A Tribute to Sue McLeanWith Eric Hutchinson, BoDeans, Soul Asylum, Haley Bonar, X-Boys, Rogue Valley, and othersFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, November 23, 2013Saturday's tribute to Sue McLean was rarely precious. Instead, it was raw and fearless as the woman herself. The independent concert pr ... More >>
Matt Blum's photographs of naked women have hit a nerve while granting peace of mind for their subjects
Cody ChesnuTTTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisThursday, February 7, 2013 Let's talk about the case of the two ChesnuTTs. There's Cody ChesnuTT, the neo-soul outlier who sang "I got a dick full of blood" in a love song without wincing. A fearless, dazzling confessor. Then there's Cody ChesnuTT, ... More >>
The Current's 8th Birthday Party, Night One Featuring the 4onthefloor, the Twin Cities Funk and Soul All-Stars, Chastity Brown, and John Mark Nelson (with special guests Nicholas David and Zach Sobiech) First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, January 18, 2013 While the Current's 8th Birthday party lacked ... More >>
The Afghan WhigsWith WussyVarsity Theater, MinneapolisSunday, October 28, 2012"What else you got? I want you naked in three more songs," the Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli called to the adoring person who threw a sparkling black scarf onstage amid "What Jail is Like," from 1993's Gentlemen. "I'm not jokin ... More >>
The Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli is undoubtedly smarter and deeper than the internet. He connected a love of R&B's brutal underbelly and the visceral outbursts he had inside decades before Napster turned everyone's music tastes into rotisserie fare. Still, a steadfast fa ... More >>
Related:Red Daughters interview pt. 1, Varsity show ThursdayThis is the second half of a conversation with four members of the undeniably groovy Red Daughters. Their songs are satisfyingly dynamic, epic and earthy, and should be a delight alongside Bloodnstuff, Speed's the Name, and Buildings this ... More >>
You don't need to twist the arm of Chris Berry, founder and head honcho of local label Soft Abuse, to hang out and try some cocktails. Such was the case earlier this week when Gimme Noise met him for a tasting at the Walker Art Center's Gather by D'Amico restaurant which is celebrating it's one year ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes frontman Josh GrierWelcome to Rock the Garden 2011! There's a steady rain here right now, and all along the hillside in front of the stage there are brightly colored rain jackets and ponchos as far as the eye can see.Gimme Noise is set up in back of stage at th ... More >>
Every year I make mix CDs of my favorite tracks, with one song per artist per disc. Here's the '08 edition, local and national. It's all from 2008 unless otherwise specified, but there are a few oldies. At the bottom are my year-end lists, because I know you needed more of those. Happy holidays! MN ... More >>
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