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    August 11, 2014

    We are living in the golden age of band T-Shirts

    Before social media, band shirts used to be a way to easily identify other members of your tribe. People wore their love on their sleeves, quite literally. When I was a young lass, I was certainly intrigued by any gentleman wearing a Dinosaur Jr. T-shirt. (As it turns out, a lot of dudes who like Di ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    Remembering Garth Brooks' alter-ego Chris Gaines

    Inspired by Garth Brooks' recent announcement of his world tour, we thought we'd take a minute to look back on our favorite era of Garth-ness: the invention of Brooks' alter-ego, Chris Gaines. Alter-egos help an artist feel free to express sides of their persona that might make their fans uncomfort ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Pride in Concert at Loring Park, 6/28/14

    Pride in ConcertWith Betty Who, Thea Austen, Thelma Houston, Steve Grand, and moreLoring Park, MinneapolisSaturday, June 28, 2014There were many kinds of people represented at the Pride Festival. It almost seemed like a safe space State Fair. PDA is not stigmatized, talking openly and frankly about ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Haim at First Avenue, 5/19/14

    Haim With Tennis First Avenue, Minneapolis Monday, May 19, 2014 At long last, Minneapolis got Haim, live and direct. The three sisters' blend of synthesizer pop, '80s smooth grooves, funk, and R&B had already brought critical praise, festival notoriety, late-night TV glory, and a sub-cult follo ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Becoming a rock star: It's possible, but unlikely

    Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.I get a surprising amount of emails from people asking questions about how to succeed in music, how to get publicity, and how to get music heard by ot ... More >>

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    April 30, 2014

    The-Dream's "Black" is a complicated, yet essential civil rights song

    Overnight, a man whose fingerprints are all over pop hits from Beyoncé, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Britney Spears dropped a consciousness bomb. The timing of "Black" makes it an artistic pièce de résistance in the ongoing dialogue regarding L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling -- the latest figu ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    Gimme Noise's most popular posts of 2013

    From underrated hipster bars to "pretty reckless" musicians, 2013 was a big year for the music scene in Minnesota. Raise your PBR a glass to the most-read posts on Gimme Noise from this year.

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    December 30, 2013

    Lizzo at Triple Rock, 12/28/13

    Lizzo: Lizzobangers Release Partywith Lazerbeak and Plain Ole BillTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisSaturday, December 28, 2013Having taken her act on the road with Har Mar Superstar for a good chunk of the tail-end of 2013, Lizzo returned to Minneapolis for a solo performance to finally celebrate ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts of 2013, part two

    As 2013 winds down with a wintry bang, the unforgettable live music moments from the second half of the year are enough to still keep us warm. Some of the bands who were included in our best concerts list from the first half of the year came back to rock our stages with equally potent -- if not bett ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Picked to Click 2013: #1. Lizzo

    #1. Lizzo: 87 points"I'm so glad you ain't asked a question about being a woman in hip-hop," says Lizzo midway through a conversation with City Pages. That makes a whole music scene of us. Everything you need to know on that topic is addressed on her debut full-length, Lizzobangers. "I ain't your h ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Jay Z announces Magna Carter 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in November

    On the same day that Kanye West unveiled his dates, Jay Z has announced he's bringing his Magna Carter World Tour to North America in late 2013 and early 2014. Still hanging on and dominating after two decades in the rough-and-tumble rap game, Mr. Shawn Carter did it by becoming one of the best perf ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Stan fans: The top 10 music stalker-fan groups ranked worst to best

    "Stan" describe a particular kind of obsessed fan. It comes from the Eminem song, as well as being a combination of "stalker" and "fan."See Also: 50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneRecently, a friend on Twitter pointed out the Wikipedia page for Stan fans, which includes a list of "Popular ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Big Time Rush at Target Center, 8/10/13

    Big Time Rush Target Center, Minneapolis Saturday, August 10, 2013 Big Time Rush are local boys made good. Sort of. They told not quite a packed house, but still several thousand -- mostly Rushers under the age of 12 and their parents with a few teens mixed in -- that they'd "fallen in love with y' ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Midway Felix Slow Cold EP Release at Cause, 1/11/13

    Midway Felix With Ashley Gold, The Lioness, Kaleem & Mastermind and Try Bishop Cause Spirits and Soundbar, Minneapolis Friday, January 11, 2013What's the difference between St. Paul and Minneapolis? St. Paul doesn't crave validation like its twin across the river. Maybe that's why Midway Felix ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Beach House's Victoria Legrand on memory, female empowerment, and social media

    Beach House duo Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand might be the darlings of the indie rock world, but they enter that realm unconsciously and perhaps a little unwillingly. The pair's recent fourth album, Bloom, is a lushly arranged dreamscape, full of the roaming synth-pop that Beach House fans have c ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Chris Koza on covering Beyonce, oboe accompaniment at Works for Words this Friday

