The State Fairgrounds are closed and football season has returned. It's still technically summer, so wait for those Oktoberfest steins and help prepare the annual hop harvest instead. This week has beer events from Beer Dabbler, Friends of the Boundary Waters, Lift Bridge, and more. See also: 9 loc ... More >>
A guy walks into a bar. He snaps at the bartender to get her attention. It's futile. He waves money in her face. Desperate, he calls from across the room, "Hey, sweetheart, surprise me with something." She brings him a High Life. "That's not what I wanted," he huffs. "How 'bout you give me this on ... More >>
With 22 years for us all to think about it, there are options galore for the Replacements' headlining performance at Riot Fest in Toronto on Sunday. Their first show since 1991 could revisit any number of segments of the band's past -- perhaps even their "Hayday." The settling of time has elevated t ... More >>
Just in case you've forgotten, Tommy Stinson is a member of two iconic bands of the past half century. In addition to being the founding bassist of the Replacements, he also earns a steady living in Guns N' Roses. As the 'Mats finally reform this coming weekend at Riot Fest, here's a look at another ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.The Catholic Church figured out something during the middle ages: If you build a church to look like a castle, the serfs will feel safe in its massive ... More >>
In a lengthy interview with Time, the Replacements and Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson gives a detailed update on where he's at and where he's been. Though the article has some dated facts -- it refers to a City Pages columnist who is no longer with the paper and Sean Combs as P. Diddy -- but St ... More >>
The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>
Rap music is an omnipresent sound in the country's earbuds today because acts like Public Enemy refused to fold. With two albums released this year, Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp and The Evil Empire of Everything, this has been a vital time for the 25-year-old group and its mercil ... More >>
Release show at Kitty Cat Klub
Star-clogged film degrades rock and musical theater
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators With Brand New Sin and Hillbilly Herald The Brick, Minneapolis May 14, 2012 Monday night's Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators performance was the much-maligned Brick's first high-profile show since the unmitigated disaster that Jane ... More >>
Soul Asylum will release its first album in six years this July, Delayed Reaction. This will be the tenth studio release from the group, and its first with 429 Records, a label that appears to be highly motivated to snap up bands that hit commercial paydirt in the mid-'90s. The group's new labelm ... More >>
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Drugs rule. If that sounds like a sentiment your hardcore stoner pals would echo, realize that I'm being literal here; drugs really do rule. According to this Associated Press story, it's official: drugs kill more Americans annually than traffic accidents. Your chances of being taken out by a tex ... More >>
No, you're not imagining anything. After a long, brutally hot summer, autumn is finally upon us. The foliage is brilliant, the wind has a bite, people are wearing skull caps and fuzzy boots legitimately. Gimme Noise thoughtfully compiled a playlist to help ease you into the new season.
"Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do."-Richard Nelson Bolles
This week's big news from perpetually rising R&B heartthrob Lloyd--real name, no gimmick--isn't new album King of Hearts, which hit the streets Tuesday. It's the new tattoo he's sporting, a colorless melange of guns, roses, and shading inked around the back of his head like a piece ... More >>
Stinson: "I haven't changed where I come from or how I got there"
After touring Europe with Guns 'N Roses and traveling to Haiti to help with hurricane cleanup and relief efforts, former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson has embarked on a solo tour that will bring him to his hometown on May 20 to play a show at First Avenue.
Hot on the heels of their record release party(where incidentally no record was released), Mark Mallman and his band, Ruby Isle, are giving away their electro-tribute rendition of the Guns N' Roses classic, Appetite for Destruction.
Photo by Ben ClarkRuby Isle at Voltage 2010When we first wrote about Ruby Isle's new Guns N' Roses cover album, Appetite for Destruction, and posted one of their mp3s back in November, we were musing over the possible legal ramifications of such a brazen appropriation of another band's work. "The ... More >>
Mottaqi Stadium, IranWhat might have happened had the Metrodome roof collapsed during the Vikings game against the Giants on Sunday? What might have happened if the roof had slowly sagged and busted wide open over stands packed with spectators in a panic, but unable to move? Disaster, that's ... More >>
Ruby Isle, the catchy dance-rock collaboration between Mark Mallman, Dan Geller, and Aaron Lemay, just dropped a new video for one of their Guns 'N Roses covers from their forthcoming record, Appetite for Destruction, and it features a hilarious cameo: Dozer, the dog who belonged to band manager ... More >>
Mark Mallman as Axl Rose? Yes please. Mallman's side project with Dan Geller and drummer Aaron LeMay is getting ready to drop their front-to-back remake of Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, and are scattering mp3s from the record across local music blogs.Gimme Noise has the exclusive mp3 o ... More >>
DJ Rap and her angry slipmats Imagine showing up to work every day and each of your coworkers are drunk and shouting demands in your face. Hopefully this is not commonplace for you, but it happens nearly every night to those who claim DJing as a profession. I know what you're thinking -- someth ... More >>
Pop Candy, the culture blog of USA Today, earlier posted some pictures of former Replacement turned Guns 'N Roses replacement Tommy Stinson taking a tour of a school for youngsters in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
Tommy Stinson is 43 years old. He's been playing music for 32 of those years. He's been in Guns 'N Roses for 12 years. He's supposedly been working on material with Paul Westerberg for two-plus years (whether those fuck-arounds will see the light of day is dependent on so many globules of m ... More >>
The ones where rappers, rockers, and underground titans strutted back into the limelight -- and we all just sort of shrugged.
October 30 through November 1.
Stook and the Jukes make music for the corner bar and, um, Amsterdam?
Doomtree Blowout @ First Avenue From Saturday's A-List: ""I think if you're not angry at something, living in America right now, then you're not paying enough attention," said Doomtree's Dessa in City Pages last year, and more than swing voters seem to have come around to that viewpoint. Once a cot ... More >>
Devotees have been waiting years for the new GNR album
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