The Maccabees haven't quite reached the British Invasion status of Mumford and Sons, but the Brighton, England-based indie rock band is well on their way to conquering the hearts and stereos of the U.S. hip set everywhere. The band's third album, Given to the Wild, was released in January 2012, and ... 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 >>
Big Cats!With The Chalice and K. RaydioCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThursday, October 11, 2012It's certainly been a productive year for Spencer Wirth-Davis, the hip-hop producer better known as Big Cats!. With some full-length rap albums under his belt, including The Tribe and Big Cats' Space a ... More >>
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It's been one year since the music world lost one of its best young voices and original artists with Amy Winehouse's passing. The singer was found dead in her London home on July 23, 2011, and the impact of her loss is still felt widely in the ... More >>
Nikki & The RueMates have finished an album that was four years in the making. Rise & Shine is the band's answer to country-folk-rock of decades past. In a music industry where most artists seem to take yesterday's remix
as a starting point, it's refreshing to hear music that has the nerve ... More >>
Armed with a new drummer and new single, The Rockford Mules have been recording a new EP that is set to release this coming fall. Eager and impatient to share their new single that they have described as a "bad motherf*cker," the southern blues band has changed up their sound on "Angel Asked Me How ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerWanda Jackson and Justin Townes Earle
August 6, 2011
Minnesota Zoo Weesner Amphitheater
After an upbeat opening set by Justin Townes Earle, local rockabilly band Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls provided backup duties for an hour-plus performance by Wanda Jackson Saturday nigh ... More >>
A tragic life comes to an end. Troubled singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse, who has public battled addiction since emerging internationally with her breakout sophomore album Back to Black in 2006, was found dead in her London home today at 4 p.m. London time. She was 27.
Here's a little free, unsolicited, pre-Christmas advice from Gimme Noise: Do let the iTunes gift cards Santa leaves behind burn a metaphorical hole in your stocking. No pain, no gain, after all - and if you're willing to hold your zombified-consumer rifle fire for a little while, the new year pro ... More >>
Photo by B FreshWith election day looming, local writer and rapper Kyle Myhre, aka Guante, is speaking out to his fans about the importance of voting. "Voting isn't the only way to create change. It may not even be the most effective. But it is the easiest," he writes on his blog. "There reall ... More >>
Steve Horner's fighting for the rights of balding white guys everywhere!Every family has a black sheep. Just ask Minnesota Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner. His brother Steve Horner is on a one-man quest to stop Ladies Nights around the country and make a profi ... More >>