Tom Hallett was a true rock 'n' roll writer. He lived the rock 'n' roll life like the Twin Cities' own Lester Bangs, and wrote about it in great detail. For decades, Hallett avidly attended innumerable shows, and celebrated our scene hard. Hallett's recent passing after a struggle with diabetes shoc ... More >>
The Stone Arch Bridge Festival returns to the scenic St. Anthony Main area on Father's Day weekend. In addition to the showcasing of over 250 visual artists, the three-day fest will feature more than 40 music acts near the Mississippi River on three stages. Live music begins at Water Power Park on t ... More >>
DJs, local artists, and the music community muse about what makes the radio station so revolutionary
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a mildly disturbing album teaser from Poliça to promote their forthcoming record, Shulamith. We're also featuring a newly discovered gem ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a striking new video from Volcano Choir, the adventurous pop group started by Justin Vernon and his cohorts in the Collections of Colonies ... More >>
The massive Stone Arch Bridge Festival lineup has just arrived! Spread over several stages near the Minneapolis waterfront June 14-16, this year's fest boasts more than 40 acts alongside 250 visual artists' displays.Among the prime picks of the weekend are Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps ... More >>
After Noiseland Industries' American Buffalo LP's became instant collectors' items following Record Store Day 2012, the Minneapolis boutique vinyl and CD manufacturer is once again set to deliver yet another reason to head out to your local record store on April 20. Noiseland will be distributing vi ... More >>
By Tony NelsonLast Waltz TributeThe Cabooze, MinneapolisFriday, January 4, 2013Billing themselves as Big Pink, local music vests Rob Hilstrom, Jon Herchert, Chad Whittaker, Dave Russ and Pete Sands became the Band to host the 8th Annual Tribute to the Last Waltz, the Band's 1976 farewell concert tha ... More >>
Former Turf Club manager and Twin Cities music scene shaper passes after a battle with cancer
So, Gimme Noise and all associated City Pages websites all decided to collectively go on the fritz for a few hours on Tuesday afternoon. And for those folks who weren't out performing some sort of civic duty, this could've been a crushing blow to work-time procrastination as we know it. We scrambled ... More >>
The best thing about Rock for Pussy is obviously that the charity event, now entering its ninth installment tonight, provides funds for local forlorn cats and kittens in need of a helping paw. But not far behind is that the event, organized by the Current's Mary Lucia and a team of musicians, has su ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl Day 2331 Club, Psycho Suzi's, and Sample Room, Northeast MinneapolisSaturday, May 19, 2012Related:Slideshow: Art-A-Whirl 2012: Friday's MusicArt-A-Whirl Day 1 in Northeast Minneapolis, 5/18/12Rusty Quarters in Uptown Minneapolis posted a Facebook status asking where everyone was, making ... More >>
Rock singer-songwriter (and ex-Replacement) Slim Dunlap has faced a slow recovery since suffering a stroke in February. According to the Current, he's making progress steadily, and is no longer in intensive care. Dunlap's many friends have decided to raise spirits and quite a racket in honor of t ... More >>
The Mad Ripple Hootenanny November 27, 2011 The Dowling Studio at the Guthrie, Minneapolis Five years ago, Jim Walsh began the Mad Ripple Hootenanny in the basement of Java Jack's in South Minneapolis. The Hoot was then a ring of singer-songwriters, folk and non-folk and local big shots and up-and ... More >>
Gloria's Lobotomy by Rudy FigThere's never a week in the Twin Cities without great free stuff to do. This week's hot happenings include an incredible lineup at the Pizza Luce Block Party (Brother Ali! Dessa! Pink Mink!), sugary sweet art by Rudy Fig and Jeff Warner over at the Gallery at Fox Tax, ... More >>
There are 50 bands performing at the outdoor arts and music extravaganza Stone Arch Festival of the Arts this weekend. We outlined our top eight recommended acts in this week's print edition, from the James Buckley Trio to Fort Wilson Riot to Painted Saints -- but there are many, many more acts w ... More >>
Local tracks spun on the Mischke broadcast today, including Baby Guts and the Big Wu.
Metallica to play Target Center in October, new Kristoff Krane announced & Man is Doomed profiled
Hold Steady @ First Avenue From Nate Patrin's review of the new Hold Steady record: "There is a point on Boys and Girls in America that marks the line the Hold Steady have apparently crossed. It's the chorus on the second track, a churning anthem dubbed 'Chips Ahoy!,' where it's a bit hard to tell ... More >>
Why do kids torment guinea pigs? Whose guinea pig are we?
That's a bigger question than usual in our 1996 new music poll.