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 >>
The Low Movie (How to Quit Smoking) is part of this year's running of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, and the band is coming back to town to celebrate its release here. The event caps what is fixing to be a banner year for Low, following the recent release of their latest studi ... More >>
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:
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Hold Steady will make it back to the Twin Cities to play a show before the year is up, though the venue is a bit of a head-scratcher: America's best bar-rock band will come through town on November 18 to play slick downtown dance club Epic. The band will be performing as the headliners a ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
It's been another big month for concert photography on the Gimme Noise blog and in City Pages -- so big, in fact, that one of our photographer's photos of the Flaming Lips ended up on the cover of the paper last week (well done, Erik Hess!). See that photo and nine other favorites from the month bel ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterMudslide cityWhen 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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival
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 >>
Photo by Andrea SwenssonThere'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 >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzNick Diamonds and Michael Cera of Mister HeavenlyThe exponential growth of South by Southwest over the past 25 years has been simply stunning. In honor of this, and just in time for SXSW's silver anniversary, the festival's organizers opted to extend the music portion of t ... More >>
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 >>
photo by: Jonathan BehmMuse have come a long way from the feisty club band that played the Quest back in 2004 as if they had a point to make and a country to conquer. At the Target Center on Tuesday night, it seemed as if the Teignmouth trio (who are joined by multi-instrumentalist Morgan Nicholl ... More >>
Campbell sparkles Grand Casino as only a Rhinestone Cowboy can.
"Every Never Is Now" tour with P.O.S. ripping through the country
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