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    August 8, 2013

    Report: Station 4 could be changing to a blues venue

    Longtime St. Paul punk and metal venue Station 4 might be getting more of a makeover than what it originally bargained for. Back in June, the Lowertown club announced it would be closing for the summer to get a long-overdue renovation to its air conditioning system. Shows on the books moved to other ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013

    Lonny Roseland, anti-gay church vandal, has an outrageous Facebook profile

    Lonny Roseland admits he's the homophobe who kept vandalizing the gay-friendly Pilgrims United Church in Maple Grove. But on his Facebook page, he admits much more.THE BACKSTORY: So this is the homophobe who kept vandalizing gay-friendly Maple Grove church... [PHOTO] Since creating a Facebook profil ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    Super sweet Pride-themed food in the Twin Cities

    This weekend, rainbows will be everywhere -- from clothes and flags to signs and more. Lots of things under the sun (and rain, if the forecast is correct) will be sporting the good ol' ROYGBIV spectrum in support of Twin Cities Pride... that includes some pretty sweet stuff. We collected some of the ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Somebody whitewashed Midtown Greenway mural [PHOTOS]

    :::: UPDATE :::: Hennepin County painted over Midtown Greenway muralArtists Caw Wi Jiwa, Erin Sayer, and Yuya Negishi were on the receiving end of a major buzzkill yesterday morning when the mural they were working on along the Midtown Greenway near Sunrise Cyclery was found covered in whitewash.SEE ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Twin Cities Gun Owners cancel "Open Streets -- Open Carry" events

    The Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum has decided to cancel the "Open Streets -- Open Carry" events in which they planned to proudly tote their firearms during the annual celebrations of biking, walking, and skating.THE BACKSTORY: Gun rights group plans to pack heat at Open Streets In a twist ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Ten GIFs of dancing girls at Coachella

    Let's hear it for the fair and talented ladies of Coachella out in the California sun. Per usual, they were everywhere, doing their thing like it wasn't a chicken wing, or something. In any case, here are the hottest dancing girls this year -- in GIF form. See also:Ten GIFs of Ultra ravers shaking, ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    I discovered MTV the week after I tried to kill myself

    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. My creative life has featured a strong thread of discovering music. The first time I saw MTV, I was overcome with all the happiness and joy expected ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Occupy MN cuts ties with Occupy Homes MN, calls the group "commercial" and "classist"

    At its regular Wednesday night potluck and meeting last week, Occupy MN announced that it was cutting ties with its high-profile spin-off group, Occupy Homes MN. The decision, which was made by the protest organization's seven-person media arm, came with an explanation."While it is laudable to work ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Top 19 anonymous confessions on U of M Facebook page

    College students have always wanted to spill secrets, whether over dollar beers or in scribbled graffiti on the library bathroom wall. It was probably inevitable that before long, the bathroom wall would meet the Facebook wall.As the Star Tribune's Jenna Ross reported last week, Facebook "confession ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    One Direction opening their own store at Mall of America

    Brace yourselves shoppers, the Brit boy band sensation One Direction is coming to the Mall of America... well, at least their merchandise is. This spring, the band that won the hearts of tweens around the world with "What Makes You Beautiful" will open a store at the mall for a limited time. See a ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Craig Keefe sues after being expelled from MnSCU school for "stupid bitch" Facebook post

    Late last fall, Craig Keefe, a student at Brainerd's Central Lakes College, published a Facebook post using the term "stupid bitch" and another about there "not being enough whiskey for anger management."SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison on freedom of speech: "It's a good and bad thing" [INTERVIEW] A few week ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    The Vaccines at Triple Rock Social Club, 2/9/13

    The Vaccines with San Cisco and France Camp Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Saturday, February 9, 2013 Let's get something straight: the Vaccines will most likely never win a Grammy award. That said, it will hardly ever matter. The Vaccines will forever be able to say they picked up some inst ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Packers cheerleader dissed as "fugly" on Facebook speaks out against cyber-bullying [PHOTO]

    Former Packers cheerleader Kaitlyn Collins isn't taking insults directed toward her on the Chicago Bears Fan Facebook page lying down.SEE ALSO: Kenneth Krause, personal injury lawyer, wrote letter to Jennifer Livingston calling her obese [PHOTO]Yesterday, Collins posted a four minute-plus video on Y ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Cat Man Do CLOSED

    The signs were posted near the cash register and in the window informing patrons, friends and neighbors that this vegetarian-friendly fusion restaurant was going out of business. Luckily, for their daal devotees, there is a silver lining of hope on the horizon.

