By Conrad Schoenleber During SXSW, Austin has a specific kind of gravity. Each year, huge masses of people are drawn to the Texas capital to seek out the best of what new music has to offer. I was pulled down south once again in 2013 as an event planner. With my production team at Hydrive Shows, I ... More >>
Earlier this week, reports of noted guitar-smasher Prince finally crossing over to a national audience via a South by Southwest showcase started making the rounds. Tastemakers all over the country are finally going to understand what we've been blabbing about all these years! Okay, we kid. In the ne ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
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Austin, TX has become the mecca for performing artists of all genres. The Twin Cities will have a strong presence in the land of hipsters mixed with corporate sponsorships and industry professionals. For those that can't make the trip down south, catch them this weekend before they ma ... More >>
Photo by Nick WosikaThe McNally Smith College of Music and Rock the Cause have announced an impressive lineup of local luminaries for its SXSW day party, which will take place Saturday, March 17 at Liberty Bar. For those familiar with Austin, this venue is a short walk east of I-35. Among the act ... More >>
To further prove the healing power of both friends and music, the Honeydogs have announced plans for a album release party at First Avenue on March 10. The distinguished local band will be celebrating the release of their 10th studio album, What Comes After, and First Avenue has generously dec ... More >>
The Black AngelsThe Black Angels with Dead Meadow and SpindriftOctober 17, 2011Fine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisIt was an eerie dream-like night of cinematic psychedelia as the Black Angels, Dead Meadow, and Spindrift, three of the more fantastic contemporary psychedelic bands in the U.S., c ... More >>
2011 has been a busy year for blues rock favorites the Goondas. Performing in Austin for SXSW, sharing the SoundTown stage for its inaugural year, and now releasing their EP, Chud, on 7" special edition vinyl.Yet, the Goondas' albums usually just scratch the surface of their talent; their chemist ... More >>
A taste of Provence in St. PaulWe like the idea of starting our week off with a vodka dinner (who couldn't use a drink on a Tuesday night?) and ending it with a swank afternoon tea at the St. Paul Hotel (who couldn't use a dainty finger sandwich on a summer afternoon?). There are also plenty ... More >>
Athens-based indie rock forerunners and psych-pop purveyors Olivia Tremor Control re-emerged last fall with their first track in over a decade, "North Term Reality," and it was enough to spark the interest of fans of the early-'90s experimental rock band and spurn more recording projects and a pr ... More >>
For the next installment of City of Music, which debuts Monday morning on Gimme Noise, director Dan Huiting caught up with touring act the Hounds Below for a video shoot. Huiting tells us how he found out about the band:
Are you being followed?The next time people bump into you downtown while they finger their iPhones, or sit slumped over a laptop at a free-wifi coffeehouse like so many oldsters at casino slot machines, there's a good reason. They're helping Minneapolis become the 4th most socially networked ... More >>
With South by Southwest less than a month away (the music portion kicks off on March 16), we thought it a good time to start compiling our list of Minnesotans making the haul down to Austin, Texas this year.At first glance, it looks like there will be quite a few bands repping our great state -- ... More >>
Photo by Dan MonickWith their seventh full-length album, The Family Sign, due out April 12, Atmosphere have announced a 21-date 'Family Tour' that will kick off April 20 in Colombus. The tour doesn't include any local dates just yet (the group will complete their five-date loop of the outer areas ... More >>
BravoWill a MN chef make the cut?Attention, Minnesota chefs, here's a chance to show the world your culinary skills. Bravo is now accepting applications and holding open calls for Top Chef Season 9 and Top Chef: Just Desserts 2.
After five years of promoting shows around the Twin Cities, the one-man show booking agency Mr. Chan Presents, an offshoot of Live Nation (and formerly Clear Channel), has folded for financial reasons and agency head James DeCoursey has quietly moved his efforts to booking shows at the Cabooze.
A pint of prevention is worth...uh....nevermind.The Daily Beast collected statistics on alcohol use and abuse to rank the nation's most drunk metropolises. Minneapolis ranked 11th, based on the following data:
Calm? Collected? Oh, brother. If you're still trolling web sites and department stores for stocking stuffers now, you're beyond desperate, and possibly beyond help. If you're arguing with postal workers about whether that French designer scarf you mailed to Munich will arrive at its intended dest ... More >>
And just like that, as if by magic, we awaken into a world where Russell Brand and Katy Perry can flaunt an Indian marriage license, where Brett Favre got whipped in his old backyard, where the Yankees aren't headed to the world series, and where world peace remains as elusive a possibility as ev ... More >>
Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>
photo by: Aliison AllenComing September 28th: a first solo record from the former Plastic Constellations guitarist-turned Doomtree backbone Lazerbeak, as well as a November tour across America with the very same crew. We've got a song and dates for you.
National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>
Bring us your fancy college degrees and maybe we'll give you a jobAttention yuppies: Wondering where to put that freshly minted college degree to work? Forbes Magazine says Minneapolis is the third best place place in the country for you -- if you're tough enough to endure our winters and the ... More >>
It's a clean machine"Maybe it's the eight miles of covered skyways that keeps trash off the streets and parks," writes Travel and Leisure magazine. "(Or maybe it's an out-of-sight, out-of-mind thing.) Regardless, America's Favorite Cities survey takers voted the Twin Cities as the country's c ... More >>
It was a gorgeous, though sparsely attended, 75-minute show that leaned heavily on Shearwater's glorious new album The Golden Archipelago, which exhibited not only the considerable talents of frontman Jonathan Meiburg, but also his gifted band, which was augmented throughout the night by members of ... More >>
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