Rock The Garden Day 1with De La Soul, Matt & Kim, Best Coast, Jeremy Messersmith, and LizzoWalker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 22, 2014Rock the Garden's first two-day event kicked off on a sunny Saturday afternoon next to the Sculpture Garden. It was an incredibly apt setting for the go ... More >>
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Trey Anastasio BandFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, February 4, 2014Trey Anastasio last performed on the First Avenue stage 21 years ago. The Phish frontman returned with a six-piece backing band to make up for his long absence with a three-hour, two-set performance on Tuesday night. The sold-out c ... More >>
For a high school/college kid in the early '90s, it was easy to get fed up with the U.S. mainstream's increasingly homogenized take on popular music -- especially whenever the disappointing Grammy Awards came around every February. The Grammys have always had an elderly, buttoned-down air to their w ... More >>
See Also: Slideshow: Gotye and Missy Higgins at Myth Gotye: I don't care if you mispronounce my name Gotye at Epic, 4/4/12 Gotye with Missy Higgins Myth Nightclub, Maplewood August 26, 2012 Gotye didn't let the downsizing of his scheduled local show from the Target Center to the Myth affect him in ... More >>
Related:Record Store Day 2012: Keep independent Twin Cities shops openDo Twin Cities record stores need Record Store Day?Slideshow: Record Store Day 2012Record Store Day 2012 was the biggest yet, as hosts of Twin Cities record stores gathered their enthusiasm and planned parties. Gimme Noise went in ... More >>
Gotye with KimbraEpic, MinneapolisWednesday, April 4, 2012Related: Gotye: I don't care if you mispronounce my nameOne hit song can help an artist sell out a room, twice. Moved from the sold-out Varsity Theater to the sold-out Epic, Wally De Backer, aka Gotye, brought his '80s-flavored orchestral pop ... More >>
What is it about environmentalism that ruins songwriters' abilities to express themselves subtly and poetically? There are some cheesy-ass Earth Day songs out there. Luckily, none of them made it onto this list. In honor of Earth Day, here's a list of some songs that remind us to be kind to ... More >>
MN wine and a turntableNgon Vietnamese Bistro799 University Ave., St. Paul651.222.3301Hours and Details:Monday - Friday, 3-6 p.m. $5 appetizers/small platesMonday - Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.$2 off Minnesota wines, $1 off Minnesota beersBecause Twin Citians vorac ... More >>
Nearly one year ago I was, along with hundreds of others, sitting on the internet while Steve Jobs revealed the iPad to a sniggering and goose-pimpled public. Chatting with my boss, I explained how underwhelming this giant iPod was to me, a sentiment so painfully shortsighted it's awkward to talk ... More >>
From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>
Photo via SnoopDogg.comSometime between defending Willie Nelson ("If you got a problem with Willie Nelson, you got a problem with me!") maybe performing at Prince William's bachelor party, and starring in the new Gorillaz music video, Snoop Dogg found the time to tack another Minneapolis show on ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenBroken BellsDecember 6, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisIf you were not at Broken Bells at First Avenue on Monday night, you missed what was probably one of the tightest rock shows to pass through the venue this year. Seriously. (No, for real. I'm not just saying that to be a je ... More >>
Photos by Nick VlcekGorillaz with N*E*R*DOctober 17, 2010Target Center, MinneapolisWell, that's it. Seeing an arena show will never be quite the same after tonight's complex and ceaseless hour-and-45-minute Gorillaz show at the Target Center.
In addition to an all-star "Plastic Beach" band featuring De La Soul, Little Dragon, Bobby Womack, and Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of the Clash, Gorillaz have announced that they will be bringing along Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo's N*E*R*D as their opening act. The tour stops at the Target Ce ... More >>
After playing high-profile and headlining sets at Coachella, Glastonbury, Roskilde in Denmark, and Benicassim Festival in Spain, Gorillaz have announced a U.S. tour that will land them in Minneapolis on October 17. Tickets for their show at the Target Center will go on sale August 13, and the ban ... More >>
Articles from this week's dead tree edition.
The California festival runs April 16-18.
The aughts saw indie rock go mainstream. Here's the top 5 indie songs we couldn't escape this decade.
Danger Mouse brings the hip, Cee-Lo Brings the hop: Introducing Gnarls Barkley
Here's Radio K's Top 77 albums of the year, based on listener votes. Since the email didn't distinguish between band name, title, or label, let us know if there are any errors below: 1. Broken Social Scene, Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts) 2. Low, The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop) 3. Gorillaz, Demon ... More >>
From our email, here are a series of Top 7 lists compiled by the hosts of Radio K's various specialty shows, from punk to hip hop to world music (770 AM, 100.7 FM, 106.5 FM): Radio K International -- World Music Sundays 10am-Noon Radiok.org 1 Seu Jorge "Cru" (Wrasse) 2 Amadou & Mariam "Dimanche a ... More >>
My adventures (so far) in the screenwriting trade
1. Sufjan Stevens, Illinois 2. R. Kelly, TP.3 Reloaded 3. Son Volt, Okemah and the Melody of Riot 4. The White Stripes, Get Behind Me Satan 5. Webbie, Savage Life 6. Gorillaz, Demon Days 7. Gear Daddies, Billy's Live Bait (reissue) 8. Ry Cooder, Chavez Ravine 9. Spoon, Gimme Fiction 10. The Ja ... More >>
Blur's musical diaspora: Beyond the waterloo sunset, Africa!
Polara's Ed Ackerson launches the Susstones multimedia collective