Curlicues of baby hair snake around baby-smooth temples and disappear into spiral plaits. Perfect cupid's bow lips coo at a microphone. A voice both angelic and sultrily impish floats into the air. This is FKA twigs. The FKA stands for "Formerly Known As" -- an acronym tacked on to her nickname tw ... More >>
Lizzo made her national television debut on Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday evening. Emanating from the Ed Sullivan Theater, the same location where The Beatles made their American television debut, Lizzo's appearance on the show came just in time as Letterman begins winding down almost 22 ye ... More >>
The Replacements made a huge splash on Tuesday evening's The Tonight Show. Leading up to this week's first Twin Cities show in 23 years, and a big concert in Queens at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, the guys busted through "Alex Chilton" with poise. Announced just last week, the performance marks ... More >>
The Replacements are getting another chance at TV glory over at NBC next week. After famously being banned from Saturday Night Live nearly two three decades ago, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon will welcome Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson, and their newer recruits -- including Green Day's ... More >>
Chris Cornell With Bhi Bhiman O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul October 30, 2013 Eight months after Soundgarden's electrifying reunion show at the Orpheum Theatre, Chris Cornell returned to the Twin Cities to play a sold-out O'Shaughnessy Auditorium. The raucous bombast of Cornell's back catalog o ... More >>
The annual pop mega-concert that is the 101.3 KDWB Jingle Ball has solidified. This year's show, which hits the Xcel Energy Center on December 10, will feature the owners of two of pop's biggest hits in 2013, Michele Bachmann impersonator Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. The "We Can't Stop" and "Blurr ... More >>
Today, Twins superstar Joe Mauer's wife, Maddie, gave birth to twins. Ironic? Depends who you ask.SEE ALSO: "Ponder's wedding will be the first without a reception" [TOP 10 TWEETS] In any event, as the news circulated, Twitter erupted with well-wishes and, of course, jokes. Below the jump we share 1 ... More >>
The Roots drummer and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon music guy Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson opens up about some of his darkest days as a performer in his new book, Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. One of which was a little stunt involving Michele Bachmann in 2011 that you might remember ... More >>
Prince is at it again. The Purple One, notorious for seeking legal action against unapproved recording devices and cameras, has filed yet another complaint for bootlegged material surfacing on the internet.See also: Prince sends cease and desist letter to Le Petit Prince creator Prince reveals his " ... More >>
For many, Prince remains an enigmatic character, larger than life. This month, the star comes a little closer to Earth in a new book by journalist Touré in I Would Die 4 U. In three long essays, Touré explores Prince as a talented kid from Minneapolis in "Prince's Rosebud," a sex symbol in "The K ... More >>
Earlier this week, reports of noted guitar-smasher Prince finally crossing over to a national audience via a South by Southwest showcase started making the rounds. Tastemakers all over the country are finally going to understand what we've been blabbing about all these years! Okay, we kid. In the ne ... More >>
Sometimes an individual passage can sum up an entire interview -- or can take on a life of its own that fits absolutely nowhere. In 2012, plenty of artists took the time to speak to Gimme Noise, and one of them was notably incensed that a place serving food that a person would ideally like to keep i ... More >>
See Also:Polica play "Leading to Death" on Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)Polica sign to Mom Pop, unveil Dark Star EPAlong with Trampled by Turtles and Doomtree, locally affiliated Polica battled the heat and dust to perform before a huge crowd at Lollapalooza last weekend. The road ahead boasts more wide ex ... More >>
Japandroids with Cadence Weapon7th Street Entry, MinneapolisJuly 3, 2012See Also: Slideshow: Japandroids at 7th St. EntryThere were plenty of reasons for everyone who packed into the Entry last night for the sold-out Japandroids show to celebrate. Not only were we mere hours away from observi ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's hopes for an improbable late rally in Iowa received the unkindest cut of all. Yesterday, apparently just hours removed from campaigning with Bachmann, her Iowa campaign co-chairman pulled a Brutus and publicly threw his support behind Ron Paul.Et tu, Kent Sorenson?
