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  • The 4onthefloor

    published December 18, 2013

    Truth be told, Gabe Douglas and the 4onthefloor are something of connoisseurs of moments. In a live setting, there is no escaping the powerhouse... More >>

  • Barbara Jean

    published October 16, 2013

    Barbara Jean has got the most startling set of eyes. They are a light sea-foam green, rimmed in dark forest, and they stare back at you with no... More >>

  • Heavy Deeds

    published October 16, 2013

    Heavy Deeds first formed as a band two years ago. But those two years got loaded with with life changes — jobs, projects, and relationships... More >>

  • Hey Marseilles

    published October 2, 2013

    Hey Marseilles is a Seattle band that has been creating what they like to say is "orchestral pop" music since the band's inception in 2006. Their... More >>


    Farewell Milwaukee: Neil Young's Harvest was life-changing

    published Sep 11, 2013

    Farewell Milwaukee's third album Can't Please You, Can't Please Me is the sort of record you can put on, hit play, and leave on repeat for hours. It's a warm, breezy 12-track collection of refined A... More >>


    Diana Ross at the Orpheum Theatre, 8/28/13

    published Aug 29, 2013

    Diana Ross Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Oh, Diana Ross. Even at the ripe age of 69, she's still reminding us that there was a time before Beyonce. Indeed, without Diana Ros... More >>


    Chic Gamine: Whoever has the most brute strength gets to sing

    published Aug 12, 2013

    Who doesn't love Canadians? Wherever they go, a good time follows. And they're just so nice. But for Canadian pop-rockers Chic Gamine, based between Montreal and Winnipeg, nice is just the beginning... More >>


    Megan & Liz: We're quote-unquote good role models

    published Aug 08, 2013

    Megan and Liz Mace are like your two best girlfriends from back when you were still an innocent young thing, able to cure your broken heart with a pint of Ben & Jerry's and a girls'-night-in scr... More >>


    Mumford & Sons' "Hopeless Wanderer" video makes us laugh and weep

    published Aug 05, 2013

    Mumford & Sons have a brand new music video out for their song "Hopeless Wanderer," and this one, folks, this is one for the books. With the help of actors Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, a silly bea... More >>


    Desdamona: I just needed to get some music out there

    published Jul 26, 2013

    Desdamona is a busy woman. In the years since her sophomore album The Ledge, released in 2006, she has grown her reputation as a teacher and collaborator across musical platforms. Since 2004, the r... More >>


    The Bachelor Farmer celebrates its second anniversary with a traditional Kräftskiva festival

    published Jul 22, 2013

    The Bachelor Farmer takes its Nordic heritage super seriously. Maybe you already knew that; perhaps you've experienced the delightful pyttipanna (like a Swedish version of breakfast hash, but withou... More >>

  • Skylar Grey finally gets her break

    published July 17, 2013

    Skylar Grey has done an impressive job of rebranding herself. Just a few years back, the native of tiny Mazomanie, Wisconsin, was just a... More >>


    Mike Midwestern: It's very therapeutic for me to write songs

    published Jul 12, 2013

    If you have a weakness for mellow folk-pop, look no further than Mike Midwestern. The singer-songwriter with the average-Joe mentality has been chipping away at a new record, his follow-up to 2010's... More >>


    Dawes at First Avenue, 7/10/13

    published Jul 11, 2013

    Dawes with Shovels and Rope and Paul Spring First Avenue, Minneapolis Wednesday, July 10, 2013 There's something very Minneapolis about Dawes. Plenty of their songs are about their hometown of Los A... More >>


    Mumford & Sons wisely clone themselves for "Babel" video

    published Jul 09, 2013

    You really can't get enough of Mumford & Sons, and perhaps that's why there are so many of each member of the band in this new clip for "Babel." As the camera follows the players around the wareho... More >>


    Dessa: The prospect of growing from this point is scary

    published Jul 02, 2013

    Talk to Dessa in person and you'll see that this woman never gets a break from her own brain. Luckily, it looks like she can handle it pretty well. In Gimme Noise's sit-down interview ahead of the r... More >>

  • Dessa at First Avenue, 6/29/13

    Dessa at First Avenue, 6/29/13

    published Jul 01, 2013

    Dessa First Avenue, Minneapolis Saturday, June 29, 2013For her first headlining gig at First Avenue's Mainroom, Dessa held nothing back. She made it clear from the first moment the screen came up that... More >>


    Rogue Wave: We're firing on all cylinders

    published Jun 28, 2013

    Rogue Wave is a survivor band. Their troubled history has seen plenty of ups and downs -- lost friends, lost family, personal tragedy. Not to mention the widely regarded misfire that was 2010's full-... More >>


    Femi Kuti at the Cedar Cultural Center 6/26/13

    published Jun 27, 2013

    Femi Kuti and Positive ForceCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisWednesday, June 26, 2013A Femi Kuti concert is unlike any other concert. The dancing, the shaking, the emotions that start on stage and ... More >>

  • Bad Bad Hats

    published June 19, 2013

    The Bad Bad Hats' lead singer Kerry Alexander has voice like cotton candy: light and airy, imperfectly shaped, and filled with sweet pockets of... More >>

  • Dessa blends intellect and heart

    published June 26, 2013

    We meet Dessa on the sun-soaked patio at Muddy Waters the morning after her 32nd birthday. She slithers into a chair, apologizing profusely for... More >>


    Brand new food truck Craft Mobile Kitchen opening in St. Paul

    published Jun 24, 2013

    The summer food truck season may be well underway, but most would agree that the weather has hardly been on anyone's side for its duration so far. It seems like perfect timing, then, that Tri-City R... More >>


    Alison Scott: I'm going to sit down and write songs for my daughter

    published Jun 21, 2013

    Alison Scott might be one of the Twin Cities most underrated vocalists -- even though she's been playing around town for longer than most of the bands in rotation on the local airwaves. She has a cl... More >>


    batteryboy's Cobey Rouse: I just wanted to write a pretty song

    published Jun 21, 2013

    It is probably impossible to find a band filled with people as nice as the ones that play in batteryboy. Frontman Cobey Rouse seems eternally surprised that anyone is taking an interest in the littl... More >>

  • Today is Famous Dave Anderson BBQ Party Day!

    published Jun 13, 2013

    "May you always be surrounded by good friends and great barbecue," says Dave Anderson over the phone in lieu of a goodbye. But he's earned the right to those coined phrases: Dave Anderson, a.k.a. Fa... More >>

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