• Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    The Courtneys: Toto's "Africa" is our tour theme song

    Vancouver trio the Courtneys have fashioned a perpetual summer. It lives in the playful demeanor of their self-made workout videos, personality quiz and snapback caps. It lives in their ability to not take themselves too seriously. And it flourishes on the ramshackle joyride of their spirited self-t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Frank Turner: Two lines are more powerful than 4,000 syllables at 200 miles per hour

    English folk-punk journeyman Frank Turner has seen his stock skyrocket over the past few years, especially in his beloved home of the U.K., where's he's now selling out arenas and moonlighting in Olympics opening ceremonies. Not bad for a foul-mouthed, tattooed ne'er-do-well who made his first mark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Best music-affiliated Twin Cities bartenders 2012

    When you attend as many shows as the Gimme Noise folks do, you get to know your bartenders. Quite often, the person you see behind the bar is also a familiar face behind the bass, the guitar or drum kit. Among numerous musician and music-affiliated bartenders in this music city, here are a few I see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Grimes on not being a pop star and ignoring the press

    Claire Boucher is in every sense a product of buzz. Two years ago Grimes (Boucher's stage name), though already active and putting out material, didn't quite hold the same resonance that it does today. She signed to 4AD records and proliferated quickly through blog endorsements without all that much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Bon Iver announces winners of remix contest

    When it was announced back in August that Bon Iver was holding a remix contest for the songs featured on the Grammy-award winning Bon Iver, Bon Iver, bedroom musicians and talented musical alchemists from around the globe all had visions of winning the $1,000 prize, as well as having their mix inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Justin Vernon ponders walking away from Bon Iver, Radio City show streaming

    This was a memorable weekend for our border neighbor folk act Bon Iver. Justin Vernon's band just spent a recent four-night swing performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York -- and if there's not a live album somewhere lurking within all of that, we'll eat our Gimme Noise sunglasses.Also of note ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The Bon Iver remix contest has 1,617 entries: Our picks

    See Also:Bon Iver announces remix contest Early this month, Grammy winners Bon Iver decided to harvest the stems to the ten songs on the Bon Iver, Bon Iver and present them to the remixing public for a contest. The creators of the best remix of each song will each bank $1,000 for their efforts and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Stone Temple Pilots' 2012 Core 20th anniversary tour includes St. Paul show

    Where were you on September 29, 1992? If the answer is something like "In line at Sam Goody picking up a copy of Stone Temple Pilots' debut album Core," then the following news will interest you. Dates for the STP's Core 20th anniversary just emerged, and they go right along with what the guys said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Bon Iver books Orpheum gig and takes over Colbert Report, mainstream consciousness

    Photo by D.L. Anderson​Has anyone declared this national Bon Iver Day yet? Might wanna think about that. Hot on the heels of yesterday's 9.5 rating from Pitchfork and appearance on last night's Colbert Report, the Justin Vernon-led project is dropping their sophomore record, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    'Bon Iver, Bon Iver' leaked by iTunes: What happened?

    ​Late last week, Reddit broke the news of Bon Iver's sophomore album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, leaking (flooding) to the internet. A snafu somewhere along the many-linked chain of digital distribution ultimately caused Apple to make the entirety of the record available for purchase instead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Baby Dee anounces new album, tour

    The mysterious singer songwriter will release an album in 2010 on Drag City, and will play the Cedar this April.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    The Week in Sports

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    John McCain's choice for vice president will introduce herself to the nation at the RNC

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    Wild acquire Marc-Andre Bergeron from Ducks for third round pick

    “Marc-Andre is an offensively skilled defenseman who will add puck-moving ability and a good point shot to our ... More >>

  • News

    March 28, 2007

    The Boogeyman Drops the Gloves

    Derek Boogaard is one of the most feared enforcers in the NHL. You wanna go?

  • Books

    May 19, 1999

    A Shot Seen Around the World

    A Minnesota killing prompts front-page headlines overseas--and yawns back home

  • News

    May 20, 1998

    Tigers' Keepers

    A real-life fairy tale in which the wild beasts are hunted, the jungle is a plantation, and the knight in shining armor hails from Apple Valley.