Jessica Hopper

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Har Mar Superstar isn't joining the Replacements

    When Spin reported the bombshell news this afternoon that our very own Har Mar Superstar was set to become the newest member of the Replacements, it raised a few eyebrows here at Gimme Noise. Perhaps this was some new ploy by Westerberg and company to spice things up with some pants-off dance-offs? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Jessica Hopper talks about growing up in Minneapolis

    ​Jessica Hopper is a freelance music writer whose work appears regularly with the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, This American Life, and her iTunes podcast Hit It or Quit It. Though she is currently a Chicago resident, Hopper grew up in the Twin Cities and the local music scene played a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Emily Lacy hosting igloo shows this weekend at the Walker

    Photo by Marianne Williams​L.A. songwriter Emily Lacy likes to take chances with her performances -- recently she's been setting up tents at museums and playing inside them, and this weekend she'll take it a step further by playing intimate shows in four- and five-minute bursts inside an igloo on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Amphetamine Reptile Records planning 25th anniversary show

    Boss Hog circa 1993​Influential local noise rock label Amphetamine Reptile Records (also known as AmRep) is coming up on a milestone: "25 years ago AmRep released it's first 7"," the label proclaimed yesterday (which, according to their discography page, was a Halo of Flies 7" in 1986). To celebra ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 23, 2007

    'Crawdaddy' revived by Wayzata rock fan

    The grandpa of all rockrags has been relaunched online by Wayzata entrepreneur Bill Sagan's rock memorabilia website Wolfgang's Vault, based in San Francisco, with Williams himself advising the editorial office out of Encinitas.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2007

    4/19 Morning Communiqué

    The Oklahoma Legislature votes to make the watermelon the state vegetable, Belgrade plans to sedate 300 horses during an upcomi ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2006

    She Bop

    It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2005
  • Arts

    October 19, 2005

    Empire Burlesque

    The Suicide Girls are supposed to be a triumph of sex-positive feminism, but what's wrong with this picture?

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2005
  • Arts

    November 27, 2002

    Cynical, Bitter, Jaded as Hell. Also Naked.

    Websites like Suicide Girls provide porn with an indie rock attitude

  • News

    December 29, 1999

    A Power of Ten

    Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.