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    July 23, 2014

    10 Thousand Sounds 2014: Behind the bands

    Running down the Polica-led lineup of this year's festival

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    May 14, 2014

    J. Roddy Walston: We basically got in the van and haven't gotten back out

    Unless you've been living off the grid somewhere far, far away from a terrestrial radio signal, you've probably already been hooked by J. Roddy Walston & the Business' catchy update on '70s Southern-fried boogie rock. With a couple of huge singles in the form of "Take it As it Comes" and "Heavy ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Jack Johnson at State Theatre, 10/8/13

    Jack Johnson with BahamasState Theatre, MinneapolisMonday, October 7, 2013The only things missing from Jack Johnson's show at the State Theatre on Monday were blankets and dirt. The Hawaiian singer is well-known for his festival performances, but no one at his sold out out show let seats stop them f ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    R. Kelly at Pitchfork Music Festival, 7/21/13

    R. KellyPitchfork Music FestivalUnion Park, Chicago, IllinoisSunday, July 21, 2013For the many Twin Cities music fans who made the trek down to Chicago for this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, there wasn't much consensus over what to do about Sunday night. On the one hand, people w ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Mumford & Sons extend 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in September

    This is a date that many folk-rock fans in the Midwest have been waiting for. Mumford & Sons have just announced a new stretch of The Full English tour dates that will bring them across the United States to several cities that often get left off major tour schedules. And then there's the Twin Ci ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Eyeball the 10 Thousand Sounds festival poster

    The team at Burlesque of North America put out some of the finest concert posters in, well... North America. Their archive features designs for Bonnaroo, the Arcade Fire, Rock the Garden, and countless others. So it was a no-brainer that we wanted Burlesque's Mike Davis in on creating a limited run ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Top 10 best Minnesota music videos of 2013 (so far)

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. As the year reaches its halfway point, Local Frames takes a look back at the most fantastic, innovative videos that have come our way in 2013. Since Gimme Noise started up t ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week launch right into the festivities with a new, erotically charged Atmosphere video, released to get people even more hyped for the big Soundset Festival taking place ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at First Avenue, 1/25/13

    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals with Langhorne Slim First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, January 25, 2013 "Guys, I did a bad thing today," announced Grace Potter halfway through her set on Friday night to the sold-out crowd at First Avenue. She was in her element: center stage, dressed to the nines i ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Ten reasons Zac Brown Band will never win us over

    It goes without saying that country fans and foes alike love Zac Brown Band in all their genre-bending glory, and many will no doubt turn out in droves to see them when they play the Target Center on Saturday.Fronted by a robust, bearded man by the name of, yes, Zac Brown, the band was established ... More >>

  • Music

    August 15, 2012

    Inaugural Knotfest brings metal to Somerset

    Slipknot promises apocalyptic chaos and stink

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Summer Set's Jack Trash on SoundTown, EDM, and building Midwest memories

    See Also:SoundTown and Minnesota's music festival fatigueSoundTown 2012 has been canceledSummer Set Festival 2012 lineupThis past Tuesday, Gimme Noise delved into the cancellation of the SoundTown Festival, and the implications for other festivals here in the Twin Cities. Somewhat overlooked in all ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    SoundTown and Minnesota's music festival fatigue

    See Also:SoundTown 2012 has been canceledSoundTown 2012 statement: Ticket threshold wasn't metSoundTown 2011: A first-ever adventure in SomersetIt's been almost a week now since word broke out that the SoundTown Music and Camping Festival is cancelled this year, just two short weeks before the gates ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Bon Iver book Radio City Music Hall residency, unveil Bjork cover

    Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    Slipknot launches Knotfest two-day festival in August

    With enough summer music festivals already devoted to tossing as many genres at the stage as possible to see what sticks with the ticket-buying public, it's refreshing to hear details about Iowa masked metal kings Slipknot's new music fete. It's undeniably over-the-top, and shouldn't it be?On August ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles Day declared in Minneapolis and Duluth

    Duluth's Trampled by Turtles have long since captured the undying affections of Twin Cities music fans, as evidenced by their extremely sold-out show tonight at First Avenue which kicks off their biggest U.S. tour yet (including a spot in the just announced Lollapalooza line-up in Chicago) in su ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Tomorrow is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's!

    If you're the type of person who refuses to eat ice cream that you have to pay for, you're in luck. Tomorrow, April 3, in celebration of 34 years of providing Americans ice cream with funny names, Ben & Jerry's will be holding a free cone day!

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    March 7, 2012

    Bradford Cox to "My Sharona" haters: "Suck my d*ck"

    ​This past weekend, Gimme Noise's Sally Hedberg witnessed what may become one of the defining shows of Atlas Sound's career -- a possible "Judas" moment on the West Bank. In short, a heckler requested the Knack's "My Sharona," and frontman Bradford Cox took this as an invitation to do the song "as ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Bonnaroo 2012 lineup: Radiohead, Beach Boys, Bon Iver, but no Prince

    ​No one should be particularly shocked that the 2012 Bonnaroo lineup circulating yesterday that we thought was fake turned out to be... fake.Today, however, the real deal emerges. And, aside from the notable absence of Prince (and Corrosion of Conformity), the thing is still remarkably similar to ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Bonnaroo 2012 lineup: Prince & Bon Iver atop unconfirmed list

    ​It is with a bit of skepticism that we present the 2012 Bonnaroo lineup, which has yet to be officially confirmed by anyone aside from "the internet." has since been confirmed, and the real lineup can be found here.It would be impressive to see Prince emerging from an enormous purple tent wearing ... More >>

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    August 31, 2011
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    August 24, 2011

    SoundTown 2011: A first-ever adventure in Somerset

    The Flaming Lips headline memorable summer festival

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    June 24, 2011

    GIVERS' Taylor Guarisco on Louisiana, the new record, and zydeco

    ​Lafayette, Louisiana quintet GIVERS play a highly danceable brand of pop music that sticks in your head for days if you let it, but there's much more at work in their music than simple four-on-the-floor dance beats. Swatches of West African guitar melodies and Latin percussion rhythms mingle with ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010
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    April 30, 2008

    Reporter's Notebook: Dosh

    Describing what Dosh does and how it sounds is no simple matter. He's been in more than a do ... More >>