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:
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
`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 >>
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
James Lileks gets a new gig while other Stribbers get their walking papers
Indy bank robber leaves ID at the scene, Veep's office possibly involved in Halliburton contract bids, Michael Madsen tries to save the 76 Ball, the iPod meets the TP dispenser, Jay-Z boycotts Cristal, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Notre Dame gets slapped for "Vagina Monologues," talking iPods, vaccine industry officials crafting legislation, golfing with Bobby Knight, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Brits are older than first thought, boys come to those who wait, listen to The Office's Ricky Gervais at work, take another cruise on the Poseidon, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The new HBO series Rome is a big hit among BitTorrent file-sharers, and the cable empire is waging war against the program and its users. (If you're unfamiliar with how torrents work, this introduction, while biased, is fairly straightforward.) Besides uploading their own bogus files, HBO is activel ... More >>
Do you see that girl in the picture? That is my Roll Model, Jessica Simpson. She is called a Roll Model because she is on a roll with her career!!! Someday when I am a singer and fashoin desiner, I will have a handsome husband like Jessica. I will have millions of dollers and give a lot of money to ... More >>
MSP gets new music format, single-entendre headlines Our favorite '80s station, Mixx 104.1, flipped formats yesterday to the Jack. CP's own Lindsey Thomas has the press release. And the Pioneer Press treats it as the second coming. And here's the playlist from the first two hours yesterday. The Jac ... More >>
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.