Monday Night Live returns for its 33rd season in 2023-24. At least 700 bands have performed on the show going back to 1991–and you can watch some more recent shows thanks to Video On Demand.
Every Monday at 9:00 p.m. during the academic year, we present an hour of live music from the KVSC performance studio featuring the best in Minnesota music. You can revel in the energy of a live band from the comfort of your home! Monday Night Live broadcasts from 9-10 p.m. directly following KVSC’s “The Area” program.
MNL is simulcast on UTVS-Channel 180 in the St. Cloud area. The audio quality on the radio feed is far superior to that of the television, so we suggest tuning in with both if possible. Check out the UTVS Vimeo channel of recent artists.
KVSC’s 33rd season of Monday Night Live welcomes Dial Tone on October 23 at 9 p.m. Dial Tone is an up-and-coming pop-punk group made up of three University of Minnesota students. Inspired by Minneapolis’ history of alternative music, their songs feature catchy guitar riffs, upbeat tempos, and lyricism that externalizes the band’s stream of consciousness. The […]
KVSC’s 33rd season of Monday Night Live welcomes The Mighty Trains on October 16 at 9 p.m. The Mighty Trains Band, which is more than just your average neighborhood band, has developed a distinctive American rock sound by fusing its members’ many backgrounds and musical preferences.The band aims to keep the train moving by writing only […]
KVSC’s 33rd season of Monday Night Live welcomes The Dead Century on October 9 at 9 p.m. This band founded by brothers Nick and JP Check, The Dead Century is an indie rock band based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. They work in narrative-driven and guitar-forward music. The band will take the […]
KVSC’s 33rd season of Monday Night Live welcomes Walking Phoenix on September 25 at 9 p.m. Walking Phoenix is an up-and-coming Indie-Alternative Rock Band hailing from Fargo/ Moorhead on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. The band formed in March of 2020 and had plenty of time to lie low and buckle down on writing […]
KVSC’s 33rd season of Monday Night Live welcomes John Forrest & The Model Citizens on September 18 at 9 p.m. John Forrest & The Model Citizens are an alternative band based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With an upbeat, danceable sound, their music tries to capture the changing dynamics of love, self-destruction, loneliness and isolation in the digital […]
KVSC’s 32nd season of Monday Night Live welcomes Admiral Fox on April 17th starting at 9 p.m. Admiral Fox’s sounds range from introspective indie folk to synth-flavored garage rock. Following the release of their EP Nowhere is Safe this March, their music has been slanting away from the acoustic singer-songwriter crooners of their debut, and heading […]
KVSC’s 32nd season of Monday Night Live welcomes Full Catholic on April 17th starting at 9 p.m. ‘Full catholic’ is a four-piece electric/acoustic collective based in the twin cities featuring hypnotic vocal harmonies, jangly rhythms, frenzied instrumentation, and probing lyricism focused on territories where light and dark, beauty and chaos overlap. Their sound spans freak folk […]
KVSC’s 32nd season of Monday Night Live welcomes Twin Citizen on March 27th starting at 9 p.m. The Twin Citizen is a collection of individuals dedicated to crafting unique, accessible, funk, and alternatives. At the beginning of the Covid, Adam Lifto (Lead Guitar), Joe Hartley (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Paul Narlock (Bass), Will Hanson (keys) and Joe Diaz met […]
KVSC’s 32nd season of Monday Night Live welcomes Soft Light on March 20th starting at 9 p.m. The Soft Light is a rock band from Minneapolis. The beginnings of the band date back to 2004. Eric and Matt got together for the first time to jam and do some recording. Playing music has always been a […]