Gimme Noise's fondest memories from college aren't set in $100 million athletic centers or on perfectly manicured lawns, but rather in dingy basements and coffee shop stages. The student music scene has always made big contributions to the Twin Cities as a whole -- local immortals like the U of M's ... More >>
From Big Cats to Chastity Brown, local gems showcased their talents
Singer-songwriter Alicia Wiley begins her latest venture
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See Also:U.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to NorwayI sit at a dining table we're about to sell, heaped with things we'll throw in suitcases in two days, amidst a mounting sea of packing boxes. Above the crinkling din of paper being wrapped around our kitchenwares, a c ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessNo Bird Sing CD-release with Kill the Vultures and Kristoff KraneApril 29, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisNo Bird Sing have always been big on collaboration, but that spirit of togetherness was off the charts on Friday night as the group invited a wide array of friends t ... More >>
"Rock stars...is there anything they don't know?" -Homer Simpson
Gimme Noise is proud to be a media partner at this weekend's Glitter Ball 4: A Night in Andy Warhol's Factory, a community-building fundraiser, art showing, and party that will feature Pictures of Then, Alicia Wiley, the Arms Akimbo, and Joey Ryan & the Inks playing covers of their favorite ' ... More >>
Sound engineer Tom Smouse has been helping Twin Cities artists record their albums for nearly a decade, but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that he decided to attempt his own foray into songcraft. With the help of 100 different local musicians, Smouse has been slowly piecing together a mass ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessAby WolfSouthern Songbook: Desire and DeathFebruary 14, 2011Southern Theater, MinneapolisAs I walked up to the theater last night, I squeezed my date's hand. "This should be nice, huh?" I said as he held the door open for me. And then my eyes focused on the description of the e ... More >>
Screw Hallmark cards. This February 14, I can't think of a better way to kill an evening than with a night filled with "Valentine-ish subject matter sung by some of the best purveyors of melancholia around." That's how Adam Levy is describing his next installment of the Southern Songbook, his new ... More >>
From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>
In addition to taking over the world with their mad video-making skills, the folks at MPLS.TV are starting a local arts blog. One of their first endeavors is the first volume of an MPLS.TV Mixtape, which you can stream below and download for free over on their Bandcamp page. Artists featured incl ... More >>
Singer-songwriter's fifth album teems with airy piano-pop
It's a big week for Alicia Wiley, who is releasing her fifth album, Both Sides, at the Entry this Thursday with openers Hildur Victoria and Greycoats. We'll have an interview with Alicia in this week's City Pages, but first this morning we're excited to release the latest installment in the City ... More >>
Photos by Keith MoechnigJazz pianist and songwriter Alicia Wiley is getting ready to unveil her fifth full-length album, Both Sides, next week at the Entry, and she invited the video crew at MPLS.TV to film an exclusive performance in preparation for her release. Backed by multi-talented musician ... More >>
We've written in the past about our excitement over the release of Graham O'Brien's debut album, Live Drums. Since our last missive, O'Brien's record has been picked up by UK label NoEcho, and will be made available on November 27.
It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since Kings Wine Bar opened in the Kingfield neighborhood in Minneapolis, but time flies when you're busy serving up delicious handmade tater tots and hosting low-key listening parties and DJ nights that emphasize great local music. In honor of t ... More >>
(Coming soon: Ananya Dance Theatre. Photo by V. Paul Virtucio)Now in its second century as an entertainment and performance space, the Southern Theater has released its full schedule for 2010 and 2011. According to the press release, this season will feature work by 27 choreographers and over ... More >>
All photos by Steve CohenAl Kooper with Ashleigh Still and Alison ScottA sizable crew of esteemed local musicians gathered at the Dakota Sunday night to pay tribute to rock 'n' roll legend Al Kooper with a set of covers that spanned his entire career. According to photographer Steve Cohen, Al him ... More >>
All photos courtesy AlKooper.comINTERVIEW BY RICK MASONKeyboardist, guitarist, songwriter and producer Al Kooper's uncanny presence and participation in landmark musical events over the past half-century have made him the rock equivalent of Forrest Gump or Zelig. His long association with Bob Dyl ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkAs if the mere concept of releasing four albums in the span of a year isn't epic enough, Chris Koza upped the ante on Saturday night by presenting an elaborate, multi-faceted stage show at the Fitzgerald Theater in honor of Rogue Valley's debut album. Midway through the second s ... More >>
Manager Denni Willey seeks to usher scene staple into its second life
Head down to the Uptown tonight to pay your respects to the bar.
Band functions without DJ or bass player
Local songs spun on today's broadcast.
Chickenfoot and KMFDM schedule TC dates, Atmosphere locks down a summer tour & the Pretenders clear up the Zoo/Orpheum mess.
Local songs spun on the Mischke broadcast.
Tricky and Bob Mould interviewed, Brother Ali profiled & Inwood Radio, Victory Ship and A Night in the Box reviewed
Future of music mapped out, Telephone! in off-the-hook dispute, and other Twin Cities music news
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