Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.I get a surprising amount of emails from people asking questions about how to succeed in music, how to get publicity, and how to get music heard by ot ... More >>
In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, Electric Six frontman Dick Valentine ahead of Thursday's First Avenue show. On the Lou Reed/John Cale song about Andy Warhol called, "Images," Lou sings: "I'm no sphinx no mystery enigma, what I paint is ve ... More >>
But plot gimmick still comes with 2012 prices
Perfume GeniusWith Parenthetical GirlsCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisWednesday, April 11, 2012Mike Hadreas (Perfume Genius) is a performer who looks considerably anxious to be facing an audience from a stage. And that's because he is. The Seattle-based musician is the first to admit that it's an ... More >>
The last year was the kind that made me glad to be a theater critic in such a thriving community. So much so that the annual top 10 list barely scratched the surface of the high quality shows on display on Twin Cities stages during the last 12 months. So, for a slightly deeper look, here are the ... 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 >>
All productions contain a sense of crossing borders
Influential artists of 2010
Maybe you've seen them, wild-eyed and laser-focused behind a rig with a million glowing things. Somewhere in the room the image of a log floating through space gets metamorphed into a burst of geometric shapes in time with the music and you think "holy shit." We wanted to get into the heads of th ... More >>
Get Him to the GreekGet Him to the Greek is a mess as a movie--but that doesn't mean it isn't funny. Besides Russell Brand's new film, your best bet might be a movie made in 1927--the newly restored classic Metropolis, in a weeklong run at the Lagoon. OPENING SEE: Get Him to the Greek Jonah ... More >>
Burlesque of North America tops an outstanding gallery showing of rock and hip-hop art.
Mastodon, Lady Sovereign and Rancid announce TC dates, new Muja/Slug remix & Gospel Gossip record studio session
Indie queen Lili Taylor flips the script
A former Factory worker recalls her screen test
Bobrauschen-bergamerica messes with convention
A modest proposal for a New York Times critic who should let pop eat itself
You swore you'd never watch a hemophiliac raise the spirit of a dead cat again. And then the Fringe Festival returned.
Howling with Mallman's werewolves of Minneapolis and other scary tales
Steven Watson looks at the assembly line celebrities of Warhol's factory
In the documentary masterworks of Frederick Wiseman, ordinary people do battle with institutions--and the poetic tussles with the real
Series 7 dares to make us care about reality TV
An abstruse exhibit at the Walker pushes the art of painting out of its gilded frame and into the pages of a textbook
Painting for museums and parking ramps alike, artist Ta-coumba Aiken treats the city as his canvas
Poll Winner The Odd.
Julian Schnabel gives fellow artist Jean-Michel Basquiat the star treatment.