GWAR | Skyway Theatre | Thursday, November 20When Dave Brockie --the human avatar of GWAR's hideous, hilarious front-thing, Oderus Urungus -- passed away last year, it was only natural that many fans assumed that it would be curtains for the band. After more than 30 years of blasting worldwide au ... More >>
Mötley Crüe with Alice Cooper Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Saturday, November 15 The best piece of theater in the Twin Cities Saturday night wasn't at the Guthrie, or in a theater at all. It was at Xcel Energy Center, as Mötley Crüe came through town on their last tour, closing out more than 30 ... More >>
Once upon a time in Phoenix, in the fall of 1980, my high school journalism teacher, Mrs. Finerman, was standing before the class, her voice thick with Willy Wonka mystery. "This is a very special room," she told us. "Years ago, right here, a man by the name of Vincent Furnier wrote for this school ... More >>
At the end of 1995, Gary Louris had a problem. A big one. His band, the critically acclaimed Minneapolis-based Jayhawks, was just starting to gain some commercial traction after a decade of existence at the front of the No Depression/Americana/alt-country pack. Their release earlier that year, Tomo ... More >>
Alice Cooper has been the reigning king of the shock rock genre now for nearly 50 years. He essentially defined the genre and a generation of heavy rock fans that delightfully thrive on the grotesque and extreme theatrical splendor that is the typical Alice Cooper performance. Notorious for throwing ... More >>
It's finally here. The first of November means that Halloween is over and you have a whole year to come down from that sugar high and start planning your next costume. At Gimme Noise we have a soft spot for all things music-related, and while there were lots and lots of Halloween festivities this y ... More >>
By Andrew OlsonRelated:Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesOver the past few years, I restored my basement into a great "man cave" of a music room. Sure, basements in Duluth have a reputation for dampness, but I thought I could beat Mother Nature. That is, until the ... More >>
Less a resurrection than a clumsy desecration
B FRESH PhotographyPrepare your party guests for a roller ghoster of a nightIt's that time again: finalizing plans for your Halloween party, and getting your scares in a row. City Pages has saved you the trouble of putting together a spooky mixtape, as we present our Halloween Soundtrack Vol. 1.& ... More >>
Photos courtesy of ImpalerIt's been some time since we last heard from Twin Cities shock rockers Impaler. Since we last met up, the band has been working on all cylinders, playing gigs around town with some well known legendary metal bands like Faster Pussycat and Paul Di'anno. They've also b ... More >>
As a member of Philadelphia-based blooze-jam unit Birds of Maya, Mike Polizze spends a lot of time getting his faux classic rock ya-yas in drums-gtr-vox-bass format style. By his lonesome, as Purling Hiss, Polizze gets to stretch out - way out - and go in for wildly self-indulgent bouts of showy ... More >>
Please be thinking "bacon" please be thinking "bacon"The thing about rounding up scary music videos for Halloween is that so rarely are they actually scary; Michael Jackson as a zombie/werewolf/come hither teenager? Meh. Alice Cooper, GWAR, Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Insane Clown Posse...NOT SCARY. ... More >>
An interview with Peter Pisano and Brian Moen
Tawn's sister Cara works hard to raise awareness
Golfer, restaurateur, and Wayne's World co-star hits the big six-one.
The glamtacular history of 1980s heavy metal in the Twin Cities
For a new all-ages scene, rock & roll can't wait
Wallow in the mire of the year's best scuzz rock
Eastbound on the 16 bus, 6:25 p.m., Friday, University Avenue, just past Snelling. White guy and black guy, both middle-aged, both well into their holiday binge drinking, sharing a seat. "I'm going down to see Alice Cooper," announces the white guy. "Alice Cooper?" responds his seatmate. "Who's s ... More >>
Hear that sound?
Slither and Arcadia Each Deal with Their Own Snakes in the Grass
U Film's "Sound Unseen" festival projects our mythologies of music onto the screen
Gary Louris and the Jayhawks have soared with introspective songs and rich melodies. Now, with their upbeat new album, Smile, the band is determined to fly up the commercial charts.
Yanni rocks the keyboards--and other odd tales from the Twin Cities' glam-rock scene