Fact: Any band that uses Times New Roman on its album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though.) Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell desi ... More >>
The talk among Major League Baseball fans tends to focus on two items: the win-loss column and fantasy league stats. Gimme Noise, however, takes other notes when watching the game. After hearing about Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Jared Burton's jam session with Pearl Jam icon Eddie Vedder earlier ... More >>
Stone Arch Bridge Music Festival 2013with The Honeydogs, Bloodnstuff, Fury Things,Sean Anonymous and moreMinneapolisSaturday, June 15th, 2013Outdoor music festivals and our cherished Minnesota climate mix about as well as rain meeting the oil slick from the back of a leaky food truck. Saturday after ... More >>
After opening for grunge legends Alice in Chains, the local metal duo saw their audience expand
Bush With Bloodnstuff First Avenue, Minneapolis May 22, 2013 In the mid-90's, most music fans who passionately experienced the rapid rise of the grunge movement firsthand viewed bands like Bush, Stone Temple Pilots and their ilk with skepticism, painting them as illegitimate knockoffs who were just ... More >>
Things get better with time, and so has Minneapolis band Street Hassle. The group has been together for ten-plus years, but are just now releasing their debut album. How do they describe their sound? Rock, indie, garage? No need to categorize the band, but their new album Feeling Machine creates a s ... More >>
Mark Lanegan Band The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis May 18, 2012 Related:Top 10 best grunge songsMark Lanegan is no less menacing on stage, even after all these years. The grunge stalwart and survivor returned to the Cedar Cultural Center a year and a half after gracing that same stage with Is ... More >>
With Saint Kurt gone for 18 years now, it's important to remember grunge wasn't just Nirvana. It was a movement, and though each year it seems a little bit sillier than it did the last, it was important. Most of the bands (and sadly many of the people themselves) didn't stand the test of time, some ... More >>
First he was a villain, then a rogue, then a murderer; then in evasion and invisibility, Osama Bin Laden became legendary, even mythical, like a unicorn, or Carmen Sandiego. Where in the world was he? What were the chances that we'd ever bring him to account, that we'd smoke him out of his hole? ... More >>
Mike Starr, top center, with the original Alice in Chains lineup in 1990Mike Starr, original bassist and co-founder of the Seattle-based grunge band Alice in Chains, died today at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 44 years old.
Chances are if you've turned on 93X here in Minneapolis, you've been privy to hearing the meticulously angry sounds of Seether. Not to say there's anything wrong with a solid dose of sculpted alternative-metal. The band of over 10 years has soldiered on through the post-grunge age and managed to ... More >>
Singer reunites with her band in honor of their 20th anniversary
Alice in Chains announce First Avenue date, Beasties sample Dylan & the Jayhawks announce new release.
Eyedea & Abilities first show in their home city of St. Paul in a number of years ... More >>
How Moon Maan make your rock song a little more UFO-y
In retrospect, listening to Jonny Lang sing, 'Lie to me/And tell me everything is all right' on his lone hit, 1997's 'Lie to Me,' is like hearing a teen starlet who's too bright to ignore the ticking of his 15-minute clock.
The Icy Shores give their small screen debut the red carpet treatment
'We Jam Econo' clocks the Minutemen DIY-style
Miss Pussycat and Melodious owl show their homo sapien side
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
Once is never enough: Try another tryst with world cinema in week two of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
Korn's depressed rap-metal rocks freaks and saves geeks. But are they just yanking your leash?
In 1999, cock rock and teenybop ruled the roost
Ego trippin' with the hardest-working hip-hop DJ in town
Passion Play: Rocker Dan Cleveland has "an overwhelming personality" in the local rock-doc parody Driver 23.