We've learned a few things about our readers in 2011: Your pastimes include Googling the meaning behind the songs "Like a G6" and "Pumped Up Kicks" and researching Minnesota music history, and you love a little bit of controversy. At least, that's what our web metrics told us when we pu ... More >>
The Bachmann Bachelor, coming this Fall to ABCIt may be your nightmare to imagine Michele Bachmann as President of the United States, but there may be an even worse title to call her: Mom.During a recent appearance on Sean Hannity, Bachmann revealed that her daughters are not allowed to call boys ... More >>
Screen shot from Youtube.Elijah delivering the message to Michele Bachmann.Michele Bachmann must be getting sick of kids trying to challenge her political ideology. Last May it was Amy Myers, the high school girl from New Jersey who wanted to debate Bachmann. Now we have Elijah, an 8-year-old ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessOdd FutureOctober 12, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisAs I figured, waiting in line I noticed a young crowd for Odd Future (the show was all ages, and was finished by the time most of-age shows even have doors); some from slightly out of the city limits, some with their mothers, a ... More >>
Photos by Mark MallmanThe demo recording of "Let it Be" starts with Paul McCartney talking to the sound engineer. He says "This is going to knock you out, boy," and then proceeds to perform one of rock's greatest ballads. Those few snide words before he starts always reminds me of what the roa ... More >>
GIVERS, Pepper Rabbit, and 1, 2, 3 June 26, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis Last night, the young Louisiana pop quintet GIVERS rolled in to Minneapolis for their first show in the city, and it would be understatement to say that they took the crowd at the 7th St. Entry by storm. The group conta ... More >>
Lafayette, Louisiana quintet GIVERS play a highly danceable brand of pop music that sticks in your head for days if you let it, but there's much more at work in their music than simple four-on-the-floor dance beats. Swatches of West African guitar melodies and Latin percussion rhythms mingle with ... More >>
Photo by D.L. AndersonHas anyone declared this national Bon Iver Day yet? Might wanna think about that. Hot on the heels of yesterday's 9.5 rating from Pitchfork and appearance on last night's Colbert Report, the Justin Vernon-led project is dropping their sophomore record, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, to ... More >>
So, you know how Jimmy Fallon could never manage to get through a whole Saturday Night Live sketch without cracking a smile, laughing at an inopportune moment, and then inevitably falling into a fit of giggles that would derail the entire script? Yeah, this is going to be sort of like that.
Photo by D.L. AndersonIt's not often that Jimmy Fallon invites his musical guest to sit down for an interview prior to their performance on his late-night show, but the fact that he brought on Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to do just that is even more proof of how massive the release of his sophomore ... More >>
Minnesota's most famous expatriate and one of the most respected songwriters of our time, Bob Dylan, is celebrating his 70th birthday today. How do you honor the man who has received every honor in the world? We thought of a few ways you could pay your respects today.
Down with Cuddyer, Up North.James Erickson and Zach Finney, UMD homies, produced an awesomely geeky birthday rap for Twins right fielder Michael Cuddyer a few weeks ago that went from viral video to ESPN. Cuddyer himself praised the video via Twitter, and pretty soon the Twins came asking fo ... More >>
Brock Lesnar puts Jimmy Fallon in a death clutch.U of M wrestling standout and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night.Lesnar was on the SNL alum's program to promote the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter that Brock's coaching, along ... More >>
Can you get dandruff on your sideburns?Maybe it's a sign of his polished professionalism that Twins catcher Joe Mauer doesn't just bust a gut when he utters inane statements like, "being a catcher, my hair takes a beating." Or maybe it's just a matter of respect for the whopping payday comi ... More >>
Jimmy Fallon hosts Joe Mauer.Jimmy Fallon, noted "Fever Pitch" Red Sox fan, got schooled last night by the Twins' Joe Mauer in a home run derby: He was on "Late Night" to demo the new "MLB 11 The Show" video game. Before they faced off in front of the cameras, Fallon sounded like a school k ... More >>
Just when we thought the Double Rainbow meme had run its course and then some, Jimmy Fallon busts out his uncanny Neil Young impression, the same night Lynyrd Skynyrd's least favorite canuck visits us (less than transcendentally). What does it mean?
Genius. Why hasn't someone thought of this before?Finally there's a way for drunken slobs to holler, scream and wave their hands madly at a football game without sloshing their suds all over everyone within a 10-yard radius: the beer pouch hoodie. Just slide your bottled adult beverage into ... More >>
Watch the hometown hip-hop star collaborate with one of his heroes.
Cabooze, Club Jäger and Cracker Barrel. Three ways to catch your country music this week.
The Roots thrive in a strange place; they're an active part of modern hip-hop, but also removed from it.
The Washington Post says to think of its new food blog as "freewheeling dinner party talk."
A film critic sends a fan letter to the Farrelly brothers