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Foo Fighters

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    In Defense of Dave Grohl's Sonic Highways Documentary

    As you may have already seen, there's been a fair amount of criticism leveled at Dave Grohl's new HBO documentary series, Sonic Highways, since it launched five weeks ago. And, in the week since the accompanying Foo Fighters album of the same name was released, yet more angry voices have emerged. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2014

    The 20 best-dressed Juggalos at the Gathering

    Juggalo fashion generally involves great big pants and T-shirts that were possibly purchased at truck stops. Hair is best when it is braided and aloft in the style of Coolio, and everything looks better coated in a thin layer of sticky-delicious Faygo, of course.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    5 surprises from the Gathering of the Juggalos 2014 lineup

    It's the most magical, miraculous time of the year, as this week the good people wicked clowns at Psychopathic Records bring us this year's Gathering of the Juggalos. No longer at Cave In Rock, Illinois, this year's festivities will take place at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, or as the 2014 com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickenson is clueless about punk

    Bruce Dickinson rules. He's the greatest singer for one of the greatest bands of all time, Iron Maiden. But recently, he unleashed some pretty charged words in an interview with The Guardian. In addition to dropping one of the most incredible quotations ever, "fame is the excrement of creativity," h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Turf Club is hiring, re-opening in late-August

    When the Turf Club triumphantly reopens later this year, the place will need a much larger staff to handle St. Paul's favorite hole-in-the-wall music venue's new kitchen. Hiring is now underway. Closed since June 1 for extensive renovations to the club's ventilation, roofing, bars, fire suppressio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Why 2008 was hip-hop's worst year

    Everyone seems to agree that 1994 was hip-hop's best year. We don't exactly disagree. But what was hip-hop's worst year? No it's not, as so many stick-in-the-mud hip-hop traditionalists say every year, "this year." In fact, it was, unequivocally, 2008. And here's why.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    If those "&" band T-shirts could talk, here's what they'd say

    There's no band shirt more iconic, ubiquitous, and basic than the Helvetica Beatles names. John, Paul, George, and Ringo, spelled out in subway chicness, a few ampersands dividing up the royalty. It's telling the world that you don't have any defining taste beyond liking the Beatles, but you still w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Cause goes sports bar: 10 best comments

    Yesterday, Cause Spirits & Soundbar's fate was revealed. In September, it'll be outfitted with more TVs and craft beers and fewer walls and local music vending machines as it becomes a sports bar called the Iron Door. This news did not go by without stirring up some commentary from our readers. Ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Totally Gross National Party unveils 2014 lineup

    Totally Gross National Product can throw one hell of a get-together. For the past five years, they have thrown an annual celebration of their roster of musicians, while teaming with other imaginative musical talents throughout the Twin Cities. We had such a fun time there we voted it our best local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Cause Spirits & Soundbar is becoming a sports bar

    The Uptown/Lyn-Lake area is officially losing one of its most prominent (and legal) sources of live music. Plans were revealed this week to turn Cause Spirits & Soundbar into a sports bar in September. In late June, it was announced that Cause (formerly Sauce) would close following Saturday nig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Red Stag In Cahoots Block Party 2014 lineup

    The 8th annual Red Stag Block Party comes with a twist. The event has been rebranded with a new partner in local beer mag The Growler, and is now called In Cahoots! What remains is another excuse to ignore the day-to-day responsibilities and drink on a Sunday afternoon in August while enjoying Minn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Here's what not to do at a rap battle

    Rap battles are filled with personal insults. They can also be extremely intense, especially when there's a lot on the line. They almost never end in violence, however. But that was not the case on Saturday night at Los Globos, when the main event at King of the Dot's Battle of Los Ange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Cause Spirits & Soundbar: In memoriam

    Jonathan Tolliver is the lead singer for Twin Cities rock 'n' soul band Black Diet. When he heard the Lyn-Lake club Cause Spirits & Soundbar was closing later this month, he was inspired to write this farewell essay.Cause has always been a very cliquey place. Walking into the bar side on any giv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    The 5 Most Overplayed Songs at EDM Festivals

    By Sarah Purkrabek Festivalgoers, we feel for you. You've spent quality time to get your glow sticks, furry boots, and concert goodies ready, but the DJs aren't always working as hard as you are. Expect to hear, well, lots of songs you've heard before. In fact, whether it's Electric Daisy Carnival, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Imagine Dragons and Atmosphere to play at TCF Bank Stadium

    Imagine Dragons are officially the drum-banging boys of summer. During the 2014 MLB All-Star Game weekend, they'll be in town for a show at TCF Bank Stadium.Joining them for the 2014 Target All-Star Concert is Minneapolis rap's crowning figures, Atmosphere. After ID collaborated with Kendrick Lamar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Say hello to ALT 93.3, Clear Channel's newest Twin Cities alternative rock radio station

    Imagine a world where Beck, Passion Pit, Coldplay, 311, Alien Ant Farm, Mumford & Sons, and Green Day (post-Dookie) are played on repeat all day. Finally, a place where dingbat radio DJs can be free to spend 15 minutes discussing the finer points of "Sex on Fire" and how Paramore's Haylie Willia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    10 rules of mosh pit etiquette

    In my years attending punk and metal shows, often as the only one with a pen and pad in the middle, I've noticed that there are a few unwritten rules when participating in a mosh pit. The seemingly amorphous fits of aggression that explode from the center of certain crowds have some unspoken guideli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Six rules for sharing a practice space

    Mixing business with pleasure is a dirty game, isn't it? While necessary, practice spaces exemplify the tension that comes with sharing a small area with a number of personal friends and acquaintances. It's like living in a tiny house with eight other unbalanced roommates. Between paying rent, keepi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Soundset 2014 set times revealed via official app

    Soundset 2014 is this Sunday! The yearly pilgrimage to Canterbury is always a busy day of music and camaraderie, and last year's crowd was the biggest yet at about 30,000 attendees. The key to the most complete experience possible is a good schedule. Rhymesayers teamed up with the Nerdery to make pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    Six reasons people want to have sex with musicians

    Recently, Business Insider published the results of a study that purports to prove why women want to enter the bone zone with musicians. The article summarizes research from the University of Sussex, and there are a few glaring omissions that make it useless to the general population. Aside from bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Cedar Cultural Center adding outdoor plaza this summer

    The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, aka the West Bank, has big changes afoot, and one of the main ones centers around the Cedar Cultural Center. This summer, construction will begin on a new multi-use plaza next to the venue that will host concerts.For the project, the fencing around the Cedar's exist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    March 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

    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

  • Music

    February 27, 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

  • Unknown

    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

  • Music

    July 27, 2005
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    June 22, 2005
  • News

    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.

  • Music

    October 25, 2000
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