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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
alpha du centaure/flickr What a week here at The Hot Dish: There was cider to be sipped, frickles to be discussed, and boozey whipped cream stuff to be sprayed into mouths. In a world gone mad, it is good to know there is a place you go to stay informed about these important topics. Here are thi ... 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 >>
Zoo Animal, Lucy Michelle, Bethany Larson, Guante, and many more are scheduled to perform.
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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.
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Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
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Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
Rebel, rebel. It's time for another David Bowie tribute show!
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