Minnesota Monthly has released a list of the Twin Cities' most powerful leaders calling the shots, and a few names from the music realm popped up there. The most recognizable to a regular Gimme Noise reader would be Doomtree rapper Dessa, who was the final entry in the 75-person tally.And we're not ... More >>
Publicity photo via MPRTom Keith, a.k.a. Jim Ed Poole (right) with Morning Show co-host Dale ConnellyTom Keith, who radio listeners will recognize as Jim Ed Poole, co-host of MPR's long-running roots-heavy Morning Show, passed away unexpectedly last night of unknown causes. He was 64 years o ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenWith only a couple of weeks left until the release of their reunion record, Mockingbird Time, the Jayhawks are flying into overdrive with a series of promotional shows, downloads, and appearances, including a recent stop at Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion last wee ... More >>
One of our favorite road trip destinations.The Hot Dish has been itching for a road trip lately. But unlike the guy who drove 500 miles to eat at Chipotle, we're seeking true destination dining.
Last year, the estimable Bayport BBQ took home our Best Restaurant Worth the Drive honors, but t ... More >>
Photo: iversonicAnother kind of hole.Coastal elites have brought the snark again. GQ magazine has labeled Minnesota the 49th worst state in America because we like to take care of our colons.
And placing 49th is actually a good thing. They like us, despite what they say about us. You should ... More >>
liewcf With the Twin Cities Book Festival comes a lot of free readings, including talks from Riot Grrrls, creative innovators, and mystery writers. It's also a good week for free shows involving thrash, metal, and other exceptionally loud and lively forms of music. Coincidence? We're not sure. Ei ... More >>
Lifelong local musician and teacher Bill Hinkley, who Paul Metsa once dubbed "The Patriarch of the West Bank," passed away this morning after a battle with cancer. He was 67.Hinkley was best known as a longtime house musician on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," where he performed wi ... More >>
A woman walking her dog Friday night found a safe along railroad tracks near Linwood Park. Officers believe the safe is the one stolen from Garrison Keillor's St. Paul bookstore, Common Good Books, early Thursday.
In their fake news report, The Onion tells the story of the Lake Wobegon murderer, who has killed and mutilated 57 residents and thrown them in the lake. And many of the town folks have better things on their mind.