This warm week brings several shows to the Twin Cities. Lucius (above) will be playing a sold out show at the Cedar Thursday while Greg Brown sells out the next day. Strange Names plays the Triple Rock Thursday and Jeremy Messersmith spends the weekend playing two shows at First Avenue. Th ... More >>
Veteran underground experimenters Jackie Beckey and Andie Mazorol began their sludge-punk band Myrrh three years ago, adding lap steel guitarist Jason Millard a year ago. On their new untitled vinyl release on the Soft Abuse label, Beckey creates heavy, trance melodies and feedback via her viola, an ... More >>
Dark, dreamy art-rock trio Brute Heart are set to bring us an encore live performance of their score to the haunting 1920 German Expressionist silent horror masterpiece The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on Friday night at the Cedar. Brute Heart will be joined by cellist Jonathan Kaiser (former Blackthorns ... More >>
You don't need to twist the arm of Chris Berry, founder and head honcho of local label Soft Abuse, to hang out and try some cocktails. Such was the case earlier this week when Gimme Noise met him for a tasting at the Walker Art Center's Gather by D'Amico restaurant which is celebrating it's one year ... More >>
As the anticipation and excitement for the upcoming Record Store Day on April 21 continues to grow, entertaining plans for the big day from local record shops are beginning to be announced. First out of the gate is Hymie's Vintage Records, who have a full-day of great music and merriment plan ... More >>
Low, Doomtree, Brute Heart top best local releases
A mesmerizing sophomore album
Illionois-based recording site Daytrotter continues to show its love for Twin Cities bands this month with a new session by Brute Heart and return visits by powerhouse duo Peter Wolf Crier and multi-instrumental maestro Dosh. The three women in Brute Heart especially seemed to make their mark o ... More >>
Stacy SchwartzAs the Fringe Festival raged on and hundreds of thousands of suburbanites descended upon Minneapolis hungry for seaside landscape paintings and pottery art at the three major art fairs, other people were doing other things. And it was awesome. This weekend was filled with alterna ... More >>
We wrote last week, somewhat frantically, about a massive, odd, and beautiful-sounding art parade and equally lovely-sounding show, organized and curated by Gay Beast's Dan Luedtke and Brute Heart's Jackie Beckey. We were so excited about it we asked Mr. Luedtke to give us a little more informati ... More >>
It was a reverbed and dissonant delight.
What does it take to turn the Entry into an alien planetscape? Drums, viola, and a bass guitar, all expertly brandished.