You may have never heard Corpse Reviver, but if you have an interest in traditional or "the old, weird America," there's a good chance you know their songs. Mikkel Beckmen, most often heard performing with Charlie Parr or the Brass Kings, is the group's percussionist. Adam Kiesling sets aside the s ... More >>
By Craig Planting From 2001 until 2007, Americana roots-rockers Ol' Yeller put out five studio albums (including 2004's Sounder which won a Minnesota Music Award) and toured the country, especially Texas, over a dozen times. They became a favorite of Twin Cites musicians and local music scenesters, ... More >>
‚ÄčArt-rock quartet Deerhoof have made a semi-brilliant career out of atom-smashing together genres, gene-splicing musical tropes, and generally just being way more interesting than most of their peers. And since they're playing the Triple Rock Social Club tonight, Gimme Noise figured this would be ... More >>
The president hates America. We live in a socialist state. Shutting down the government isn't shutting down the government. That's reality for Rep. Michele Bachmann. Everything else is just fantasy, she told Harry Smith on "Face the Nation" yesterday.
As I culled through lists of new and upcoming releases from new and up-and-coming country artists, I couldn't help but notice a pattern: many were by women, and most of those by women who seemed to be taking country in a slightly new direction (occasionally, the "new" direction one that count ... More >>
Another great folk-music box targets everyday people who might even still be alive
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