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    April 24, 2014

    Six Twin Cities hip-hop albums you may have missed

    There's a glut of hip-hop coming out of the Twin Cities, and it can be a lot to try to digest. We've selected six recently released albums by local hip-hop artists that deserve recognition; welcome to Gimme Leaks #5.

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    April 24, 2014

    The Replacements Midway poster inspired by classic Twins logo

    The news crept out last night that the Replacements are playing their first hometown gig in 23 years on September 13. Since the show is at Midway Stadium, home of the St. Paul Saints, it's no surprise that the guys decided upon on some classic baseball imagery to promote the show.See also:The Replac ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Basilica Block Party 2014 lineup

    The 2014 Basilica Block Party lineup is coming this afternoon!As each band is announced, we'll update this post with more names from the two-day show being held Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12, near downtown Minneapolis at the Basilica of St. Mary.

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    April 23, 2014

    Five albums that breed insufferable fans

    There's only a few albums in the world that transcend any scene or genre, and build a following in their own, distinct shadows. It's powerful, and it's mostly good, but sometimes the greatest albums of all time can turn good, solid people into an absolutely insufferable demographic. You know what I' ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Google Autocomplete is a music critic too

    We've all had humorous encounters with Google Autocomplete, the function that sheds light onto the humorous, twisted and/or ignorant ponderisms of others. So we thought we'd have a little fun with the feature to gauge how the masses feel about various musical genres. Google explains how its Autocom ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Turf Club to close for summer renovations

    First Avenue's purchase of the Turf Club last fall will have its greatest effect to date when the venue closes June 1 to begin renovations. On the list of upgrades: a new kitchen, ventilation, roofing, repairs to the bars, and a fire suppression system. More structural improvements to the 70-year-ol ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    The Replacements to play Midway Stadium in September

    After 23 years away, the Replacements have a new Twin Cities date on the calendar.Last year, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson returned to the stage with guitarist David Minehan and drummer Josh Freese for three Riot Fest dates in Toronto, Chicago, and Denver, and they just launched a series of 2014 ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Drones at Coachella: Why were they there?

    Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performances by MGMT, Outkast ... More >>

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    April 20, 2014

    Prince's "The Breakdown" is his first new Warner Bros. single

    "Listen to me closely as the story unfolds. This could be saddest story ever been told." That's how Prince begins his first new material since reteaming with his longtime label, Warner Bros. Aside from some occasional laser blasts "The Breakdown" is a timeless -- and sad -- ballad that could date ba ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Midwest Music Showcase at Target Field 2014 schedule

    A new season of the Midwest Music Showcase will hit Target Field during Minnesota Twins games this year. Introduced last year, the format brought a range of local artists -- P.O.S., Trampled by Turtles, the 4onthefloor, and more -- out to the ball game to perform during pitching changes and between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Little Man: This record breaks down the walls between fan and artist

    When was the last time you heard a voice like that of Little Man's Chris Perricelli? Bewitching and hypnotic, the singer fronts the Minneapolis rock band with his magnetic aura. The group's newest album Original Face is full of nuance and smart construction and is coming out on vinyl due to a succes ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    612Brew unveils Art-A-Whirl Bash 2014 lineup

    Along with 331 Club, 612Brew is another destination for a weekend of live local music held during the Art-A-Whirl weekend. The three-day lineup is an eclectic bill of hip-hop, electronica, indie rock, folk, and some stuff that falls somewhere in the middle coming to the space's outdoor amphitheater. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Best of the Twin Cities 2014: Music categories

    The Best of the Twin Cities issue has arrived, packed with our picks for the best these fine cities have to offer -- from where to get the best barbecue to the best tattoo parlor to get some fresh ink. Gimme Noise rounded up all the music winners in one spot for you to peruse in one spot. Take a l ... More >>

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    April 15, 2014

    Summer Set Music & Camping Festival 2014 lineup

    The third annual Summer Set Music & Camping Festival returns in August, and the first phase of the lineup is live today.A mix of EDM, jam, danceable indie rock, and hip-hop will hit Somerset Amphitheater just over the border in Wisconsin the weekend of August 15-17. Leading the way is Bassnectar ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Chad Rieder

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Chad Rieder's work is often featured at Twin Cities Daily Planet and Reviler, but also shows up frequently on his own regularly updated blog. There, he posts recaps of the concerts a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    City Pages wins 15 first place SPJ awards -- a new record

    Last night's Society of Professional Journalists Page One banquet was a banner event for City Pages.We won 15 first place awards -- the most in our history -- while competing in the 50,000-plus circulation category with the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press.Here's a rundown of our award-winning pieces:

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    June 11, 2012

    City Pages wins national award for Innovation

    Last week, the 2012 Association of Alternative Newsmedia held its 2012 awards ceremony in Detroit, and City Pages won first-place recognition in the Innovation/Format Buster category.The award-winning nod was for the "Michele Bachmann Quote Generator," which was put together by news blogger Hart van ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    City Pages nominated for 23 SPJ Page One Awards

    The Page One Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists honor the best in journalism from across Minnesota, and we're proud to say that we've been nominated for 23 awards in this year's contest.The 23 nominations cover work from 2011 and match the number of nominations we received last ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Lollapalooza 2012 lineup announced, and it's a good one

    Related: SoundTown 2012 lineup announced River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupYet another festival lineup came hurling toward the concert-going set late last night and it's a good one. This year's Lollapalooza performers include a bevy of top-tier Billboard-charting acts -- start ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012
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    February 23, 2012

    Ricky Rubio and the Timberwolves sing 'N Sync's "Tearin' Up My Heart"

