Bryan Hanna

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Seven Inches of Minnesota Music: The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group, 'Mij Amsterdam'

    ​ While it may have seemed like the Legendary Jim Ruiz Group were a part of the lounge and swing music revival of the '90s, Jim Ruiz, his brother Chris and then wife, Stephanie Winter were more enthused with European pop, mod culture, new wave punk and two-tone ska music of the '80s.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Seven Inches of Minnesota Music: The Hang Ups, "Top of Morning"

    ​For a new feature here at Gimme Noise, I've decided to unleash my old box of Minnesota-made 7" records starting with one my favorites, the Hang Ups, and their "Top of Morning" single that was released by Stillwater's Grimsey Records.

  • Music

    December 8, 2004

    So You're Original. Good For You.

    You've heard the sound of Heavy Sleeper before. And you'll be happy to again.

  • Music

    December 1, 2004

    The Violettes: The Violettes

    Minnesota Music CD Review

  • Music

    February 6, 2002

    I Like the Spite In You

    On his new album, Sean Na Na has meanness to spare

  • News

    December 29, 1999

    A Power of Ten

    Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.

  • News

    April 21, 1999

    Scene Not Heard

    Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.

  • News

    June 4, 1997

    The Princes Of 'Sota Pop- THE HANG UPS

    With a sophomore record finally in the stores, a single in the hit film Chasing Amy, and their first real tour underway, the agoraphobic Hang Ups may finally get their due