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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Adam BubolzGrindermanNovember 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 >>
Photos by Adam BubolzDeloreanNovember 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 >>
Photos by Adam BubolzThe 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 >>
Photos by Adam BubolzWHY?/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 >>
Adam BubolzTour-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 >>
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 >>
Adam Bubolz The BuzzcocksPete 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 >>
Photos by Adam BubolzHis MischiefWe'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 >>
Photo by Adam BubolzPaul Metzger at Heliotrope 6The 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 >>
Photo by Meredith WestinLet'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 >>
POS knows how to shake things up.
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.
"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."
The quartet expands on their sprawling sound and stage set, turning up the smoke machines as well as the amplifiers.
The biggest week in music thus for 2010? You be the judge.
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.
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?
The full length from the elusive local three piece hit Treehouse, Hymie's and Eclipse today, and there was much rejoicing.
It was a room full of old friends drawn out for a night of partying and great rock and roll.
Charles De Gaulle bring anarchy under control on Tennessee Is Not Kentucky