    "I know this song. I know. I like it."​Just as Minnesota Wild prospects shouldn't be Foo Fighters critics, we warn you to approach this clip of the Minnesota Timberwolves doing 'N Sync's Tearin' Up My Heart" with a bit of caution. First of all, you'll probably end up singing along with the tender ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Foo Fighters Twitter rant earns Minnesota Wild prospect a 2-game suspension

    Facebook.comCriticizing Dave Grohl is a good idea, but please don't use offensive slurs.​Minnesota Wild prospect Justin Fontaine watched the Grammys along with everyone else Sunday night, but didn't get caught up in the Bon Iver fever. Instead, the 24-year-old graduate of University of Minnesota-D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    96.3 NOW shifts to adult top 40 station K-TWIN

    ​Are you keeping up with all this? Just a short year and a half after switching from B96 to the less rap-heavy top 40 pop station 96.3 NOW, the station's owners made another shift this weekend and launched K-TWIN, which abandons "rhythmic" pop all together in favor of a format called Adult CH ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Most popular Gimme Noise posts of 2011

    ​We've learned a few things about our readers in 2011: Your pastimes include Googling the meaning behind the songs "Like a G6" and "Pumped Up Kicks" and researching Minnesota music history, and you love a little bit of controversy. At least, that's what our web metrics told us when we pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Bon Iver, Brian Setzer, Mint Condition's Stokley Williams among this year's Grammy nominees

    ​All bets were on Adele heading into last night's Grammy nomination ceremony (now a nationally televised event tailored to milk the big reveal for every last commercial penny), and she certainly held her own, receiving a total of six nominations from the Recording Academy. Kanye West, too, scored ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    The Kitten Covers meme is really hitting its stride

    ​On the heels of the Album Tacos fad comes our favorite internet meme of late, the Kitten Covers, which probably doesn't need much explanation beyond KITTENS! ON THE INTERNET, OF ALL PLACES!Unlike the taco meme, the operators of the Kitten Covers Tumblr manage to photoshop their subjects into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Foo Fighters photo waiver one of the severest in the industry: Here's why we didn't sign

    Author's rendering of Dave Grohl. Is this what we want music journalism to look like?​If you've seen our Foo Fighters review today, you'll notice that the only photos we ran were teeny-tiny cell phone shots taken from our reviewer's seats. This wasn't for lack of of a photographer on our part, or ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011
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    September 14, 2011

    10 superfan factoids about Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl

    ​Dave Grohl is the real deal. After spending the early '90s clocking stage time in one of the most influential bands of his generation, no one would have thought twice if he had shied away from the limelight following his Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain's suicide in 1994. But instead, he did jus ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Lollapalooza: Day 3 at Grant Park, Chicago, 8/7/11

    Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterMudslide city​When you've spent your entire weekend at Lollapalooza, the third day is exhausting. A few fresh faces with single day passes milled through the crowd, but the vast majority of party people were obviously tired and hungover.  The final day of the festi ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Banned from MTV: 10 videos that got the axe

    ​It's been nearly 30 years since MTV launched by airing footage of the Apollo 11 landing and the video for the Buggles' "Video Killed a Radio Star" at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981. Though it was founded with the intent of streaming music videos 24 hours a day, the station quickly became a tool for ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Foo Fighters video for 'Back and Forth,' shot in Minneapolis, premieres today

    ​As we reported a couple months back, area director Justin Staggs was selected as part of an online contest to create the latest video for the Foo Fighters, "Back and Forth." Filmed right here in Minneapolis, "Back and Forth" premiered today on the Foo's website, and you can watch it below.

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    April 26, 2011

    Lollapallooza 2011 lineup revealed; Atmosphere on bill again

    ​ While we expect there are a few more surprises to be announced where Lollapalooza 2011 is concerned, an early lineup debuted today on the festival website and features hometown heroes Atmosphere in the first few lines. This will be the third time in the last several years that Slug & Co. hav ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    The Foo Fighters choose local filmmakers to create their next music video, will play live in your garage

    ​Three talented and fortunate Minnesota filmmakers have been chosen to create a new music video for the Foo Fighters. Director Justin Staggs and producers Ben Katz and Shane Nelson are currently in pre-production for a video for "Back And Forth," a song from the Foo's hotly anticipated forthcoming ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    MTVu Woodie Awards descend on Austin for SXSW

    Photo by Andrea Swensson​There's nary a music-related (or even tangentially music industry-related) corporation who hasn't jumped on board this week's SXSW festival, so it's no surprise that MTV lept at the opportunity to smash their MTVu Woodie Awards in between all the other myriad events happen ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    10 mood-enhancing music videos for post-Election Day

    ​If our Twitter stream is any indication, peeps are in a funk today and could use some cheering up. Not to worry, though -- Gimme Noise has got you covered. As you clamber up out of the post-Election Day haze, take a few minutes to watch some of our favorite over-the-top cute or otherwise serotoni ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2010

    Dessa's tour diary: Notes from the road

    "Every Never Is Now" tour with P.O.S. ripping through the country

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    June 17, 2009
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    December 17, 2008

    Doomtree, Solid Gold, and Vampire Hands deftly dot Minneapolis's music timeline in '08

    Crack open our Twin Cities Local Music Yearbook and reminisce on an effed-up year

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    December 11, 2008
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    February 27, 2008
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    February 10, 2008
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    October 31, 2007

    What's Playing

    Top Ten Spins This Week on 93X

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    September 5, 2007

    What's Playing

    Top 10 spins this week at 93X, KXXR

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    June 13, 2007
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    July 26, 2006

    If You've Got a New Video, Who Needs the Real World?

    The Icy Shores give their small screen debut the red carpet treatment

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    July 27, 2005
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    June 22, 2005
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    December 17, 2003

    Local Music Yearbook '03

    We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.

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    October 25, 2000
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