Jake Hanson

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    12 Rods Announce January Reunion Show

    They're back! After 11 years apart, 12 Rods are re-aligning for a one-off reunion show. "Through three albums and a rotating cast of band members, the group won over fans and frustrated publicists with a sound too tech-savvy to be grunge, too soulful to be synth pop," Lindsey Thomas wrote in 2004 a ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Lyn Lake Street Festival, 6/8/14

    Lyn Lake Street Festival With Secret Stash Soul Revue, Rogue Valley, Dosh, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Ginkgo, and Ashley Gold LynLake, Minneapolis June 8, 2014 The Lyn Lake Street Festival had a success on its hands long before a band even played a note Sunday. The combination of a lovely summer d ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Haley Bonar at Varsity Theater, 5/16/14

    Haley Bonar With Anonymous Choir and DJ Shannon Blowtorch Varsity Theater, Minneapolis May 16, 2014 On one of the most crowded local music weekends in the Twin Cities in recent memory, Haley Bonar filled the Varsity Theater with fans, friends, and family on Friday night for her record release show. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Are You Local? at First Avenue, 3/6/14

    Are You Local? 2014 Featuring the Cloak Ox, Dave Simonett, John Mark Nelson, Gramma's Boyfriend, Black Diet, Step Rockets, Botzy, Teammates, and Jillian Rae First Avenue & 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis March 6, 2014 The fifth annual Are You Local? showcase was their biggest production yet, as t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Drone Not Drones posts full 28-hour concert schedule

    Starting tonight, the West Bank will be abuzz with vibrations far more hypnotic than afternoon stop-and-go traffic.The notorious 28-hour Drone Not Drones event benefiting Doctors Without Borders is nearly upon us. Low, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, BNLX, Gabriel Douglas, JT Bates, Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylv ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014
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    December 4, 2013
  • Music

    October 23, 2013

    Actual Wolf's Eric Pollard captures his creative spark

    The musician is breaking out of the pack, inspired by Neil Young

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Caroline Smith at First Avenue, 9/27/13

    Caroline Smith With Solid Gold and Toki Wright & Big Cats First Avenue, Minneapolis September 27, 2013 As the screen in front of the First Avenue stage lifted to reveal Caroline Smith and her sprawling five-piece backing band and two backup vocalists, the winsome singer/songwriter took one look ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2013

    Caroline Smith finds her voice

    After a move to New York, the singer shines on Half About Being a Woman

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Summit Backyard Bash with Secret Stash Revue and Haley Bonar, 9/7/13

    There's a hell of a lot of good beer to drink in this state. Minnesotans love beer almost as much as we love our underachieving sports teams and musical heroes. As the number-two brewery in this land of sky blue waters, Summit looms large in the recent craft-beer boom our cities have been experienci ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kicks things off emphatically with the punkish awesomeness of Kitten Forever, who look like they throw the world's best slumber party in their brand new video. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Frankie Lee: When a song happens, you never think it'll happen again

    Frankie Lee. It's a name you like saying -- which is always a good thing when you are a musician. And to look at Lee, you'd assume, without knowing anything else about him, that he is a musician. In a denim jacket and wide-brimmed hat, Lee has a casual cowboy-coolness about him that makes him seem l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Gramma's Boyfriend: We just show up and barf all over

    It's almost closing time at the Roller Garden in St. Louis Park. A disco ball overhead spins, flashing colors around the room, where banners with snowflakes and valentines on them hang from the high, arched ceiling. There's a big, green dinosaur standing in the far corner, and as the DJ switches thr ... More >>

  • Music

    February 27, 2013

    Van Stee gets weird

    From psych-pop beginnings to atmospheric sound, Charlie Van Stee explores new territory with his newest group

  • Music

    December 12, 2012

    Best Minnesota albums of 2012

    From Big Cats to Chastity Brown, local gems showcased their talents

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Actual Wolf at the Turf Club 11/27/12

    Actual Wolf's November ResidencyTurf Club, St. PaulTuesday, November 27, 2012Last night was just another Tuesday night at St. Paul's Turf Club: a room spotted sparsely with casual listeners for the closing night of Actual Wolf's residency, dividing their attention between the taps and the stage. Eri ... More >>

