Running down the Polica-led lineup of this year's festival
In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Anna Gulbrandsen has earned a reputation as a dedicated visual storyteller within the Twin Cities electronic music community. In addition to her work with Sound in Motion, she's cover ... More >>
Crystal Castleswith Pictureplane and InvisiblesFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMay 5, 2013Last night in the Mainroom, Crystal Castles didn't speak a single word to their audience. Not even one. The closest they came to addressing the crowd was when singer Alice Glass repeatedly lit up cigarettes between so ... More >>
The first week of May begins with an exciting lineup. James Blake returns to First Avenue's Mainroom Wednesday while Veils rock the 7th Street Entry. Electric boy/girl duos Purity Ring and Crystal Castles play First Avenue Thursday and Sunday. Minnesota's local member of Cult Records (Julian Casabla ... More >>
A bit of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup trickled out a couple weeks ago, but today this year's offerings got taut, dark, and -- most importantly -- official. Though the plan initially was to drop the full, gargantuan list of bands in two more weeks, the timeline got pushed up when a pre-April Fool's p ... More >>
The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>
Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>
Sleigh Bells With Araabmuzik First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, November 2, 2012 On Friday night, to a teeming First Avenue mainroom, Sleigh Bells raised a proverbial toast: to Minneapolis, to the pride of a second album and -- most importantly -- to anyone anywhere who's irritatingly endured a subp ... More >>
Crystal Castles With Kontravoid and Naughty Wood First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, November 1, 2012 As the silver screen raised to reveal a stage set that looked more than a little like Tech Noir, the dance club in The Terminator, the bass from Ethan Kath's stacks of equipment started pulsing po ... More >>
Everything from their name to the number of members in the band hint at something simple, but post-punk Minneapolis electro-duo, The Night, are anything but straightforward.Their songs sound like collaborations within themselves -- two halves not quite fitting together as you'd expect -- yet stil ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterEven before entering this year's Lollapalooza festival, the Grant Park grounds were littered with reminders that this year's event is supremely sold out. There were scalpers, signs, massive lines, and a group of at least 50 ticketless kids plowing over a chain-link fen ... More >>
Mark KozelekMarch 14, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisComing off the electro-clash insanity of the Crystal Castles show on Friday night, it was great to step into the Cedar on Monday evening and see just a chair, a microphone, and an acoustic guitar on stage awaiting Mark Kozelek. And he ... More >>
Photos by Ben ClarkCrystal CastlesMarch 11, 2011First Avenue, Minneapolis"Alice Glass has a broken ankle. The doctors told her to cancel the rest of this tour, but Alice said 'Fuck that!'" That was announced over the PA system just prior to Crystal Castles set Friday night at First Avenue. I ... More >>
Photo by Alex UncapherMinneapolis nightlife patrons between the ages of 18 and 35 really like to dance. In fact, it's a common comment from touring DJs that the Twin Cities club scene really knows how to party, which is exactly what they'll do on the most celebratory of holidays that is New Year' ... More >>
As 2010 winds to a close, many of us here at Gimme Noise have been hard at work drafting up as many lists as humanly possible. Rather than create on unified list of the national albums that we loved this year, we thought it more appropriate to post each of our individual picks for the best albums ... More >>
Hall & Oates, Lazerbeak? Really?
Hear ye, hear ye, if you're not deaf by now-- the godmothers and fathers of screechy noise rock will headline our Holiest of Holies on July 21.
Beastie Boys, Animal Collective and Depeche Mode to rock Chicago's Grant Park this August.
Feedback loops and busted eardrums are in store for you on May 21st.
In an ambiguous "wave goodbye" through his official website, Trent Reznor leaves the future up in the air.