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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 >>
We all know it, but it's time to show it. Urban Outfitters is a creative wasteland, a shortsighted cul-de-sac of trends and trash-culture bent for capital gain -- one large, unthinking slab of cultural masturbation. But, by and large, it's a beast we ourselves feed. Like creepers to a drug deal we l ... More >>
Samuel T. Herring can do a phone interview with almost as much intensity as his on-stage persona. Get the Future Islands frontman going -- even in the middle of the Charlotte International Airport -- and his responses just flow with the awareness of the largeness of his band's current moment. ... More >>
A millionaire friend once told me, "Mallman, you have two options in this world: crazy busy or dead poor." I corrected him: "Try the music business, you'll be both."
Photos by Erik HessLCD SoundsystemOctober 23, 2010Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. PaulWith 10cc's oddly creepy art/soft rock hit "I'm Not In Love" serving as the intro to the set, there was electricity in the air, something not often found in the cavernous confines of Roy Wilkins Auditorium regardles ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessSurfer Blood and the DrumsOctober 13, 2010Varsity TheaterWhat better way to shake off my post-GBV hangover than to see two young, talented bands at one of the most stylish venues in town, as the Floridian quintet Surfer Blood and the Brooklyn quartet the Drums both delivered sh ... More >>
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Interpol throw on retro suits and dress their songs in psychedelic furs
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Low have been heckled by crowds and dropped from their label. Now Minnesota's quietest band returns with its best album yet.
Dylan does Duluth; To Ave. and Ave. not