As part of a forthcoming City Pages story about Numero Group's excellent collection of Twin Cities funk and R&B, Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound, Gimme Noise spoke to André Cymone.The pioneering artist was one of the earliest breakout stars of the scene, and has become a successf ... More >>
Gary Clark Jr. With the Wild Feathers and Max Frost First Avenue, Minneapolis November 20, 2013 There is a palpable electricity any time a big name band or musician makes their first Twin Cities live appearance. The anticipation levels reached a fever pitch as nearly ten years passed before Gary Cl ... More >>
No surprise that the first thing mentioned in each obituary for Reg Presley, the Troggs' lead singer who passed away on Monday, is "Wild Thing." Presley didn't write the song, but he popularized it and with the Troggs recorded it several times. Over 35 years "Wild Thing" transition from a rock and r ... More >>
Prince's shows tonight at the Dakota, his last of these "open rehearsal" concerts, are advertised on the Dakota's website with four simple words (and extra punctuation): "Surprise!! (don't miss this!)." These shows sold out in scant minutes and there was almost a Pavlovian willingness to fork over l ... More >>
The Mountain Goats Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Wednesday, October 23, 2012John Darnielle doesn't appear to be getting tired, which is pretty incredible, given it's now been more than 20 years since the Mountain Goats composer put out the band's first cassette, and he's released something like 25 al ... More >>
Michael Kiwanuka with Bahamas and Yuna Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis September 28, 2012 A series of burgeoning musical stars showcased their talents at a packed Fine Line on Friday night, as current Mercury Music Prize nominee Michael Kiwanuka, Bahamas, and Yuna all delivered engaging, vibrant ... More >>
By Rick MasonBuddy GuyState Theatre, MinneapolisFriday, March 2, 2012A week after taking part in a stellar blues summit at the White House and personally persuading President Obama to chime in on "Sweet Home Chicago," Buddy Guy reveled in his own role as blues statesman Friday night at Minneap ... More >>
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first installment here and second here.Most of us in the van slept on our two-our northbound drive from Cottage Grove to Portland, OR, where we would be spending the night. I ... More >>
Richard Lloyd is a guitarist and the founding member of legendary post-punk band Television that formed in New York City in 1973. He was one of the few people hosting bands at CBGBs, where Television regularly played since its earliest days. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA. in 1951 and his family m ... More >>
Guitar Gods stop by on St. Patrick's Day to share some Hendrix tunes.
TJazzy1 was so jazzed heading into Monday night's Vikings-Bears match that he channeled some Jimi Hendrix. Is he cryin' the blues now?
A local rocker faces the prospect of a new gig behind bars.
The two icons shared the stage and the spotlight.
Edina Cinema, starts Friday
Husband-And-Wife Duo Roma Di Luna Reveal All! Okay, Some.
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
Savoring the variably spicy JVC jazz festival
Jazz Tributes to Coltrane, Parker, and Hendrix
A Native band plays slave music on the great plains.
South Delta Space Age
Confessions of an On-Line Fan Club Junkie