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    November 6, 2014

    Top 10 Must-See Minnesota Music Videos This Week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A new video from Caroline Smith begins this week's collection. We've also got new clips from Sun Gods to Gamma Rays, Kitten Forever, MaLLy, Teenage Moods, Gaines, Muja Messi ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with a new video from the Sudden Lovelys, a hard-working duo out of Nordeast Minneapolis who are set to release a new album in March. We're als ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    TPT's The Lowertown Line adds three more episodes

    After a slow initial roll-out in late 2012, the burgeoning new Twin Cities Public Television series The Lowertown Line is gaining speed. With MN Original's creative fingerprints all over it, the show takes an up-close look at the artists it has featured so far -- Trampled by Turtles and Brother Ali ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Top 10 best Minnesota music videos of 2013 (so far)

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. As the year reaches its halfway point, Local Frames takes a look back at the most fantastic, innovative videos that have come our way in 2013. Since Gimme Noise started up t ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir announce new album, Repave

    After making their stunning U.S. live debut with a memorable show at the Cedar Cultural Center back in March of 2011, Volcano Choir (a collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Wisconsin experimental rock outfit Collections of Colonies of Bees) are keeping their fruitful musical partnership ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    MN Original leaps forward

    New Lowertown Line series takes a closer look at live local music

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    December 20, 2012

    Best Twin Cities music videos of 2012

    Whether or not Minnesota music is in a new golden age or not is a debate for another day further down the road, but there should be little question that local bands recorded and released some truly amazing records in 2012. There was one triumphant record release party after another, and with each su ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Night Moves, Leisure Birds, Caroline Smith, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Polica documentary, Hold You Just a Little While, debuts

    Required viewing: 2011 Picked to Click runner up Poliça gets their banner year summed up in a short documentary titled Hold You Just a Little While. Directed by the tireless Dan Huiting, the nine-minute clip is an excellent companion piece to Jeff Gage's cover story about the band from ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Mike Mictlan, Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles, Brother Ali, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from the Hood Internet, the Pines, Grimes, and more

    See Also: Local Frames: New videos from Poliça, Paper Tiger, Sleep Study, and more Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Howler, Bloodnstuff, Astronautalis, and more As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    P.O.S. debuts "Bumper" video via City of Music

    See Also:Wanna be in the P.O.S. "Get Down" music video?Summit Backyard Bash announces all-local lineupP.O.S. finally comes into his own with Never BetterA new era in the twisted evolution of Stef Alexander is upon us. The rapper known to most as P.O.S. has released the first single from his fourth s ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Solid Gold don Let It Be attire, head into the graveyard for Beatle Project video

    ​The Pioneers & Soldiers Cemetery in Phillips has been getting a lot of play these days. Not only was it the inspiration for the theme of Jeremy Messersmith's last album, The Reluctant Graveyard, but it was also the site of a unique outdoor show Messersmith played this summer with Lu ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Pink Mink set sail tonight with an airtight, joyous full-length debut

    Photo by Ben ClarkPink Mink at the Electric Fetus on Tuesday​Our Picked to Click 2010 champions Pink Mink are in the midst of a flurry of CD-release celebrations this week, culminating with tonight's Sunset Cocktail Cruise and Album Release Party that will set sail on the Mississippi River in St. ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Yelle featured in brand-new City of Music video

    Photo by Brad Ogbonna​While Dan Huiting and MPLS.TV have certainly featured national acts in their City of Music series before, this week's stars might be their biggest yet. The latest video, which you can watch first right here, features French electro-pop band Yelle, who were in town last month ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Gramma's Boyfriend perform for City of Music

    ​People of the internet, meet Gramma's Boyfriend: frantic and frenetic, this budding new punk band is a far cry from the lush singer-songwriter fare normally offered up by Haley Bonar. But Bonar has never been one to let her music fit squarely into one category, and her new side project -- which f ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    No Bird Sing perform for City of Music

    Here's the deal: It's Monday morning. The work week just hit the reset button. The caffeine hasn't even kicked in yet, but this video might do the trick. As with many Mondays 'round these parts, we here at Gimme Noise are jazzed to kick off our week by debuting a new City of Music video from MPLS.TV ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Haley Bonar performs for City of Music

    Photo by Louisa Podlich​We're grateful to be able to claim Haley Bonar as a Twin Cities resident once again after her year-long stint in Portland, and this week will be a full-on celebration of all things Haley around town. Pick up a copy of City Pages this Wednesday (which will also happen t ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Secret Cities perform for City of Music at SXSW

    ​For the newest edition of City of Music, producer Dan Huiting and videographers Chris Hadland and Andre Durand caught up with Fargo quintet Secret Cities down in Austin, Texas during the SXSW music festival for a take-away performance... in a tree. Watch as the band hangs from tree branches, ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    SXSW video: The Gimme Noise and First Avenue day party, plus Okkervil River

