Ashnikko – The Fillmore – Minneapolis MN – September 15th 2023
Review and photos by Sophiea Owen
Ashnikko brought their Weedkiller Tour to the Fillmore on Friday, September 5th, to promote their new album of the same name that came out less than a month ago. The show was sold out and when I arrived shortly before doors, the line wound around the little parking lot and looped up and down the sidewalk. People were hyped.
Opening for her was singer/rapper Audrey Nuna, who took the stage ferociously. She was nearly constantly moving her whole set and really got the crowd’s already vivacious energy up even more. I’m not a big listener of rap, but I cannot deny that listening to it live, I can’t deny how infectious the energy is.
Ashnikko took the stage and the screams were about non-stop, high and piercing. All I can really say is that I think if you have the chance to see them perform, that you should. It was just a downright fun show. Ashnikko is a uniquely queer type of weird, in the best way. Her music is raunchy, gay, fun, and cool, and her stage presence was phenomenal. The music was catchy and her voice was on point. There were two background dancers and almost every song was choreographed. I have a special respect for performers who can sing/rap that well when also performing intense dance routines. She’s always had a very unique and iconic aesthetic, so I was expecting the show to be a similar visual spectacle, and they did not disappoint. It was one of the most fun performances I’ve gotten to photograph/witness in a long time.
Definitely check out their new album Weedkiller, and next time they’re coming through town, I’d 100% recommend.