Still don't have plans for Halloween? Have no fear! There's plenty of shows to catch this night of fright. First Avenue will be holding their annual Halloween party and costume contest while the Solid Gold hosts the night at the Turf Club. As for post-Halloween partying, Okkervil River plays the Fir ... More >>
Anyone who is a fan of trilogies will be excited to view the third, and final, installment of Ian Rans's One Men documentary series today. Bittersweet. In each episode, auteur and alcohol connoisseur Rans (of Drinking With Ian fame) interviews a local musician who is happy to perform by themse ... More >>
Last week, Gimme Noise debuted the first installment of Ian Rans's new documentary series, One Men. In sum, Rans decided to find the most interesting stories lurking within the culture of one-man bands in the Twin Cities. To quote ourselves, it's "This American Life for lounge lizards." Hunan Garden ... More >>
We're ecstatic to announce that Gimme Noise is the exclusive launching pad for a brand-new music documentary series. One Men delves into the lives and inspirations behind a grouping of one-man bands performing here in the Twin Cities. It's This American Life for lounge lizards. These compelling sto ... More >>
Sixteen restaurants have been competing for over five weeks in the ultimate shakedown competition, the Iron Bartender. Many drinks have been served, and an expert, rotating panel of judges has narrowed the competitors to representatives from just four restaurants. The final ... 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 >>
With the recent spate of nice weather, you can forgive Twin Cities music fans for letting their minds wander to the outdoor music season. And, with the string of great local street festivals and events planned for next month, you might just wish that May would hurry up and get here already.  ... More >>
Since 2006, Todd Zuniga has been holding Literary Death Matches across the world. The event promotes local talent by giving them an opportunity to perform in a rollicking night of trouble-making. This Thursday, Zuniga will hold his sixth Twin Cities Death Match at the Nomad World Pub. During the ... More >>
With New Year's Eve falling on a Friday this year, the concert calendar is looking downright epic. From freebie shows to high-profile benefits, the selection for this year's Big Night Out has a little something for every kind of showgoer. Here's a rundown of your options for Friday night, broken ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessMark Mallman kicked off his third marathon performance at the Turf Club at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon to a small but intent crowd and several video cameras (watch the live stream online here). Gimme Noise will be checking in on Mallman as he attempts to play for 78 hours strai ... More >>
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Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.