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    February 6, 2013

    Bruegger's celebrates their 30th with FREE bagels for Facebook fans

    This Thursday, national bagel chain Bruegger's Bagels will be celebrating thirty years in the bagel business by giving away free bagels. The restaurant chain will be offering up a free taste of the round, savory bread product complete with a cream cheese accompaniment at all 300 of their locations a ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    Police Chief Zeb Hemsworth calls pro-choice woman a "piece of shit scum sucking baby killing bitch" [UPDATE]

    -- Original post published February 5 at 11:22 a.m. -- Pike Bay Police Chief Zem Hemsworth has either outright deleted his Facebook profile or put it on total lockdown after drawing criticism for an over-the-top insult he directed toward a pro-choice woman.SEE ALSO: Bob Koss, MNGOP Senate staffer, c ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    How I lost my record store virginity at Northern Lights

    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.My first record-buying experience at Northern Lights was a bit like losing my virginity. It was a little awkward, a tad messy, a whole lot of embarrassm ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Minnesota Musicians Survey 2013

    Assumptions about the lives of musicians in Minnesota run rampant. Gimme Noise regularly hears that local performers are better suited to make a living here than in any other major city, but also many tales of ramen noodles, couch-surfing, and no health insurance. Which scenario is true? Well, proba ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    STNNNG's Nate Nelson revisits his basement show past

    By Kyle ImesThere has always been an underground music scene in the Twin Cities in some capacity, but it's easy to overlook. Before Facebook and MySpace, finding the basement, loft, or re-purposed public space was largely word-of-mouth. Thanks to a friend's older brother, I was allowed to tag along ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Coachella 2013 lineup (for real) is here!

    By Ben WesthoffThe Coachella lineup is here. It's actually here! There have been ten tons of fakes, some quite convincing, and many of which had the Rolling Stones headlining. (West Coast Sound, however, broke the story that they would not appear.) But never mind all that! The lineup is here, and t ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Quicksand at First Avenue, 1/13/13

    Quicksand with Single Mothers Sunday, January 13, 2013 First Avenue, Minneapolis Taking the stage to a vaguely John Williams-esque piece of music Sunday night at First Avenue, '90s post-hardcore gods Quicksand kicked their set into high gear almost immediately with a brass-knuckled flurry aimed at ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Charlie Pauken spills how he created Stories About Prince

    On Thursday, Gimme Noise shared Stories About Prince with the world. For a follow-up, here's an interview with its creator Charlie Paukin, who moved to Minneapolis since 2005 "to go to school, majoring in a subject that I haven't put to use since graduating cum laude." And he got enough inquiries ab ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    David Pillatzki Jr. faces felony for Facebook video of himself shooting a gun

    Watch what you post on Facebook, kids -- especially if you've been previously convicted of a violent felony.SEE ALSO:-- Clinton Corry went berserk when ex-girlfriend blocked him on Facebook, charges say -- Michael Hamer used Facebook to solicit Twin Cities little leaguers for sex, police say Brooten ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    RIP DJ Man-X, founder of House Nation Under a Groove

    By Chris Strouth Thomas Spiegel, also known as DJ Man-X, passed away on December 30, 2012, in Miami Beach. He was 47. A DJ regular at First Avenue, Spiegel hosted his House Nation Under A Groove nights of soulful house music around the Twin Cities, Spiegel also was an investment banker and eventu ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Cloud Cult releasing new album, Love, in March

    Cloud Cult returns to the forefront with a new album this March titled Love. News of this release began trickling out in December, but it has added heft with the announcement that the band will headline the second night of 89.3 the Current's 8th birthday shows at First Avenue.A new song called "1x1x ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    The Still Sound on Iowa, Dallas Green, and classic country

