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    July 29, 2014

    10 classic punk records that are actually awful

    I put on the Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket to Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    The 10 best rock 'n' roll pinball machines

    I am a devoted video-game fan and a constant cheerleader for them to be considered art, but honestly I would give up most of the compelling stories and high-definition graphics in the world for the simple pinball machines. They're crafted and mechanical, and when done with a loving hand can turn alm ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014
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    January 10, 2014

    Weekend brew round-up: Mankato Craft Beer Expo, new beers from Fulton, and more

    While much of the state shut down this week because of the Polar Vortex, area brewers kept at it, and with a post-holiday weekend upon us, it's time to get back into the Minnesota beer business and get out on the town. For those interested in getting out of the metro, Mankato is hosting the Mankato ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    The Metrodome's musical history: A look back

    On Sunday, the final Vikings' game will take place at the Metrodome, their indoor football home since 1982. And beginning shortly afterward, the Dome will be demolished in order to build the new Vikings stadium. In addition to all of the unforgettable (but mostly frustrating) sports' memories that h ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Mumford & Sons' so-called "indefinite hiatus" is total cliffhanger bullshit

    The biggest Mumford & Sons hit single to date is about patiently waiting. Now it's everyone else's turn. Just as they've become the most prominent live draws in the U.S., the English group is reportedly shutting down for an indefinite period of time. To the joy of the haters and the sorrow of ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    The Replacements break their 22-year live drought

    At Riot Fest in Toronto, the local legends had a swingin' reunion party

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    August 17, 2013

    The Replacements' full band lineup finalized for Riot Fest shows

    There was no question that Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson were going to be part of the upcoming Replacements reunion shows to be staged at the three Riot Fests in the coming weeks. However, lead guitar and drums were up for grabs. On Friday, the Star Tribune's Chris Riemenschneider reported that ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 6/5-6/11

    So it's June now. Despite the cloudiness, there are actually things happening outdoors. Saturday, be sure to check out tons of local bands at Rock the Vine. Later in the evening Hollow Boys release their latest record at Kitty Cat Klub. The Minnesota Zoo will also be hosting Richard Thompson an ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Tommy Stinson, bassist for the Replacements, talks about the CC Club

    Tommy Stinson learned to play bass at age 11, and just a year later started strumming with the musicians, including his brother Bob, who would make up the Replacements. For this week's cover story on the CC Club, Stinson -- who now juggles multiple projects, including solo albums like 2011's "One Ma ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    My Bloody Valentine's comeback, mbv, wasn't worth the loveless wait

    Genius is a hard thing to live up to; once someone bestows you with its thorny crown, it's a crippling burden that can sometimes make you even more the stuff of legend.  My Bloody Valentine is that stuff of legend. 1991 was a time both namby and pamby, with New Ja ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    STNNNG's Nate Nelson revisits his basement show past

    By Kyle ImesThere has always been an underground music scene in the Twin Cities in some capacity, but it's easy to overlook. Before Facebook and MySpace, finding the basement, loft, or re-purposed public space was largely word-of-mouth. Thanks to a friend's older brother, I was allowed to tag along ... More >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2012

    Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner on Delayed Reaction and all that jazz

    Release shows at 7th St. Entry and First Avenue

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    July 11, 2012

    Zubaz Unleashed!

    The rise, fall, and imminent rebirth of the zebra-striped wonderpants

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    June 26, 2012

    Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson reunite for Slim Dunlap benefit track

    Related: Chris Mars records new song to benefit Slim DunlapBrief, but exciting news for fans of Replacements reunion conspiracies: Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are working on a song together. Similar to the recent Chris Mars single, these two 'Mats members are reuniting to rally for their old b ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Top 10 worst Minnesota songs

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota songsTop 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picksFor all of the impressive songsmiths penning grand lyrics and melodies inspired by our fair Minnesota, there are nearly as many embarrassing clunkers doing ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Tommy Stinson at the Fine Line, 11/14/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Tommy Stinson and FriendsNovember 14, 2011Fine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisServing as a vacation from their tightly rehearsed, big-budget "day job," as Stinson put it, Tommy and his three touring Guns 'N Roses bandmates Dizzy Reed (keys), Richard Fortus (guitar), and Frank Ferr ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Seven Inches of Minnesota Music: The Replacements "I'm in Trouble"

    ​The Replacements are hands down one of the most revered and famous bands out of Minneapolis. Not only does the group forever cast a shadow over almost every barroom guitar-rock band that ever sets foot on stage in town, but their lingering legacy has done the same thing to the members of the ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Weezer at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, 9/3/11

    Photos by Nick Wosika​Weezer with Motion City SoundtrackAugust 3, 2011Minnesota State Fair GrandstandThey just don't make 'em like Weezer anymore.

