When I first signed up to shoot at the 7th Street Entry on Tuesday, February 26th, I have to admit… I thought it was for Dan Croll, not Mike Krol. I know, I know, completely different people with completely different names. Even with my stupid mistake, I have to say, I loved the concert!
Opening the entire evening was Subtle Beast. This trio from right here in Minneapolis has a pretty unique sound and they have some great chops. I’m not sure if they’d agree with me or not, but I heard a little influence from Mitski? Anyway, they started the evening off right, hyping everyone for the Steve Adamyk Band.“Carry On”, which reminds me a lot of music I heard in skating video games growing up in the nineties. Power Chords, goes back to the basics, with heavy influence from The Strokes. The artwork of his newest album displays a self-portrait of Mike with a bruised face and the band kept this going live. Each member had fake cuts/blood, which actually added a cool dynamic. Right off the bat, Mike stepped out into the crowd and got the energy going. He was also a photographers dream, playing out to the crowd a lot and interacting with his band incredibly well. If you want a really great song to vibe to, check out Mike’s tune, “Little Drama” off the new record.