    The Still Sound, aka Alex Arthur, is extremely modest -- almost to a fault. The Ames, Iowa transplant came to Minneapolis to study audio engineering, but has quickly had to learn about the music industry through business via putting out an album independently. With his new album, a gentle, careful, ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Antonio "Savage" Jenkins' tattoo of "pig get'n brains blew out" leads to criminal charge

    Just over a week after news broke that the Chicago-based Gangster Disciples have hits out on all Twin Cities cops, an alleged member of the Bloods faces a terroristic threats charge for his new tattoo.SEE ALSO: Forest Lake school bans Taylor Gang shirts because 'name is code word for marijuana use' ... More >>

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    November 4, 2012

    Madonna urges Minnesota fans: "Vote No on the Marriage Amendment!" [VIDEO]

    Madonna took to the stage at the Xcel Center last night to urge fans to Vote No on the Minnesota Marriage Amendment."We are a Democracy and we should have the freedom to choose who we want to marry!" the Material Girl screamed, before enjoining the crowd in a call and response. "Did you hear what I ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    The Asteroids Galaxy Tour: I dressed up as Satan, not the devil

    At first read, the name "Asteroids Galaxy Tour" is a little misleading. This is not the name of a tour, but a band, and as the name suggests, their sound is pretty out of this world. Though the name sounds a little unfamiliar, singer Mette Lindberg's vocals are not. The Danish pop group has been fea ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Why Death Grips sold drama instead of a copy of NO LOVE DEEP WEB

    By Will McClainThe Music Industry is a weekly column that dissects local and national music-business headlines with the help of local industry professionals and music fanatics.This month, dark lords of alt-hip-hop Death Grips emerged from the shadows to thrill believers by leaking their latest alb ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    An intro to Big Freedia: Some required listening

    This Saturday's Zombie Pub Crawl brings one of the most exciting and energetic performers in hip-hop to the Twin Cities for what's sure to be an incredible dance spectacle and one heck of a party. One of the biggest names in New Orleans' sissy-bounce, Big Freedia's live show is like nothing you've e ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will

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    October 9, 2012

    Muse unveil 2013 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in March

    As predicted, British prog-dabbling rockers Muse has announced a full-scale U.S. tour for early 2013. The tour dates in North America begin in January and stretch through April, and included is the group's first date in the Twin Cities in two-and-a-half years. The announcement comes fresh off their ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles star in MN Original and TPT's first Lowertown Line episode

    Not only do the good folks at MN Original continue to have revealing profiles of Minnesota artists featured regularly on their programs, but lately they have also broadcast many stirring live performances from local musicians as part of the show as well. Astronautalis, Mason Jennings, the Suburbs, S ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    Ritz Theater hosting Put a Rock On It benefit tonight

    As with any given weekend in the Twin Cities, there are a ton of great shows happening over the next few days. But one of the gigs with the best cause behind it is happening tonight at the Ritz Theater, as the Put A Rock On It: A Concert for the Freedom to Marry benefit is set to start at 7 p.m. A ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    MN Musicians Vote No! benefit at Triple Rock: Dave Pirner, Dillinger Four, & more

    With Election Day just over a month away, many us are probably growing tired of the endless stream of campaign commercials and relentless sloganeering ringing out from most media outlets. But one of the definite advantages of any election year are the special Benefit Concerts which bring together ta ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Minnesotans United for All Families' "kNOw Tool" draws MNGOP disdain

    SEE ALSO:-- MN for Marriage seeks removal of fair vendor who said she spit in Vote Yes guy's lemonade-- MN for Marriage blatantly misinterprets parenting study in new anti-gay clip [VIDEO]-- MN for Marriage, anti-gay marriage group, says it 'continues to stand strong against intolerance'Over the wee ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    P.O.S. breaks sh*t in "F*ck Your Stuff" video

    See Also:Slideshow: Totally Gross National Party 2012P.O.S. debuts "Bumper" video via City of MusicWanna be in the P.O.S. "Get Down" music video?"We genuinely believe that all of your shit is fake," P.O.S. exults amid the madness of "Fuck Your Stuff," the latest video to rupture forth in the lead up ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Festival 2012 lineup: Rick Springfield, TV on the Radio, and more

