Brian Tighe and Allison LaBonne renew musical vows with their new group
Tonight at 12:00 a.m. on August 1, Mayor R.T. Rybak will help same-sex couples from around Minnesota become legally married in downtown Minneapolis at City Hall. See also: Eight places to celebrate when love becomes the law on Aug. 1 Jeremy Messersmith leads music lineup for Minnesota's first gay ... More >>
It's finally starting to feel like May again, and this week is packed with shows. Friday Daughter visits the Fine Line with label-mate and local opener, Jeremy Messersmith. The Amsterdam hosts their second annual Girls Got Rhythm Fest featuring Cherie Currie, The Avengers and many more stretching ov ... More >>
Sometimes an individual passage can sum up an entire interview -- or can take on a life of its own that fits absolutely nowhere. In 2012, plenty of artists took the time to speak to Gimme Noise, and one of them was notably incensed that a place serving food that a person would ideally like to keep i ... More >>
Eight Minnesota cities flung to the far corners of the state will host the second-annual Caravan du Nord shows this fall. Last fall, Low, Trampled by Turtles, members of Doomtree, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Heiruspecs, and many more were among the acts visiting smaller communities outsid ... More >>
See Also:Dessa develops a lipstick for charityDessa just can't help herself when it comes to charities. The maven of Minneapolis hip-hop has just announced a partnership with community-based social service agency the Southside Family Nurturing Center. Seriously, these Doomtree kids and their project ... More >>
See Also:Kevin Steinman says farewell and thanks to the Twin CitiesU.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to NorwayKevin Steinman with his band, Andy Thompson, Justin Hartke, Matt Novachis and special guests Chris Koza, Jeremy Messersmith, Brianna Lane, Luke Anderson, Linne ... More >>
On March 22 and 23, a collective of young, folk-rooted composers who were drinking buddies back in Vermont will perform at the Walker's William and Nadine McGuire Theater. If you read that sentence and a certain level of pretentious cultural superiority didn't come to mind, go back and read it ag ... More >>
Minnesota Original is a weekly Twin Cities Public Television program that highlights creative folks in the local community. Past shows have included musician Jeremy Messersmith, hip-hop/spoken-word performer Dessa, and painter/sculpture artist Gregory Euclide. In a recent episode, the show took a ... More >>
Take time away from shopping and eating this weekend to enjoy some shows.
Illustration by Johnnie CluneyCreepiest rendering of Mason Jennings ever?"We have made it people, we have finally made it." Recent Picked to Click champs the Cloak Ox were the latest in a long string of Twin Cities acts to proudly announce that they'd recorded a session with Illinois-based record ... More >>
Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival
Photos by Erik HessWe had an insanely fun time yesterday afternoon throwing the first ever Gimme Noise day party in Austin in partnership with First Avenue. The party was hopping from the get-go, thanks in part to the free beer offered up by Tiger, and we were thrilled to see a huge contingent of ... More >>
As we mentioned last month, we have a record number of Minnesota bands heading down to Austin, Texas March 16-20 for the South by Southwest music festival. Naturally, there are more than a few showcases planned that feature all or mostly Minnesotan acts, starting with a string of SXSW send-off sh ... More >>
Photo by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes headline the Gimme Noise and First Avenue SXSW Day PartyAustin never saw it coming. Two weeks from today, legions of Twin Cities musicians, writers, photographers, booking agents, managers, radio DJs, and straight-up music fiends will descend onto Texas for five ... More >>
Who says January is a slow month for shows in the Twin Cities? This weekend is jam-packed with festivities, from the Current's sold-out sixth birthday party to CD-release shows for Alpha Consumer, Gay Beast, More Than Lights, and Say Like the French Say.Here's a rundown of our best bets for Frida ... More >>
Now that the show is good and sold out, the Current has unveiled the final two acts of its five-band local bill in the Mainroom on Saturday, January 29. Brother Ali and Roma di Luna will join Free Energy, Jeremy Messersmith, and Cloud Cult for the station's sixth birthday party, which sold out in ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzCloud Cult at First Avenue last monthIf there's one similarity binding together all of the concert announcements of late, it might be this: The next month will officially be known as the season of "surprise special guests." Love it or hate it, concert promoters and party th ... More >>
courtesy of Tommy BegnaudTommy, its been great getting to know ya! Today we conclude part 3 of our series with chef Tommy Begnaud, who has created a new summer menu at Town Talk Diner. You can read Part 1 and Part 2 of our discussion here.
Local hip-hop group the Abstract Pack just dropped the first of two experimental music videos that were created using only an iPhone, and the result is surprisingly retro-inspired. The Pack's Dean "Rastar" Brewington says that using his phone to film the video had its advantages: "What I loved abou ... More >>
Explore Minnesota, a site dedicated to attracting tourism to our fair state, has teamed up with 89.3 the Current to create an all-local playlist of streaming music that spans from the Castaways and the Trashmen to Dessa, Peter Wolf Crier, and Owl City. The mix, naturally, is bent toward radio-fri ... More >>
It's no secret that we're fans of Peter Miller of We Are the Willow's stark soundscapes, poignant songwriting, and delicate voice; we're such adamant supporters of that last quality, in fact, that we named Miller Best Male Vocalist in this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue of City Pages. So we ... More >>
Grand Old Day is coming up fast -- the annual St. Paul street fest takes place this Sunday, June 6, and a whole slew of fantastic local bands are lined up to play. This year, admission into the portion of the festival that houses all of the music stages (including the City Pages stage with First ... More >>
The AP reports that a new Panera Bread shop location in Clayton, Mo., an upscale St. Louis suburb, has no prices on its menu. The nonprofit store has the same menu as the chain's 1,400 other locations, but customers are asked to simply pay what they choose for their meal, a la Radiohead, our ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenDada Trash CollageIn addition to our extensive feature on Jeremy Messersmith that is featured on the cover of this week's paper, we have a whole gaggle of other great music articles for you to check out today. Pick up a copy of City Pages to peruse the music section in real li ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessMatt Locher and Zach Coulter of Solid Gold"I was looking forward to this show all day at work," Solid Gold frontman Zach Coulter said between songs, grinning. "But I had no idea it would be one of the best show nights of my life." Throughout the night on Monday, Coulter looked l ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkAs if the mere concept of releasing four albums in the span of a year isn't epic enough, Chris Koza upped the ante on Saturday night by presenting an elaborate, multi-faceted stage show at the Fitzgerald Theater in honor of Rogue Valley's debut album. Midway through the second s ... More >>
Featuring footage of locals like Jeremy Messersmith, Jake Dilley, Off With Their Heads, Solid Gold, and Lookbook and national bands like the xx.
The local station is planning to interview a whopping 22 bands, with 6 in-studio performances scheduled.
An eclectic lineup of local talent will play First Ave on February 26.
We're not the only ones digging Dessa's new solo album.
There's epic amounts of free stuff this weekend.
Friday night was one for the history books.
Dinosaur Jr. rock First Ave., Modern Radio set 10th anniversary show & M.anifest releases new album.
Minneapolis is a great place for retro lovers thanks to shops like Blacklist on Eat Street.
Another promising show in the Mill City Live series.
The top 10 local records sold last week at the Fetus.
The Minnesota Zoo announced its radically eclectic Music in the Zoo line-up for this year.
Folks at 89.3 now bursting with enthusiasm