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    July 13, 2011

    Tommy Stinson's solo record 'One Man Mutiny' out August 30

    ​When seasoned rock 'n' roll bassist and songwriter Tommy Stinson came to Minneapolis this past May for a gig at the Mainroom, he hinted that his second solo album was finished and nearly ready to be released. Now, that album has an offiical release date and a name: One Man Mutiny will be offered ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Voytek release their debut 7" this Friday at the Hexagon

    ​Voytek are set to transfer the party from the stage and into your household. That's right: the two year-old band is releasing their first piece of wax, and the celebration will be both dirty and ridiculous when they hit the Hexagon on Friday for their release show, take two. The band's firs ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Tommy Stinson: A YouTube retrospective

    Photo by Emily Roberts​Over here at Gimme Noise, we're pretty excited about Tommy Stinson's return to First Ave this Friday--and not just because we had the chance to talk to him about it in the print version of today's City Pages. Why all the excitement then? Because it gives us an excuse to kill ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Stone Temple Pilots' Eric Kretz talks about the band's history

    ​Loved by fans, simultaneously hated by critics.Stone Temple Pilots have long since been a staple in our hard rock society; whether categorized as grunge, post-punk, alternative rock or psychedelia, they have held steady on rock 'n' roll ground since the early '90s. And as rare as it is to ove ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Voltage 2010 music highlights: Mayda, Red Pens, more

    Photo by Emily Utne​Voltage: Fashion Amplified filled up First Avenue once again Friday night, giving the local trendsetters a chance to check out five great Twin Cities bands in addition to the usual fashion show fare. I'm not going to pretend that I had the slightest clue which designers had the ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009
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    September 3, 2008
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    April 16, 2008
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    March 21, 2008
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    January 16, 2008
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    September 1, 2007

    Velvet Revolver Are An Awesome Cover Band

    Show Review by Pat O'Brien The Xcel Center crowd was only about 6,000 strong last night--just more than half empty--and maybe that should have been a bit of a clue. Velvet Revolver, a band whose members used to be in Guns 'N' Roses (guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum) and S ... More >>

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    January 3, 2007

    Sweet Water

    Hearts float away and drift back together in the fluid world of Josh Aran

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    December 13, 2006

    String Theory

    Violin: Local music's killer app

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    December 6, 2006

    MN SAT

    The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!

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    February 8, 2006

    Circumcised! Down & Dirty!

    Japanese headbangers Loudness have the last laugh

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    December 28, 2005

    Artists of the Year

    Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar

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    November 30, 2005

    Sgt. Briggs's War

    Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.

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    November 23, 2005

    Take Us to Your Hugest Arena and Fill Us up with Beer

    Fourteen ways of looking at a Big & Rich album

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    July 21, 2004

    Why I Love Humans In Their Contemptible Mortal State

    Miss Pussycat and Melodious owl show their homo sapien side

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    January 21, 2004

    The James Gang

    Gods, ghosts, and William and Henry James

  • Books

    August 27, 2003

    I Like Trash

    Chuck Klosterman wallows joyfully in cultural crap, while in the afterlife, Lester Bangs rises above it

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    August 6, 2003

    Real Life Rock Top 10

    Pearl Jam goes on hunger strike, JFK buys you a spaghetti dinner, and Jeff Bridges asks Bob Dylan to swallow his pride

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    July 10, 2002
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    March 27, 2002

    Close Encounters of the N*E*R*D Kind

    Will the Neptunes reinvent rock?

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    December 26, 2001
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    April 4, 2001

    The Greatest Shows on Earth

    Uzbek beauties! Swedish peaceniks! Iranian mummies! A guide to the high-wire act otherwise known as the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.

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    March 8, 2000

    Bummer Crop

    Korn's depressed rap-metal rocks freaks and saves geeks. But are they just yanking your leash?

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    November 3, 1999

    The B-Side of the Moon

    Luna's cover version of "Sweet Child o' Mine" marks a strange departure from the indie universe

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    July 8, 1998
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    May 21, 1997

    Shock Treatment

    It doesn't really matter whether he overtakes KQ and Tom Barnard. Either way, Howard Stern wins. And local radio loses.

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    January 3, 1996

    Rock & Roll Hearts

    Two books look at the his and hers of pop music fandom.

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