    See Also: Journey, Pat Benatar and Loverboy at the Minnesota State Fair, 9/1/12 Sound Unseen 12: From Sid & Nancy to Sigur Ros The 13th Annual Sound Unseen Film/Music/Art Festival has just announced the dates, film lineup, and venues participating in this year's festivities. Sound Unseen will r ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    The 2012 presidential election through a country music fan's eyes

    When it comes to political touchstones, country music is all about po' folks and old time religion, issues that largely resonate with folks no matter where they sit on the political spectrum. As we gear up for the November election, it's important to think about what you support -- not just politi ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    P.O.S., Peter Wolf Crier highlight McNally Smith's Sound Bite music series lineup

    See Also: P.O.S. debuts "Bumper" video via City of Music Peter Wolf Crier experiment on Garden of Arms David Byrne to hold How Music Works discussion at McNally Smith in September As schoolkids across the state head back to class this week, McNally Smith College of Music gives their students (and l ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Clinton Corry went berserk when ex-girlfriend blocked him on Facebook, charges say

    SEE ALSO:-- Michael Hamer used Facebook to solicit Twin Cities little leaguers for sex, police say-- Amanda Tatro's Facebook posts aren't protected speech, Minnesota Supreme Court rulesClinton Corry and his ex-girlfriend have a young child together. As is the case with many young adults these days, ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Hunting Club on the Rock the Link Benefit at Triple Rock tonight

    A terrific collection of local bands are gathering tonight at the Triple Rock Social Club in support of a worthwhile, significant cause, as the Rock The Link benefit is set to help bring an end to youth homelessness. The benefit concert brings much needed attention and financial support to The Link, ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Vastly improved Livefyre commenting system is here!

    Remember when Bob Dylan went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival? Gimme Noise wasn't born yet, but the intrigue of that event carries to this day. A ripple of arguably equal or greater importance is upon us today: All City Pages blogs have upgraded from Disqus to Livefyre for reader comments. ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Minnesota for Marriage quotes Bible passage saying gays "are to be put to death"

    Minnesota for Marriage quoted a Bible passage saying gays "are to be put to death" in a Facebook post last night, then claimed it was "hacked." The anti-gay marriage folks' Facebook page was updated last night to quote Biblical passage Leviticus 20:13, which reads as follows: ‎"If a man has sexu ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    The Duluth floods drowned my record collection

    By Andrew OlsonRelated:Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesOver the past few years, I restored my basement into a great "man cave" of a music room. Sure, basements in Duluth have a reputation for dampness, but I thought I could beat Mother Nature. That is, until the ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Amanda Tatro's Facebook posts aren't protected speech, Minnesota Supreme Court rules

    The University of Minnesota acted legally when it gave mortuary student Amanda Tatro an "F" grade after she published a string of controversial Facebook posts in late 2009.In an opinion, Justice Helen Meyer wrote that "the university may regulate student speech on Facebook that violates established ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Truthbetold on Tribe & Big Cats! next record, Soundset strategy

    By Mike MaddenRelated:How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalOne of the groups set to make their Soundset debut this year, the duo of the Tribe and Big Cats! was born out of a somewhat unlikely relationship. MC Chris "Truthbetold" Hooks spent parts of his youth in Chicago's south side and began ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    4th annual Lyn-Lake Festival, 5/20/12

    4th Annual Lyn-Lake Festival Lyndale Avenue South at 29th Street South, Minneapolis May 20, 2012 Slideshow: Lyn-Lake Street Festival 2012The day started off a little rocky on Sunday at the 4th Annual Lyn-Lake Street Festival as Koo Koo Kanga Roo had their set pushed back 40 minutes or so due to the ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    The Cranberries cancel Brick show, Dolores O'Riordan is ill

    Related:The Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan: The extended interviewIrish rock group the Cranberries pulled out of their show at the Brick Thursday evening in Minneapolis only a few minutes before they were scheduled to perform.The cancellation comes because lead singer Dolores O'Riordan has reportedl ... More >>

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