• Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    The worst of Coachella 2014

    Coachella's first weekend was amazing this year! Except when it wasn't. Here are the parts of the festival that rubbed us the wrong way. Saturday Night dust storm (above) Conditions may not have been as bad as they were during last year's Red Hot Chili Peppers set, but Saturday night's dusty condi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Bun B at Fine Line, 4/5/14

    Bun Bwith Kirko Bangz, Rapper Hooks, Sean Anonymous and Taylor MadrigalFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, April 5, 2014Long before the South cracked the rap mainstream, UGK had a following that led to the pop charts. Saturday night at the Fine Line, founding member Bun B performed a range o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Paisley Park After Dark is this weekend

    Warmer weather has warmed up Prince's hospitality down in Chanhassen. Paisley Park Studios are opening their doors this weekend for a couple of late-night parties on Friday and Saturday.Instagram's newest star's involvement in the night is unknown at this stage, but the accommodations are always swa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Kevin Love is seriously sad [VIDEO]

    The 2013-14 Timberwolves season began with such optimism. Ten years removed from the team's last playoff berth, it looked like the NBA's most downtrodden franchise was finally about to get over the hump.But after a hot start, the Wolves started losing close games. Unfortunately, they never stopped, ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 19, 2014

    Kyatchi strikes out and hits some home runs

    From baseball to sushi, this new Japanese eatery blends East and West with mixed results

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Prince joins Instagram, releases new song featuring Zooey Deschanel

    With all of Prince's high-profile promotional activity as of late, it's easy to forget that the Purple One was once rather media shy and reclusive. And now, Prince is planning on sharing a bit more of himself socially, as he just officially joined Instagram over the weekend. His Princetagram account ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Prof and John Stamos just duked it out on Twitter

    You can't make this stuff up, can you? Minneapolis troublemaker rapper Prof and John Stamos recently had it out on Twitter, apparently. It seems they've had a love/hate relationship for a while now. Really, what other type of relationship can you have with Prof? (Remember his ribald Valentine's Day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Lil Debbie at the Fine Line, 3/1/2014

    Lil DebbieFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, March 1, 2014 Urban Dictionary defines ratchet as "a diva, mostly from urban cities and ghettos, that has reason so believe she is every man's eye candy. Unfortunately, she's wrong." In LL Cool J's song "Ratchet," he uses to word as a name for a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Alyssa Jo Lommel, UMD student who nearly froze, shares photos of her recovery

    More than two months after she was found nearly frozen to death on a neighbor's Duluth porch following a night of drinking, Alyssa Jo Lommel is out of the hospital and back home in St. Cloud.Lommel, 19, needed to have all her fingers and most of her feet amputated, but judging by her Instagram, she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    The Snoopify app: A disaster that's only getting worse

    By Jennifer SwannSince launching in May, Snoop Dogg's Snoopify app has transformed millions of otherwise boring Instagram photos into virtual g-thangs, with the help of digital "stickers": blunts, cash money and chicken n' waffles. According to a recent press release from its promoters, it boas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Rebecca McDonald

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Rebecca McDonald's photo work is under the umbrella of BFresh Productions. She has shot extensively for MTV, City Pages, and other publications. Her portfolio includes both live and p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Ryan Siverson

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Ryan Siverson has been shooting concerts and musician portraits locally for about six years. You can see his work in City Pages,, Grantland, and other publications. You also m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: David McCrindle

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. David McCrindle is a U.K. native who has built strong relationships with a lot of area musicians based upon his photo work. His shots have appeared in publications like Q and NME abro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Erik Hess

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Erik Hess, aka @fivesixzero, has been a regular City Pages contributor for the past few years now., NME, Village Voice, and others have also featured his work. His live shots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Anna Gulbrandsen

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Anna Gulbrandsen has earned a reputation as a dedicated visual storyteller within the Twin Cities electronic music community. In addition to her work with Sound in Motion, she's cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    The evolution of Prince hairstyles: 1978-2013

    When Prince emerged with an afro in the fall of 2012, he completed a hair cycle reaching back to the beginning of his solo career. In between the late '70s and today, the Purple One has experimented with a variety of styles. His locks have alternated between signs "o" the times and chaos and disorde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Sara Montour

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Photographer Sara Montour has been shooting live shows and band portraits for about a decade. She's also one of the founders of the Live Letters concert series. See Also: The best mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    Panic! at the Disco: I read the comments on my YouTube account

    Brendon Urie is only 26, but the lead singer of pop-punk band Panic! at the Disco has lived many lives in those years. Turns out that 2013 was a banner year: Urie got married, released his fourth studio album with his band that contained many of his personal stories, had some beef with Fiona Apple, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Adrian Peterson ranked as one of NFL's sexiest; Ponder snubbed [PHOTOS]

    The Date Report's Kelsea Stahler ranks Adrian Peterson as the second-sexiest NFL player in her list of the most attractive American footballers. A screengrab including her explanation is at the top of this post.Here's how Stahler explained her overall methodology:[I]t's only fair we appreciate their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Sunrise shot of city from the suburbs makes Mpls skyline look small [PHOTO]

