When Jeremy Messersmith was invited to play Late Show with David Letterman recently, he brought his 10-piece band along with him to perform Heart Murmurs standout "Bubblin'" to its largest audience yet. Gimme Noise asked Messersmith's guitarist Brian Tighe (The Starfolk/The Owls/The Hang Ups) to ke ... More >>
Minnesota is second only to New Hampshire in terms of the best states to live in, according to a list put together by Politico's Margaret Slattery.SEE ALSO: David Letterman shares his "top 10 least successful Minnesota businesses"Slattery's list "rounded up 14 different state rankings from reputable ... More >>
If you believe Movoto, none of the 10 best places in Minnesota are outside the Twin Cities metro area.SEE ALSO: David Letterman shares his "top 10 least successful Minnesota businesses"That, of course, strikes many Minnesotans as counterintuitive. Who wouldn't want to live in a beautiful lakeside ho ... More >>
The eccentric actor returns to the screen with his most "normal" role yet
Last night, via video and reportedly at the behest of Al Franken, David Letterman appeared at the Minnesota Business Partnership dinner and offered his top 10 list of the "least successful Minnesota businesses."SEE ALSO: "Appalling" NoDak billboard takes shot at MN's business climate on MN soil [IMA ... More >>
Daughter's two EP's are a clear depiction of pre-and-post-breakup resilience. The songs of the young London band are all full of intense emotional mood swings and weighted words. As any toxic relationship can most assuredly leave you grieving, Daughter evokes emotions that leave you practically gutt ... More >>
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Related:Ten local songs the Minnesota Twins should play at Target FieldFor all those cool dads (and their cool offspring and spouses) out there, here's a chance to make the tradition of a baseball game on Father's Day a little more interactive. Certainly the music folks at the Minnesota Twins must h ... More >>
Related:Trampled by Turtles Day declared in Minneapolis and DuluthTrampled by Turtles at First Avenue, 4/11/12Ten local songs the Minnesota Twins should play at Target FieldThe month of April has been an eventful one for the gents in Trampled by Turtles. Not long after a sold-out release show at Fir ... More >>
Anne Stensrud was nearly four times over the limitAnnie Stensrud has been charged with a DWI in connection with a December arrest for drunk driving. Stensrud became a national celebrity in early December after slurring her way through the opening of a news broadcast for KEYC Mankato, a CBS-F ... More >>
Annie Stensrud begins her fateful broadcast.The Internet has been tittering all week over a broadcast from a Fox affiliate in Mankato. In the opener, reporter Annie Stensrud noticabely slurs her way through several stories, missing cues and stumbling through the usual on-air banter with a fello ... More >>
Letterman turns Bachmann into a punchline.David Letterman is hot on Michele Bachmann's tail, making fun of her ass and her makeup in Tuesday night's Top 10 list: "Signs There's Already Trouble at Michele Bachmann's Campaign Headquarters." It surely won't be long before Republicans complain t ... More >>
There's something very old-school TV variety show-esque about this past week's "Drum Solo Week" feature on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Photo by Emily RobertsOver here at Gimme Noise, we're pretty excited about Tommy Stinson's return to First Ave this Friday--and not just because we had the chance to talk to him about it in the print version of today's City Pages. Why all the excitement then? Because it gives us an excuse to kill ... More >>
Longtime comedian speaks to City Pages before his Mystic gig
Al Franken and Rand Paul, Senate buddies.In the strangest pairing since Oscar met Felix in The Odd Couple, Al Franken and Rand Paul were thrown together earlier this year by the Senate's mentoring program. Franken's the mentor, in case you missed it--or were wondering.
Casey Affleck directs while Phoenix aims to prove a point
Between Finn's droll, incisive word gift and Chuck Klosterman's source material, this should keep rock nostalgists sated for years to come.
David Letterman spent a whole lot of time ripping on Brett Favre's unretirement last night and we are thankful for it.
Chatting with the guitarist from Phoenix in preparation for tonight's sold-out show.
Ouija Radio's Christy Hunt will play Letterman next week with her more prominent national band, the Von Bondies.
Readers respond to Best of the Twin Cities
The Juno screenwriter makes a triumphant return to her sugar daddy.
Hollywood's hottest screenwriter talks about the price of fame, life in the film biz, and her early days at City Pages
Sedaris and Colbert peddle 'Candy' not everybody wants
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Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
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