As anyone who's ever started a garage band knows, you can get away with only knowing three chords and two basslines -- but if your drummer can't keep a beat, you're never making it out of that garage. Behind every great band lies an even greater drummer, and hidden away behind all those cymbals and ... More >>
Lollygagloser | Grumpy's Downtown | Saturday, September 27Forget the summer of '69. The summer of '91, also known as the Year Punk Broke, defined a generation. Nirvana hit big, but that summer also saw the debut of Lollapalooza -- at the time, an annual traveling music festival and freak show brilli ... More >>
Samuel T. Herring can do a phone interview with almost as much intensity as his on-stage persona. Get the Future Islands frontman going -- even in the middle of the Charlotte International Airport -- and his responses just flow with the awareness of the largeness of his band's current moment. ... More >>
The '90s officially came to a close a little bit more than 13 years ago, but their profound and strange cultural touchstones are not forgotten. Most importantly, the music lives on with the help of DJ Jake Rudh, who celebrates the 12th anniversary of his hip dance party Transmission with a night of ... More >>
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See Also:SoundTown 2012 statement: Ticket threshold wasn't metSoundTown 2011: A first-ever adventure in SomersetSoundTown 2012 lineup: Jane's Addiction, Florence the Machine, & moreMore cancellation news coming across today: SoundTown 2012 is indeed not happening, and artists are starting to s ... More >>
See Also:SoundTown 2012 has been canceledSoundTown 2011: A first-ever adventure in SomersetSoundTown 2012 lineup: Jane's Addiction, Florence the Machine, & moreThe 2012 running of the SouthTown Music & Camping Festival got canceled today, and organizers are pointing to the simple fact that ... More >>
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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators With Brand New Sin and Hillbilly Herald The Brick, Minneapolis May 14, 2012 Monday night's Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators performance was the much-maligned Brick's first high-profile show since the unmitigated disaster that Jane ... More >>
Related:The Brick moves four sold-out shows, unveils renovation plansFun. at Myth, 4/13/12Gimme Noise: Fans start 'The Brick MN Sucks' siteMinneapolis' Mastodon devotees will have to make the drive up to the Maplewood megaclub Myth after another sold-out Brick show shifts to a bigger room. The chang ... More >>
Related:Review: Jane's Addiction at The Brick Gimme Noise: Fans start 'The Brick MN Sucks' siteThe Brick apologizes for Jane's Addiction show, offers refundFun's show moved to Myth as the Brick undergoes renovationsAEG Live's new Minneapolis venue the Brick has decided to forgo another Jane's Addict ... More >>
Fun, purveyors of the current number one smash "We Are Young," will not be performing at the Brick on April 13. The show has been moved to Myth in Maplewood as the new AEG Live venue in Minneapolis's Warehouse District experiences "ongoing renovation."This is actually the second venue shift for t ... More >>
The helpful folks at Livability.com have chosen "Top 10 Cities With the Best Music Scenes Outside of Nashville NYC and LA," and trusty Minneapolis came in second. It does not seem as if Howler's Jordan Gatesmith or people who went to Jane's Addiction at the Brick were polled for this, but it's st ... More >>
Oh, The Brick. You'd have to be living under or smacked by one to have missed the not-so-positive press and unflattering first impressions about downtown's newest music venue this week.On Monday, The Brick hosted Jane's Addiction as their inaugural show and many customers waited outside in a seri ... More >>
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By Rob ShererJane's AddictionWith Black Box RevelationThe Brick, Minneapolis Monday, March 19, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here. Growing pains were on display last night as a new concert venue in Minneapolis made its debut and familiar faces from Los Angeles kept the party going. Th ... More >>
Well, that was swift. Within a few hours of the Brick's opening bash hosting Jane's Addiction in Minneapolis' Warehouse District, many dissatisfied customers have voiced their discontent. Our reviewer noted that the sound was excellent, but did have some concerns himself.Much of this commentary i ... More >>
At a certain point, the novelty of emerging Warehouse District concert venue the Brick adding new concerts will wear off -- we think. At least after March 15, we'll be able to see what this 2,000-capacity space is all about. Until then, the AEG Live-piloted stage continues to reveal new events in ... More >>
The mysterious Marilyn Manson has emerged with a fresh U.S. tour in support of the forthcoming eighth album, Born Villain. This is the first Minneapolis show for the band since 2009's stop at the State Theatre. It also adds to the slate of concerts that includes the Shins, Jane's Addiction, and I ... More >>
The temperature at the old Club 3 Degrees is heating up as the Brick finally added some more concerts to its schedule. When the March 19 Jane's Addiction show was the only thing on the schedule, Gimme Noise expressed some worry and concern about the Warehouse District venture. As things have fill ... More >>
Another downtown Minneapolis venue battle may be on the verge of heating up. Yesterday, the Star Tribune reported that AEG Live will soon open a new concert space at the former site of Christian music venue Club 3 Degrees off N. 5th St. near Target Field. Also yesterday, First Avenue announced th ... More >>
Those of you who saw Jane's Addiction's tour announcement yesterday probably asked the same question that many other local residents did when they saw the venue listed next to the Minneapolis date on March 19th -- What the hell is the Brick? It turns out that the Brick is a new Minneapolis ro ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterEven before entering this year's Lollapalooza festival, the Grant Park grounds were littered with reminders that this year's event is supremely sold out. There were scalpers, signs, massive lines, and a group of at least 50 ticketless kids plowing over a chain-link fen ... More >>
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