Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>
What started as a dream from co-creators and curators Sally Hedberg and Dana Raidt became a reality last Friday evening. Girl Germs staged a takeover of the First Avenue mainroom, bringing seven local bands and host Lori Barbero of Minneapolis's own legendary Babes in Toyland to the stage in a tribu ... More >>
Over the past few years, the Girls Got Rhythm Fest has rightfully focused on ladies who rock, as well as carrying on the lasting legacy of women in music. While Girls Got Rhythm is taking a break this year, the spirit of the festival continues with the just announced Girl Germs Live Tribute to Women ... More >>
Oh, Courtney. She just can't give a straight answer, can she? In an interview about the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's breakout music video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Courtney Love took the opportunity to divulge several intimate details about her and Kurt Cobain's first... how shall we say... ... More >>
Eleven music films showing at Ritz Theater
Photo by Chris McDuffieIt's Hump Day, which can only mean one thing here at Gimme Noise headquarters: It's time for the print edition of our blog to hit newsstands. Here's a sneak peek of what we have in store for you:
Late last week, word broke that Courtney Love is writing - or co-writing, or dictating, or bashing out in innumerable typo-strewn MySpace blog posts to be deciphered later, or whatever - her memoirs.
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
In addition to everything else weird and drama-rama-filled in Courtney Love's life, the Daily has a story out today about the Hole frontwoman's ongoing saga with arts and crafts online marketplace Etsy. The site has apparently proven to be a challenge for Love, who posted a typo-pocked update to ... More >>
Photos by Nick VlcekHoleJuly 16, 2010First AvenueThere were a lot of people speculating as to how Hole's show at First Avenue was going to go down on Friday night, from the die-hard fans convinced Courtney Love was going to deliver, to the wide-eyed spectators just hoping to witness a trainwreck. ... More >>
"Skinny Little Bitch" might be compared, profitably, to a dirty bomb -- or an inescapablee black hole.
The band on everyone's lips talks about the hype, Courtney Love, and what they'll miss about the U.S. when they go back to the U.K.