’s main man Jon Jon (..same dude that got that extended shout out from the stage; seriously how’s she know know that well, man?) compiled a great list of links of people who have already reviewed the night, so I’m doing my best to bring something unique to you all.

As such, here’s my view from the night via video and photos, right from the middle of the dance floor; somewhat out of my element, I’ll just say that I was made to feel right at home amongst the flailing arms and sweat bodies by the time the show hit full stride. We’ll start things off with “Creator”, and get this MPLS internet dance party started like no other….

VIDEO: Santigold, “Creator”, Live at First Avenue, 5/28/09

Santigold live at First Avenue(Santigold)

We still have more Mind Inversion exclusive live video of the hit “L.E.S. Artistes” and more photos from the dancefloor at First Avenue after the the jump. Just click the link… Continue reading

Concert Recap: Amebix, Misery, and War//Plague @ the Triple Rock Social Club

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, May 28, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club

Last night (Wednesday, May 27, 2009), the legendary crust-punk innovators in Amebix played to an enthusiastic crowd of local Minneapolis punks, many of whom at been waiting to see the band for nearly 25 years. Suffice to say, it was the perfect choice to help celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Extreme Noise Records.

The Minneapolis natives and all around cool dudes in War//Plague and Misery kicked off the festivities with some straightforward crust-punk; both bands acknowledged that Amebix was now fulfilling a lifetime dream. I couldn’t agree with them more; it was simply an honor to be able to rock out with such influential musicians as a person who has grown to adore what they first pioneered. Even after 25 years apart, there’s no signs of age or inadequacy, as the songs were breathing with new life in front of the overly joyous packed house of crusties. And just to give credit where credits due, I believe Roy Mayorga (ex-Nausea, Thorn, Soulfly, Sepultura, etc.) must be commended for the thunderous backdrop he lays down for the band, as well; it was completely unexpected to see him behind the kit, but as the flying bodies proved, he definitely belonged there.

Additionally, I recorded an epic video of Amebix’s “Chain Reaction” (No Gods… No masters!!!!) that can be viewed directly below. Keep reading the whole post to catch the photos that I captured, as well as a live video from Misery.

VIDEO: Amebix, “Chain Reaction”, Live at the Triple Rock, 5/27/09

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

VIDEO: Misery, Live at the Triple Rock, 5/27/09

Misery live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Misery)

Misery live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Misery)

Misery live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Misery)

Misery live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Misery)

Misery live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Misery)

War//Plague live at the Triple Rock Social Club(War//Plague)

War//Plague live at the Triple Rock Social Club(War//Plague)

War//Plague live at the Triple Rock Social Club(War//Plague)

Like always, Mind Inversion has you covered if you weren’t able to make it to the show. Many more crusty photos of this show are featured on the next page… Continue reading

Concert Photo & Video Recap: Gojira, The Chariot, Car Bomb @ Station 4

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Friday, May 15, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Gojira live at Station 4

Normally I would write a review for every show that I attend, but this week I’m just too jam-packed with finals and post-final celebrations to get my head right and properly give praise to the un-fucking-believable Gojira show (w/ The Chariot and Car Bomb) that I saw on Monday. However, for any doubters, I just want to set one thing straight – Gojira fucking rules. Period.

The band is on fire, playing a first-ever headlining tour in North America that finally brings their entire exceptional back catalog to virgin ears in the U.S., and they couldn’t have been playing in finer form then they were this week. If you have been waiting to see Gojira, now’s the time.

Enjoy the photos and videos that I captured throughout the night! I’m seriously surprised I thought to capture anything worthwhile – I’m not gonna lie; I was enthusiastically going apeshit like my 14 year old self at my first Spineshank show the whole time..

VIDEO: Gojira, “Flying Whales (excerpt)” (live at Station 4, 05/11/09)

Gojira live at Station 4(Gojira)

Gojira live at Station 4(Gojira)

Gojira live at Station 4(Gojira)

Gojira live at Station 4(Gojira)

Gojira live at Station 4(Gojira)

Gojira live at Station 4(Gojira)

Gojira live at Station 4(Gojira)

VIDEO: The Chariot, live at Station 4, 05/11/09

Gojira live at Station 4(The Chariot)

The Chariot live at Station 4(The Chariot)

Car Bomb live at Station 4(Car Bomb)

Like usual, I highly recommend that our main page readers click the “read more” link to view the rest of the media from the show. I’ve posted many more photos and a video of “The Art of Dying” that I think captures the power of the night pretty well.  Enjoy!  Continue reading

Concert Photo Recap: Krisiun, Destruction @ Station 4

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on Monday, March 16, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Krisiun live at Station 4

Krisiun and Destruction played a show at Station 4 in St. Paul on Friday, a small festival of all things metal. Unfortunately, I missed Mantic Ritual and a whole slew of awesome local thrash, grind and death metal due to a prior engagement, but the show that Krisiun and Destruction put on to close the night made my trip to St. Paul more than worth it. The Brazilian death metal trio of brethren known as Krisiun played their revered brutal death metal to perfection, drawing material mostly from their newest high quality albums. Songs such as “Bloodcraft” & “Combustion Inferno” threw the tight knit crowd into a frenzy that was very deserved, given the massive, spectacular sound coming from the stage. While I admit I’m not as familiar with the German thrash legends in Destruction as I am with many 80s thrash acts, their show was very, very awesome; no frills thrash metal at maximum headbanging velocity. Dates are remaining on this tour, and everyone is in top form; get out to it if you can, because these band’s deserve to be seen. Now, on to my set of photos from both the band’s performances.

Krisiun live at Station 4(Krisiun)

Krisiun live at Station 4(Krisiun)

Krisiun live at Station 4(Krisiun)

Destruction live at Station 4(Destruction)

Destruction live at Station 4(Destruction)

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Concert Photo Recap: Solid Gold, Lookbook, and DJ Gigamesh @ the Turf Club

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on Monday, January 19, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Solid Gold played to a lively, capacity crowd at the Turf Club on January 16 in St. Paul. Lookbook opened up the night and DJ Gigamesh provided the music for the dancefloor before, in-between, and after the sets. Here are some photos:

Solid Gold
Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Solid Gold @ the Turf Club

Lookbook
Lookbook @ the Turf Club

Lookbook @ the Turf Club

Lookbook @ the Turf Club

Lookbook @ the Turf Club

DJ Gigamesh
DJ Gigamesh @ the Turf Club

Concert Photo Recap: Deerhunter, Times New Viking, and Disappears @ the Triple Rock Social Club

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , on Saturday, November 22, 2008 by Ryan Buege

Deerhunter Live at Triple Rock Social Club

The date was November 17, 2008, and Deerhunter were in Minneapolis with their friends in Times New Viking and Disappears to play a blissful set at the Triple Rock. I was there to witness the magic and see how huge Deerhunter really sound in person. Here are some photos that I took during the night; click on one to access the whole photo album.

Deerhunter

Deerhunter Live at Triple Rock Social Club

Deerhunter Live at Triple Rock Social Club

Deerhunter Live at Triple Rock Social Club

Deerhunter Live at Triple Rock Social Club

Deerhunter Live at Triple Rock Social Club

Times New Viking

Times New Viking live at Triple Rock Social Club

Times New Viking live at Triple Rock Social Club Continue reading