After moving back and forth between Minneapolis and Chicago, Brainerd-bred Nate Eisland is relieved to return to his home state. Recently, his band On an On rose from the ashes of now-defunct Scattered Trees. Since then, he, Alissa Ricci, and Ryne Estwing have received a burst of attention during th ... More >>
Feist and the Low AnthemWeesner Family Amphitheater, Minnesota Zoo, Apple ValleyJune 2, 2012Feist kicked off the 20th season of Music In the Zoo in grand fashion on Saturday night, delivering a two-hour set that spotlighted not only her deft guitar playing and insightful songwriting, but also her ... More >>
The "1234" singer speaks ahead of Minnesota Zoo show
Chicago's the Hood Internet is coasting into the Memory Lanes Block Party on a wave of momentum. Having just issued Mixtape Volume 6 on their website (for free) and taking part in a national tour with Star Slinger and Chrissy Murderbot, they will interrupt their trip home with a stop in Minneapolis ... More >>
From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>
As 2010 winds to a close, many of us here at Gimme Noise have been hard at work drafting up as many lists as humanly possible. Rather than create on unified list of the national albums that we loved this year, we thought it more appropriate to post each of our individual picks for the best albums ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenDr. Dog October 23, 2010 First Avenue My second visit to First Avenue in the week, I walk into the club for Dr. Dog's Saturday night appearance expecting a much tamer crowd than during my first (Hank III/Assjack, Wednesday night), and yet, as security staff checks IDs and ap ... More >>
Brooklyn high-schooler takes chic mental-health break
photo by: Steve CohenWhereas Sunday night's Eels show found the band acting like summer was still here, Monday night's epic Broken Social Scene performance at First Avenue had the band (and the crowd) pretending like it was New Year's Eve. And you know what? For all of the love and positive en ... More >>
The Sound Unseen festival, which celebrates independent films about music, will celebrate its 11th season with a dozen films at three separate locations October 6-10. This season, the festival will show a selection of films at the Southern Theater on the West Bank in addition to hosting events at ... More >>
With the 24 members of Gayngs assembling themselves for a pair of "Last Prom on Earth" shows tonight at First Avenue, we asked ourselves: Who are some other awesome, ridiculously large supergroups and mega-collaborations? Here's a short list of our faves.
First Avenue has just announced a Mainroom show featuring amorphous Canadian indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene, who are coming through Minneapolis on October 4. The group currently comprises Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman, Charles Spearin, Sam Goldberg, and Li ... More >>
Never mind the bullocks, these blokes put on a blimey good show.
Celebrating the 10 winners of this year's best-new-bands poll
It was an eclectic evening of pop.
The songs we can't escape
The Hidden Cameras play church rock, with a naughty twist
Feist's 'Let It Die' is make-out music for the whole family
A week of pummeling pop with The Walkmen, Broken Social Scene, and Walker Kong
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
City Pages scribes chime in with their top tens
Broken Social Scene's new album plays what the band members hear in their heads