Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions
It's pretty cool when an entity from outside of the Midwest gets to come in and try to encapsulate what's going on here. Sure, there's an opportunity for public derision if you get it wrong, but MTV (Other) was committed to doing their homework for their episode for the This Is the Place series film ... More >>
St. Paul's Grand Old Day has had the "grand" part down for years. The largest one-day festival in the Midwest has consistently entertained Minnesota families and fun-lovers with top-notch music and merriment along St. Paul's stately, historic Grand Avenue for decades. And now, the "old" part in the ... More >>
The Bye Bye 17 musician brilliantly reinvents himself on his latest record
Ah, New Year's Eve. The biggest party night of the year -- and arguably the biggest headache. So many spots, so little time. Planning your NYE is on the same level as devising a tactical strategy for tax evasion or creating a really sick Halloween costume. How can you guarantee you won't end up in s ... More >>
The CMJ Music Marathon is a yearly underground music assault on New York (and Brooklyn too), and several performers with local ties are making the trip out to the East Coast. Much like South by Southwest, CMJ has a huge industry component attached to the glut of semi-discovered talent lurking in pre ... More >>
With Election Day just over a month away, many us are probably growing tired of the endless stream of campaign commercials and relentless sloganeering ringing out from most media outlets. But one of the definite advantages of any election year are the special Benefit Concerts which bring together ta ... More >>
Girl power without the Spice Girls is alive and well these days, and the Amsterdam Bar and Hall will be celebrating this weekend with the Girls Got Rhythm Fest in St. Paul. If you're feeling young, stop by Station 4 to check out pop-punk group Go Radio with This Providence; if not, St. Vincent and C ... More >>
Wade Boggs' Wicked Boston Baked Bash with Marijuana Deathsquads, Weird Boggs, Plain Ole Bill, Baby Boys Turf Club, St. Paul Friday, April 20, 2012 When the details were posted no one could've been fully prepared for this gig. The bizarre promo video didn't exactly clarify things either. The lineup ... More >>
There are never enough days in the weekend.
Illustration by Johnnie CluneyCreepiest rendering of Mason Jennings ever?"We have made it people, we have finally made it." Recent Picked to Click champs the Cloak Ox were the latest in a long string of Twin Cities acts to proudly announce that they'd recorded a session with Illinois-based record ... More >>
"In summer, the song sings itself."-William Carlos Williams
Daytrotter is all up in the Twin Cities scene again. Just yesterday we saw Gabe Douglas of the 4onthefloor tweeting that his band was down at the Daytrotter studios in Rock Island, Illinois recording a session, and today the site posted a three-track performance by revolving electromanipulators M ... More >>
Photo by Brian GarrityWe've been rolling out these live videos of the Twin Cities takeover of Satellite in Los Angeles over the past couple weeks, but we're almost out. After Skoal Kodiak, Marijuana Deathsquads, and Har Mar Superstar, the night concluded with POS and Mictlan tag-teaming the headl ... More >>
Gimme Noise presents GAYNGS AFFILIYATED SHOWCASESunday, March 6, 2011First Avenue, 7th St. Entry, and Record Room18 // $20 // 6:30 p.m.
With South by Southwest less than a month away (the music portion kicks off on March 16), we thought it a good time to start compiling our list of Minnesotans making the haul down to Austin, Texas this year.At first glance, it looks like there will be quite a few bands repping our great state -- ... More >>
We've got a real treat for you this week -- as part of our ongoing City of Music series, we're stoked to debut one of the more experimental and artistic music videos we've seen from the MPLS.TV camp. For this week's video, producer Dan Huiting rounded up a whopping 15 cameras to film the seven co ... More >>
Coachella unveiled its 2011 lineup late last night after the now-customary month-long swirling of rumors;.headliners for this year's fest are Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, and a reunion set by the Strokes. Coachella will take place April 15-17. Three-day weekend passes are $269 and go o ... 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 >>
Photo by Nick VlcekIt won't be the first time Mark Mallman has challenged his own endurance abilities, but it will certainly be his longest running show yet: The local piano man will kick off a performance at 4 p.m. this afternoon at the Turf Club that isn't due to wrap up until 10 p.m. on Sunday ... More >>
Explore Minnesota, a site dedicated to attracting tourism to our fair state, has teamed up with 89.3 the Current to create an all-local playlist of streaming music that spans from the Castaways and the Trashmen to Dessa, Peter Wolf Crier, and Owl City. The mix, naturally, is bent toward radio-fri ... More >>
It's practically perfect out today, so a summer coup for me and you.The wayfaring and lovely Dark Dark Dark announced a summer (West Coast) tour, the release of their next album, and a song called "Daydreaming" today, always a treat. The song sees them continuing a progression into a less Old Fol ... More >>
It's no secret that we're fans of Peter Miller of We Are the Willow's stark soundscapes, poignant songwriting, and delicate voice; we're such adamant supporters of that last quality, in fact, that we named Miller Best Male Vocalist in this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue of City Pages. So we ... More >>
The Twin Cities is continuing its total domination of the Daytrotter site with yet another session by local artists posted today. Doomtree members Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, and Mike Mictlan traveled down to the Illinois recording studio to track a massive 12-song session."They come from a city, l ... More >>
With the Rhymesayers planting their flag, Har Mar Superstar stripping nude, and Tapes 'N Tapes touring the down under, the first 2k decade has been a doozy.
Lifter Puller & Cloud Cult announce reissues, Mayda to release new EP & Felt drop first track from "Felt 3."
The perfect holiday gift for that overgrown manchild who loves local indie electro.
The local two piece tops this week's best selling local albums.
More from our Q&A with Sean Tillmann in this week's print edition.
Sean Tillman never stops living the American Dream
P.O.S. hits First Avenue and releases a new music video, Har Mar Superstar plays Late Night, Solid Gold release a new song & Owl City tops Billboard.
The Owatonna superstar topped Billboard's Hot 100 today.
The Wars of 1812 announce break-up, Doomtree sets vinyl releases, Har Mar Superstar prepping HBO show & next week's best new releases.
A sitcom about hipsters who strike out for L.A. to make it big? This'll test the showman's acting range.
Mastodon, Deathklok and Shonen Knife announce TC dates, and new Har Mar Superstar.
Who needs rock when you can sit down and watch someone else talk about why music rocks?
...the scene is now
Har Mar Superstar and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O. go on record about french-kissing fans and cock-blocking Beck
Hail the Conquering Heroes: Polls and Praise for This Year's Best New Artists
Astronaut Wife, decembers architects, and the Foxfire factor: The 2000 City Pages New Music Poll