Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A seductive new (and slightly NSFW) video from Tickle Torture emphatically gets things going this week. Keep reading for new clips from the Ericksons, Munqs, Allan Kingdom ( ... More >>
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The 2014 Lollapalooza lineup has arrived. When the yearly festival convenes August 1-3 at Grant Park in Chicago, it'll be a couple of rap titans, a few rockers, and the requisite EDM stars leading the way.Eminem, festival darlings OutKast (pictured above), Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, an ... More >>
Arctic Monkeys With Saint Motel First Avenue, Minneapolis February 14, 2014 It would seem that Arctic Monkeys have put as much creative distance as they can between themselves and the firebrand sound of their early days. The Sheffield, England quartet returned to a very sold-out First Avenue for th ... More >>
On the strength of their live energy and polished rock chops, Arctic Monkeys have grown into one of the biggest bands in the world. Now regular festival headliners on both sides of the Atlantic, and the Sheffield, England quartet's recent album, AM, was nominated for this past year's Mercury Music P ... More >>
For a high school/college kid in the early '90s, it was easy to get fed up with the U.S. mainstream's increasingly homogenized take on popular music -- especially whenever the disappointing Grammy Awards came around every February. The Grammys have always had an elderly, buttoned-down air to their w ... More >>
The second week of February is already underway with some great shows. Didn't get tickets to Lady Gaga? Have no fear. The Amsterdam will be hosting a Born this Way After Party with Lady Starlight and the Dirty Pearls. The silky voiced Cody ChesnuTT makes an appearance at the Triple Rock Th ... More >>
The Black Keys and Arctic MonkeysTarget Center, MinneapolisMay 15, 2012View a slideshow here. A day after celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of their debut record (and singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach's 33rd birthday) the Black Keys rolled confidently into their biggest local headlining ... More >>
Photo By Erik HessWinter is always a great time to catch local acts here in the Twin Cities, since most national bands aren't brave enough (wisely) to tour here during the colder months. But with the recent springlike temperatures around these parts, one's mind certainly can begin to wander t ... More >>
Just last week for our Year in Music issue, we here at Gimme Nosie headquarters were reflecting on some of the year's overnight successes among up-and-coming Twin Cities bands. The most obvious of those, of course, have been Howler--signed to London's Rough Trade before even releasing an album--a ... More >>
The Twin Cities electronic music scene is having a bit of an age crisis, and Minneapolis' own dubstep boy-wonder Vaski is right smack in the middle of it. A bassy lo-end sound made up of skittery, planetary beats, dubstep has produced an entire second generation (or third, depending on your pers ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterMudslide cityWhen you've spent your entire weekend at Lollapalooza, the third day is exhausting. A few fresh faces with single day passes milled through the crowd, but the vast majority of party people were obviously tired and hungover. The final day of the festi ... More >>
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Sinister with a quickness: the Arctic Monkeys released their new album "Favourite Worst Nightmare" today. I wouldn't normally pair English punks who use pop hooks to cast dark spells over the dance floor with a cadre of booty-popping hip-hop dancers, but the match works well in the video for their s ... More >>
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