This past weekend was crazy with the weather being in the 60's, (which is super weird for South Dakota this time of year) and to top it off my 50mm lens I normally shoot with died on me friday night. Unfortunately that means I wasn't able to get any shots of Trunkweed at Total Drag on friday, but they put on an incredibly rad show and you should definitely check them out if you're able. I bought a brand new 50mm lens saturday morning, though, and WOOF it is beautiful.
I was only able to make it to Total Drag right as Red Leaves was ending, but Spleen Diva and them are local so there will be more shows to capture of them. Lavender Daughter traveled from Minneapolis to play here, and it was their first time, so I'm glad I was able to capture all of their set.
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It was stupid cold outside last thursday, but that didn't stop Total Drag from filling up quick with all sorts of people drawn by the allure of an incredible folky, singer-songwriter kind of night. David Dondero is an incredibly talented and magical human and I'm so glad he came back to SIoux Falls to play some music for us. Seriously go check out his music!
Before David Dondero took the stage, we had a few local acts playing some beautiful music to tug on your heart strings, like Meriwether Raindelay. I would be lying if I said I've never cried during one of Troy's sets.
And opening the night was our friend Micah Kittelson with some lovely songs. This was the first time I've seen him perform with someone else and though he sounds great by himself, the percussion element added another level to his songs that felt more full and balanced. Great as always.
Keep Sioux Falls Rad and remember to always support your local art/music/whatever scene!
Another killer show to kick off the new year, this time featuring some of Sioux Falls' finest locals coming together to play a bunch of bangers. This show was at Total Drag (duh) my favorite lil venue ever, and it felt so good to be pressed in close enjoying these killer sets with so many other pals who are all an integral part of our local scene.
Russ Stedman started the night off with his experimental, indie rock sound.
Then Low Riding Moths played us some enchanting, weird, and magical songs.
And Androgynous Squash came in loud, fast and intense with a bunch of incredibly rad and catchy new songs that I can't wait to hear again.
Our local scene in 2017, raw, loud, and kinda weird.
Keep Sioux Falls Rad.