In a hard blow to the kitschy dance-rock scene, the Onion's A.V. Club is reporting that funk-fueled electro band Chelsea Boys are going their separate ways so bandmate Josh Atwood can focus on being a dad. Remaining members Hunter Morley and Jacque Clark are planning to continue working together ... More >>
Gimme Noise contributor Andrew Flanagan dug up some old bootlegs from the Minneapolis music scene as part of his gig working for the Daily Swarm, and there are quite a few little nuggets nestled into the old recordings that are now streaming online.
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 >>
Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll
We had 108 local music scene peeps participate in this year's Picked to Click poll. Below, you can judge -- er, "peruse" the ballots of each and every one of our voters, along with descriptions of their contributions to the local scene. For more on Picked to Click, check out this year's issue, al ... More >>
Chelsea Boys (self-released)
First Avenue has been around since 1970, but no matter how many times you've been there, beginning tonight you'll see something you never have before--food! The club's new bar and restaurant, the Depot (a nod to the location's original use as a Greyhound bus station) opens tonight with casua ... More >>
by Nikki Miller and Andrew FlanaganFor this second chapter of Rational Dialectic, Andrew Flanagan and Nikki Miller soak in the sold-out Korn show in First Avenue's Main Room, wherein they encounter a real-life vagitarian, black shirt farts, and confront head-on their checkered musical her-and-his ... More >>
Photo by Andrew Flanagan"I'm battling a tricky voice which I'm medicating with a beer...I've toured with people who medicate with crystals and doctor visits and all sorts of things. I enjoy a cigarette and a beer."
Nikki & Andrew doing research In this first installment of Rational Dialectic, Andrew Flanagan and Nikki Miller meet up at GAYNGS HQ - Nick & Eddie - with laptops in tow, to discuss the local phenomenon (and soon to be worldwide sensation) GAYNGS. Andrew and Nikki do not wi ... More >>
A freelancer's diary from the SXSW music festival, with notes on how to stay sane amidst the persistent chaos.
A few practical tips for SXSW attendees and remote followers.
Young Widows is a capital-b Band, they're good and they're forward and they know exactly what they're doing.
The upstart local collective is having a listening party for its debut compilation tonight at the Hexagon.