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    May 20, 2014

    SPCO's Liquid Music 2014-15 schedule announced

    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music series has done a brilliant job blending classical music with modern tastes, unifying the two in consistently innovative collaborations and unique performances. That experimental trend continues with the SPCO's just announced lineup for Liquid Music's ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    The worst of Coachella, part 2

    Death A 24-year-old attendee from Oakland died on Thursday, after overdosing during weekend one. It's not time to be alarmist about the way Coachella runs the festival; after all, deaths happen at these types of events with alarming frequency. But the rampant, out-of-control culture surrounding t ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014
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    April 14, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 4/14-4/20

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    April 11, 2014

    Trampled by Turtles drop the bluegrass bit on new album, Wild Animals

    Trampled by Turtles just released the first single from their seventh studio album, Wild Animals, and it's a bit of a departure. Recorded earlier this year at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls with production by Low's Alan Sparhawk, "Are You Behind the Shining Star?" pushes the band further into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Poptimist life: Why liking pop doesn't equal hating rock

    If there's such a thing as a music nerd equivalent to total nuclear apocalypse, then Saul Austerlitz's recent New York Times Magazine piece on the detriments of "poptimism" was a DEFCON 2 alert. (That's the one just below "hope you've seen Mad Max a few times.")To condense a confused, under-sou ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    Mike 2600's 8-bit True Detective theme goes viral

    So if your HBO Go didn't crash Sunday night and you weren't watching Cosmos, then you obviously watched the season finale of the hit series True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Not only has this groundbreaking series kept McConaughey on a actors roll and brought Woo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    John Legend at State Theatre, 11/19/13

    John Legend with Tamar Braxton State Theatre, Minneapolis Tuesday, November 19, 2013 John Legend wooed the audience with his sultry performance at Tuesday night's show at the State Theatre. The man is charming, and even though he may have been stealing hearts in one respect, it seemed to be a show ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Whole Foods now selling vinyl at select stores

    As Minneapolis prepares for a downtown Whole Foods opening in September, we look to its stores on the West Coast, which are in the midst of a strange transition to vinyl retailers. This story originally appeared on LA Weekly's music blog, West Coast Sound."Pile on that kale salad," sings Taylor Gold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Rogue Wave: We're firing on all cylinders

    Rogue Wave is a survivor band. Their troubled history has seen plenty of ups and downs -- lost friends, lost family, personal tragedy. Not to mention the widely regarded misfire that was 2010's full-length record Permalight, their third. Now, after an unofficial three-year hiatus, Zach "Rogue" Schwa ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Eyeball the 10 Thousand Sounds festival poster

    The team at Burlesque of North America put out some of the finest concert posters in, well... North America. Their archive features designs for Bonnaroo, the Arcade Fire, Rock the Garden, and countless others. So it was a no-brainer that we wanted Burlesque's Mike Davis in on creating a limited run ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    The Honeydogs and Bloodnstuff at Stone Arch Bridge Festival, 6/15/13

    Stone Arch Bridge Music Festival 2013with The Honeydogs, Bloodnstuff, Fury Things,Sean Anonymous and moreMinneapolisSaturday, June 15th, 2013Outdoor music festivals and our cherished Minnesota climate mix about as well as rain meeting the oil slick from the back of a leaky food truck. Saturday after ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 6/12 - 6/18

    PLENTY of events going on this week to get everyone out of the house. Wednesday, the Kopecky Family band (which is not actually a family band) play the Triple Rock. Featuring Astronautalis, Sims, Greg Grease and Mixed Blood Majority, Friday is a night for hip hop in the First Avenue Mainro ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Top Ten must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with the strikingly gorgeous new video for the Ocean Blue's soaring new single, "Sad Night, Where Is Morning?" which was deftly directed by vete ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    Palma Violets at 7th St. Entry, 4/30/13

