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    November 21, 2014

    Tech N9ne Found Inspiration in an Instagram Comment

    Tech N9ne | Myth | Saturday, November 22Kansas City's Tech N9ne is perhaps the biggest indie MC in the world. Like seemingly every year, it's been a big year for Tech as he released a new collaboration album, aptly titled Strangeulation, and even got some national TV time by being behind home plate ... More >>

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    November 14, 2014

    KSTP Holds Fast to #Pointergate With New Allegations About Navell Gordon

    Instead of bowing to increasing pressure to issue a public apology for its Pointergate story, KSTP dug in its heels last night with new allegations about Navell Gordon, the man they allege was making "gang signs" with Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges in the infamous Pointergate photo. KSTP ran a stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Week: 11/10-13

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

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    November 5, 2014
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    October 29, 2014

    How the Sinemah Gaye Organization Allegedly Stole $2 Million With Counterfeit Checks

    It's a scheme that sounds like it came right out of a white-collar version of The Wire: a huge, sophisticated organization stealing bank information, creating counterfeit checks, then using bank insiders to deposit and cash them. Twenty-eight members were in on the act, attempting to steal more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Ready Your Forks: A Two-Month-Long Pie Pop-Up at Hola Arepa

    It would be difficult to overstate our love of pies. Pretty lattice-topped domes, peaks of dainty meringue, the golden surface of a perfectly set chess pie: We quell the urge to dive face first into these buttery crusted confections every time we see one. Even getting a pie in the kisser doesn't so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Lady Casa: Queen of the Ravers

    Lady Casa is perhaps the country's most famous raver, and something like a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to L.A. and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns into a mob scene. Not far from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    The Replacements perform "Alex Chilton" on The Tonight Show

    The Replacements made a huge splash on Tuesday evening's The Tonight Show. Leading up to this week's first Twin Cities show in 23 years, and a big concert in Queens at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, the guys busted through "Alex Chilton" with poise. Announced just last week, the performance marks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    NorthernMNer breaks down his viral "libraries not libertarians" Ferguson tweet

    The theme of librarians playing an indispensable role in American democracy has popped up in NorthernMNer's tweets a few times over the years, but never with as much resonance as earlier this week, when one of his tweets on that topic was retweeted well over 600 times.The context for that viral offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    10 ways the 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos is different in Ohio

    After a seven-year stint at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, the Gathering of the Juggalos moves this year to Legend Valley Campground in Thornville, Ohio. Will its new home prove as accommodating as its last? Or will the residents of Thornville freak the hell out - like the citizens of Kaiser, Missouri, di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Sam and Christian Ponder introduce their baby to the world [PHOTO]

    Sam Ponder kept her pregnancy out of the press, but now she and her husband, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, have gone public with a photo of their first child.Bowden Sainte-Claire Ponder was born earlier this summer. Yesterday, Sam shared a photo of the new family on Instagram.See also:"Ponde ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014
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    June 25, 2014

    The 5 best brunches with activities in the Twin Cities

    Brunch, once the bastard child of breakfast and lunch, is officially a meal in its own right. In fact, it's more than a meal; it's an event. So what does this minx-y blend of eggs Benedict and waffle fries have to offer us besides booze and an opportunity to rehash last night's mistakes? What else c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Travail's summer vacation party: Pig roast, mussels, lawn games, live music, and karaoke

    The bad news is that Travail Kitchen and Amusements is taking a summer break from June 29 through July 17. The good news is that they'll go out with a bang, throwing their all-afternoon Prevailed Party! on June 29, featuring eats, drinks, bands, and lawn games at Lakeview Terrace Park in Robbinsdale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    A-Trak at Muse Event Center, 6/12/14

    A-Trak Muse Event Center, Minneapolis Thursday, June 12, 2014 Though A-Trak is probably best known for his hip-hop remixes, what he brought to a crowd of young EDM enthusiasts at the Muse Event Center last night was more like a flashback to the initial surge of popularity in electro that hit L.A. s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Kids Like Us: Life gets weird

    Rappers Eli Fhima and Sam Wayne were friends many years before they created Kids Like Us, adding classmate Lizzie Fontaine as their third member and vocalist. In fourth grade, they were the sound technicians for their elementary school play. In eighth grade, Wayne's family moved to Florida so his fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    TGI Fridays to debut food truck in the Twin Cities

    TGI Fridays, everyone's favorite strip mall stop, is launching a food truck featuring eight items from its "handcrafted" menu. Even if you aren't a fan of franchise fare, you might appreciate this part: Everything on the menu is free. The TGI Fridays food truck is about to set off on its Summer of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Ecid: I've always made a habit of switching my style

    Fresh off his recent Rhymin' Gosling tour with Louis Logic, Ecid has some even bigger local shows coming up soon: His homecoming show at Triple Rock on Friday, and Soundset. Gimme Noise talked to the rapper and producer about his new road-tested material and his evolving approach to live performance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    O'Cheeze grilled cheese food truck to launch at Fulton Brewery tomorrow

    Love cheese? Dream about finding a revolutionary way of serving it between slices of bread? Then Haley and Tony Fritz, the proprietors of the new fromage-centric food truck O'Cheeze, are your kind of people. This Saturday, they are rolling out their yellow mobile kitchen at Fulton Brewery, hangin' t ... 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

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    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 >>

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    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, Vita.mn, Grantland, and other publications. You also m ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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. Vita.mn, NME, Village Voice, and others have also featured his work. His live shots ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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

    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.

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    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

  • 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

    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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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    March 7, 2012
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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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