    Instagram user orbeq took the above photo this morning.ANOTHER COOL PHOTO: Lightning flashes over UptownHis sunrise shot was taken from an office park in Minnetonka near Highway 169 and the Crosstown.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Sam Ponder, as Matt Cassel possibly takes her husband's job: "Pressure is a privilege"

    Yesterday's Vikings win couldn't have been an easy experience for Christian Ponder, who watched it from the sideline because of a fractured rib but just as easily could've been benched for his string of poor performances while the Purple started 0-3. On one hand, you'd imagine Ponder's happy his tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Bryant McKinnie's bday party reportedly ended with stripper busting bottle on teammate's head

    During his tenure in Minnesota, Bryant McKinnie established an unprecedented reputation for blowing through stacks of money, eating lots of food, not paying $375,000 strip club tabs, and "running through the okra patch" on the Love Boat, among other things.SEE ALSO: Brett Favre pubes salesman shares ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Greg Jennings turns heel on Green Bay, signs "Packers Suck" on Vikings helmet [PHOTO]

    Days after he signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract with the Vikings in March, Greg Jennings took out a full-page ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Although the business side of this great game has brought about change, my family and I will be forever indebted to the Packers organizations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    True Food Council teams area chefs with Minneapolis Public Schools

    Who hasn't found themselves inside the lunchroom of their school cracking jokes at the expense of a rectangular shaped piece of pizza or a wobbly tray of mystery "meat"? It's an easy target from an eater's perspective, but solving the dilemma of creating delicious and healthful food for students is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Men murdered in south Mpls alley appeared in rap music video shot two days earlier [VIDEO]

    On the evening of August 25, two men were found shot to death in a bullet-ridden SUV parked in an alley between the 2600 blocks of Cedar and 18th Avenues in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis. No arrests have been made in connection with the murders.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis police use peppe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Wisconsin bro dives into State Fair's fish tank [VIDEO]

    A young man in a University of Wisconsin tank top (henceforth known as Wisconsin bro) took extreme measures to cool himself off at the State Fair over the weekend.SEE ALSO: State Fair knockout: Police officer gets kicked in the head [VIDEO]As captured in an Instagram video posted on Sunday, with doz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Bomb threat closes CVS Pharmacy at Franklin and Nicollet, but no bomb found

    -- Updates at bottom --Bomb threats sent via email and phone calls have prompted the closure of the CVS Pharmacy at Franklin and Nicollet avenues in south Minneapolis.According to a WCCO report, MPD officials say employees at the pharmacy "received phone and email threats about a bomb in the busines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Which songs must be on the Replacements reunion setlist?

    With 22 years for us all to think about it, there are options galore for the Replacements' headlining performance at Riot Fest in Toronto on Sunday. Their first show since 1991 could revisit any number of segments of the band's past -- perhaps even their "Hayday." The settling of time has elevated t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    The Minnesota State Fair 2013: A three hour food tour

    The Great Minnesota Get Together can be a bit much to bite off. Trying to pack all that eating and gawking into one day -- it's never easy. This year, to kick things off, we decided to put the pedal to the metal and see just how much we could hit first off and fast. We rolled in at 11:00 a.m. today, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Pedal Pub crashes near Mill Ruins Park, riders taken away on stretchers [PHOTOS] [UPDATES]

    -- Updates at bottom --This afternoon, a Pedal Pub tipped in the area of Mill Ruins Park on the north side of downtown Minneapolis. Some riders were reportedly injured.SEE ALSO: "I hate the Pedal Pub" Facebook page: Funniest new memes [IMAGES]The news was broken by bystanders on social media who hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Justin Timberlake reveals The 20/20 Experience World Tour dates

    J.T. fans rejoice! The former Mouseketeer and frosty-tipped 'N Sync heartthrob will be coming to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on his just-announced The 20/20 Experience world tour. See also: Justin Timberlake beatboxes with Brother Ali Prince & Bon Iver visit Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday Night Live

  • Restaurants

    May 1, 2013

    Hello Pizza is a slice of heaven

    The new Edina pizzeria boasts excellent toppings, flavorful sauce, and an A+ crust

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Shapeshifter's Tim Ritter: I love the indie scene here like my own kids

    While grunge broke out of the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s, there was something different happening in the Twin Cities. Bands here were far more influenced by what was happening in the U.K., and a vital and volatile shoegaze/Krautrock/dreampop scene materialized. Sadly, many of those bands we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Prof: If I can justify it and be smart enough, I can say anything

    Minneapolis rap troublemaker Prof has pushed all our buttons for over a decade now. A mixture of party-starters, gross-out tales, and personal exploration fills the three volumes of his Kaiser Von Powderhorn mixtape series, his King Gampo album, the Recession Music collaboration with St. Paul Slim, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Deuvontay Charles of Mpls allegedly told girl, 15: Have sex with me, or I'll post nude pics of you

    Deuvontay Charles, an 18-year-old Minneapolis resident, faces two felonies for allegedly blackmailing a 15-year-old girl by threatening to post naked pictures of her online.SEE ALSO:-- Christian Montgomery used nude pics, social media to get revenge against his ex-girlfriend-- Clinton Corry went ber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Why was Nelly in the Twin Cities this week?

