It's been almost four years since the Twin Cities lost its grandfather of all things metal, Earl Root. He died of lymphoma, which he had battled like a true metal warrior for 10 years. Since then his legacy lives on in myriad forms each year with tributes, his wife Nancy's continued work with the Le ... More >>
Every year about this time for as long as we at Gimme Noise can remember (and for some of us, that's a long time), rock show crowds tend to thin out right when the weather gets nice. Yep, from your hardest-partying hipster to your mopiest darksider, everyone suddenly has the fever to see some day ... More >>
Poster design by Kindra MurpheyOne of the best, longest-running vinyl record shows in town takes over the VFW on Lyndale Avenue tomorrow from 9-4, admission is $3. The show is always a great opportunity to run into local record store owners, collectors, and friends in the music scene. And for a t ... More >>
Crack open our Twin Cities Local Music Yearbook and reminisce on an effed-up year
Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.
A birthday bash exposes our highly incestuous scene
After 14 years, Root Cellar Records meets an untimely death
Polls and punditry for the best new bands in town
Radio maven and metal monger Earl Root, bringing you the f-word since 1987.
Hail the Conquering Heroes: Polls and Praise for This Year's Best New Artists
After sixteen years of makeup, metal, and stage blood, Impaler remains proudly undead
Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.
Staffed by DJs and rockers, indie record stores are selling a scene