  • Music

    October 31, 2012

    Are You There? embraces Minnesota

    Peter Himmelman explains how integral Minnesota is to his newest project

  • Music

    October 17, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012

    After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Mark Mallman on making Double Silhouette a $10 million album

    Just off the wheels of Marathon IV: Road Rogue, a week-long song performed during a trek from New York to Los Angeles, performer extraordinaire Mark Mallman has unveiled his latest CD, Double Silhouette. Renowned for his high-energy dramatic performances and marathon song cycles, Mallman has won a h ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Peter Himmelman and David Hollander to debut new music project, Minnesota, in Grand Marais

    See Also: The Spirit of St. Louis Trampled By Turtles lighten up on Stars and Satellites When St. Louis Park singer/songwriter Peter Himmelman and distinguished screenwriter/filmmaker David Hollander decided to name their new collaborative musical project Minnesota, they must have known that the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Van Stee on Krautrock, origins, and tonight's Local Current Live

    See Also:Claire de Lune's New Lion establishes her as more than just a "hook girl"Chastity Brown releases Back-Road HighwaysThe Current's Local Show hosts a free show tonight at the Cedar Cultural Center, and they've hand-picked some emerging local music gems to perform. Along with folk artist Chast ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Art-A-Whirl Day 1 in Northeast Minneapolis, 5/18/2012

    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 >>

  • Music

    February 15, 2012

    The Pines release Dark So Gold

    Latest LP proves power of understated beauty

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Other Lives and Halloween, Alaska at the Entry, 02/09/12

    Photo By James Rhodes​Other Lives and Halloween, Alaska7th St. Entry, MinneapolisFebruary 9, 2012The music of Other Lives has such a classic, timeless quality to it that even the band's new songs sound instantly familiar. The Stillwater, Oklahoma quintet treated the sold-out Entry to a sweeping ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Halloween, Alaska get a makeover

    Local icons: "We're letting all the sounds in now"

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    August 8, 2011

    Coloring Time make their debut at the Cedar this week, watch a short teaser video

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    April 20, 2011

    Haley Bonar moves back to Minneapolis

    Bonar created the stellar Golder in Portland

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    February 16, 2011

    Wishbook using to fund their debut

    Funding minimum must be met or money disappears

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Love-cars reuniting for 'Rent Party!' at the Turf tonight

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2010

    Alicia Wiley steps out with Both Sides

    Singer-songwriter's fifth album teems with airy piano-pop

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    October 11, 2010

    Mark Mallman Marathon 3 live blog, day 4

    ​This is it, people. We're in the home stretch of Mark Mallman's 78-hour song, which he started performing on Thursday afternoon at the Turf and will wrap up tonight at 10 p.m.For reasons not even we can explain, we've been live-blogging the majority of Marathon 3 here on Gimme Noise, and will con ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Mark Mallman's Marathon 3 kicks off this afternoon

    Photo by Nick Vlcek​It 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 >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Mark Mallman's kicks off his Marathon 3

    Photo by Erik Hess​Mark Mallman kicked off his third marathon performance at the Turf Club at 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon to a small but intent crowd and several video cameras (watch the live stream online here). Gimme Noise will be checking in on Mallman as he attempts to play for 78 hours strai ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Robert Skoro reunites with Mason Jennings this weekend

    ​Believe it or not, there was a time when "Mason Jennings" wasn't a household name in these parts. Somewhat fresh to the Twin Cities in the late '90s, Mason and his band, which at the time included Minneapolis fixture Robert Skoro (then still a teenager) on bass, began the trek and career that has ... More >>

  • Music

    April 8, 2009

    Halloween, Alaska's Champagne Downtown explores luxury

    James Diers and David King's new album tickles as it goes down

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    February 23, 2005

    Superdanger at the Dinkytowner

    Catchy indie-rock overcomes lame banter at EP-release show

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    May 12, 2004

    We're Big In Seattle

    Cowboy Curtis survives the putt-putt jungle, moseys west