Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>
What started as a dream from co-creators and curators Sally Hedberg and Dana Raidt became a reality last Friday evening. Girl Germs staged a takeover of the First Avenue mainroom, bringing seven local bands and host Lori Barbero of Minneapolis's own legendary Babes in Toyland to the stage in a tribu ... More >>
It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>
Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69" Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>
It's been said many times that the Twin Cities are a breeding ground for musicians. This weekend alone we have five CD releases from locals; some, like the Melismatics, are veterans in this game, while others like the Readygoes are just getting their start in the scene. No matter where thes ... More >>
Oh, Courtney. She just can't give a straight answer, can she? In an interview about the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's breakout music video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Courtney Love took the opportunity to divulge several intimate details about her and Kurt Cobain's first... how shall we say... ... More >>
Photo by Chris McDuffieIt's Hump Day, which can only mean one thing here at Gimme Noise headquarters: It's time for the print edition of our blog to hit newsstands. Here's a sneak peek of what we have in store for you:
Late last week, word broke that Courtney Love is writing - or co-writing, or dictating, or bashing out in innumerable typo-strewn MySpace blog posts to be deciphered later, or whatever - her memoirs.
When Kurt Cobain took his own life in 1994, after the initial shock and sorrow faded away, what I was left with was a deep concern and sympathy for his baby daughter, Frances Bean, who was only a year old at the time. Not only would she grow up without a father in her life (and constantly be ... More >>
In addition to everything else weird and drama-rama-filled in Courtney Love's life, the Daily has a story out today about the Hole frontwoman's ongoing saga with arts and crafts online marketplace Etsy. The site has apparently proven to be a challenge for Love, who posted a typo-pocked update to ... More >>
Chin-stroking musos everywhere were stoked to learn that next week's issue of Rolling Stone will include an excerpt from Life, the long-awaited, drug- and debacle-soaked memoir from storied Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. This in a season that will already see the release of stocking-stu ... More >>
Photos by Nick VlcekHoleJuly 16, 2010First AvenueThere were a lot of people speculating as to how Hole's show at First Avenue was going to go down on Friday night, from the die-hard fans convinced Courtney Love was going to deliver, to the wide-eyed spectators just hoping to witness a trainwreck. ... More >>
Courtney Love jumped on the blogging bandwagon by launching her fashion blog, What Courtney Wore Today. The blog is self-explanatory, Courtney posts photos of and tidbits about what she is wearing. Photo from What Courtney Wore Today
"Skinny Little Bitch" might be compared, profitably, to a dirty bomb -- or an inescapablee black hole.
When they said the gears of justice grind slowly, they weren't kidding.
For once, Gimme Noise is struck quite nearly speechless.
Pamela Des Barres makes a case for the groupie as muse
It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present
The August issue of Britain's Q Magazine features "The Fifty Biggest Villains in Music." Setting aside for the moment the "Fifty Reasons Rock Mags Have Nothing to Write About, and Thus Compile Endless Lists" issue, it's pretty good. Tommy Lee appears at No. 14 ("Put a photo of his ex-best mate--Crue ... More >>
Flunking rehab, robbing bandmates, pulling a Courtney Love: The Libertines return
America's sweetheart Courtney Love: Dead at 40?
Man-sized poultry, punk-rock panties, and the grossest story ever told
The Year's Best National Albums (A Wholly Objective and Statistically Sound List)
Road-tripping to Texas for South by Southwest
Katastrophy Wife Unleashes a Wail to Do Edvard Munch Proud
ESPN's The Life holds up the sensitive side of jock culture
Can a local CD store with no CDs save record companies from free music?
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
Gallo Humor: The actor-writer-director of Buffalo '66, Vincent Gallo.
This year's New York Film Festival kept movie buffs reeling.