    Photo by Erik Hess​We have one final piece of SXSW coverage to offer up this week, and then we're done -- for real this time. In this video, our team of Dan Huiting, Andre Durand, and Chris Hadland recap a few of the final shows they saw at SXSW this year, including all seven bands at our Gimme No ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    SXSW video recap: The Strokes, Wu-Tang Clan, Yelawolf, Gayngs

    ​Our video team fanned out on Thursday night, easily the busiest and biggest night of the festival so far, to cover the free Strokes show mob at Auditorium Shores, the Gayngs Affiliyated showcase at the Mohawk, and Wu-Tang Clan and Yelawolf at the Village Voice party at Austin Music Hall, plus ... ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Pink Mink video shoot: Will the real Scott Seekins please stand up?

    Photo by Joe Michaud-ScorzaPink Mink's Christy Hunt with Scott Seekins​For the latest installment of the City of Music video series, produced by Dan Huiting and MPLS.TV, Picked to Click winners Pink Mink rounded up 75 of their closest friends and fans at Honey in Northeast Minneapolis for a unique ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Tapes 'n Tapes invite us into the studio for City of Music

    Photos by Dajana Bartulovic​After taking a winter break over the holidays, MPLS.TV are back in the swing of things this week and preparing to release another installment of their popular "City of Music" series this coming Monday via Gimme Noise. To get us in the mood, producer Dan Huiting sent ove ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    City of Music: The New Standards perform Trip Shakespeare's 'Snow Days'

    ​Earlier this month, jazz trio the New Standards (featuring the Suburbs' Chan Poling, Semisonic and the Twilight Hours' John Munson, and vibraphonist Steve Roehm) held down three nights at the Fitzgerald Theater with their annual holiday show. City of Music director Dan Huiting filmed the Fitzgera ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    S. Carey, the Love Power church, and the dizzying wonder that is MPLS.TV

    Photos by Dajana Bartulovic​Dig, if you will, a picture of two dozen audio/visual nerds scurrying around an unnervingly outdated church nestled just off 94W on the cusp of the West Bank of Minneapolis. The outside of the building is painted with a giant portrait of Jesus Christ, hands outstretched ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Alicia Wiley takes us down to the Clown Lounge

    Photos by Keith Moechnig​Jazz pianist and songwriter Alicia Wiley is getting ready to unveil her fifth full-length album, Both Sides, next week at the Entry, and she invited the video crew at MPLS.TV to film an exclusive performance in preparation for her release. Backed by multi-talented musician ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Cloud Cult extras: Photos and videos

    Photo by Tony Nelson​While you were reading today's cover story on Cloud Cult, you hopefully noticed all the great pictures Nick Vlcek snapped of the band during their performance at the Lowertown Music Festival in July. Well, that's not all we have for you. On his visit with the band in Eagan for ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Preview photos: Birthday Suits play for City of Music

    Photos by Casanova Frankenstein​It's only hump day but we're already looking forward to this coming Monday morning, because it means we'll get to drop a brand new City of Music video featuring blistering punk duo Birthday Suits.

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    October 19, 2010

    Surfer Blood to be featured in next week's City of Music

    Photos by Dajana Bartulovic​The MPLS.TV crew went to the Varsity last week to film a special live "touring band" version of City of Music with Surfer Blood, who happened to be passing through town. The video won't be ready until next Monday, but you can preview a few photos from the Surfer Blood s ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    City of Music films Neutal Uke Hotel feat. Communist Daughter

    ​The waves of lovely-looking videos continue lapping at our shores in today's edition of City of Music. Neutral Uke Hotel and Communist Daughter teamed up on a Dinkytown bridge to sing Neutral Milk Hotel's "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea."

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    September 28, 2010

    Gayngs and Glasser rehearse for tour in Justin Vernon's studio

    Photos by Kevin O'Meara​Twin Cities-based conglomeration Gayngs is preparing to embark on their first tour this week, which will find them in New York City this weekend for a pair of shows and an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and wraps up at the Austin City Limits festival on October ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. perform for City of Music

    ​As promised, we've got a hot new video to share with you this morning courtesy of our friends at MPLS.TV. The film crew arranged for a special performance by rising Detroit quartet Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., who took some time out of their schedule while they were passing through Minneapolis to perf ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. party at Lee's Liquor Lounge

    Photos by Shelby Faille​A few weeks back, when Detroit rockers Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. were in town to play the 400 Bar, City of Music producer Dan Huiting jumped at the chance to arrange for a special video shoot. The band got up nice and early on a Saturday morning and headed down to Lee's for a ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Fort Wilson Riot perform for City of Music

    ​It's been noted before how impressive it is that Fort Wilson Riot manage to get so much sound from just two players, with Jacob Mullis and Amy Hager jumping in on everything from traditional guitar and keyboard refrains to harmonica, xylophone, and accordion as they sing. Which makes this week's ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Fort Wilson Riot take us to the 1419 space

