By Kat GeorgeBeing in a relationship is as much a cultural journey as it is an emotional, intellectual or sexual one. Mostly because you have to "do" things with your significant other, and when you live in a city, a lot of the time "doing" means going to the movies or catching a gig. Because let' ... More >>
In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Local music fans can find Leslie Plesser's regular music photo work in the pages of Vita.mn and the Star Tribune. In addition to experience in photo pits, her skills as an art direc ... More >>
Throughout 2013, the reunited Replacements and their friends have put out a series of limited-edition 7-inch records to raise funds for their pal Slim Dunlap. The Songs for Slim recordings came about after Dunlap -- former guitarist for the Replacements and star solo performer -- suffered a serious ... More >>
Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>
As the excitement continues to build around the Replacements' new benefit EP, Songs For Slim, more information about the project continues to filter out. In addition to the full track-listing for the EP as well as the Chris Mars designed album art (featured above), details have also emerged about wh ... More >>
By his own admission, Deer Tick's John McCauley doesn't give a shit about music. Or at least he doesn't during a scant, seven-minute interview with Gimme Noise. The gravel-throated alt-country star, who provides a acerbic (and occasionally moving) soundtrack to beer-guzzling hordes, has seen his pr ... More >>
Today, a multitude of shiftless youth are in New Orleans to consume copious quantities of alcohol, ogle members of the opposite sex, don ludicrous costumes, become well-acquainted with NOLA PD jail cells, and just generally have an incredible time. Your correspondent is not among them -- and prob ... More >>
It's a good thing we waited until the last week of 2011 to publish our final best-album lists, since a few bands managed to eke out stellar releases just this December (the Roots' undun and the Black Keys' El Camino in particular made their way onto a few staffers' lists). With only a few da ... More >>
Photo by Scott AlarioDeer Tick November 12, 2011 Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Saturday night at the Triple Rock, the audience got to see something special. It was the sight of a band headed for greatness, right at the cusp of something bigger. It was palpable and it was obvious that ... More >>
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Roots rock fans, get ready: Dawes and Blitzen Trapper just announced a co-headlining bill that hits First Avenue on November 4th. Dawes will be continuing a seemingly never-ending tour behind their sophomore release, Nothing Is Wrong, which came out earlier this summer. They're also still rid ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenMiddle Brother, Dawes, and Deer Tick March 14, 2011 First Avenue, Minneapolis Sometimes writing a review of a show seems futile; like words won't do it the justice it deserves aside from "You had to be there." Monday night's three-parter at First Avenue was one of those shows ... More >>
The Rhode Island rockers put on an absolutely exhilarating show at the Triple Rock
Got your Star Trek costume all laid out, belly full of candy, pumpkin carved, and still don't know what to do with yourself this Halloween weekend? Don't fret, we've got a host of musical options at your disposal. Here's a rundown of some of the best Halloween-themed concerts happening this weeke ... More >>
OMG! Dude! This weekend! Is! Awesome! What do you mean you're tired, it's been a crappy week, and you're staying in? HELL! WITH! THAT! GET OVER! IT! What do you mean you're worried you're getting laid off? Stop being a negative nelly! PARTY! YEAH! Come on, I'm going to drag you out of the house. ... More >>
The California festival runs April 16-18.