Arcade FireTarget Center, MinneapolisSaturday, March 8, 2014Win Butler is either one of the best rock stars in the world, or one of the worst. He can't dance and sweats a lot. He's overly tall and still feels the need to stand on stage monitors to make himself look even more gigantic. Essentially ... More >>
Chicago's Psalm One forged a relationship with the Minneapolis rap scene upon signing to Rhymesayers in 2006, and has held a following and a connection ever since. Her latest work is as alter-ego Hologram Kizzie, who just dropped an album entitled Hug Life. Gimme Noise spoke to her ahead of her set ... More >>
Lady Gaga proclaimed yesterday that "Equality is the prime rib of America," simultaneously empowering and confusing the hell out of legions of GLBT activists as they rallied against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." While the nation's top socio-political scientists try to decode what Gaga could have possi ... 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.
Hoping for a successful date? Don't order spaghettiA first date can be a nightmare of anxiety. You want to make a good impression, so you agonize over what to wear, or you rehearse intelligent things to say. So for God's sake don't ruin it all by ordering some foolish food at dinner that is l ... More >>
Photo by Jon BehmSolid Gold return to First Ave's Mainroom tonight (where they last headlined our Gimme Shelter benefit for Haiti), and to get ready for the evening's festivities the band sent over this new video of their performance of "Get Over It" at a Vega Productions fundraiser earlier this ... More >>
Chuck U's "Geekadelic" "It's not that I haven't been working, I just hate doing it," Twin Cities artist Chuck U says in an email to fans and friends about the recent update to his online Etsy store. Easily one of the Cities' most recognizable artists stylistically, Chuck is known for his intric ... More >>
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 >>
Photo courtesy Julie PearceJulie Pearce comforts an earthquake victim in HaitRemember Julie "Jitterbug" Pearce, the former reporter at KBJR-TV in Duluth who quit her job to put her nursing skills to work with relief efforts in Haiti after the massive earthquake there in January? She says sh ... More >>
Photo courtesy of HSRAThis week's cover story profiles St. Paul's High School for Recording Arts (aka 'Hip Hop High') and some of the talented students you'll find there. Savage, Dominoe and Lil C are all featured in the MPLS.TV documentary produced for the feature, but we figured you would be ... More >>
For every dollar raised the Mortenson Construction Company plans to match up to $20,000.
Somebody should have just written a new song from scratch and called it anything else.
We are so grateful for everyone's support.
The insightful Toki talks to GN about his new project, BlackMale.
After a mission trip to Belize, Julie Pearce knew there was more important work waiting for her in life.
Meet the artists involved in Saturday's show who will be selling their work in the merch area.
Would you like to fly in a balloon or purchase restaurant gift cards for charity? We have a website for you.
Articles from this week's Dead Tree Edition.
Here's a video of Zoo Animal to get you ready for Saturday.
We've got some surprises for you...
An eclectic lineup of local talent will play First Ave on February 26.
Check out a few Solid Gold videos to get fired up for Saturday's festivities.
There's such a deficit of collective songwriting talent and ability out there that we've absolutely gotta re-make "We Are The World" as a Haiti benefit event single?
As our Haiti benefits looms, we take a moment to reflect on one of our co-headliners, Mark Mallman.
For those of you that thought you'd never hear another Shaggy song again, you're in for a sappy surprise.
The pair collaborated last weekend at a Haiti benefit in Brooklyn.
Many sites are offering free, exclusive music in exchange for Haiti donations.
Check out our handy guide to events around town raising money for Haiti.
Brother Ali, Sage Francis, Toki Wright, Sims, and more will join forces for a Haiti fundraiser.
Looking to donate funds?
OK, local music troops. It's time to mobilize.
Governor shakes hands with crazy
It's a classic we-are-the-world moment. Check it out.
The Birchwood's accepting food donations in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. "Day of Service."
Like so many people, Lily Coyle was appalled at the televangelist's twisting of history for his own ends.
An eclectic bill will rally to raise money for Doctors Without Borders.
The local community will rally for Haiti next Tuesday.
It's not every day—or every decade—that a local TV station adds a public affairs program. And a public affairs program devoted to the multicultural experience in the Twin Cities? You might as well look through a telescope for a show like that to arrive on the Kuiper belt.
High-Intensity Moviegoing at the Toronto International Film Festival
A new book suggests what comes next for dictators who ate their opponents' innards