Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>
What started as a dream from co-creators and curators Sally Hedberg and Dana Raidt became a reality last Friday evening. Girl Germs staged a takeover of the First Avenue mainroom, bringing seven local bands and host Lori Barbero of Minneapolis's own legendary Babes in Toyland to the stage in a tribu ... More >>
Over the past few years, the Girls Got Rhythm Fest has rightfully focused on ladies who rock, as well as carrying on the lasting legacy of women in music. While Girls Got Rhythm is taking a break this year, the spirit of the festival continues with the just announced Girl Germs Live Tribute to Women ... More >>
Diana Ross Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Oh, Diana Ross. Even at the ripe age of 69, she's still reminding us that there was a time before Beyonce. Indeed, without Diana Ross, we might not know to call these modern starlets "divas." At her show last night at the Orpheum ... More >>
"There's 'pea' on the stage!" exclaimed Lenka, noting the frozen peas that were thrown onstage during opener Elizabeth & the Catapult's set, setting up an easy-going feel for the evening. Not many people can write happy love songs and makes them believable, but Australian singer/son ... More >>
If it were possible to pee one's pants twice at the same time, we would.
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A Pilgrimage to Pleasant: Sean O'Hagen (center) channels Brian Wilson's California dream on the High Llamas'