Twin Cities couples on the moment they found love
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America
Jake Pavek, who also plays in Taj Raj, and Travis Erickson form the folk-rock duo A Piano in Every Home. After 12 years of playing together, they've finally set on releasing their debut album. The introspective Meridian brings to mind a snowy winter evening with a glass of wine in hand, which was th ... More >>
Local singer-songwriter Mayda Miller is in the midst of one of the most life-affirming tours of her life. During a three-week Never Born trek in Korea, she will meet up with her birth parents. Gimme Noise will track her progress in a diary from Mayda here. Her first entry begins the day she flew ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with a lovely in-studio performance from former Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart, who just released an expansive new album, The Argument, inspire ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between big agriculture and animal-rights supporters
Paul Metzger is unlike any instrumentalist you know. For one thing, he's a self-taught banjo virtuoso -- though the instrument he plays is less of a banjo and more a crazy instrument experiment gone horribly right. In the late '70s, Metzger began performing small surgeries on his banjo, adding extra ... More >>
Caitlin Rose With Andrew Combs and Martin Devaney Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis April 8, 2013 Caitlin Rose has the type of easygoing, affable Southern charm that can win over any audience. But more importantly, she's got the songs that can silence and stun any crowd as well. Both of those en ... More >>
Twin Cities couples on the moment they found love
Fried food and football go hand in hand. There is nothing like settling in for the big game with a big basket of crispy chicken goodness. We scoured the Twin Cities and decimated the local wet nap supply in search of the very best chicken wings around. You want spicy? We have one that will tear the ... More >>
How unlikely Minnesota breakdancing stars took the world by storm
Van HalenXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSaturday, May 19, 2012The David Lee Roth-led version of Van Halen is a throwback to a time when arena rock actually rocked. Seven albums worth of great material, combined with an apparently sobered-up Eddie Van Halen sounding better than ever these days, meant th ... More >>
From SNL to the rabid right of modern politics
Jewbilee! is a highly entertaining holiday alternative to Christmas Eve for Jewish people and non-Jewish alike. This new "holiday" began seven years ago when local multi-faceted creative artist/musician/DJ/journalist Danny Sigelman, living in Austin, Texas at the time, was inspired to create some ... More >>
Naked Stages, a hotbed of performance art, is coming into its own at Pillsbury House Theatre, where the program has lived since 2009. During the event -- which runs this weekend and next -- you'll have an opportunity to check out some of the emerging artists fostered by the program.
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, Donald Trump: Press star-three and reach for the stars.Michele Bachmann held her surprise-party tele-townhall with Donald Trump last night, allowing the two of them to show off their finest skills. Trump, as is well known, is probably the hardest blowing blowhard in American pol ... More >>
Gigamesh is on deck to be your next favorite producer, having already remixed the likes of Foster The People, Radiohead, Lykke Li, Estate and so many others. He's also the guy who's responsible for the ever-so-danceable Mike Posner hit "Cooler Than Me," and recently spent some time in Miami worki ... More >>
Black Uhuru have been around making some of the most groove-heavy and lyrically conscious music in reggae for three decades now. With their most active and noteworthy work and collaborations with production and rhythm duo Sly and Robbie happening in the '80s, the band had a long succession of hit ... More >>
Reviews from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
"We are not underground artists. We have no desire to be underground," declares Truth Be Told, MC from the rap trio the Tribe and Big Cats!, during our interview at Waterbury Studios.
Raise a pint to local breweries
Hutton goes head-to-head with perilous menu items
Discarded album revives forgotten chapter of Minneapolis music history
Tru TV show Conspiracy Theory finds news editor in The Body
Utne's list of visionaries on TweepML is here. It's an eclectic bunch.
Dizzy dispatches from the Great Minnesota Get-Together
Until he starts touring 55 Cadillac this fall, this voice mail is the closest you'll come to an interview.
Finish with dessert at Stockholm Pie Company—pie so good you'll cry
"What's That?" recreate some of modern rock's most complex songs
International Marketplace quietly offers cuisine treats
Reliable Malaysian favorite establishes new Hiawatha outpost, with Ethiopian accent