I put on the Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket to Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>
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Originally hailing from the Second City, pop-punk world-beaters Alkaline Trio are quickly approaching two decades in a scene that isn't known for aging gracefully. Weathering the ebb-and-flow of their style's popularity, the Trio have stayed the course and continued to deliver incredibly catchy, emo ... More >>
The Minneapolis band celebrate their 10th anniversary and new record Home at the Triple Rock
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
Sometimes an individual passage can sum up an entire interview -- or can take on a life of its own that fits absolutely nowhere. In 2012, plenty of artists took the time to speak to Gimme Noise, and one of them was notably incensed that a place serving food that a person would ideally like to keep i ... More >>
The waterfall of opinion flows s'more today with a collection of the best albums released locally in the Twin Cities in 2012. As opposed to the list that appeared in this week's issue, these are 14 distinct opinions on what was impressive in the past year, and a bunch of links to the related stories ... More >>
The story is nothing new: a band breaks up, some members move to New York, some onto country music, some to new musical projects. Almost two years after their breakup, Minneapolis band Sing It Loud have caught the nostalgia bug and announced a reunion show at Mill City Nights.Gimme Noise caught up w ... More >>
You may hear traces of Yellowcard in Minneapolis band All the Right Moves -- perhaps it's the violin implemented by both bands. The young band has crafted an album that hits the spot if you're looking for a guilty pleasure pop-punk to get lost in. When Your Compass Breaks is All the Right Moves' ven ... More >>
The introspective Go is out June 12
Romantic poetry via hard-charging rock
Photo by Nick VlcekElite Gymnastics celebrate their newfound success at McDonald'sWe've got a packed music section for you in this week's City Pages. Here's a preview of all the articles you'll find in today's print edition.Elite Gymnastics ride the chillwaveBy Jonathan GarrettThe local electro d ... More >>
Photo by Kelly LoneWe have an odd relationship with success here in the Twin Cities--we love watching our local homeboys make good but more often than not, we do so with the begrudging assumption that they're going to leave us, dammit. Sure, they say they'll always love us, and we're still ... More >>
Man-oh-man, what the hell? Did it rain all Bike Walk week? I'm soaked. But remember, big-ass rock and roll sound waves dry you faster than heat--that's science facts, trust me--so dry off and get hot at any number of awesome shows happening this weekend.
Local pop-punk band Off With Their Heads are gearing up to release In Desolation, their first album on Epitaph Records, on June 8. The group released their first single off the new record, "Drive," with this music video via Alternative Press, and posted the following description of their video on th ... More >>
Rusko / Photo by Dan WiltonModern dubstep is heralded as the only relevant heir to drum n' bass, pioneered by artists like Burial, Caspa, Joe Nice, Skream, and more recently, Rusko. The punk-haired kid from Leeds has been called the king of the electro spin-off of this dark genre that slows the ... More >>
Lookbook, Grant Hart, Gay Witch Abortion, Off With Their Heads, and many more blaze their own trails at the festival
Minnesota, represent. Yesterday was a full day for local shows in Austin, Texas.
The crash of balls, the clinking of glasses, the occasional skipping record. What better way for the new Epitaph Records signees to kick off yet another epic tour?
We sat down with singer/guitarist Ryan Young for a quick five questions about what it means when you spend more time in a van than in your hometown.
A chat about major labels, dreams coming true, and favorite Minneapolis rappers.
The local punk rockers will begin recording their Epitaph debut next month.
Rancid wear their hearts on their (heavily tattooed) sleeves.
For TV's Ian Rans, there's no such thing as an unhappy hour
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
The Suicide Girls are supposed to be a triumph of sex-positive feminism, but what's wrong with this picture?
Lars Larson and the subterranean network of the local hip-hop
Natalie Merchant does an about-face; Joe Strummer's countenance appears on the wall; Stephen Tyler loses his head
City Pages scribes chime in with their top tens
Lynne Truss delivers us from our sins, Johnny Cash finds redemption, and Kurt Cobain loses Nirvana in the afterlife
O Rock, where is thy sting? The Hives have the answer.