When Jeremy Messersmith was invited to play Late Show with David Letterman recently, he brought his 10-piece band along with him to perform Heart Murmurs standout "Bubblin'" to its largest audience yet. Gimme Noise asked Messersmith's guitarist Brian Tighe (The Starfolk/The Owls/The Hang Ups) to ke ... More >>
Life sucks. There is a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than Juggalos. Zen masters of nihilism and partying, they have become unquestionable experts at finding creative ways to cope with the unrelenting pain of reality.
Imagine Dragons With the Naked and Famous and Nico Vega Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul March 12, 2014 There are few shows throughout rock history that have changed the face of music as we know it. The Beatles infamous appearance on Ed Sullivan. The Rolling Stones at Altamont. Hendrix at Woodstock. F ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.There is nothing cool about the Terminal Bar. It's dingy, it's dirty, it's where you can get a stiff drink at a reasonable price and up until about tw ... More >>
Mound Westonka High School Principal Keith Randklev may have been cryogenically frozen while watching Elvis perform on the Ed Sullivan Show in the 1950s and then thawed sometime recently, because here's what he said yesterday when asked about why a group of students were suspended for shooting a see ... More >>
By Justin BakerWe just wrapped another year of wall-to-wall critics' lists, and the Pitchfork staff provided a carefully curated subset of hip music of last year. How does this music sit with the rest of the population? To partly answer that question, we asked someone untainted by current musi ... More >>
The band hired him to piece together their story
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Larry Malmberg's 60-plus years as Minnesota's Accordion King
A tour through the life of musical maven Michael Yonkers makes some strange stops in toy engineering, modern dance, and physical therapy
The world is hell, but relax, baby: The Isley Brothers are still here
The Hidden Chord channel a playfully nasty attitude into a new take on an old sound
Danny Buraczeski has choreographed a surprising journey from the coal country of pennsylvania to a successful dance career.
Thirty-five years ago teen rock like the Trashmen's "Surfin' Bird" caught a wave across the prairies--and rode it into adulthood
Despite its massive cast, hefty page count, and outsized ambitions, Don DeLillo's Underworld manages to underwhelm.