Here's a surprise to ease you out of this warm and sunny Friday. The very first Gimme Noise Podcast is live! Recorded in our satellite "studio" in Seward, this represents a collection of recent topics, both locally and at large, that we -- myself and music editor Reed Fischer -- wanted to discuss fu ... More >>
Awwwww, I know it is a shame you aren't here with us at SXSW in Austin. I can only imagine the aching and longing in your heart for walking aimlessly and standing in long lines for no reason, and sweating through your cardigan to see a band you heard on one of the Twilight soundtracks. You don't w ... More >>
The South By Southwest Music Conference seems perfectly timed each year with the exact moment when bands and music fans from the North have reached their collective breaking points with the interminable winter months, and communally head down to Austin, Texas in a grand, musical migration. Despite ... More >>
It has never been a secret that Los Angeles-based Dawes has called the Twin Cities a second home, and that the locals get a little touchy-feely about it. With the April 9 release of their third album Stories Don't End quickly approaching, the group will support local record stores on an intimate tou ... More >>
In metal years, the Austin, Texas quartet the Sword are still a young band. With four records under their studded belts, they have produced quite a number of riff-heavy, thunderous, groove-oriented, Sabbath-inspired heavy rock -- including the band's latest and perhaps most ambitious, Apocryphon.Des ... More >>
Band embracing a slower pace
A new study from Rent.com finds that the Twin Cities is one of the best metros for college students who want to find a job, make money, and have an affordable place to live. The study looks at the top 25 markets with the most rental listings, and then compares figures for unemployment, cost of li ... More >>
This is a friendly reminder delivered with a teeny bit of Minnesota Nice. Get thee to the Gimme Noise/First Avenue/89.3 The Current/Etix SXSW day party today, or risk losing your commenter privileges forever.Okay, so maybe we can't really do that -- nor would we want to -- but it's simply a no-br ... More >>
Now that hip-hop metallurgist Astronautalis is among our local Minnesota ammo, there's going to be a huge footprint of local talent in Austin this week. Between Wednesday and Saturday, South by Southwest attendees will have seven chances to catch Mr. Andrew Bothwell and his electric-blond locks s ... More >>
There is an element of exaggeration in all good storytelling -- and not to say that Luke Redfield is lying -- but his new album tells a sweeping tale of a man who has lived 100 lives in the ten songs off of Tusen Takk, the culmination of years of hard work and traveling. The album emanates ... More >>
As promised, Gimme Noise is proud to announce our showcase for next week's South By Southwest Music Conference. Two local heavyweights lead the lineup in Duluth folk-bluegrass troupe Trampled by Turtles, and the Twin Cities hip-hop collective Doomtree. The rest of the lineup includes the infectio ... More >>
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
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 >>
Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival
As we mentioned last month, we have a record number of Minnesota bands heading down to Austin, Texas March 16-20 for the South by Southwest music festival. Naturally, there are more than a few showcases planned that feature all or mostly Minnesotan acts, starting with a string of SXSW send-off sh ... More >>
And here I was just thinking earlier today that it's weird that there haven't been any super crazy SXSW rumors yet. Well, thanks to this very suggestive video that was sent to @SXSWpartylist, we have our first tidbit of Kanye speculation for the 2011 season.
Photo by Nikki MillerTwo popular local psych rock bands, Vampire Hands and Daughters of the Sun, are preparing to leave on a massive month and a half tour of the US. The two bands are also getting ready to release a split 7-inch (preview the first track on the Modern Radio site), which will drop ... More >>
Lookbook, Grant Hart, Gay Witch Abortion, Off With Their Heads, and many more blaze their own trails at the festival
All the music articles from this week's print edition.
A freelancer's diary from the SXSW music festival, with notes on how to stay sane amidst the persistent chaos.
Check out these lo-fi videos from two of our favorite sets this past week.
And so it begins.
So far, five local bands have been selected to play official showcases.
Join the conversation with TD Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 p.m.- 4p.m.
Hey, it's time to go to South by Southwest!
The man accused of creating Molotov cocktails for the Republican National Convention will have to stand trial again next month after the jury was "hopelessly deadlocked".
SXSW gives a girl more music than she could possibly need—but not as much as she wants
Notes from the North vs. South Music Festival
What's the Only Industry That Holds Its Trade Show Around a Keg?
Good taste and sobriety go down fighting at the music party of the year
Heads and Bodies take off their clothes, shower in beer, and shake what punk rock gave them
Road-tripping to Texas for South by Southwest
That was the question at the South by Southwest Film Festival, where digital video reigned and good ol' film went south
Reports from South by Southwest, where a Texas town becomes a mecca of indie music and film