A move to South Dakota brings about personal upheaval
Take time away from shopping and eating this weekend to enjoy some shows.
Compilation pays tribute to famous songwriter
Each year, it seems like at least one compilation is released that vies for a spot in the top local records of that year. For the past two years, the Minnesota Beatle Project has landed in the top Minnesota albums section of our Year in Music issue, and this November a new compilation that pays t ... More >>
Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>
BY RYAN PAUL PLEWACKISpecial to Gimme NoiseI've been fortunate to have worked on a few projects with Darren Jackson over the course of the last year. There had been small hints and mentions of a new Kid Dakota record in the works. But, no matter how hard I pried, Jackson gave me little to run wit ... More >>
Across five venues, seven partners, and four days, the String Theory Music Festival will be set upon the Twin Cities (both of them!) this April 14-17 in a grand gesture towards reframing the modern and historical position of - but of course - stringed instruments. The festival will feature perfor ... More >>
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 >>
The bands who received nods in this year's Picked to Click poll aren't just limited to the 11 we featured in this week's issue. See below for a full list of all of the bands who received votes in this year's poll, with the total points awarded to each band.Remember: Voters were told to choose fiv ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since Kings Wine Bar opened in the Kingfield neighborhood in Minneapolis, but time flies when you're busy serving up delicious handmade tater tots and hosting low-key listening parties and DJ nights that emphasize great local music. In honor of t ... More >>
There are 50 bands performing at the outdoor arts and music extravaganza Stone Arch Festival of the Arts this weekend. We outlined our top eight recommended acts in this week's print edition, from the James Buckley Trio to Fort Wilson Riot to Painted Saints -- but there are many, many more acts w ... More >>
The ever-changing Friday night lineup for the Taste of Minnesota has been altered for (hopefully) the last time, with the addition of headliners Atmosphere and P.O.S, which were announced at Soundset on Sunday. The Walkmen have also been added to fill the slot left by Janelle Monae's cancellation ... More >>
illustration via Shuga Records' Facebook pageYou have until 10PM tonight to take advantage of Shuga Records' generosity in celebrating their one-year anniversary - something to be commended, and something definitely attributable to their comprehensive online catalog (30% off or more today...), th ... More >>
More acts have been announced for the Taste of Minnesota this upcoming 4th of July weekend, and while some nights look a bit dismal (Gin Blossoms AND Counting Crows on the same night, oh my), the Friday night lineup booked by 89.3 the Current is shaping up to be amazing. Over the weekend, Taste a ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl weekend is upon us. Here's your guide to all the live music highlights this weekend, many of which are free. See anything we missed? Add your own Art-A-Whirl music events in the comments.FRIDAY, MAY 14Hoolie FestShuga RecordsFree; all agesIndoor stage:12:00 p.m. Acting Normal1:00 p.m ... More >>
The normally alcohol-dry Shuga will be celebrating Art-A-Whirl (which, news to me, is the largest open studio and gallery tour in America), by throwing a free, long, boozy muckraker called Hoolie Fest in and outside the store Friday, Saturday, and Suday May 14-16. Over 70 bands are scheduled to p ... More >>
TPT's new arts program MN Original has been in the works for a while now -- you may have noticed their video cameras out at local concerts like the Best New Bands showcase back in January. After spending most of the past winter and spring gathering footage, the tax dollar-funded public television ... More >>
(Photo by phogel) This week we have the bike-friendly art party ARTCRANK, a three-day conference exploring hip hop, and an evening dedicated to folk musician John Prine.
When the bulldozers came to knock down the Uptown Bar, no one expected that live music would still have a place on that gentrified stretch of Hennepin Avenue. This week, the newly opened Columbia Sportswear store -- which was built on top of the Uptown Bar's old outdoor patio -- is bringing the m ... More >>
A jam-packed lineup to keep you sane over the holiday weekend.
Your guide to the best shows happening over the extended weekend.
Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
PJ Harvey and John Parish to play the Weesner Amphitheater, Cold War Kids hit the Current & Black Blondie.
P.O.S.-mania continues, Mark Olson & Gary Louris perform intimate local show & Franz Ferdinand to play First Avenue
Rift Magazine is hosting another installment of the 36 Hour Songwriting Contest, in which participates get exactly a day and half to compose an original song about an assigned topic.
I can't think of a better way to come down from narrowly escaping a riot: Late Tuesday night, a handful of larger-than-life musicians convened at a small theater tucked away in south Minneapolis t ... More >>
Here are the 84 ballots counted in this year's Picked to Click poll, alphabatized by the voters' names. Ballots without numbers attached, or without otherwise specifying an order of preference, were counted "in no particular order," with each choice getting 3 points. (First choices got 5 points, sec ... More >>