Indie singer-songwriter Adam Svec is super brainy. For one thing, aside from the whole music part, Svec is in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and he regularly slips phrases like "well-vetted" and "why-esque" into normal conversation. Maybe that's what ... More >>
Joe Horton is one of those guys you meet and immediately want to know better. He's calmly energetic, and considering he's one of the busiest guys in the city, that's no small feat. Between fronting his experimental hip-hop group No Bird Sing, digging into a new project called Mixed Blood Majority wi ... More >>
In a music scene built around Minnesota nice, it's risky to name your band Haters Club, but the Minneapolis group is spreading their "hate" all over town. The Golden Age of Haters Club is a collection of songs that sit comfortably together, even when they shouldn't. With dynamic beats and abysmal hu ... More >>
Combining incisive lyricism with instant campfire-classic melodies, it was hard to believe Cataldo's Signal Flare's rich arrangements and assured delivery sprang from the mind of an artist just 21 years old at the time of its 2008 release. Released this fall after a long wait, Eric Anderson's fo ... More >>
The Coloring Time crew.McNally Smith has an eclectic show planned for this Saturday, which could surely cure the winter blahs. The Deepwinter Bonfire will include performances by Coloring Time, which is a huge improvisational collective with an impressive laundry list of local musicians.Expect ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkLike the hip hop-meets-jazz improv version of Marijuana Deathsquads, Coloring Time's shows are dramatically different every time. Not only do the songs never remain the same -- they are created on the fly, emcees flexing their freestyle abilities over shifting instrumentation -- ... More >>
Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>
A soundtrack for woodland wandering
Photos by Ben ClarkIt would be easy to describe Coloring Time's first full-scale performance by simply listing the names of all of the collaborators who performed at one point or another last night. But what actually transpired sounded nothing like Peter Wolf Crier or Dosh or Alpha Consumer or th ... More >>
The premise for new collaboration Coloring Time is enticing, to say the least: Members of at least a dozen local bands that range from hip-hop to jazz to folk get on stage, plug in their instruments, and see what unfolds between them. The Twin Cities has boasted a healthy improvisational scene th ... More >>
Photos by Pedro AtkinsBig Lake is a brand-new band with songs that will creep up on you and take you by surprise. One minute, you're passively listening to one of the tracks from their debut EP January Second Election, and the next, you're tilting your ear toward the speakers, trying to sift ... More >>
Photos by Meredith WestinAdam Svec CD-release May 20, 2011 Cause, Minneapolis On Friday night at Cause, Adam Svec celebrated the release of his third solo full-length album, Weaks in the Waves, with a smart triple-bill featuring Linda Carter (a new band featuring Linnea Mohn, David Osborn, a ... More >>
In case the apocalypse doesn't happen this weekend, here's some stuff to check out!
Emily UtneAll too often overlooked, Adam Svec has quietly put together a consistently enjoyable body of music that continues to evolve with each album. Gimme Noise had the pleasure of catching up with the busy singer for a beer at Bryant Lake Bowl in ahead of tonight's release party at Cause. ... More >>
Though much of their lineup had already been unveiled on their website, the Lyn Lake Street Fest has fleshed out its schedule and revealed all of its acts today, including Peter Wolf Crier's first local appearance in five months. As if that wasn't enough to get us salivating about summertime fun, ... More >>
Everybody's workin' for the weekend...and it's here.Make the most of it!
Album is fourth in 12 months
Singer-songwriter is feeling Minnesota
Photos by Erik HessAster Cafe partner and musician Jeff ArundelWith a delicate layer of snow blanketing the Cities, it seems like a fine time to cozy up inside the Aster Cafe, one of Minneapolis's more promising new live music locales. Revamped under new ownership last June, the Aster started hos ... More >>
Image by tao_zhynIt's a long weekend for most of us here in the Twin Cities, and in many ways the next three days mark the end of summer. It's your last chance to check out the Minnesota State Fair, and for some it's the last weekend before school starts up again. But fear not: There is still ple ... More >>
(Photo by stuartpilbrow) This week Freeloader Friday is all about street festivals. We have Dakota Fest, Highland Fest, and not one, but two awesome Bastille Day celebrations. Add in some live music and tons of other stuff, and you have a completely free weekend.
There are 50 bands performing at the outdoor arts and music extravaganza Stone Arch Festival of the Arts this weekend. We outlined our top eight recommended acts in this week's print edition, from the James Buckley Trio to Fort Wilson Riot to Painted Saints -- but there are many, many more acts w ... More >>
If you're a frequent Gimme Noise reader, you already know that we're big fans of live hip-hop trio No Bird Sing and are looking forward to the release of drummer Graham O'Brien's solo debut, Live Drums. Adam Svec just upped the ante by sending us another track off O'Brien's record, which is a rem ... More >>
Shawn Neary's Wapsipinicon is one of many local acts performing at Stone Arch this summerThe Stone Arch Festival, a two-day local art, food, theater, and music extravaganza that takes over St. Anthony Main every Father's Day weekend, has announced its music lineup for this year. The Stone Arch Fe ... More >>
Articles from this week's print edition.
The final music schedule for this weekend's Stone Arch Festival of the Arts.
The two-day festival is a must-see showcase of local music and art.
The local '60s throwback rockers will play the 400 Bar tomorrow night.
The new music video features Svec riding the light rail and busking downtown.
Our favorite albums released in Minnesota this year, with a handful of honorable mentions
The Glad Version songwriter's new solo album is stripped-down and personal
From the 700 Club to the 400 Bar, The Glad Version struggle with their faith