Ween broke up nearly two years ago, but Dean Ween -- AKA Mickey Melchiondo -- has been keeping himself plenty busy. He goes by Mickey Moist when he's playing with his other band (don't call them a side project) Moistboyz. They released their fifth album, V, late in 2013 and followed that up with sev ... More >>
There's a new half-hour documentary out today from our friends over at Pioneer Public Television -- a PBS station in Appleton -- and in our humble old opinions here at Gimme Noise, we're going to go right ahead and say that it's a must-see. In fact, we can think of at least two big reasons why y'all ... More >>
Phosphorescent With Strand Of Oaks Turf Club, St. Paul April 12, 2013 Early on in 2013, Phosphorescent's glorious new album, Muchacho, has been mentioned by many as being one of the young year's best records. Friday night at the sold-out Turf Club, it was the first chance for Twin Cities music fans ... More >>
Things get better with time, and so has Minneapolis band Street Hassle. The group has been together for ten-plus years, but are just now releasing their debut album. How do they describe their sound? Rock, indie, garage? No need to categorize the band, but their new album Feeling Machine creates a s ... More >>
After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen
Potentially one of the nicest working musicians in town, Martin Devaney is also one of the busiest. Martin has consistently been a prime motivator in the scene, most recently as a part-time booker at the Turf Club, and key part of the recently resurrected Eclipse Records in Downtown Saint Paul.Havin ... More >>
In April, Bangle Sussana Hoffs and noted bauble Matthew Sweet are releasing "Under the Covers, Vol. 1," a duet album featuring the following '60s pop gems: I See The Rain (The Marmalade) And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles) It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bob Dylan) Who Knows Where The Time Goes ... More >>
Dennis Banks’s new memoir—and the murder that won’t go away
Local country rockers ride the starvation trail toward their namesake Montana City
Lynyrd Skynyrd singer decapitated in drive-by truckers rock opera
For years it has been whispered that the 1976 slaying of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash was an inside job. Now a new rash of accusations aims squarely at local heroes Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt.
Love Story: Jim Jarmusch and Neil Young in Year of the Horse.
The New York Film Festival's new New Wave--and the industry's same old neglect.
The view from here to Scotland, Hong Kong, and Fargo