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Foster the People

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    June 26, 2014

    ALT 93.3 could be the greatest thing to happen to radio since John Peel

    The Black Keys. Coldplay. Kings of Leon. Imagine Dragons. The Lumineers. Does this sound like the headlining stage of a cruise ship plummeting through a Disney movie portal into hell? Perhaps. However, what they actually represent in this case could be far more alarming. These are all bands named al ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    I honestly tried to like Imagine Dragons

    I'm going to let you in on the secret: I don't know anything about music that normal adult humans listen to. Avalanches of culture engulf our entire society while I sit in a grubby basement, hunched over a laptop listening to old Motorhead records. However, on occasion, I'm forced to stick my he ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    KDWB's Jingle Ball at Xcel Energy Center, 12/4/12

    KDWB's Jingle Ball With Psy, Train, Ed Sheeran, One Republic, Owl City, Cher Lloyd, Ellie Goulding, and Conor MaynardXcel Energy Center, St. PaulTuesday, December 4, 2012If a venue hands out earplugs as you are walking in, make sure you take them and use them. With as many screaming tweens as there ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Fine Line Music Cafe is 25: Owner Dario Anselmo on its past and future

    A quarter of a century in any business is no small thing, but 25 years in the music business is really a thing of beauty. For its silver anniversary, the Fine Line Music Cafe -- a longtime staple in the the downtown music scene and Twin Cities tradition -- is throwing itself a quiet little party. Fi ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Can Taylor Swift age gracefully with Red?

    See also: Taylor Swift at the Xcel Energy Center, 6/14/11 and 6/15/11 Taylor Swift sells out Xcel Much has been made this week of Taylor Swift's Monday night video chat, in which 72,000 fans tuned in to watch the totally-pop, maybe-kinda-country songstress discuss her upcoming record, Red, with a ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    Foster the People at Target Center, 6/22/2012

    Foster the People With Tokyo Police Club and KimbraTarget Center, MinneapolisFriday, June 22, 2012It's difficult to retain your indie-cred once you hit the big time -- look at Dave Matthews Band -- and people must have liked Nickelback once upon a time. Riding off the success of their breakout singl ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: River's Edge, Foster the People, Collective Soul, Korn

    The way to survive this weekend is lots of sunscreen and lots of water as River's Edge Music Festival comes to Harriet Island with big name bands like Tool and Dave Matthews Band. If fighting crowds in the heat is not your thing, Foster the People will be returning to Minneapolis and The Pines will ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Why hating Dave Matthews Band is less cool than liking them

    Related:Tool's Maynard James Keenan: Metaphorically speaking, I just had a babyRiver's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineup & scheduleDave Matthews Band is Sunday's big draw for the inaugural River's Edge Festival on St. Paul's Harriet Island. Umpteen die-hard fans who buy the ticke ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Top 5 most overrated artists of 2011

    ​It seems that with each passing year, the swelling amount of hype and buzz that surrounds certain bands and musicians eclipses and eventually drowns out any of the music that they produce. That is certainly not the band's fault (in most cases), but a lot of music fans get turned off by seeing ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Foster the People playing the Target Center next summer

    Photo by Nick WosikaFoster the People at First Avenue​Though they were just here last week, Foster the People have already booked a new U.S. tour that will keep them on the road through July of 2012, including a June 22 stop at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. While it seems like qu ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Vaski on the dubstep divide

    ​The Twin Cities electronic music scene is having a bit of an age crisis, and Minneapolis' own dubstep boy-wonder Vaski is right smack in the middle of it. A bassy lo-end sound made up of skittery, planetary beats, dubstep has produced an entire second generation (or third, depending on your pers ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Foster The People at First Avenue, 12/4/11

    Photo by Nick Wosika​Foster The People might be the biggest band in America right now.  There's no better marker of the evident crossover between indie and pop than the massive popularity garnered by the young band, whose platinum-plated hooks and disco leanings have caused a buzz across the ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: Andrew Bird, Doomtree Blowout, Foster the People, Jingle Ball

    ​ So much good music happening this weekend; here's an overview of the best bets.

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    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 30, 2011
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    November 30, 2011
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    November 29, 2011

    Poliça's debut, Give You the Ghost, gets a release date

    ​Aside from the few sporadic shows they've played around town, fans of Poliça have only had the chance to be exposed to a few of the songs on their ominous and expansive debut. It hasn't slowed down their popularity one bit, but it's exciting to hear that they finally have a release date for thei ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Mat Kearney at First Ave, 11/20/2011

    ​Mat Kearney with LeaguesNovember 20, 2011First Ave.As music listeners, we like to split our music into two distinct groups: radio-friendly pop and everything else. But Eugene, Oregon native, Mat Kearney can easily fall into both camps. Kearney seems to like Minnesota a whole lot. He made Minn ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    DJ Vaski talks dubstep, new album and Friday's show at Studio B

    Vaski doin' his thing​ DJ Vaski is Minnesota's own slice of the dubstep phenom pouring across the country at the moment. Just 21 years old and from Savage, MN, Alex Bower traveled the world over the last several years as a budding producer before most kids even think about finishing college. In s ... More >>

  • Music

    October 5, 2011

    Gigamesh is Minneapolis's undercover dance-music hero

    Disco wiz produces Mike Posner, remixes Radiohead, and drops his first EP

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    October 5, 2011

    Gigamesh talks remixing, relocating, and his new EP

    ​Gigamesh is on deck to be your next favorite producer, having already remixed the likes of Foster The People, Radiohead, Lykke Li, Estate and so many others. He's also the guy who's responsible for the ever-so-danceable Mike Posner hit "Cooler Than Me," and recently spent some time in Miami worki ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Weezer at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, 9/3/11

    Photos by Nick Wosika​Weezer with Motion City SoundtrackAugust 3, 2011Minnesota State Fair GrandstandThey just don't make 'em like Weezer anymore.

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    September 2, 2011

    Top 11 most popular Gimme Noise posts of the summer

    ​When it comes to deciding what to cover, our web traffic isn't everything, but it does give us a unique insight into what our readers like to read about the most. It turns out that our Gimme Noise readers love block party announcements (duh); Prince facts; that incessant Foster the People song th ... More >>

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    August 6, 2011

    Lollapalooza: Day 1 at Grant Park, Chicago, 8/5/11

    Photo by Denis Jeong Plaster​Even before entering this year's Lollapalooza festival, the Grant Park grounds were littered with reminders that this year's event is supremely sold out. There were scalpers, signs, massive lines, and a group of at least 50 ticketless kids plowing over a chain-link fen ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011
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    June 10, 2011

    Foster the People talk 'Pumped Up Kicks' and hipsterdom

    ​For every kid who has ever left their hometown and moved to LA in search of "something more," Mark Foster is an inspiration. Originally hailing from Cleveland, Foster made a life-changing decision to change his direction at the age of 18; he headed west toward the land of opportunity, and never t ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011
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