Starting with a frozen Lake Superior in 1993, renowned director Philip Harder has captured the 20 years of Low in music videos and short films. With his 16mm camera -- even through the digital years -- Harder filmed Low in color-coded films with recurring visual themes in -30 degree wind-chill weath ... More >>
This past Christmas, Gimme Noise asked a handful of local musicians to help us make sense of a holiday where the accompanying songbook seemed to be guided by all things commercial. Valentines Day has those talking points a bit reversed.There's no magical tradition built around Valentine's Day. Many ... More >>
KDWB's Jingle Ball With Psy, Train, Ed Sheeran, One Republic, Owl City, Cher Lloyd, Ellie Goulding, and Conor MaynardXcel Energy Center, St. PaulTuesday, December 4, 2012If a venue hands out earplugs as you are walking in, make sure you take them and use them. With as many screaming tweens as there ... More >>
A new type of cold war has taken over the tech world
Andy Williams, we hardly knew you. To a generation you're the man in tinted glasses on dozens of albums we wouldn't buy for a quarter, yet you were an enormous figure in American music from your earliest hit, a hillbilly cat cover of "Butterfly" inspired by Elvis, to your long, graceful goodbye in B ... More >>
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first, second, third, and fourth installments.1/20/2012 Butte: 37 degrees. Bearmouth: 38 degrees. Missoula: 40 degrees. Since the beginning of the week, before leaving Minneapolis ... More >>
Are you a stone Beastie Boys fanatic? Did you unironically have "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" tattooed on your lower back? Do you need some shoes? Do you have $200 to spare? If all of the above things are true about you, then Ad-Rock, MCA, and Mike D have some news you might be interested in: they've ... More >>
All seven Republicans, on the right.The Republican "debate" on CNN last night wasn't really a debate at all, it was a two-hour press conference in which seven candidates took turns trashing President Obama. No one expected anything different, really. All seven of them just wanted to cram int ... More >>
A few personal favorites herein.
This is not an ideal time to work, live, or even to be within a stone's throw of Egypt. Why? It's complicated.
Nearly one year ago I was, along with hundreds of others, sitting on the internet while Steve Jobs revealed the iPad to a sniggering and goose-pimpled public. Chatting with my boss, I explained how underwhelming this giant iPod was to me, a sentiment so painfully shortsighted it's awkward to talk ... More >>
Treehouse Records owner Mark Trehus's new record label is a labor of love
Film presents world as post-apocolyptic ghetto
Extra notes and quotes from this week's cover story.
It's time to get hacked, boys.
Peter Parker interviews Brother Ali, the Blind Shake hit the Current & new music from Mastermind.
Hall & Oates, Lazerbeak? Really?
"Pre Med (Just In Case)" is exciting and adventurous, even if mildly derivative.
Don't you ever play Nickelback if you're looking to score. Ever.
Now solo after her partner winds up in jail, Shunda K. talks to CP about keeping the Yo! vibe movin'.
With this many choices of local, handcrafted treats, why go anywhere else?
Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just...old
SXSW gives a girl more music than she could possibly need—but not as much as she wants
The city of Minneapolis takes a flyer on taxes
Notes from a pro who solves pizza emergencies, seven nights a week
Underoath and Norma Jean's screams of praise
The 10 (or 28) best local albums of 2004
Maybe all I need is a cleaner window on the world