    Chris Koza will probably introduce himself first as a musician, then as a lyricist. Over the course of his lengthy career, he has distinguished himself as one of Minnesota's premier singer-songwriters. His recent work as the frontman of folk-pop ensemble Rogue Valley, where he orchestrated the relea ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Das Racist at Triple Rock, 4/5/12

    Das Racist With Spyder Baybie Raw Dogg and 2% Muck, Illuminous 3Triple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisThursday, April 5, 2012It was hard to know what to expect at Das Racist's first Minneapolis appearance. The group's cryptic and comedic approach to post-modern hip-hop is so goofy, strange and listles ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    RIP Etta James (1938-2012)

    ​Etta James, a woman with a delicious, complex voice that pioneered the modern R&B sound, has passed following complications from leukemia. She was 73. James' gorgeous version of Glenn Miller's "At Last" will forever be a wedding staple, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was no sentimental p ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    First Ave., The Entry, and Cabooze named among world's top rock clubs by Pollstar

    ​Earlier today, the concert tour industry trade publication Pollstar announced their listing of the world's Top 100 Club Venues for 2011. Three Minneapolis clubs made the worldwide list, with First Avenue ranking 6th, the neighboring 7th St. Entry finishing 82nd, and the Cabooze coming in 94th. Th ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    96.3 NOW shifts to adult top 40 station K-TWIN

    ​Are you keeping up with all this? Just a short year and a half after switching from B96 to the less rap-heavy top 40 pop station 96.3 NOW, the station's owners made another shift this weekend and launched K-TWIN, which abandons "rhythmic" pop all together in favor of a format called Adult CH ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2011

    Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more

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    September 2, 2011

    Top 11 most popular Gimme Noise posts of the summer

    ​When it comes to deciding what to cover, our web traffic isn't everything, but it does give us a unique insight into what our readers like to read about the most. It turns out that our Gimme Noise readers love block party announcements (duh); Prince facts; that incessant Foster the People song th ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester gets serenaded by Prince

    photo via @coolburbs​As you are likely aware, Prince Rogers Nelson has, for the past month and change, been putting peoples' brains in a blender with his Welcome 2 America not-really-a-tour of New York and New Jersey.Last night's show at Madison Square Garden marked possibly the most celebrity-she ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010
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    August 18, 2010
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    July 15, 2010

    Minnesota Memes: Top 5 local contributions to the interweb

    From Tron Guy to Tay Zonday: Minnesota Viral Videos

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    May 12, 2010

    Robyne Robinson leaving Fox 9 and broadcasting

    ​Veteran Fox 9 news anchor Robyne Robinson made some news of her own last night, telling viewers that she's leaving the broadcast biz May 26 to build on her burgeoning reputation as a jewelry designer for clients including Beyonce Knowles (interview here), Madonna, Nicollette Sheridan and Paul ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010
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    March 15, 2010

    Lady Gaga to descend on St. Paul August 30

    Gaga announces a 31-date tour.

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    January 6, 2010

    B96 switches to 96.3 NOW, a "hit music" station

    And just like that, the Twin Cities loses its only all hip-hop station.

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    January 1, 2010

    Freeloader Friday: Punk rock, glam DJs from space, and a LEGO sculpture

    Leave your maxed-out credit cards at home and party for free.

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    October 22, 2009

    Mashups of the Week: Spice Girls & "Fleetwood Mashed"

    "Fleetwood Mashed," team9, Oasis vs. Beyonce, and the unfortunate return of the Spice Girls.

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    September 15, 2009

    Xcel rate hike won't pay for fancy trips, Beyonce concert tix

    If your electricity bill went up, you'd like to assume it is because it costs more to create the same amount of power than it did the year before. Not so.

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    July 16, 2009


    10 of you were there. This means that 658,990 of you missed one of the most spellbinding local shows in weeks.

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    July 16, 2009

    July 16, 2009: P.O.S. & Toki Wright

    Dan Auerbach, the Mountain Goats and Final Fantasy announce TC dates & P.O.S. releases new video.

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    March 18, 2009
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    January 19, 2009

    Inaugural Bike Valet

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    Riding a bike to the big event will be easy. We hope.

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    October 8, 2008
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    September 24, 2008
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    March 7, 2007
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    July 26, 2006
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    December 30, 2005

    The bad and the ugly

    Here are my least favorite songs of '05. The coming of a new year has a tabula rasa effect on radio, right? Please?

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    June 8, 2005
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    April 4, 2005

    Beyonce to play Bob Dylan in Todd Haynes movie

    First Masked and Anonymous, now this: "Beyoncé Knowles is on the shortlist to play grizzled protest singer Bob Dylan... Seven actors... will portray Dylan during different eras in his 43-year career... Other female stars in line to play Dylan include tennis champion Venus Williams and TV presenter ... More >>

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    April 14, 2004

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    Special absurdity of the media present, ineffability of the aesthetic past edition

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    December 17, 2003


    City Pages scribes chime in with their top tens

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    December 18, 2002

    Top of the Pop

    The Year's Best National Albums (A Wholly Objective and Statistically Sound List)

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    December 4, 2002
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