By Daniel HopkinsWelcome to Ask a Failed Musician, in which I will help struggling musicians make sense of their careers and even offer some advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for me. But then again, I was on Kimmel once, so there's that.A musician responded to ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzThe Drums October 5, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis The New Wave/Post-punk revival had been fun up until Wednesday night at the 7th Street Entry. A lot of great songs, some fun lead singers, some great guitarists, a slew of memorable songs. But Wednesday may have gi ... More >>
Picture it: one minute you're soaring through the skies with your fly, feathered friends, and then the next minute you're all stone dead and plummeting down to Earth like oversized, tar-coated hailstones. Why? It almost doesn't even matter why. No explanation - rational or irrational - is any mat ... More >>
Local power-pop quartet mean business
Image by raleighwoman on FlickrWatch out!Hide your car and hide your keys, because a thief or thieves are apparently breaking in on everybody in a few select neighborhoods. Eighty cars have been broken into since the beginning of November, according to Minneapolis police. That's right--80 cars, ... More >>
So a federal judge shut peer-to-peer service LimeWire down. So fucking what? Suck it up. Join eMusic. Spring for an iTunes gift card. Patronize your local mom 'n' pops while you still can, or cruise the shrinking Best Buy/Wal-Mart music sections.
Raymond Ernest Cesmat is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conductWhile our senators scratch their heads over Facebook privacy and safety worries, a 12-year-old girl from South St. Paul just stepped up to show us adults how to use the technology the right way. She used a ... More >>
(Photo by Sarah Nienaber)Fourth of July isn't complete without the Soap Factory's Ten Second Film Fest. This year's amateur filmmakers have slaved away on their camera phones, iPods, laptop cameras to create films so succinct you don't need more than a blink of an eye to appreciate them.
Thong boySteven Whitten, the guy caught on tape last year running away from a woman's apartment near the University of Minnesota while wearing nothing but a woman's thong, won't be going to jail, but he will be going to see a psychiatrist. But if he pull a stunt like that again, it's bye bye ... More >>
(Yes, I took this amazing picture at last year's event)Attention amateur filmmakers: The Soap Factory is once again hosting the Ten Second Film Festival after the Fourth of July fireworks. In order to do this, they're going to need films to screen. It's time to bust out your camera phone and g ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkSolid Gold at SXSW 2010While in the midst of one of their first multi-city US tours, Minneapolis dance-pop quintet Solid Gold received a hard blow. Their van was broken into and half of their gear was stolen, including a few very essential pieces from their live show, which reli ... More >>
Our first guess? A song by HEALTH, naturally.
Don't even think about your pending Christmas credit card bill. All of the following stuff is free.
Business is good at Minneapolis-St. Paul International.
A robber that breaks into his neighbors home multiple times and decides to take some food for the road? Now we like this guy.
You want an angry grandpa post? We'll give you an angry grandpa post.
Big Trouble's favorites could teach all of us a few things about behaving musically.
A Wisconsin couple is going to trial after allegedly selling their newborn girl to a woman in Missouri for $6,000. Sounds like this couple got ripped off.
The time has come to purify our hearts and minds of the guilty pleasures in our iPods. You could be next.
Gimme Noise offers four helpful hints about how to hate on the scourge of the music underworld.
Guess what color it is?
The album that ruined sampling for everyone will get a brush up and a full-fledged re-release. Is it a necessary face-lift or 20th anniversary cash-in?
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Is the free Atmosphere worth the price?
James Lileks gets a new gig while other Stribbers get their walking papers
There are two kinds of pack animals at the dog park
What are those little white boxes with wires telling us to do?