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  • The Tribe and Big Cats! drop video, prep for album release

    published Jan 07, 2011

    ​With their new album due out in a couple of weeks, the Tribe and Big Cats! teamed up with Fifth Element to put out a music video for their first single, "Breaking Down the Walls." The track feature... More >>

  • Art Beer Records opening at Yeti Records tomorrow

    published Jan 07, 2011

    ​As if we needed any more of a nudge to scurry over to Yeti Records this weekend to check out their latest offerings, the store is upping the ante by inviting a handful of local artists to display t... More >>

  • '90s Minneapolis punk doc 'When We Play for Real' screening on MTN

    published Jan 07, 2011

    ​In the late '90s, when bands like Dillinger Four, Code 13, and the Strike were ruling the local punk scene, filmmaker Patti Rhodes set out to make a documentary about Minneapolis punk rock. The res... More >>

  • Sleeping in the Aviary premiere trilogy of music videos

    published Jan 06, 2011

    ​We get a lot of music videos sent to us here at Gimme Noise, but we've never seen anything like this: Sleeping in the Aviary are debuting three different music videos this week and presenting them ... More >>

  • Curtiss A cancels Elvis birthday tribute booked on 501 Club's final night

    published Jan 06, 2011

    ​Just a few days ago, we were musing over the melding of two disparate local music worlds that was set to take place at the 501 Club this Saturday night; MC/VL's final show was moved to the 501 afte... More >>

  • Mr. Chan Presents dissolves

    published Jan 06, 2011

    ​After five years of promoting shows around the Twin Cities, the one-man show booking agency Mr. Chan Presents, an offshoot of Live Nation (and formerly Clear Channel), has folded for financial reas... More >>

  • Former Turf Club manager Dave Wiegardt offers parting words

    published Jan 05, 2011

    ​In the wake of the recent upheaval at the Turf Club, one question has rung out louder than the rest amongst fans of the longstanding bar: What will happen to Dave Wiegardt? From the sounds of it th... More >>

  • We Are the Willows kick off tour at the Varsity tomorrow night

    published Jan 05, 2011

    ​It's only been two months since Peter Michael Miller of We Are the Willows wrapped up his solo tour across the East Coast, and he's already itching to get back in the van for another stint on the r... More >>

  • Tapes 'n Tapes offer up another track, plan in-store and listening party

    published Jan 05, 2011

    ​With the release of their third album, Outside, only a week away, Tapes 'n Tapes are offering up another free track, "Badaboom." The band is planning a couple of special parties in town on the day ... More >>

  • 501 Club Farewell Show

    published January 5, 2011

    With news of the 501 Club's upcoming demise still setting in for local music fans, the club will close its doors after one final show, less than... More >>

  • Sims drops 'Burn it Down' video

    published Jan 04, 2011

    ​In anticipation of his new full-length, Bad Time Zoo, which is due out February 15, Doomtree MC Sims shows us just what a "Bad Time Zoo" looks like with his new video for "Burn it Down," which find... More >>

  • Dre Day 2011 announced

    published Jan 04, 2011

    Now an annual tradition, Dre Day, the celebration of all things Dr. Dre-related, will return to the Triple Rock Social Club on February 19 with headliners Heiruspecs."Heiruspecs will be performing a f... More >>

  • Phantom Tails drop video for 'All Good Things'

    published Jan 04, 2011

    ​We've been feeling a bit like the Bad News Bears lately. Between the 501 Club closing, the Turf Club shuttering temporarily, Fat Kid Wednesdays ending their residency at the Turf's Clown Lounge, an... More >>

  • A Night in the Box call it quits

    published Jan 04, 2011

    ​After nearly five years as a band, local soul and bluegrass band A Night in the Box have announced that they will be splitting up, effective immediately. The band offered little explanation for the... More >>

  • Win Snoop Dogg tickets via Twitter today

    published Jan 04, 2011

    ​Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg will be playing not one, but two shows at the Cabooze on Tuesday, January 25. The late show is already sold out, but we happen to have tickets to both shows to give away... More >>

  • MC/VL final show moved to the 501 Club

    published Jan 03, 2011

    ​The sudden closing of the Turf Club displaced about a week and a half's worth of shows, including Saturday's much-anticipated final show by MC/VL with Pink Mink, Slapping Purses, and Kitten Forever... More >>

  • Turf Club closing: New manager Josh James speaks out
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    Turf Club closing: New manager Josh James speaks out

    published Jan 03, 2011

    ​The big news over the weekend came with the sudden shuttering of the Turf Club, when the venue canceled its Saturday night gig last-minute and hung up mysterious signs saying "Closed for repair." T... More >>

  • Mark Mallman's New Year's Eve stunt: The 'Keyborg'

    published Jan 03, 2011

    ​Mark Mallman has made a tradition out of returning to the Varsity each New Year's Eve for an extravagant show, and for his 5th annual NYE bash he pulled out all the stops. Mallman launched his set ... More >>

  • Turf Club closed until January 11, changing management
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    Turf Club closed until January 11, changing management

    published Jan 02, 2011

    ​Just a few hours before the doors were scheduled to open on Saturday night, the Turf Club called off its gig with Marijuana Deathsquads, turned out the lights, and hung signs on the front doors tha... More >>

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