Minnesota Monthly has released a list of the Twin Cities' most powerful leaders calling the shots, and a few names from the music realm popped up there. The most recognizable to a regular Gimme Noise reader would be Doomtree rapper Dessa, who was the final entry in the 75-person tally.And we're not ... More >>
News Year's Eve is perhaps the most universally bitched-about holiday. We come to expect long lines, impossible parking and cab situations, and clubs filled with amateurs crowding the bar with obnoxious shot requests.But for live music junkies, New Year's Eve in the Twin Cities is Mecca, with most v ... More >>
If all of your friends are friends of love, then all of your friends are friends of Martin Dosh. Well known around town, Dosh will be holding a birthday party at the Turf Club tonight -- his first annual 40th birthday party, to be exact. You heard right: first annual 40th, and everyone is invited. T ... More >>
See Also:U.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to NorwayI sit at a dining table we're about to sell, heaped with things we'll throw in suitcases in two days, amidst a mounting sea of packing boxes. Above the crinkling din of paper being wrapped around our kitchenwares, a c ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl Day 1The 331 Club, Northeast MinneapolisFriday, May 18, 2012Related: Slideshow: Art-A-Whirl 2012: Friday's Music Art-A-Whirl Day 2 in Northeast Minneapolis, 5/19/12The oldest section of Minneapolis came alive this weekend with art, culture, love, and best of all, music. Although it may o ... More >>
There is an element of exaggeration in all good storytelling -- and not to say that Luke Redfield is lying -- but his new album tells a sweeping tale of a man who has lived 100 lives in the ten songs off of Tusen Takk, the culmination of years of hard work and traveling. The album emanates ... More >>
Father You See Queen, the Cloak Ox, and Marijuana Deathsquads7th St. Entry, MinneapolisFriday, January 20, 2012Check out a slideshow from the concert here.Father You See Queen turned the 7th St. Entry into an art house cinema on Friday night, fluidly blending their moody, ethereal music with pr ... More >>
The Twin Cities is a great place for music. Twin Citizens know that well enough--we are home, after all, to a host of influential music venues, and our beloved indie radio station 89.3 the Current. You'd be hard-pressed to find a night when there wasn't something great happening, either withi ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkLike the hip hop-meets-jazz improv version of Marijuana Deathsquads, Coloring Time's shows are dramatically different every time. Not only do the songs never remain the same -- they are created on the fly, emcees flexing their freestyle abilities over shifting instrumentation -- ... More >>
The premise for new collaboration Coloring Time is enticing, to say the least: Members of at least a dozen local bands that range from hip-hop to jazz to folk get on stage, plug in their instruments, and see what unfolds between them. The Twin Cities has boasted a healthy improvisational scene th ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzThe days are numbered for one of the Twin Cities' most popular roots bands. Roma di Luna, who started as a husband-and-wife duo playing folk songs at a farmer market six years ago and have since grown into a brassy, bluesy roots band, will end its impressive run before the ... More >>
Photos by Ben ClarkAt the end of this year's Soundset (read our full recap here), Face Candy closed out the Fifth Element stage by turning their set into a collaborative freestyle that was dedicated to the group's founder, Micheal Larsen, and it carried a somber tone that contrasted quite vividly wi ... More >>
In case the apocalypse doesn't happen this weekend, here's some stuff to check out!
Brother AliBack before Soundset became the annual festival it is today, there was a Rhymesayers-hosted event by the same name that took over, and consistently sold out, the First Ave Mainroom every Wednesday, housing some of the big names on the company roster as well as visiting acts. The festi ... More >>
A few months back, we thought it'd be fun to chart out just how many bands could be traced back to the current and founding members of the Jayhawks, and our nerd chart resulted in quite the fiery debate between superfans who were eager to point out all the shit we got wrong.Well, anxious superfan ... More >>
Inspired by free-jazz trio Fat Kid Wednesdays
Album finally sees the light of day after several years
City Pages file photoThe big news over the weekend came with the sudden shuttering of the Turf Club, when the venue canceled its Saturday night gig last-minute and hung up mysterious signs saying "Closed for repair." Turns out the "repairs" happening were more metaphorical than literal: The owner ... More >>
It all makes sense. For those wondering how local musicians like James Diers, Haley Bonar, Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT Bates, Jake Hanson, and Mike Lewis find the time to spawn so many amazing, collaborative projects, the answer is simple: They all share a practice space. And unfortunately, that practic ... More >>
For many of his fans, he was known as battle rap legend and Rhymesayers recording artist Eyedea. For others, he was Micheal Larsen, the front man of genre-bending experimental groups like Carbon Carousel and Face Candy. For others still, he was known by his alter-ego Oliver Hart.But for most of t ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekIt won't be the first time Mark Mallman has challenged his own endurance abilities, but it will certainly be his longest running show yet: The local piano man will kick off a performance at 4 p.m. this afternoon at the Turf Club that isn't due to wrap up until 10 p.m. on Sunday ... More >>
Missed seeing Why? in the Mainroom on Saturday night? Here's a chance to catch them in a much more intimate and introspective setting, jamming with Dosh tonight for an improv set in the Turf Club's Clown Lounge. With Fog's Mark Erickson and Andrew Broder recently joining Why? on tour, chances are ... More >>
From James Buckley Trio to Painted Saints
Brett Bullion finally steps up to the mic
Ephemeral Eon is self-released
The group played their first show in over a year this past weekend.
The new record will feature a slew of local and national talent.
A series of fundraisers have been organized for the ailing guitarist, starting this weekend.
JT Bates, Jeremy Hanson, Arlen Peiffer, and Anthony Poretti tell it like it is
The local singer-songwriter shares an unreleased track, "We Drive on the Left Side."
The endless horizons of the Pines
The 10 (or 28) best local albums of 2004
Andrew Broder and George Cartwright make a quiet noise
Tiki Obmar compose the IDM soundtrack to your high school experience
Two local jazz luminaries become laptop converts
Drummer JT Bates and his Fat Kid Wednesdays make a weighty impression on the local improv-jazz scene
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