Connan (rhymes with con man) Mockasin's intimate relationship with his tape machine has yielded some of the gauziest pop psychedelia of late. Last year's Caramel (Mexican Summer) will delight Prince fans with the slinky soul "I'm the Man, That Will Find You" and the pitch-altered pleasure of "I Wann ... More >>
Are You Local? 2014 Featuring the Cloak Ox, Dave Simonett, John Mark Nelson, Gramma's Boyfriend, Black Diet, Step Rockets, Botzy, Teammates, and Jillian Rae First Avenue & 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis March 6, 2014 The fifth annual Are You Local? showcase was their biggest production yet, as t ... 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 >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week emphatically kicks off with a new video from the Cloak Ox, drawn from their new album, Shoot the Dog. We're also featuring a bevy of terrific new clips from Hastin ... More >>
Picture it now, if you can. Ice-cold Aquavit is buzzing through your over-21 body, and meatballs and chilled crayfish are populating your stomach. Come Saturday, August 3, this will all be a reality at the Kräftskiva block party held at the Minneapolis restaurant the Bachelor Farmer. While you bury ... More >>
The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>
If you regularly attend local shows in the Twin Cities, chances are you've seen Mark McGee perform at one time or another. Whether he's bringing the noise with Marijuana Deathsquads, giving an electronic edge to Votel, or leading his ethereal bands To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie or Father You See Queen ... More >>
The mother of Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen has partnered with local Minnesota non-profit Moving Forward Africa to stage a benefit show at Turf Club next month. According to Matthew Ylvisaker, president of Moving Forward Africa, this was a show that Larsen was hoping to assemble before his life was cut sh ... More >>
Father You See Queen, the Cloak Ox, and Marijuana Deathsquads7th St. Entry, MinneapolisFriday, January 20, 2012Check out a slideshow from the concert here.Father You See Queen turned the 7th St. Entry into an art house cinema on Friday night, fluidly blending their moody, ethereal music with pr ... More >>
Paraskavedekatriaphobia - the fear of Friday the 13th, but don't let that stop you from going out and seeing good shows this weekend!
As the holidays bring about good times between families and long lost friends, drummer and electronic musician Martin Dosh is busier than ever preparing for his annual year-end show to the Cedar Cultural Center.
Compilation pays tribute to famous songwriter
Photo By Zoe Prinds-FlashPoliçaNovember 7, 2011Turf ClubIt takes a special band to completely enthrall an audience with a bunch of songs that most of the crowd hasn't even heard before. And that was indeed the case with Poliça's sold-out show at the Turf Club Monday night, as the band played ... More >>
Each year, it seems like at least one compilation is released that vies for a spot in the top local records of that year. For the past two years, the Minnesota Beatle Project has landed in the top Minnesota albums section of our Year in Music issue, and this November a new compilation that pays t ... More >>
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
BY RYAN PAUL PLEWACKISpecial to Gimme NoiseI've been fortunate to have worked on a few projects with Darren Jackson over the course of the last year. There had been small hints and mentions of a new Kid Dakota record in the works. But, no matter how hard I pried, Jackson gave me little to run wit ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzPeter Wolf CrierAs we mentioned last month, the Red Stag Block Party in Northeast booked a particularly strong lineup this year that has a little something for nearly every kind of local music fan. In addition to breakout duo Peter Wolf Crier, who are getting ready to hit ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHMike Mictlan performs at next month's Red Stag Block PartyHot on the heels of the Pizza Luce Block Party lineup, we were greeted with a couple more free summer concert lineups this morning: The Bastille Day Block Party, which will be in Uptown on Sunday, July 17, and the Red S ... More >>
The band Guitar Party is a supergroup of sorts that includes some longtime local music veterans: Jeremy Ylvisaker, Haley Bonar, Jake Hansen, Andrew Broder, J.T. Bates, and Michael Lewis. Even the late Micheal "Eyedea" Larsen was a member before he passed away last October. But new to the fold ... More >>
Photos by Adam BubolzWHY?/Deerhoof June 26, 2010 First Avenue Two Bay-area bands with tight ties (so much so that they even work each others merch table) but disparate sounds rolled through Minneapolis along with the stormy weather on Saturday night, as both Deerhoof and WHY? delivered rousing a ... More >>
Missed seeing Why? in the Mainroom on Saturday night? Here's a chance to catch them in a much more intimate and introspective setting, jamming with Dosh tonight for an improv set in the Turf Club's Clown Lounge. With Fog's Mark Erickson and Andrew Broder recently joining Why? on tour, chances are ... More >>
Andrew Broder, who's featured in this week's print edition of City Pages has, along with his partner in Crook and Flail, Adam Drucker, put together a new 45-minute mix highlighting some of the musical influences that inspired the soundtrack they created for the upcoming graphic novel collabor ... More >>
Wes Winship took some time away from stressing about bass cabinets and screenprints to talk to Gimme Noise about Dre.
RGC return to Minneapolis to play the Triple Rock this weekend.
New Owl City song released, Maria Isa says goodbye to the Dinkytowner & the Pretenders announce Zoo show.
Bob Dylan going on tour, new Daughters of the Sun & video of Travis at the Fine Line.
New Prince video released, Motion City Soundtrack to record new album & Chairlift hit the Current.
Mayhem to play Station 4, news on Dre Day & new music from Muja Messiah
Aby Wolf, Yo! Majesty, Kevin Costner, free Andrew Broder and next week's releases including P.O.S., Handsome Furs & Wavves
Crack open our Twin Cities Local Music Yearbook and reminisce on an effed-up year
Celebrating the Dr.'s birthday in bacchanalian fashion
It may seem greedy, but we couldn't confine ourselves to fewer than 13 riotous / melodious / prodigious records
A home-schooled innocent joins the local folk-pop fraternity
Picked to Click Pollsters cast their votes
Martin Dosh and family make a kid-friendly concept album
Scavenging used albums and mutilating forgotten vinyl with avant-turntablist Christian Marclay
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
James Lindbloom brings eclectic sounds to his Roaratorio record label
Musicians and critics discuss their favorite aural aphrodisiacs