Photography: Are You Local? Vita.mn’s SXSW Sendoff Showcase at Varsity Theater (Minneapolis)

Today we have the debut of  a new photographer. Ryan Siverson comes to us from the land of 10,000 lakes. A MN native, a hip-hop nerd, and a huge supporter of all things local. Let’s welcome him to Mezzic!

MC LongshotPictures of ThenThe 4onthefloorPhantom TailsJeremy Messersmith
March 4th, 2011
The Varsity Theater
in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Gallery: Vita.mn Are you Local at The Varsity Theater

Friday night brought together the three finalists in Vita.mn’s 2011 “Are You Local?” best new band search. MC Longshot, Pictures of Then and The 4ontheFloor took to the Varsity Theater’s Stage to battle is out for a spot in the Minnesota Music Showcase Bill at South By South West in Austin, TX on March 19th.


These groups were booked-ended by three SXSW-bound local bands. Ben Weaver warmed up the crowd while Phantom Tails played with smoke and Jeremy Messersmith closed out the night with a set of his most well known songs.



After all of the online voting in round one, and terrific performances by each finalist this evening, The 4ontheFloor were announced as the winners. Congratulations, gentlemen.

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