David Mccrindle

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    10 essential tips for live music photographers

    Live music photography is hard work, and it's even harder to thrive while doing it. Lining up a quality shot is part of the equation, but a good concert photographer must also have a clue. We recently profiled 20 of the best Twin Cities music photographers, and asked each for "dos and don'ts" for at ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Vote for the best music photographer in Twin Cities!

    It comes down to this. Gimme Noise asked for your nominations for best Twin Cities music photographer, and you gave us 104 people taking pictures locally! We narrowed the field to 20 finalists, and then profiled each of them.Now, it's time for the final round of voting. Below is a poll to show your ... More >>

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    February 18, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: David McCrindle

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. David McCrindle is a U.K. native who has built strong relationships with a lot of area musicians based upon his photo work. His shots have appeared in publications like Q and NME abro ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    The best music photographers in the Twin Cities: 2014 finalists

    After a couple of months of research and deliberation -- and thousands of viewings of microphones and punk singers' teeth -- we have chosen the finalists for the best music photographers serving the Twin Cities. And, there's a twist. Since we received a ridiculous amount of quality submissions, we e ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    The 104 Twin Cities music photographers you nominated

    We asked, and you nominated your favorite Twin Cities photographers like crazy over the past week. With 675 comments and nearly that many emails to work with, we received more than 100 serious submissions. Now, with the help of a local panel of writers, editors, musicians, and others, we'll discuss ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Top 10 foods and drinks to indulge in this winter

    Oh, the weather outside. It's not yet frightful, but it's no longer completely delightful. But we hardy folk are not deterred by winter temps. We're smart enough to recognize that coziness is a limited-season indulgence too, one we prefer to partake in with fantastic food and boozy beverages. T ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Top 10 Places to Eat in the North Loop

    As its ubiquitous, chic loft condominiums suggest, the North Loop is quickly becoming a hot spot for trendy Minneapolitans. Bordered by the new Twins Stadium to the southwest, Hennepin Avenue to the southeast, Plymouth Avenue to the northwest, and the Mississippi River to the northeast, the heart o ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Potter's Pasties brick-and-mortar: A first look

    It was a particularly overcast day in the middle of a week of consecutive overcast days when we decided to stop by Potter's Pasties new brick-and-mortar location on Como Avenue. for a taste of their traditional tasty hand pies, the official food of depressing weather. The store is the latest in a we ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013

    Smoke in the Pit: A first look

    After a months-long hiatus to make the move from its former East Lake Street location, Dwight Alexander's fabulous Smoke in the Pit is now open in Powderhorn near the intersection of 38th & Chicago Avenue. The modest space contains a kitchen, single restroom for customers, and a small waiting ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Gigi's Cupcakes now open in Golden Valley

    A few weeks back the Wall Street Journal published a story about the rapidly crashing cupcake market, using the Crumbs Bake Shop chain (whose shares, once worth upward of $13 apiece, have dropped to about $1.36) as an example of a business that is struggling in the crowded gourmet cupcake marketplac ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Republic finds a new home in Uptown

    Let's just get this out of the way: The new outpost of Republic in Calhoun Square has nothing on the original Seven Corners location in terms of atmosphere. Yes, the views are nice and it's a very welcome addition to an area that's lacking in really good beer bars, but the lofted space, in the forme ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Broders' 'Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives' viewing party at Vincent

    Late Monday evening, nearly 150 foodies, fans, and employees of Broders' Pasta Bar and Cucina Italiana gathered at Vincent on Nicollet Mall to enjoy cured meats, fine cheeses, and champagne to toast the premiere of the latest episode of Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, which featured a 1 ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Amazing Thailand hosts Songkran Festival

    Last Friday marked the start of Songkran, a three-day festival celebrating the Thai New Year. Minneapolis locals kicked off the holiday a little early on Thursday night at Amazing Thailand in Uptown, with traditional dance demonstrations, a display of elaborate fruit carvings, all-night happy hour, ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    The Oceanaire grand opening at 6th and Nicollet

    ​"I like to think of it as retro-meets-futuristic," General Manager Jake Uttich says of the decor at the gorgeous new location of The Oceanaire Seafood Room. "Like where the Jetsons would want to come to have dinner." The space, on the corner of 6th and Nicollet, does feel very much like the dinin ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Top 10 hot dogs in the Twin Cities

    Who has the best Twin Cities tube steaks?​While the Twin Cities may not exactly be Chicago where hot dogs are concerned, we've still managed to establish a pretty diverse sausage scene. There are a few familiar faces on this list of Top 10 best places to grab a wiener, including past City Pages Be ... More >>