The most frequent complaint non-country listeners make about today's Nashville is that the music doesn't sound like it used to. That's true. But it's not that the hitmakers have abandoned their base -- it's that they've annexed the audiences abandoned by rock when rock went crabby after Nirvana. T ... More >>
Ohhh, the weather outside is... not as bad as they said it was gonna be? Okay, it still sucks. But soon -- yes, soon... too soon in fact! -- it will be summer, and it will be really stupidly hot, and we'll be going to music festivals and become reacquainted with the sweet summer smell of a beer-and- ... More >>
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Austin, TX has become the mecca for performing artists of all genres. The Twin Cities will have a strong presence in the land of hipsters mixed with corporate sponsorships and industry professionals. For those that can't make the trip down south, catch them this weekend before they ma ... More >>
Question: What could possibly be more country than country chart-toppers Lady Antebellum, Thompson Square and Darius Rucker playing the Target Center Saturday night? Answer: (Laughter from offstage.) Serious Answer: Minneapolis' biggest jazz venue, tonight.
Photo by Erik HessTapes 'n Tapes' Josh Grier never wanted to be your weekend lover.One of the surprises of the Current's 7th Birthday festivities at First Avenue this past weekend was undeniably Tapes 'n Tapes' climactic cover of Prince's epic hit "Purple Rain." Our Gimme Noise correspondent call ... More >>
Photo courtesy of wandajackson.comWanda JacksonAhem. Perty little lo-ove song. Perty little lo-ove so-oh-ong. Perty little lo-ove song... bang bing bong. Take a second to learn the real lyrics to this song* when the Marshall Tucker Band opens for Travis Tritt at the Otsego JamFest Friday ... More >>
I just watched seven minutes and 52 seconds of American Idol. By my count, that's 472 seconds I'll never get back. Your turn.
Your guide to the hottest, the sweatiest, the smelliest country music festivals this summer. Somebody grab the cooler.
Roger Clemens' erectile issues and cheese & macaroni: all the news that's fit to print today in country.
A collective of whatever the hell they want. Check out Saturday's Grand Casino show and see if you can make some sense of it.
Today I head back from my hometown's county fair; cheap Sparks and heckling Blake Shelton made for a rough three nights.
News of country crossovers has me down, as does the food poisoning which has beset me since I ate some venison from a November '06 hunt (bad idea, folks).
In anticipation of Girl Talk's show tonight at First Avenue, Gimme Noise cooks up its own amusing mash-up titles.
The Rolling River music and movies festival goes through a divorce