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The Persian Leaps | 331 Club | Friday, September 12Building on their catchy 2013 debut EP, Praise Elephants, the Persian Leaps return with another collection of radio-ready tunes, Drive Drive Delay. The trio experienced some lineup changes in the interim, but that didn't derail their hook-laden, noi ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. The Cactus Blossoms start us off this week with a new installment in the Spaces series, this time shot on the roof of the Turf Club. We've also got new clips from LOTT, Grol ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A lovely new video from Cloud Cult, shot within the intimate confines of the Southern Theater, launches this week's collection. Stay tuned for new clips from Mac Irv, Dan Ma ... More >>
Jake Bugg With Albert Hammond Jr. and the Skins First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, January 17, 2014 Jake Bugg fittingly covered Neil Young's "My My, Hey Hey" during his encore at a sold-out First Avenue on Friday night. At that moment, it became quite clear that if the 19-year-old singer/songwriter ... More >>
This week, 5ingles tiptoes idly through spring tulips and the wild, weird world of drone, sampling conventional and unconventional takes on the form. It is recommended that you pull the shades down, turn off other mechanical devices in your domicile, and savor the sinuous, scabrous sound of overlapp ... More >>
Stacy Schwartz.So far, no talk of another tour. But we'll keep our fingers crossed. Low-fi legends Guided By Voices just can't stay in retirement. Not that we're complaining. GBV have announced plans for the release of a new album, Let's go eat the factory, slated to come out January 1, 201 ... More >>
Photos by Wade Wenzel Big Business, Torche, Helms AleeJuly 29, 2011Triple Rock Social ClubThat unholy rumble you might have heard emanating from the Triple Rock on Friday night was one of the best (and heaviest) triple-bills the West Bank is bound to see all year, as Big Business, Torche, and H ... More >>
Photos courtesy of Christy HuntElliot Hill, best known locally as the drummer for the Softrocks, passed away on Monday, July 25, at the age of 26. Hill was diagnosed with colon cancer last September, and the cancer advanced to an untreatable stage and was diagnosed as terminal in April. In a ... More >>
Have you ever seen Leaving Las Vegas? If you have an alcoholism problem, Leaving Las Vegas will either cure that problem or encourage you to seek counseling. In the movie, Nicolas Cage plays a man whose life is falling apart because he can't stay away from the sauce. He's drinking everywhere: in ... More >>
Photos by Anna GulbrandsenTelekinesis/The Love Language/Red PensMarch 2, 20117th Street Entry"There's something about Minneapolis," exclaimed Missy Thangs, the keyboardist for the Love Language, halfway through the group's rousing set at the 7th St. Entry on Wednesday night. "There sure is," fr ... 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 >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzGuided by VoicesOctober 12, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisHow do you live up to your legend? Is there a proper way to do it or do you just do what feels right and have at it? More importantly, how do you quantify a show like this in any capacity? This recap may not be as ne ... More >>
Devaney's Revenge of the Tall Boys is great rock 'n' roll record
Eyedea & Abilities release new music video, an update on Har Mar Superstar's forthcoming album & next week's best new releases.
It's a split between two upper-Midwestern bands with similar lo-fi inclinations, but different approaches in terms of complexity and structure.
Name change and new record see group reinventing the jam band
Local electro bands Estate and Nobot join forces to present an evening of multimedia mayhem
The Onion's rave review of Robert Pollard's new album, From a Compound Eye, begins with this puzzling sentence: "Given Robert Pollard's profligacy, it's only natural to greet his 26-track, 70-minute post-Guided By Voices 'debut' solo album with skepticism." The first definition of "profligate" is ( ... More >>
Failed frozen-waffle jingle leads to year's best 51-song album
[THESE DAYS] The number of Americans who oppose a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to punish flag-burning as protest is up sharply from 2004, according to a survey released by the First Amendment Center. [via Undernews] Retail giant HMV has pulled all albums and DVDs by ... More >>
Local trio flips wigs
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
The Fiery Furnaces turn poetic non sequitors into the surreal life of songs
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
Serving the elderly, caring for monkeys, and helping out strippers, Monarques try to prove that the best new band in town are a bunch of saints
Secret shows. Corporate gigs. Blind Dates. Why is it becoming harder for the public to get a piece of the rock?
Born in Louisiana, the Elephant 6 collective herald a new rock underground.