Boom Island Brewing has been crafting Minnesota-made, Belgian-inspired brews since 2011. Earlier this year, the brewery completed an expansion that increased production and taproom capacity and included space for a soon to be annual event -- Boom Days. From July 18 to 20, the weekend leading up to ... More >>
It's high time to start talking about warm-weather block parties, and Memory Lanes has just released the names for its 2014 fest. The 6th annual Memory Lanes Block Party will feature 18 bands, five DJs, and a whole lot of other distractions on Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25. Among the acts co ... More >>
Tired of scrambling to get to the liquor store before it closes on Saturday? You're not alone. MN Beer Activists has organized a fundraising concert to support legalizing Sunday alcohol sales in Minnesota. The concert will take place at First Avenue on one of the busiest beer drinking days of the y ... More >>
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 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 >>
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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