    Palma Violets With Guards 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis April 30, 2013 Palma Violets brought the raucous sounds of South London to the 7th Street Entry on Tuesday night, as the young quartet delivered a tempestuous 45-minute set filled with energetic garage-punk songs that brazenly mined sonic elem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds: I was afraid of my heart being broken

    Who knows why some albums are a success and others go unsung? Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons hit one of those pockets of luck with their latest album, Night Visions.The band is touring behind the album, this time around to a sold-out North American tour -- something they never expected. Before thing ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    The 2013 Grammy Awards played it safe and got it wrong

    If the Grammy Awards are indeed 'Music's Biggest Night,' then it's no wonder that the industry itself is in so much trouble. Despite the Academy's best efforts in recent years to draw the "alternative" music fan into the mainstream self-congratulatory love fest that is the Grammys -- even going so f ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    The Maccabees' Orlando Weeks is a man of few words

    The Maccabees haven't quite reached the British Invasion status of Mumford and Sons, but the Brighton, England-based indie rock band is well on their way to conquering the hearts and stereos of the U.S. hip set everywhere. The band's third album, Given to the Wild, was released in January 2012, and ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    My mom reviews Pitchfork's top tracks of 2012

    By Justin BakerWe just wrapped another year of wall-to-wall critics' lists, and the Pitchfork staff provided a carefully curated subset of hip music of last year. How does this music sit with the rest of the population? To  partly answer that question, we asked someone untainted by current musi ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Of Monsters and Men vs. Japandroids: Two two-night stands

    By Justin BakerThere may not be two bands that have accelerated more rapidly and ridiculously to mass music geek adoration in 2012 than Of Monsters and Men and Japandroids. These are bands that were barely on the popular radar a little over a year ago that are now in the midst of U.S. victory laps ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Atlas Genius on the Grand Canyon and Australia -- but not Gotye

    If you haven't heard Atlas Genius yet, fret not. Chances are, the Aussie indie pop band will be  comfortably squished between the likes of MGMT and Arcade Fire in your rotation soon enough. After the release of their catchy debut EP Through the Glass, the band is on the road with the Silversu ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Pitchfork People's List: Minneapolis voters love Neutral Milk Hotel more than Radiohead

    See Also:Top 20 best Minnesota SongsTop 20 best Minnesota musiciansRadiohead at Sprint Center in Kansas City, 3/11/12Earlier today Pitchfork unveiled it's grand social music experiment, The People's List, a reader generated ranking of the top albums during Pitchfork's first 15 years, 1996-2011. 27,9 ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles play for Adult Swim's Squidbillies in "Walt Whitman" video

    See Also:Trampled by Turtles play "Alone" on Late Show With David Letterman (VIDEO)Trampled by Turtles cover Arcade Fire's "Rebellion (Lies)"Trampled By Turtles lighten up on Stars and SatellitesAlthough every Trampled by Turtles show Gimme Noise has ever attended has been rowdy, there has always be ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Saxophonist Colin Stetson performs free at the Walker tonight

    Related:Bon Iver's Sean Carey on Hoyas and why he didn't get a GrammyThe Walker Art Center has been on fire with amazing music this year and it ain't all just about Rock the Garden. In fact for those who know it's just as "in" to be "out" the Walker has consistently showcased fantastic experimental ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012
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    March 16, 2012

    SXSW: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at ACL Live

    ​By Craig HlavatyBruce Springsteen's Thursday started with a keynote speech in one of the big ballrooms at the Austin Convention Center, and ended with a mythic three-hour set at ACL Live across town, in front of a few thousand people cooing "Bruce."The keynote and the show went hand in hand. If y ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Bon Iver curses, but Bonny Bear is deadly (VIDEO)

    Not Bon Iver, and don't you forget it.​The confusion over how to pronounce and spell Bon Iver was recently a phenomenon confined to nothing close to the mainstream press. After Justin "fuck you, Grammys" Vernon's band picked up a couple of the awards on Sunday, things got heavier and meme-ier. One ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Ghostmouth opens for your favorite bands whether you like it or not

    An exclusive interview with the band that keeps showing up outside of every one of your favorite concerts.

