Jim Ruiz

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    November 27, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 11/27-12/3

    This week not only marks Thanksgiving but also the beginning of December. Wednesday, Retribution Gospel Choir play the Amsterdam while the Ike Reilly Assassination take over the First Avenue Mainroom. If you're looking for plans on Thanksgiving, Davina and the Vagabonds will be playing the Dakota an ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Top 10 best record labels in Minnesota

    One of the main reasons that the Minnesota music scene continues to flourish -- in addition to the plethora of talented bands, of course -- is the abundance of forward-thinking, well-organized record labels that are spread throughout the state. These labels put out records by fledgling bands on the ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 5/29-6/4

    Believe it or not, June is less than a week away. Cedar Cultural Center welcomes the Howlin' Brothers Wednesday and Brooklyn duo Savoir Adore the next day. Devendra Banhart celebrates his birthday at Mill City Nights Thursday, while LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy plays the First Avenue Mainroom. Fri ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Korda Records Showcase at the Entry, 1/12/13

    Korda Records Showcase With Jim Ruiz Set, the Ocean Blue, the Starfolk, and Typsy Panthre 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis January 12, 2013 On a frigid Saturday night in Minneapolis, the four bands associated with upstart local label Korda Records made everyone temporarily forget about the cold outsi ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Prissy Clerks at the 7th Street Entry, 12/8/12

    Prissy ClerksWith Alpha Consumer, Jim Ruiz Set and Nallo7th Street Entry, MinneapolisSaturday, December 8th, 2012The Black X's. The red badge of courage for every rock 'n' roll kid that slowly becomes more of a scarlet letter by the time you turn 20 years old. But yet, there Clara Salyer is, already ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Typsy Panthre's Allison Labonne talks Korda Records and tastes holiday cocktails at Gather

    There's a bit of a chill outside as Gimme Noise meets up with Korda Records' Allison Labonne outside the Walker Art Center. We'll be drinking buddies at the Walker's Gather restaurant for the afternoon, and we'll discuss the multiple musical projects Allison and her friends are currently working on ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Seven Inches of Minnesota Music: The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group, 'Mij Amsterdam'

    ​ While it may have seemed like the Legendary Jim Ruiz Group were a part of the lounge and swing music revival of the '90s, Jim Ruiz, his brother Chris and then wife, Stephanie Winter were more enthused with European pop, mod culture, new wave punk and two-tone ska music of the '80s.

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    November 7, 2007

    Out on a Limb

    Before the Owls could take on the pop world, they had to face stage fright, shyness, and each other

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    June 8, 2005

    How Could You Idiots Forget...?

    Ten (or eleven) more Funkytown favorites

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    April 17, 2002
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    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.

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    June 23, 1999

    The Band Who Shagged Me

    Bedding down with Walker Kong and the Dangermakers

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    July 15, 1998

    The Music of Chance

    An artist of the accidental, Jim Ruiz croons a lounge music of personal loss.

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    July 15, 1998
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    June 10, 1998

    Band Stand

    35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.

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    December 27, 1995

    Artists of the Year

    Makers who mattered in 1995