In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Tony Nelson's diverse photo output is regularly a part of City Pages and the Star Tribune. He shoots concerts constantly, but also has amassed lots of studio portraits that give a d ... More >>
This week in the Twin Cities, a load of acclaimed touring acts are here to warm us up. Chameleonic New York trio Hospitality (above) is at the 7th Street Entry Wednesday, and 89.3 the Current's darlings Wild Cub play the Turf Club. This weekend, Dr. Dog have landed two nights at First Avenue, and Ju ... More >>
At Riot Fest in Toronto, the local legends had a swingin' reunion party
The chaotic band release their mangiest album yet
If Americana is the new punk rock, Slim Cessna is its Iggy Pop. He not only serves as a dark ole granddaddy but defies our desire to file music into mothballed subgenres like gothic country or punkabilly. Fans often describe a Slim Cessna's Auto Club show as a religious experience -- yet even with e ... More >>
Except with no Replacements music
The White Stripes played their final show nearly four years ago, on July 31, 2007 in Southaven, Mississippi, bidding adieu to a decade requited with rock and roll and giving every guitarist with furious intentions a little breathing room. Now, through his successful vinyl-centric label Third Man, ... More >>
Rik Schwinden's store offers nostalgia trip
The NymphsAlex Kirst, drummer for the wild-eyed late-'80s and early-'90s rock band the Nymphs and later Iggy Pop, was killed in a hit-and-run in Cathedral City, California, about 10 miles south of Palm Springs.
Photo by Erik HessMark Mallman has made a tradition out of returning to the Varsity each New Year's Eve for an extravagant show, and for his 5th annual NYE bash he pulled out all the stops.
The Year of Our Lord 2011 is shaping up to be an awesome year for long-awaited album releases, isn't it? Gang of Four! Gregg Allman! Wire! Wanda Jackson! Cake! A P.J. Harvey auto-harp album, even! But Gimme Noise is most stoked for Fiona Apple's as-yet-untitled fourth LP, of which we've yet to he ... More >>
Over the weekend Yoko Ono threw a seriously must-attend preparation celebration of her late husband's 70th birthday (and her first show ever in Los Angeles). In tow were: Lady Gaga, Iggy Pop, RZA, Perry Farrell, her son Sean Lennon, Thurston Moore, and...much more. Of course there were myriad Fli ... More >>
Barneys creative director Simon Doonan with Iggy PopLegendary Stooges front-man Iggy Pop just partnered up with Barneys New York's little sister store, Barneys Co-op to design a line of vintage inspired rock tees for the store's Archive 1887 line. Mr. Pop is definitely a style icon in his own rig ... More >>
Photo via First Ave's TwitterFor as long as I can remember First Avenue has been The Place. It's this way for all of us, whether your band aspires to play the Mainroom or your Dad tells smirky stories of smoking pot in the Entry basement with the 'Mats. Purple Rain? Yes, of course (how many peopl ... More >>
Could the indie darlings live up to the hype that had been heaped upon them?
In Dexter Holland's world, $120 is a fair price.
Fortunately, the French are already masters in the fine art of eye-rolling.
SXSW gives a girl more music than she could possibly need—but not as much as she wants
'Everything Is Illuminated' star Eugene Hutz lights up the fair
Fans of early '90s Nickelodeon programming are easy to spot. At Rilo Kiley shows they're the ones yelling "Pinsky!" at Blake Soper, while arguing with friends over who would win a Clarissa vs. Sabrina cage match. And starting today, they're raving about the DVD release of the Adventures of Pete & P ... More >>
Gogol Bordello, Peaches, and Neung Phak show us their good stuff
A snarky writer thinks he's America's greatest living punk
Underground movies and rebel music hook up in the Sound Unseen Festival
Tora! Tora! Torrance!: Sexing you up before you can say "rock 'n' roll"
Poll Winner The Odd.
Trainspotting's ode to junk culture.