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    April 20, 2011

    Bon Iver announce release date, track listing for new album

    Photo by D. L. Anderson​Bon Iver's page on the Jagjaguwar site is down this morning, which can only mean one thing: Today's the day when the Indiana indie label is unveiling the details for the band's sophomore album. Last month, bandleader Justin Vernon conducted an interview with Rolling Stone t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Treehouse Records celebrates another 10 years

    ​"Vinyl will always survive. Hopefully indie records stores can too." - Mark TrehusIt's been almost forty years since Oar Folkjokeopus first opened its doors on 26th and Lyndale. The storefront has outlived the 8-track, the cassette, and the cd as the dominant musical forms pushed by an industry ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    The Black Keys announce July 3 date at Roy Wilkins

    ​Grammy-winning rock duo the Black Keys, who took home trophies this year for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package, Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals, are returning to the Twin Cities on July 3 to play the Roy Wilkins Auditorium with openers Cage the Elephant.

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    December 20, 2010

    Best Concerts of 2010

    ​From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Best National Albums of 2010

    ​As 2010 winds to a close, many of us here at Gimme Noise have been hard at work drafting up as many lists as humanly possible. Rather than create on unified list of the national albums that we loved this year, we thought it more appropriate to post each of our individual picks for the best albums ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Jeremy Messersmith, Blue Sky Blackout, and more CD-release shows this weekend

    ​It's a local CD-release extravaganza this weekend, with bands unveiling new albums in seemingly every club across town. Here's our top picks for the must-see album release shows:FRIDAYJeremy Messersmith CD-release Cedar Cultural Center We like Jeremy Messersmith. A lot. Have you noticed? And we'r ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2010

    Dada Trash Collage releases Neighbors

    Band is one to top with its prolific output

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    April 9, 2010

    Owen Pallett comes to the Varsity on Sunday, Star Road some day

    Is that Link?​ Video-game appropriator and geek culture reference specialist Owen Pallett brings his one-man electrorchestra to the Varsity this Sunday for a barebones pense-fest that will most definitely be way more fun than the description "violin looper" allows for.

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    April 8, 2010

    Adam Garcia: Designer for Nike, Rhymesayers and Arcade Fire (interview)

    ​ Just by the headline you can tell Adam Garcia must be a talented man, and like all talented men, they move away (not even hiding our jadedness!). Garcia, known back in the day in the Twin Cities as "Snakebird" was an instrumental designer in the hip-hop and street art scenes before moving to Phi ... More >>

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    February 24, 2010
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    February 18, 2010

    5 Questions: BRLSQ designer Wes Winship talks Dre Day 2010

    Wes Winship took some time away from stressing about bass cabinets and screenprints to talk to Gimme Noise about Dre.

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    February 10, 2010
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    February 10, 2010

    Mike Dreams, Dada Trash Collage featured in this week's City Pages

    Articles from this week's dead tree edition.

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    January 18, 2010

    Possible Coachella 2010 lineup leaked, includes Daft Punk again?

    Coachella 2010 just might include a pair of shiny, robotic alumni.

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    June 24, 2009

    iPod Hijack! City Pages staff's Top Ten Most Played

    The time has come to purify our hearts and minds of the guilty pleasures in our iPods. You could be next.

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    April 21, 2009

    New Gospel Gossip song debuts

    "Pre Med (Just In Case)" is exciting and adventurous, even if mildly derivative.

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    December 3, 2008
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    October 24, 2007
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    August 15, 2007
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    August 30, 2006

    Hoarse Whisperers

    Disconnected dreamscapes from Band of Horses

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    October 19, 2005
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    November 17, 2004

    Prairie Home Theater Invasion

    Maybe all I need is a cleaner window on the world

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