    Nelly hopped up to our frigid state for a few days this week -- not to sign the "Hot Cheetos & Takis" stars the KIDS, but apparently to do some food-related business with General Mills. Based upon some tweets and photos from the rapper -- in between some incessant promotion for a new song called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Nelly eats monstrous mystery dessert in Minneapolis

    It's been a good week for Minneapolis restaurants and their celebrity clients. We recently reported about comedian and actor Nick Offerman tweeting his gratitude to Jax Cafe in northeast for fulfilling his steak fantasies, and now a very different public figure has taken to another social media ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Princetagram iPhone app unveiled by Jimmy Fallon

    Some of the greatest innovations and stupidest pet tricks come out of late-night television, so it's no surprise that Late Night With Jimmy Fallon introduced Princetagram to the masses this week.With Prince fan ?uestlove -- who will perform at the Bobby Z's second Benefit 2 Celebrate Life on March 9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Prince at Dakota Jazz Club, 1/16/13

    PrinceDakota Jazz Club, MinneapolisWednesday, January 16, 2013The first of Three Nights with Prince at the Dakota Jazz Club proved to be as sumptuous as skipping the main course and heading straight to dessert. The entertainer can pack out United Center in Chicago and still be one of the most compel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Local critics, Gimme Noise included, converged on the Local Show

    It's most opinionated time of the year. Thus, 89.3 the Current's studios opened up for a few gatekeepers from the Twin Cities music media to air out the wares they've been pushing all year long once again before moving onto the 2013 models. This is the Critics Pick edition.In an episode that aired S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Don't be fooled: Hurricane Sandy didn't set a Duluth seal look-alike free in Manhattan [PHOTOS]

    Here's the blessing of social media: When storms like Hurricane Sandy hit, folks as far away as Minnesota can get a first-hand look thanks to photos uploaded to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and elsewhere.SEE ALSO:-- Duluth floods: Top 10 jaw-dropping images [PHOTOS]-- Duluth flood: 10 more jaw-drop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Trouble Andrew on Yelawolf tour, snowboarding, & social media

    Trevor "Trouble" Andrew lives a life at 31 most guys would envy at any age: He's a professional snowboarder turned musician who now finds himself on tour with Yelawolf, and he gets to design products for cool lifestyle companies like Native Shoes, Yes and Analog. Oh, and did we mention Andrew's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    The North Loop is one of America's top hipster neighborhoods, according to Forbes

    Eat your Herkimer out, Uptown. Northeast? Ain't Grumpy enough, apparently. Because according to what looks to be a pretty thorough Forbes study, the Twin Cities' hipster hotspot is the North Loop.SEE ALSO:-- Twin Cities overrated as a hipster haven, according to Travel Leisure-- 10 Things hipsters c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Mel Gibson bops around the Twin Cities, asks women to take their shirts off [PHOTOS]

    So, over the weekend Mel Gibson was in town. No, it wasn't a business trip -- according to the Star Tribune's always-fun C.J., he was just here for a little vaca with his daughter. Destinations included the Mall of America, Minnesota Zoo, Lake Minnetonka, Warehouse District, and Uptown, among others ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Elixery debuts full Doomtree Cosmetics line for 2013, sort of

    See Also:The Doomtree cosmetics line -- inspired by Dessa's lipstickDessa develops a lipstick for charityWe've got to hand it to the Minneapolis-based cosmetics house the Elixery for their quick work. After we debuted Natalie Gallagher's suggestions for a full line of Doomtree cosmetic products to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Downtown Minneapolis invaded by Black Hawk helicopters [PHOTOS]

    SEE ALSO:-- 21-year-old newlywed Minnesotan is 2,000th American to die in Operation Enduring Freedom-- Chip Craavack objects to proposed mission reduction for Duluth Air National GuardAt the Twins game last night, Black Hawk helicopters created quite the buzz, both literally and figuratively. The Tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Christian Montgomery used nude pics, social media to get revenge against his ex-girlfriend

    SEE ALSO:-- Angry wife spray-paints "asshole," "cheater" on ex-husband's SUV [PHOTOS]-- Hinckley man allegedly paid undercover cop to kidnap his ex-girlfriend, turn her into sex slaveChristian Montgomery, a 20-year-old Lino Lakes resident, was bitter after being dumped by his girlfriend. But instead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Kevin Love is Team USA's unofficial photographer [PHOTOS]

    SEE ALSO:-- Kevin Love: "My patience is not high" with T-Wolves-- Kevin Love suspended for Scola face-stomp [VIDEO]-- David Kahn silenced Kevin Love's TwitteringKevin Love has always been remarkably media savvy -- he was breaking news on Twitter before communicating in 140 characters was cool, he st ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Chuck Klosterman irks tUnE-yArDs' fanbase, while likely enlarging it

    via Instagram @centralalley​Some people are mad at hair metal 'n' NBA critic Chuck Klosterman at the moment. This has to do with "The Pitfalls of Indie Fame," published yesterday on ESPN-offshoot commentary site Grantland regarding the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop 2011 album of the year, Tune-Ya ... More >>

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