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  • Kanye West engineer and local Andrew Dawson helping P.O.S. record new album

    published Dec 30, 2010

    ​While there has been plenty talk locally about Justin Vernon's involvement on the new Kanye West record, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the LA Times pointed out another local tie today: enginee... More >>

  • Nightosaur and Voytek at the Entry tomorrow night

    published Dec 29, 2010

    ​Our "Flyer of the Week" this week comes from a very special, magical place -- one that will delight Star Wars nerds even more than unwrapping an Ewok Village playset on Christmas morning, and one t... More >>

  • Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles go bowling with City Pages

    published Dec 29, 2010

    ​We sent writer Jeff Gage out on a fun assignment this week, tagging along with seven-piece band Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles for an excursion at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. It'd been two years s... More >>

  • The Current hosts 'Critics' Picks' show recapping year in local music

    published Dec 29, 2010

    ​With year-end retrospectives gushing out of every local publication in town, the Current's Local Show decided to invite a crew of local music writers to gather with host Dave Campbell and discuss t... More >>

  • New Year's Eve with Mark Mallman

    published December 29, 2010

    With his 78-hour performance, Marathon 3, topping year-end lists as one of the most awe-inspiring (and downright inspiring) live concert... More >>

  • 501 Club closing on January 8
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    501 Club closing on January 8

    published Dec 28, 2010

    ​Less than two years after opening its doors on Washington Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, the 501 Club will close on January 8.Jarret Oulman, co-owner of the 501 club and manager of the 331 Club in... More >>

  • New Year's Eve concert guide
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    New Year's Eve concert guide

    published Dec 28, 2010

    ​With New Year's Eve falling on a Friday this year, the concert calendar is looking downright epic. From freebie shows to high-profile benefits, the selection for this year's Big Night Out has a lit... More >>

  • Win tickets to Mark Mallman's New Year's Eve bash

    published Dec 28, 2010

    ​Mark Mallman is busy preparing for his annual New Year's Eve blowout at the Varsity Theater, where he will be joined by openers Red Pens, Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps, and Koo Koo Kanga... More >>

  • Cloud Cult parts with one of its founding members

    published Dec 27, 2010

    ​With the release of their latest concept album, Light Chasers, much attention has been paid to Cloud Cult frontman Craig Minowa and wife Connie's relationship with their new child. But for the past... More >>

  • Teena Marie passes away at 54

    published Dec 27, 2010

    ​The holiday weekend wound down on a sad note with news that R&B icon Teena Marie passed away in her sleep yesterday at her home in Pasedena. Marie, born Mary Christine Brockert and known to som... More >>

  • Most popular Gimme Noise articles of 2010
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    Most popular Gimme Noise articles of 2010

    published Dec 23, 2010

    ​With 2010 coming to a close, we thought it might be a good time to look back and see which Gimme Noise stories garnered the most clicks this year. Numbers don't lie -- from the tragic to the funny ... More >>

  • Bob Dylan crew imposter fesses up to weird pizza prank

    published Dec 23, 2010

    ​Last month, we reported on a bizarre story of Bob Dylan impersonation that left a Massachusetts pizza joint stiffed on an order for 178 pizzas. An unidentified man purported to be a member of Dylan... More >>

  • Top 10 Christmas weekend shows and events

    Top 10 Christmas weekend shows and events

    published Dec 23, 2010

    ​Most offices may be closed tomorrow for Christmas Eve, but the clubs will still be hopping all weekend long with some great holiday-themed events. Here's a rundown of the nine best excuses to sneak... More >>

  • North Shore Sessions capturing intimate musical moments in Duluth

    North Shore Sessions capturing intimate musical moments in Duluth

    published Dec 23, 2010

    ​Much in the same vein of our weekly City of Music series created by MPLS.TV, University of Minnesota Duluth senior Trent Waterman has been hard at work creating a music video series called North Sh... More >>

  • Antoine Dodson unveils god-awful new 'Chimney Intruder'

    published Dec 22, 2010

    ​We don't need to remind you who Antoine Dodson is, right? The dude whose reaction to his sister's near-rape on the evening news went viral, then got picked up by the Auto-Tune the News dudes, then ... More >>

  • Love-cars reuniting for 'Rent Party!' at the Turf tonight

    published Dec 22, 2010

    ​It all makes sense. For those wondering how local musicians like James Diers, Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT Bates, Jake Hanson, and Mike Lewis find the time to spawn so many amazing, collaborat... More >>

  • The Doors issue response to Florida's 'pardon' of Jim Morrison

    published Dec 22, 2010

    ​The Doors were back in the news this month when Florida governor Charlie Crist issued a pardon for the charges of indecent exposure the state had issued against frontman Jim Morrison back in 1969, ... More >>

  • Maria Isa twists 'Santa Baby' into sassy 'Santa Papi'

    published Dec 22, 2010

    ​Tis the season for free mp3s! Our digital stockings have been overflowing this week with free holiday tracks, and today Maria Isa sent over a new track to help us flesh out our playlist with some s... More >>

  • The Twilight Hours play the Varsity Theater tomorrow

    published Dec 21, 2010

    ​Judging from the overwhelmingly positive response we received from the City of Music video we posted of the New Standards covering Trip Shakespeare's "Snow Days," there are quite a few John Munson ... More >>

  • Little Man offers up free holiday track

    published Dec 21, 2010

    ​It's been a spell since we've heard any new material from Little Man -- he's been hard at work recording a new album in Ike Reilly's studio down in Chicago with producer Ed Tinley -- so we were exc... More >>

  • Mark Mallman preps for his annual New Year's Eve bash

    published Dec 21, 2010

    ​"I want to be the Lorie Line of New Year's Eve." The year was 2006, and the time was 11:59 pm. Mark Mallman stood on stage in front of a packed Varsity Theater and uttered those words, helping the ... More >>

  • Best Concerts of 2010

    published Dec 20, 2010

    ​From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities ... More >>

  • The Arms Akimbo debut video for 'You Want To'

    published Dec 20, 2010

    ​Local Britpop purveyors take their love of old-fashioned, Fab-Four inspired melodies to the extreme in their new black and white video for "You Want To," which we're happy to debut right here on Gi... More >>

  • City of Music: The New Standards perform Trip Shakespeare's 'Snow Days'
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    City of Music: The New Standards perform Trip Shakespeare's 'Snow Days'

    published Dec 20, 2010

    ​Earlier this month, jazz trio the New Standards (featuring the Suburbs' Chan Poling, Semisonic and the Twilight Hours' John Munson, and vibraphonist Steve Roehm) held down three nights at the Fitzg... More >>

  • Best National Albums of 2010

    published Dec 17, 2010

    ​As 2010 winds to a close, many of us here at Gimme Noise have been hard at work drafting up as many lists as humanly possible. Rather than create on unified list of the national albums that we love... More >>

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