Live music photography is hard work, and it's even harder to thrive while doing it. Lining up a quality shot is part of the equation, but a good concert photographer must also have a clue. We recently profiled 20 of the best Twin Cities music photographers, and asked each for "dos and don'ts" for at ... More >>
It comes down to this. Gimme Noise asked for your nominations for best Twin Cities music photographer, and you gave us 104 people taking pictures locally! We narrowed the field to 20 finalists, and then profiled each of them.Now, it's time for the final round of voting. Below is a poll to show your ... More >>
Gimme Noise has selected 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Read all of the profiles here. Steven Cohen has a lengthy history of hunting for "the shot" in photo pits everywhere around the Twin Cities. His work is featured in City Pages and the Local Current Blog, and ... More >>
In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Dan Corrigan's photography has been an integral part of Minnesota music lore for the past 35 years. Many of the most famous shots of the Replacements are his, and the same goes for co ... More >>
After a couple of months of research and deliberation -- and thousands of viewings of microphones and punk singers' teeth -- we have chosen the finalists for the best music photographers serving the Twin Cities. And, there's a twist. Since we received a ridiculous amount of quality submissions, we e ... More >>
As we assembled this week's cover story, 89.3 the Current: An oral history, we quickly realized that one key piece of the radio station had a life of its own: Rock the Garden. The annual summer music festival started out in 1998 as a membership driver for the Walker Art Center, a kind of musical in ... More >>
We asked, and you nominated your favorite Twin Cities photographers like crazy over the past week. With 675 comments and nearly that many emails to work with, we received more than 100 serious submissions. Now, with the help of a local panel of writers, editors, musicians, and others, we'll discuss ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we launch our sixtieth installment of Local Frames with a video from Haley Bonar, to promote her forthcoming record due out in spring of 2014. We've also got new c ... More >>
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganTwin Cities boogie-rock favorites Chooglin' are about to head overseas again for the Spring thaw. Having traveled across Europe, including some festivals in Norway last year and a trip to the Netherlands, the band were invited back over the pond to do a small two-week tour of ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganChooglin' has accomplished a lot in five years. The seven-piece band has branched out from their hard rock/punk roots, expanding their repertoire into Memphis and R&B influenced rock, with ringleader Jesse Tomlinson emphasizing melodies along with the big riffs. After 2 ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganAs the music community continues to grieve the devastating loss of Micheal Larsen, a.k.a. Eyedea, a series of memorial events are being planned in his honor. Today, Rhymesayers announced that a public wake will be held next Thursday, October 28 at the Crowne Plaza in St. Paul ... More >>
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Photo by Dan CorriganMayors RT Rybak and Chris Coleman at the Current's 5th birthday partyLast May, when Mumford & Sons blasted through town with a very sold-out show at the Varsity Theater, the impact that Minneapolis Public Radio's contemporary music station has on our concert ticket market ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganAs we wrote about in the most recent issue of City Pages, tonight marks a few milestones for longstanding cable access show Drinking With Ian: The show will move to a considerably smaller, more intimate space for its new season at Donny Dirk's Zombie Den, and the show will be ... More >>
As we wrote about in the paper this week, seminal record label Amphetamine Reptile is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend with three separate parties, culminating in tomorrow's sold-out bash at Grumpy's Downtown. Here's a quick rundown of all the AmRep events this weekend, including set ... More >>
The September issue of Filter Magazine will feature a Replacements Let it Be tribute on its cover -- only in place of Paul, Bob, Tommy, and Chris, Filter arranged the cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia on what they refer to as "an iconic indie rock rooftop," complete with a shirtless Danny ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganBoth songs on this split between the Dynamiters and Double Bird may have some exotic elements to their titles, but the music is strictly down-to-earth rock. From the homemade cover art to the basic layout of band/song title only, the record screams that the music is here to ... More >>
Photo by Michelle LeonFirst Avenue's latest addition, the Depot Tavern, celebrated its grand opening last week. Haven't been yet? Judging from the sparse attendance we saw during the lunch hour earlier this week, we're guessing most downtown Minneapolis residents and office workers don't even kno ... More >>
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Photographer Dan Corrigan was on hand to capture images from Friday night's show at First Avenue.
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