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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Marianne WilliamsL.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 >>
Boss Hog circa 1993Influential 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 >>
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.
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Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.