In the Twin Cities Fan of the Week series, Gimme Noise showcases fellow concertgoers in their natural habitat.Event: Nine Inch Nails and Explosions in the Sky (Review | Slideshow)Location: Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulDate of Discovery: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Throwing a David Lynch-themed dance party, but have no idea what to play? Wonder no more, massive Twin Peaks fan KPT, pronounced "kept," crafts the perfect tracks for the occasion. KPT (Joshua Lexbole by birth) is a genre-bending dark electronica producer based in Minneapolis. His music, at once spa ... More >>
The Twin Cities have long had a burgeoning independent metal scene, but few breakout stars. In the '80s, Powermad benefited from the major label rush to take advantage of aggressive trends and briefly joined the Metallicas and Slayers of the world. The group recorded a pair of records at Prince's Pa ... More >>
Sometimes a song comes along and you just hate everything about it. Everything is wrong: your sensors are howling, the hair stands up on your neck, and it's some nightmare shit where unless you can somehow get away from or destroy whatever device is causing the awful song to play, your head will ... More >>
Jared Diamond says the success of a given civilization is based on three things: "Guns, Germs, and Steel." What he means is, dont open your surf shop in Gary, Indiana, and dont dig for gold in your laundry hamper. If Diamond were to write a book on making it in the music industry, I highly doubt ... More >>
Legendary film director David Lynch officially embarked on a new career today: musician.Good musician, though?
Fess-up time: almost everything I know about Twin Peaks -- David Lynch's surrealist, televised take on fear, loathing, and murder in a fictional Washington state community -- I learned from Greil Marcus's excellent societal survey course The Shape of Things to Come. Here's what I do know for sure ... More >>
We've got a weekend full of record release shows, touring bands, and DJ nights galore for you.
This weekend is free to be weird.
Decade was tarnished by sequels, uplifted by longshots
Michael Jackson mashed through the ages, NIN vs. Britney Spears & David Lynch gets mashed in plastic.
Chefs partner with artists to create meals inspired by the artists' work
Local Nosferatus darken summer with Cuz It's a Beach Funeral
Stripping himself of celluloid, the 'Inland' emperor has no clothes
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Five new local CDs Range from Spaghetti Westerns to pot paeans
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'The Jacket' draws a line in the sands of time
David Thomas channels the ghosts of Edward Hopper, Orson Welles, and his own past
The Raveonettes pull out the big guns, A.R.E. Weapons sing one for America, and the Dixie Chicks start a war
'The Ring' signals that there's nobody home
The National Entertainment State Stands Firm--Then Runs Away
After September 11: Projecting the future of entertainment at the New York Film Festival
An Oak Street retrospective pulls us back to the flashy days of Eighties cinema
Or, Cannes 2001: How to love the movies without hating yourself
Martin Scorsese accelerates his efforts, while David Lynch slows down to enjoy the scenery
The afterlife cop drama G. vs. E runs up against the mortality of hipness
While American critics script eulogies for foreign film, this year's festival at Cannes suggests that reports of its death are an exaggeration
Movie theaters used to have majestic screens, rocking chairs, and real butter. Some still do.