Lil DebbieFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, March 1, 2014 Urban Dictionary defines ratchet as "a diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason so believe she is every man's eye candy. Unfortunately, she's wrong." In LL Cool J's song "Ratchet," he uses to word as a name for a g ... More >>
With Election Day just over a month away, many us are probably growing tired of the endless stream of campaign commercials and relentless sloganeering ringing out from most media outlets. But one of the definite advantages of any election year are the special Benefit Concerts which bring together ta ... More >>
By Molly BergenBon Iver Coachella April 21, 2012 See also: *Our Complete Coachella Coverage *Bon Iver - The Shrine Auditorium - 9-19-11 Better than...trying to dance off your sunburn. Flickering strands of glowing balloons swayed gently over the polo fields as the crowd drew in for Bon Iver's ... More >>
On this day in country music history - July 14, 1973 - Phil Everly threw a dang old fit, smashing his guitar after performing the song, "('Till) I Kissed You" and walking off the stage, effectively breaking up the Everly Brothers while performing at Buena Park, California's Knott's Berry Farm ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzCakeMay 12, 2011State Theatre, MinneapolisThere is absolutely nothing comparable to Cake fans. Nothing. They aren't hippies or hipsters, and they aren't washed-up punk kids, lost to a decade of marriage and overweight tendencies. They aren't a delegated group of stereotype ... More >>
As we mentioned last month, we have a record number of Minnesota bands heading down to Austin, Texas March 16-20 for the South by Southwest music festival. Naturally, there are more than a few showcases planned that feature all or mostly Minnesotan acts, starting with a string of SXSW send-off sh ... More >>
Consider the Everly Brothers, consider the Delmores and of course, the Louvins; it seems near impossible to replicate the hauntingly close vocal harmonies of sibling singing duos. In this respect, and with consideration of their skin-prickling Baptist-influenced songs warning against the si ... More >>
There's a feeling of closeness inherent in Brooklyn duo KaiserCartel's music, and it's so palpable that they can't even afford a single space between their names. Courtney Kaiser and Ben Cartel's songwriting, lyricism, and sense of melody are so interwoven that they become a thing of singular bea ... More >>
If you're an avid Gimme Noise reader, you'll know that we've been following the journey of Peter Michael Miller of We Are the Willows quite closely this fall. The young singer-songwriter just wrapped up a two-month solo trek around the US, and has dutifully kept a tour diary of his travels for us ... More >>
A couple of years ago, we posted about how swept away we were by a Ben Kyle and Carrie Rodriguez duet of "Danny Boy" that was floating around YouTube. Since that time, Kyle and his Romantica bandmates have developed a close relationship with the Austin, Texas-based songwriter and fiddler Rodrigue ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerJust another hot, hot summer of our lives... This past weekend was packed from end-to-end with local shows of every variety, from Friday night's Rogue Valley CD-release show at the Mainroom to Saturday's Pizza Luce Block Party and Loring Alley Party and Sunday's marathon hoot ... More >>
This weekend twins, triplets, quads, and their families will make a pilgrimage to Twinsburg, Ohio for the Twins Days Festival. In deference to this celebration of multiples, we've put together a list of some of the most memorable twins. Some are famous because they're beautiful, others for th ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzBattle of the Underage Underground winners Taffee MachineRadio K held their 10th annual Battle of the Underage Underground competition last night in the Entry, and I had the pleasure of judging alongside the fabulous Mark Mallman, freelance photographer and Cake in 15 blog ... More >>
A night of pianos, hand claps, and cake.
New Malone Mischke-directed music video for No Bird Sing's "Devil Trombones."
The Uptown Bar announces closing date, Regina Spektor at The Current & Brother Rock and Toki Wright pair up.
Shots from last weekend's art, music, film, theater, and fashion festival.
The Pretenders' venue changed again, Romana Falls and Le Loup announce TC dates & Zee Avi plays the Current.
Ice Palace release new music video, Mos Def & Jay Electronica announce First Ave. date & the Heavy play for the Current.
Matt and Kim announce Triple Rock gig, MPR interviews Dave Pirner & photos of P.O.S. in the UK.
Carl Atiya Swanson recounts Saturday night's show at the Minnesota Zoo.
Trocaderos closes its doors for good, Toki Wright lands on MTV & the Dodos and Silversun Pickups announce local dates.
The Hearts We Broke on the Way to the Show makes long-awaited debut this month
Dillinger Four to play NXNE, Radio K makes changes & local Gays reviewed.
The synth-heavy rock band filled the Main Room with their "Stadium Love."
A tweet-by-tweet replay of Monday night's performance by the Boss.
Trip Lava, Coalesce & new videos from Haley Bonar and Koo Koo Kanga Roo.
New Trama mixtape, the National to play First Avenue, Tricky hits the Current & Alice Russell reviewed
Despite a lackluster opener and terrible sound, Beck still wooed a nearly sold-out audience at Roy Wilkins.
Jeremy Messersmith's new album, The Silver City, is being lauded by critics as a "love letter to the Twin Cities" and "perhaps the best local album of the year."
Government's civil liberties board only on paper, Henry Rollins reported to Aussie Nat'l Security for reading a book, Antarctic penguin cam, weinerwhistles, and more...
From our email, here are a series of Top 7 lists compiled by the hosts of Radio K's various specialty shows, from punk to hip hop to world music (770 AM, 100.7 FM, 106.5 FM): Radio K International -- World Music Sundays 10am-Noon Radiok.org 1 Seu Jorge "Cru" (Wrasse) 2 Amadou & Mariam "Dimanche a ... More >>