I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
From underrated hipster bars to "pretty reckless" musicians, 2013 was a big year for the music scene in Minnesota. Raise your PBR a glass to the most-read posts on Gimme Noise from this year.
Friday the 13th is one of those days that brings to mind any number of things, from luck (or lack thereof) and superstition to a certain masked fella. Whatever you think of Friday the 13th, there's no escaping it, so we put together a playlist of our 13 favorite songs for you. Things have been pre ... More >>
Danzig -- The 25th Anniversary Tour with Doyle, Scar the Martyr, Huntress, and In Defence Myth Live Event Center, Maplewood August 17, 2013 Time has a way of incessantly aging both man and music. And some of Danzig's songs, much like the singer himself, have grown a bit soft in the middle over the ... More >>
The name Glenn Danzig has lived in metal and punk fans' vocabularies since 1977, when he started the legendary horror-punk group Misfits. But to music fans who didn't dwell in the underground, Danzig became Danzig in 1988, with the release of his eponymous band's self-titled debut. That album was a ... More >>
Evil Elvis recording with members of Prong, Ministry, and Type O Negative
"Oh, you live in Minnesota? You must know Prince." This post is for anyone who has fielded an asinine inquiry like that one at some point. Minneapolis resident Charlie Pauken had heard enough ludicrous questions about his relationship with the Purple One from friends back in his old home of Bowling ... More >>
Sean Penn's aging rock star makes an unlikely Nazi-hunter
Star-clogged film degrades rock and musical theater
Psychedelic freak-show Oklahomans Flaming Lips are nothing if not daring and insane; winding down an autumn that's seen them release limited-edition, imaginatively packaged six and 24 hour-long songs, front man Wayne Coyne announced a series of esoteric, cracked-out extra-musical stunts for 2012 ... More >>
Last week we were disappointed to report Glenn Danzig had found The Cabooze an unsuitable venue to perform in and canceled, with little notice, his show there. As our short interview with Cabooze employee Michelle Metz made the web rounds we waited for a response from Glenn's tour publicist regar ... More >>
Glenn Danzig has not entered the buildingLast night Danzig, sourpuss extraordinaire, was scheduled to appear at the Cabooze in support of his new record, Deth Red Sabaoth, that no one's heard of. Looks like it will probably stay that way, at least around the Twin Cities. The Cabooze is ... More >>
Nobody owns Halloween like First Avenue.
Billy Bisson hawks a loogey in Minneapolis, just to watch it fly