Al Grande

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Remembering Tom Hallett, Twin Cities music writer extraordinaire

    Tom Hallett was a true rock 'n' roll writer. He lived the rock 'n' roll life like the Twin Cities' own Lester Bangs, and wrote about it in great detail. For decades, Hallett avidly attended innumerable shows, and celebrated our scene hard. Hallett's recent passing after a struggle with diabetes shoc ... More >>

  • Music

    January 2, 2013

    Remembering Leah Rule

    Former Turf Club manager and Twin Cities music scene shaper passes after a battle with cancer

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    RIP former Turf Club manager Leah Rule

    Leah Rule, a longtime manager at the Turf Club, passed Friday morning after a nearly two-year struggle with ovarian cancer -- or as she referred to it, "the elephant." She was 44.On Friday, her husband Rob Rule penned a note on her online journal saying, "Early this morning, LEAH left us. Leave it t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Mark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 4

    ​This is it, people. We're in the home stretch of Mark Mallman's 78-hour song, which he started performing on Thursday afternoon at the Turf and will wrap up tonight at 10 p.m.For reasons not even we can explain, we've been live-blogging the majority of Marathon 3 here on Gimme Noise, and will con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2010

    Mark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 2

    Photo by Erik Hess​While the rest of us slept last night, tucked away warm in our beds, Mark Mallman continued laboring away during the first overnight lap of his Marathon 3, which continues through Sunday.We're picking up where we left off last night to find out how the Marathon is going so far - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Art-A-Whirl: Music lineups and set times

    ​Art-A-Whirl weekend is upon us. Here's your guide to all the live music highlights this weekend, many of which are free. See anything we missed? Add your own Art-A-Whirl music events in the comments.FRIDAY, MAY 14Hoolie FestShuga RecordsFree; all agesIndoor stage:12:00 p.m. Acting Normal1:00 p.m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    North by Midwest Festival takes over St. Paul

    ​The North by Midwest Music Festival will take over the St. Paul Eagles Club tonight and the Wild Tymes tomorrow night for two great lineups of KFAI and DEMO-curated rock 'n' roll. See below for the set times and info for this weekend's festival acts; both nights are free and 21 .

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    New Year's Eve 2010 concert guide

    The best of the best music events for December 31.