Connan (rhymes with con man) Mockasin's intimate relationship with his tape machine has yielded some of the gauziest pop psychedelia of late. Last year's Caramel (Mexican Summer) will delight Prince fans with the slinky soul "I'm the Man, That Will Find You" and the pitch-altered pleasure of "I Wann ... More >>
Os Mutantes with WriterNovember 30th, 2012Cedar Cultural CenterIt's easy to understand how Os Mutantes helped influence so many bands since their heyday in late '60s Brazil. The seamless blending of pop, rock, psychedelica, and prog with samba and bossa nova traditions made the group's sound strikin ... More >>
Ariel Pink's Haunted GraffitiWith Dam-FunkFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, September 22, 2012Ariel Pink might be one of the greatest pretenders of our musical era. But the catch is that he might not be. For years he's made it deliberately unclear as to whether he's genuinely definable by t ... More >>
A decade ago, in the immediate aftermath of Al Qaeda terrorists commandeering passenger airplanes and piloting them into New York City skyscrapers, an unknown young musician cut a 17-minute-long, eerily prescient song in his bedroom, somewhere in the wilds of California. This uncouth, possib ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Dessa, BNLX, Kristoff Krane, and more
Photos by Nikki MillerOs MutantesOs Mutantes with Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Diva Dompe November 20, 2010 Cedar Cultural Center Bands running waaaay behind schedule and the ice storm OF THE CENTURY (er, uh, or of the month) didn't keep a packed house of Os Mutantes fans, Ariel Pink fans, A ... More >>
As national acts realize that winter in Minnesota is here to stay (and subsequently stop touring our way for a few months), local bands are still playing nonstop for our enjoyment. Check some of the major billings happening this weekend from some of our best talent.
Shahs performing at BSMT in Missoula, MTShahs is the one-man-band and project of Twin Cities expat, Tom Helgerson, who recently picked up his gear and headed out to live in Missoula, Montana. We don't hold that against him, though, as he has managed to put together one of the more accessible coll ... More >>
Photos by Nick VlcekFlaming LipsSeptember 19Roy Wilkins, St. PaulOnly the Flaming Lips could get away with this shit.
Photo by Ben ClarkCommunist DaughterWe're entering a season of local CD releases, so prepared to be inundated over the next few weeks as we make our way through all the great local albums coming out this April. This week, we drove down to Prescott, Wisconsin to hang out with Johnny Solomon and hi ... More >>
The Songs We Can't Escape
Ariel Pink's parallel universe hit parade