The first two iterations of the Skyline Music Festival have catered to a more mature musical audience with lineups featuring veteran, classic-rock leaning acts. But the Minnesota Twins and K-TWIN just announced an Indie Night format for the 2014 Skyline Music Festival that focuses on more modern ban ... More >>
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As we assembled this week's cover story, 89.3 the Current: An oral history, we quickly realized that one key piece of the radio station had a life of its own: Rock the Garden. The annual summer music festival started out in 1998 as a membership driver for the Walker Art Center, a kind of musical in ... More >>
Martin Dosh wears many musical hats. A former percussion teacher, the 41-year-old local has spent the majority of the past decade touring the globe behind the kit for Andrew Bird and collaborating with Andrew Broder -- first in art-rock act Fog, now in thorny rockers the Cloak Ox. Against all schedu ... More >>
The easiest way to explain the music of Kishi Bashi to someone who is unfamiliar with him is to say that he kind of does the Andrew Bird live-looping with a violin thing. Except the Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist -- whose full name is K (short for Kaori) Ishibashi -- does it like his brain ... More >>
Sometimes an individual passage can sum up an entire interview -- or can take on a life of its own that fits absolutely nowhere. In 2012, plenty of artists took the time to speak to Gimme Noise, and one of them was notably incensed that a place serving food that a person would ideally like to keep i ... More >>
See Also:Polica: Wandering star Channy Leaneagh finds her pathPolica debuts new video for "Lay Your Cards Out" on Jay-Z's Life Times sitePolica's "Amongster" video depicts sex in the woodsRight ahead of their storm on Lollapalooza this weekend, Minneapolis art-rockers Polica have some big news. Firs ... More >>
See Also:Fiona Apple back in Minneapolis in July on U.S. tourBlake Mills is one of those rare musical finds. At 25, he is one of L.A.'s most in-demand session and backing guitarists, and has already worked with Lucinda Williams, Jenny Lewis, Cass McCombs, the Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Norah Jones ... More >>
The local band the Cloak Ox had a ripping 2011. After all, they won last year's City Pages "Picked To Click" by a landslide as one of the most promising band's from our fair State. As any reader of Gimme Noise can attest, we've covered them extensively as they maintain their status as one of the ... More >>
The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more
The premise for new collaboration Coloring Time is enticing, to say the least: Members of at least a dozen local bands that range from hip-hop to jazz to folk get on stage, plug in their instruments, and see what unfolds between them. The Twin Cities has boasted a healthy improvisational scene th ... More >>
M. Ward, Zooey, (and Tigger too!)As if its empire wasn't vast enough, Disney is making eyes at the Pitchfork-reading crowd with some new soundtracks featuring the likes of Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward, My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, and Sondre Lerche. With the release of the hand-animated (vintage ... More >>
Photo by D. L. AndersonBon Iver's page on the Jagjaguwar site is down this morning, which can only mean one thing: Today's the day when the Indiana indie label is unveiling the details for the band's sophomore album. Last month, bandleader Justin Vernon conducted an interview with Rolling Stone t ... More >>
Album finally sees the light of day after several years
Photo by Darin BackMark Edwards, right, with collaborator Luke AlbertsonAfter his band broke up early this millennium, Minneapolis musician Mark Edwards started playing with toys. He found that these sonic gadgets--synthesizers, loopers, samplers--not only sounded cool, but allowed him to stretch ... More >>
It all makes sense. For those wondering how local musicians like James Diers, Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT Bates, Jake Hanson, and Mike Lewis find the time to spawn so many amazing, collaborative projects, the answer is simple: They all share a practice space. And unfortunately, that practic ... More >>
Can you hear us, mainstream audiences? It's us, Women.In any given year, we are bombarded with so much new music that sometimes albums and artists that deserve a lot more attention somehow fall through the cracks, and don't quite get the careful consideration their work is entitled to. So, the ba ... More >>
photo by: Leslie PlesserYou thought that was the last you'd hear or see of them - the outfit planning, the Prince sighting, the napkins. Gayngs is apparently far from over, which isn't surprising considering the invaluable press they've received and the warm critical reception to the record (Pitc ... More >>
Many sites are offering free, exclusive music in exchange for Haiti donations.
The new songbird will be joined by Aby Wolf, Peter Wolf Crier, and No Bird Sing.
P.O.S. hits First Avenue and releases a new music video, Har Mar Superstar plays Late Night, Solid Gold release a new song & Owl City tops Billboard.
Beastie Boys, Animal Collective and Depeche Mode to rock Chicago's Grant Park this August.
Xcel adds cheap tickets to Springsteen in May, the Crystal Method to play First Avenue & Dillinger Four add tour dates.
Prince releases a limited edition iPod, Banner Pilot sign to Fat Wreck Chords & Halloween, Alaska play the Current.
Electro Couture Culture, Madeleine Peyroux, My Valkyrie, Shooter Jennings, and more.
Here's Radio K's Top 77 albums of the year, based on listener votes. Since the email didn't distinguish between band name, title, or label, let us know if there are any errors below: 1. Broken Social Scene, Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts) 2. Low, The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop) 3. Gorillaz, Demon ... More >>
Workaholic college kids make prog rock for clean-cut punks
Enhanced CD sadly lacking footage of Ev playing beach volleyball with O.C. cast An expanded version of Halloween, Alaska is set for an April 26 release on East Side Digital. The disc (which is pushing the release of a follow-up into the fall) includes multimedia extras like lyrics and an instru ... More >>