Related: Eyedea 4 Africa benefit coming to Turf Club in JuneYeah, yeah, Soundset is this weekend. We see the tweets, the likes, and even the cover of this magazine. But in case you need a break or are a compulsive gambler and being around racetracks brings out the itch, how about a CD release party ... More >>
This is the familiar scene as you try not to get groped and/or grope other passengers.There's no better way to travel than the metro bus. Everyone's jammed in next to each other, with some preppy architecture student's sketch bag poking the ribs of a lawyer who is shouting into his cellphone -- a ... More >>
Photo by Chris McDuffieIt's Hump Day, which can only mean one thing here at Gimme Noise headquarters: It's time for the print edition of our blog to hit newsstands. Here's a sneak peek of what we have in store for you:
In an ambitious series of events that will continue through the rest of the summer, the mixed-bag event GenreBeast launches at the warehouse behind Nick and Eddie tonight with performers that span from metal to country to rap, giving anyone who claims that the Twin Cities music community is lacki ... More >>
Examining the death of a family
from thelowbrowmpls.comOver the last 10 years, something interesting seems to be happening to neighborhood businesses in the Twin Cities: As the record stores and video stores have struggled and shuttered, those funky, creative people who would have stood behind the counter and made obscure recomme ... More >>
I know, I know: I missed a couple weeks there, didn't I? Settling into a new year is always an awkward proposition for me - the date change, transitioning into a whole new set of releases, the January blahs. I'm over all that shit now, though, so let's kick off 2011 with a (belated) bang, shall w ... More >>
Abercrombie & Fitch hoodies for the nieces? Rugby shirts for the nephew? Teddy Kennedy book-on-tape for Dad, calypso super hits re-ish for Mom, Twilight Blu-Ray discs for the significant other? Is this your life, diligent not-early-but-not-really-late Christmas shopper? Sticking to a list ful ... More >>
Rachel HuttonDavid Bedford in the fieldYou may not know David Bedford's name, but you've certainly tasted his work. As one of the inventors of the Honeycrisp apple--also known as Minnesota's official state fruit--his job entails tasting (sometimes up to 500 apples in a day) and creating the p ... More >>
Brother Ali wants you to crack the booksHow do you persuade kids who've dropped off the Minneapolis school district's radar to get back to class? Enlist the help of a Rhymesayers hip-hopper they're probably listening to on their iPods instead of answering the school bell. Brother Ali cut thi ... More >>
`The Betty White mania that's been sweeping the nation culminates now with Jerry Lee, a L.A. based clothing company that will be releasing a line inspired by the remaining Golden Girl herself. White is involved in the line's production and will be receiving a fee from the designers in order for them ... More >>
Cesmat, 42, apparently killed himselfRaymond Cesmat was found dead, hanging from a bed sheet Friday afternoon in the Dakota County jail. Authorities say he was alone in his cell, and was found during a routine check performed on inmates about every 25 minutes. Cesmat was the South St. Paul g ... More >>
The Walker announced that the time-honored tradition of Music & Movies in the Park is on hiatus this year, which is a shame. We Minnesotans have a commitment to effective use of summer time that's ingrained in us at a cellular level, and nothing spoke to that quite like seeing a show AND watc ... More >>
Hoobstank? Tape player hatin'? Who is this guy, and is he married? (I checked; yes, he is, and with a child. Dang.)
Chairlift play the Fine Line Music Cafe tonight with Peter Bjorn and John.
Prince releases a limited edition iPod, Banner Pilot sign to Fat Wreck Chords & Halloween, Alaska play the Current.
This video cost 1.5 million dollars... for some reason.
The Songs We Can't Escape
The songs we can't escape
The songs we can't escape
In penance for Britney Spears, radio stations will play 11 hours of local tunes
Ten of the year's most timeless records
It's November 3. Let the rapture begin.
The Walkmen make you stop thinking in terms of "albums." This music is made for a mix.