    Photos by Casanova Frankenstein​Our allies over at MPLS.TV are already hard at work on next week's City of Music video featuring local duo Fort Wilson Riot, and they send over some behind-the-scenes photos of their shoot at the 1419 space to whet our appetites. "The people at the 1419 space were k ... More >>

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    September 6, 2010

    Roma di Luna perform for City of Music

    ​As with every Monday, we're pleased to present a new City of Music video today from our friends Dan Huiting and MPLS.TV. This week, the video crew ventured into the green room at the Cedar Cultural Center to capture a unique performance by Roma di Luna. The band plays tonight at the State Fair (H ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Roma di Luna take us backstage at the Cedar

    ​For next week's City of Music video, producer Dan Huiting and his film crew went backstage at the Cedar Cultural Center with Roma di Luna for a unique performance. "We originally planned to shoot at the MPLS Farmers Market, but the wind was too strong to record outdoors," Dan explains, "so we mov ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    The 4onthefloor show us their rooftop

    ​We have another City of Music video on its way to you this Monday, and to whet your appetite the video team sent over a few stills and behind-the-scenes shots from their shoot with up-and-coming new drum-heavy band the 4onthefloor."It was the last stand at the Meridius, a house in N.E. that sing ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Charlie Parr performs for City of Music

    ​For this week's City of Music video, MPLS.TV went down to the Mississippi River with Duluth-based bluesman Charlie Parr to capture an intimate performance. Watch the video below, and check out some behind-the-scenes shots from the Charlie Parr video shoot here.

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    July 28, 2010

    Charlie Parr takes us down to the river for City of Music

    ​For our next City of Music video, our trusty film crew went down to the Mississippi River's edge with Charlie Parr for what proved to be a challenging outdoor taping. "It was a beautiful day on the Mississippi river near the Stone Arch Bridge," says director Dan Huiting. "You couldn't have asked ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Dark Dark Dark perform for City of Music

    ​For this week's City of Music video, the crew at MPLS.TV met up with Dark Dark Dark in an abandoned warehouse and junkyard just as the sun was going down to film a unique performance. See our behind-the-scenes shots from the filming here, and watch the finished Dark Dark Dark video, directed by D ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    The Goondas get sweaty for City of Music

    Photos by Brandon J. Sanford​We're getting ready to drop a new City of Music video this coming Monday featuring delirious and daring local rockers the Goondas -- and to get you ready for the action, we've got a series of behind-the-scenes shots from their taping session with producer Dan Huiting a ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Hildur Victoria perform for City of Music series

    Photo by Desiree Forget​As part of the ongoing "City of Music" series, we're pleased to present this video of newcomers Hildur Victoria performing their song "Bunny Valley." The band was filmed by Dan Huiting and MPLS.TV, and the sound was recorded by Jacob Grun (Me and My Arrow, Ice Palace) at So ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Lucy Michelle performs for MPLS.TV's City of Music

    ​As part of the ongoing "City of Music" series, which showcases local bands performing in unique settings, we are pleased to partner with MPLS.TV to present this new video of Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles. The video was shot by Dan Huiting and produced by Ryan Warner and Chris Cloud. Enjoy ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Zoo Animal perform exclusively for MPLS.TV

    ​Our pals over at MPLS.TV have dropped another great music video today, this time featuring local three-piece Zoo Animal in a fittingly sparse, minimalistic setting. Zoo Animal will release their sophomore album, Zoo Animal, next Friday, May 28 at the 7th St. Entry with Red Pens, His And Her Vani ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Kanser, Dosh release new music videos

    We've always felt like our local scene was strong enough to hold its own against the national touring bands that come through town, and now it seems like more and more local videographers are upping the ante and creating highly professional, glossy music videos that rival anything being produced for ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Dessa, No Bird Sing playing our Best Of the Twin Cities party May 22

    ​As we mentioned yesterday, we couldn't be happier about featuring Dessa as a three-time Best Of the Twin Cities award winner this year, as she was recognized as Best Songwriter, Best Local Girl Made Good, and the Best Local Album of the Past 12 Months. Check out our exclusive video (shot by MPLS. ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Saint Paul Art Crawl, MN Fashion Week: Freeloader Friday

    ​(Work by Greg Gossel)This week we have the epic Saint Paul Art Crawl (now with live music from Soundcrawl!), MN Fashion Week events, and art openings featuring naked people and pop culture (not all in one spot).

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    April 15, 2010

    Kristoff Krane releases long-awaited "Miracle" video

    The process for releasing Kristoff Krane's "Miracle" video has been nothing short of an ordeal. Most of the footage for the video was shot back in November of last year, and just days before wrapping up the shoot the hard drive that contained all the footage crashed and the data was almost lost. Kra ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Best New Bands of 2009: Video interviews from the First Ave showcase

    Come with us as we journey through the dark corners of the club and talk to the bands featured in this year's lineup.

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