Adam Bubolz

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    November 26, 2013

    The 104 Twin Cities music photographers you nominated

    We asked, and you nominated your favorite Twin Cities photographers like crazy over the past week. With 675 comments and nearly that many emails to work with, we received more than 100 serious submissions. Now, with the help of a local panel of writers, editors, musicians, and others, we'll discuss ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with a lovely in-studio performance from former Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart, who just released an expansive new album, The Argument, inspire ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Who's the Nate Silver of Picked to Click 2012?

    Many among us have heard the name Nate Silver a lot in recent weeks leading up to the U.S. Presidential Election. He's the number-cruncher who very closely predicted which state's Electoral College votes would go for Barack Obama and which would end up in Mitt Romney's paws. Googling "Nate Silver ma ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Sound Perspective exhibit showcases visual artists of the local music scene

    Here at Gimme Noise, we are quite fortunate to be able to feature the stunning music photography of many talented artists who regularly augment our reviews and articles with their consistently impressive work. The Future Presence Gallery in Northeast clearly feels the same way, and they have put tog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Heliotrope 8 moves to Loring Theater

    ​Thanks to Reviler blogger and occasional Gimme Noise photo contributor Adam Bubolz for alerting us to this: The Heliotrope festival will return for its eighth installment on Memorial Day weekend, and this time the three-day experimental music showcase will take over the Loring Theater on Nicollet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Best Concerts of 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 to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Grinderman at First Avenue, 11/23/10

    Photos by Adam Bubolz​GrindermanNovember 23, 2010First Avenue"Hey, don't do that on the carpet!" Nick Cave worked those threatening lyrics into a couple different songs on Tuesday night, but that ominous phrase could very well serve as the theme of the entire show, as Grinderman decimated the stag ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    Delorean at the 7th Street Entry, 11/16/10

    Photos by Adam Bubolz​DeloreanNovember 16, 20107th St. EntryDepending on your perspective, Tuesday night was either the worst or the best time for Delorean to come through Minneapolis. The sun-kissed electro-pop of the Spanish four-piece is perfectly suited for the heart of summer, not winter, pro ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    The Vaselines at the Varsity, 10/27/10

    Photos by Adam Bubolz​The Vaselines and the ChambermaidsOctober 27, 2010Varsity Theater, MinneapolisAfter a long drive through the blizzards out West and an amazing in-studio  session on  Radio K in the afternoon, the legendary Glasgow duo the Vaselines found themselves at their first sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    WHY? & Deerhoof at First Avenue, 06/26/10

    Photos by Adam Bubolz​WHY?/Deerhoof June 26, 2010 First Avenue Two Bay-area bands with tight ties (so much so that they even work each others merch table) but disparate sounds rolled through Minneapolis along with the stormy weather on Saturday night, as both Deerhoof and WHY? delivered rousing a ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Blind Shake, Cococoma, and Dante & the Lobster storm the Turf Club

    Adam Bubolz​Tour-tight. That's what you call a band who spends every day on the road for weeks, sometimes months at a time, playing every night, and sometimes every day while driving in the van. Tour-tight can take an okay band and make them impressive; when you take an excellent band like t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Slapping Purses' Jason Power talks art of musical disaster and recovery

    Photo by Adam Bubolz   Slapping Purses' Jason Power is a conundrum, an exercise in opposites. He's a lanky kid with a perpetual smile on his face who's rumored to be a successful amateur mixed martial artist; a wildly expressive audio artist who, by his own admission, hates talking ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Buzzcocks rock the Fine Line: Nevermind anyone else

    Adam Bubolz The Buzzcocks​Pete Shelley's eyes can't keep from rolling. Seriously, that's what stands out right away. British punk legends the Buzzcocks take the stage, Shelley approaches the mic, barks out the first song, and as they launch into song, his eyes roll. For a passing moment, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    His Mischief and The Millionth Word play the 501

    Photos by Adam BubolzHis Mischief​We're a lucky pair of Cities--we have a thousand venues, a million bands, and a ton of talent all pushing themselves to make interesting music. So lucky, then, that even rock writers have a hard time catching every band while hitting every venue--it's impossible u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Heliotrope 7 to take over Ritz Theater May 27-29

    Photo by Adam BubolzPaul Metzger at Heliotrope 6​The largest local noise and experimental music festival, Heliotrope, has just announced the lineup for its 7th annual installment. This year's festival will take place May 27-29 at the Ritz Theater in Northeast, and will cull from a vast pool of loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    P.O.S. wraps up three-night run with gig at Nick and Eddie

    Photo by Meredith Westin​Let's get this out of the way: A lot of people got choked up this week watching P.O.S storm three separate venues on three back-to-back nights in preparation for his set at Coachella. Yes, you read that right. People got misty-eyed at a rap show. At some point last night, ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010
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    March 29, 2010

    Birthday Suits high-kick their second record off in style at the Turf Club

    Reckless abandon is always more fun when you push it further than anyone could imagine it going, and that is Birthday Suits' bread and butter.

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    March 26, 2010

    STNNNG song inspires mural at Chicago university

    "I'd love for the kids to scrawl STNNNG on their binders, on the toes of their Converse, in the halls, every available space, but I don't know, maybe we're destined for the mural set."

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    The Big Pink experiment with sound and style at First Avenue

    The quartet expands on their sprawling sound and stage set, turning up the smoke machines as well as the amplifiers.

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    March 19, 2010

    SXSW, Ike Reilly, Norah Jones and more: Slideshow weekly wrap-up

    The biggest week in music thus for 2010? You be the judge.

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    March 1, 2010

    STNNNG, Tight Phantomz, and the Tanks storm the Turf Club

    Friday night at the Turf Club, however, I got to see that the regional bonds of friendship and camaraderie among smart, hardworking bands are alive and well.

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    February 2, 2010

    Off With Their Heads kick off tour with punk rock bowling at Memory Lanes

    The crash of balls, the clinking of glasses, the occasional skipping record. What better way for the new Epitaph Records signees to kick off yet another epic tour?

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    January 13, 2010

    Mother of Fire LP arrives in local record stores

    The full length from the elusive local three piece hit Treehouse, Hymie's and Eclipse today, and there was much rejoicing.

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    December 24, 2009

    The STNNNG and the Hypstrz give shelter from the storm at the Turf

    It was a room full of old friends drawn out for a night of partying and great rock and roll.

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    June 11, 2008
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    July 25, 2007

    Liberty, Equality, Idiocy

    Charles De Gaulle bring anarchy under control on Tennessee Is Not Kentucky