When Jeremy Messersmith was invited to play Late Show with David Letterman recently, he brought his 10-piece band along with him to perform Heart Murmurs standout "Bubblin'" to its largest audience yet. Gimme Noise asked Messersmith's guitarist Brian Tighe (The Starfolk/The Owls/The Hang Ups) to ke ... More >>
Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>
Rock The Garden Day 1with De La Soul, Matt & Kim, Best Coast, Jeremy Messersmith, and LizzoWalker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 22, 2014Rock the Garden's first two-day event kicked off on a sunny Saturday afternoon next to the Sculpture Garden. It was an incredibly apt setting for the go ... More >>
The 2014 Rock the Garden lineup is finally here! For the first time ever, the Walker Art Center/89.3 the Current venture has expanded to two days, and that means twice as many performers will hit the grounds next to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden for the weekend of June 21-22.The weekend's perform ... More >>
If you're in the mood for a stellar local lineup, and you'd like to know your cover charge is going to a good cause, Blaine-based Infinite Campus Foundation is putting on a benefit concert called Revel Ed. This'll raise funds for their education-related charity programs, which coordinate drives for ... More >>
MN Music-on-a-Stick With Semisonic, The Jayhawks, Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith, and Lucy Michelle and the Velvet LapellesMN State Fair Grandstand, St. PaulFriday, August 31, 2012After a summer of record temperature highs, August was the perfect month for outdoor shows, ending with MN Music-on-a-Stick a ... More >>
This weekend marks the end of August and possibly the warm weather. The State Fair Grandstand invites various local musicians to its stage Friday night with Local Music On-A-Stick featuring Jeremy Messersmith, Dessa, The Jayhawks and more. Communist Daughter also plays at the Cabooze while Teenage M ... More >>
Jeremy Messersmith is the darling of MPR, so it seems fitting to include him in the lineup for the Grandstand show featuring MN Music On-a-Stick on MPR Day. Ahead of his Supper Club tour, where he will be taking over willing people's yards and living rooms around the country, the singer will be maki ... More >>
This Sunday's Big Gig at the Ted Man Concert Hall has been canceled. The event, sponsored by the Minnesota Orchestra and the Current, was to feature performances from Solid Gold, Jeremy Messersmith, Halloween, Alaska, Charlie Parr and others, both indoors and outside the U of M's Ted Mann Concert Ha ... More >>
See Also:Night Moves on hotel living, song facelifts, and the new 7-inchBest New Band 2012: Night MovesLocal trio Night Moves are finally ready for their close up. After creating a buzz in the Twin Cities over the last few years with their emergent live shows and their free, digital-only debut, the ... More >>
Dessa O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. PaulFriday, April 20, 2012 Whatever else Dessa may be -- Doomtree representative, rapper, singer, chameleon artist and all -- she is above all a sophisticated conductor and a woman with a vision. Her sold-out show at St. Catherine's O'Shaughnessy Auditorium wa ... More >>
The Pioneers & Soldiers Cemetery in Phillips has been getting a lot of play these days. Not only was it the inspiration for the theme of Jeremy Messersmith's last album, The Reluctant Graveyard, but it was also the site of a unique outdoor show Messersmith played this summer with Lu ... More >>
If you've tuned into the Current at all this week, there's a good chance you've heard about this weekend's back-to-back New Standards Holiday Shows at the Fitzgerald Theater, the group's annual star-studded performances of jazz-inspired covers and holiday sing-alongs. This year, in honor of their ... More >>
College radio has long been a way for hungry music fans to seek out new and offbeat tracks, and with the influx of audio streaming online, web-only music apps have started to have the same effect. McNally Smith has decided to merge these two formats and create their own online college radio stati ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzThe Current's Jim McGuinn with Mayor RT RybakThe Current's 6th Birthday Party (Featuring Free Energy, Brother Ali, Jeremy Messersmith, Roma di Luna, and Trampled By Turtles)January 21, 2011First AvenueThe Current has had such an impact on the local music scene in its six s ... More >>
Dessa, BNLX, Kristoff Krane, and more
In anticipation of their upcoming production of Unspeakable Things, a play based on the lives of eccentric St. Paul natives Donald and Howard Wandrei, the Sandbox Theatre has unveiled an online album of six songs penned by local artists just for the project.
There doesn't appear to be a complete list of set times available anywhere, so we compiled this list by visiting each artist's website/Facebook page and filling in as many holes as we could. There are still a few times up in the air -- please post additional info in the comments.And in the mean t ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekOnce you've finished reading today's cover story on Jeremy Messersmith, you might still be aching to learn more about the reserved, introspective, and talented singer-songwriter. Read on for additional quotes from my series of interviews with Messersmith that didn't make their ... More >>
In anticipation of today's Best Of the Twin Cities issue, we asked our @gimme_noise Twitter followers to sound off on their picks for a few of our music-related Best Of categories. See below for our tweeps' picks for the "Best Local Concert of the Past 12 Months" category, and click here to read ... More >>
The only thing getting in the way of local musician Jeremy Messersmith's hunt for morel mushrooms is his upcoming Graveyard tour, which will take him from fungi stalking in Minnesota to stops as varied as New York and Seattle. Luckily he had time to discuss the value of a piping-hot frickle befor ... More >>
Zoo Animal, Lucy Michelle, Bethany Larson, Guante, and many more are scheduled to perform.
So far, five local bands have been selected to play official showcases.
Jeremy Messersmith performs an ode to transit from a skyway in downtown Minneapolis.
Jeremy Messersmith, Lucy Michelle, Ice Palace, Mark Mallman, and others have teamed up for a Beatles tribute CD which will benefit local schools.
Sample a few clips from last weekend's intimate gig at the Music Box.
Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
Living Colour announce date at Fine Line & Vampire Hands and Jayhawks reviewed.
Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
Rebel, rebel. It's time for another David Bowie tribute show!
Despite a flurry of April Fool's gags, Mischke still had time for some local music today.
Here are the 84 ballots counted in this year's Picked to Click poll, alphabatized by the voters' names. Ballots without numbers attached, or without otherwise specifying an order of preference, were counted "in no particular order," with each choice getting 3 points. (First choices got 5 points, sec ... More >>
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