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Cyn Collins

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Cause throwing 4th anniversary shows, here's the lineup

    Over the past few years, Cause Spirits and Soundbar has fit itself seamlessly into the vibrant Twin Cities music scene, providing Uptowners with a sorely needed music venue for local and national acts alike. The sound at the club is typically top-notch, and the bills are consistently filled with bot ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 6/5-6/11

    So it's June now. Despite the cloudiness, there are actually things happening outdoors. Saturday, be sure to check out tons of local bands at Rock the Vine. Later in the evening Hollow Boys release their latest record at Kitty Cat Klub. The Minnesota Zoo will also be hosting Richard Thompson an ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: 5/8 - 5/14

    It's finally starting to feel like May again, and this week is packed with shows. Friday Daughter visits the Fine Line with label-mate and local opener, Jeremy Messersmith. The Amsterdam hosts their second annual Girls Got Rhythm Fest featuring Cherie Currie, The Avengers and many more stretching ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists

    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 >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists

    Okay, so there are a few songs out of the Twin Cities that were completely inescapable in 2012. (Nudge.) But when you're talking about a music community that's blasting in clubs, basements, garages, warehouses, automobiles, record stores, Soundclouds, public radio stations, college radio stations, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Best Twin Cities albums 2012: Staff lists

    The waterfall of opinion flows s'more today with a collection of the best albums released locally in the Twin Cities in 2012. As opposed to the list that appeared in this week's issue, these are 14 distinct opinions on what was impressive in the past year, and a bunch of links to the related stories ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 17, 2012
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    June 16, 2012

    Stone Arch Bridge Festival 2012: Dream Crusher interview in a limo

    Related:Martin Devaney's picks for Stone Arch Bridge FestivalStone Arch Bridge Festival announces music lineupThe ever-expanding experimental collective Dream Crusher will perform at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival this Sunday. And maybe that's when we'll figure out what they mean when they say "Ther ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2012
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    December 27, 2011

    Best nationally released albums of 2011

    ​It's a good thing we waited until the last week of 2011 to publish our final best-album lists, since a few bands managed to eke out stellar releases just this December (the Roots' undun and the Black Keys' El Camino in particular made their way onto a few staffers' lists). With only a few da ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2011

    Minnesota's Best Albums of 2011

    Low, Doomtree, Brute Heart top best local releases

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Valet talk about this weekend's reunion show

    Photo by Cyn Collins​Local indie-rock band Valet were a venerable Twin Cities music scene fixture right from their start in 1998, and for nearly a decade after. Like so many bands that stand the test of time, they formed via friendships. Robin Kyle, who moved to the U.S. in 1994, was performing so ... More >>

  • Music

    October 19, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011

    The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Wize Guyz, Sound Unseen featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Chris McDuffie​It'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:

  • Music

    September 21, 2011
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    May 11, 2011
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    March 23, 2011

    SXSW 2011: Five nights in Austin

    Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Minnesota SXSW 2011 invasion: Complete

    Photo by Ben ClarkPhantom Tails at SXSW​It's a strange thing, going from the constant cacophony of thousands of bands playing at once down to nothing at all. But it's a process that is as much a part of attending SXSW as all of the incidentals of the festival: BBQ, suntan lotion, beer, beer, beer. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Foo Fighters, Michael Cera help ring in SXSW Music 2011

    Photos by Stacy SchwartzNick Diamonds and Michael Cera of Mister Heavenly​The exponential growth of South by Southwest over the past 25 years has been simply stunning. In honor of this, and just in time for SXSW's silver anniversary, the festival's organizers opted to extend the music portion of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Flyer of the Week: Humanda, Epic Snake, Pogmatone

    Thanks to Jay Gabler for directing us to Nick and Eddie's relatively new Tumblr account, where they posted this amazing flyer for a two-part show featuring Humanda, Epic Snake (love that name), and Pogmatone.

  • Music

    January 26, 2011
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    January 26, 2011

    Ghostband cassette-release tonight with Fat Kid Wednesdays

    Photo by Tony NelsonGhostband's Jon Davis​While the Best New Bands showcase rages on in the Mainroom tonight, another all-local bill will be celebrating next door in the 7th St. Entry. Not only will the show mark the cassette tape release of Ghostband's album, Verdical, but it will also be the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Savage Aural Hotbed invite us into their garage for a demonstration

    Photos by Cyn Collins​In advance of their CD-release show tomorrow night in the First Ave Mainroom, Mark Black, Bill Melton, Stuart Devaan, and Dean Hawthorne of Savage Aural Hotbed met up with Gimme Noise in their cool large studio space filled with auto parts, power tools, plastic barrels, and s ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2011
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    October 11, 2010

    Mark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 4

    ​This is it, people. We're in the home stretch of Mark Mallman's 78-hour song, which he started performing on Thursday afternoon at the Turf and will wrap up tonight at 10 p.m.For reasons not even we can explain, we've been live-blogging the majority of Marathon 3 here on Gimme Noise, and will con ... More >>

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    October 9, 2010

    Mark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 2

    Photo by Erik Hess​While the rest of us slept last night, tucked away warm in our beds, Mark Mallman continued laboring away during the first overnight lap of his Marathon 3, which continues through Sunday.We're picking up where we left off last night to find out how the Marathon is going so far - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    The Sex Rays debut at Palmer's this Thursday

    ​Local music writer and lover, KFAI DJ, and show booker extraordinaire Cyn Collins has an intriguing bill lined up at Palmer's this Thursday night featuring brand new local garage rockers the Sex Rays. The band has posted a few tracks on their MySpace page, and Cyn gives the group a ringing endors ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2007

    Minnesota Jukebox

    Sweatin' to the local oldies—plus a newie from the Flamin' Oh's

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    God Damn Skunk Bud!

    ...and other true tales from local musicians

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    Local Music Yearbook '06

    Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.

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    January 26, 2006

    Oak Street Cinema seeks volunteers

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    You gotta love Al Milgrom, who helped launch MN Film Art ... More >>

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