They say artists shouldn't date other artists, and actors shouldn't date other actors. This is also the case when it comes to music writers. For starters, music writers are a miserable lot who are mostly paid in concert tickets, ego-stroking and swag, rather than actual money. Plus, they're opiniona ... More >>
Dessa's first album since 2011's Castor, the Twin will be released on June 25, but she just debuted the first music video promoting Parts of Speech, and it's as stunning as the word-artist herself. Weaving words and images together, "Call Off Your Ghost" brims with symbolism and emotional narrative ... More >>
Joey Kantor has an intense way about him. He speaks with his hands a lot, and when he's thinking about a question, his eyes lose focus. Responses tumble out of him unchecked -- you wouldn't expect less from a guy who can't seem to turn his brain off. Good thing, because Kantor's debut solo record, ... More >>
The story is nothing new: a band breaks up, some members move to New York, some onto country music, some to new musical projects. Almost two years after their breakup, Minneapolis band Sing It Loud have caught the nostalgia bug and announced a reunion show at Mill City Nights.Gimme Noise caught up w ... More >>
McLeod County Republican Party chairman Eric Harpel plans to contest Rep. Mary Franson's restraining order against him.The embattled party chairman acknowledged his breakup with Franson in a statement released today, saying "emotions have been running high." Harpel said he was "surprised and dishear ... More >>
Unchecked male fantasies galore
On this day in country music history, Bob Dylan brought about the dissolution of one of the most influential bluegrass bands of all time. Well, that might be an overstatement. Read on.
Photos courtesy Christian EricksonThe inside of the Zeus Jones office in Uptown is a sleek, ultramodern-looking space. Its marble walls and high ceilings show off treated wood and aged brick that contrast smartly with the dark, shining floor below. A long table stretches the length of the main ro ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekWild hearts can be broken. Ours certainly are in reporting that rising electro-pop duo Lookbook, a band that was featured on the cover of City Pages a few short months ago, is going on what guitarist and producer Grant Cutler calls an "indefinite break."
Charles Ritter says the Jack made him do itLooks like Stanley Ritter set off quite the conflagration in Shorewood on Wednesday night. Police say he torched 15 garages at an apartment complex. And when he was arrested, he said the booze was talking: "He stated that the reason he started the ... More >>
Jana FreibandThe Pumphouse: Great for kids or jilted loversNow that it's June, the spring flings that launched a few months ago have started to bust up. The question has popped up a few times lately among those whose friends just got dumped: Where can I take him/her out to cheer up? Your fir ... More >>
Playwright Neil LaBute orchestrates methodical takedown of his own gender
News of country crossovers has me down, as does the food poisoning which has beset me since I ate some venison from a November '06 hunt (bad idea, folks).
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