Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>
Arcade FireTarget Center, MinneapolisSaturday, March 8, 2014Win Butler is either one of the best rock stars in the world, or one of the worst. He can't dance and sweats a lot. He's overly tall and still feels the need to stand on stage monitors to make himself look even more gigantic. Essentially ... More >>
Even when the weather cools down, the Twin Cities music doesn't! Wednesday local rockers Usonia wrap up their residency at Cause while No Joy hits up the 7th Street Entry. Caroline Smith releases her latest record in the First Avenue Mainroom Friday. Saturday Ms Mr is welcomed by a sold-out show in ... More >>
When Duluth-based Zeitgeist Arts asked local indie-rock trio Zoo Animal to create a live soundtrack for a public screening of Danish director Carl Dreyer's classic silent film The Passion Of Joan Of Arc, lead singer Holly Newsom was a little unsettled. "This movie was the most intimidating thing I ... More >>
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Complex story and effects trump a charming cast
After a sold-out run last fall, Nautilus Music-Theater has brought back Joan of Arc for another weekend run. The bad news is that the performances are already sold out. The good news is that ticket holders are in for an intense and riveting experience.The one-act piece -- crafted by librettist La ... More >>
Nautilus Music-Theater has been nurturing and developing artists for the past 25 years. Now it's continuing that mission by starting initiatives aimed at training a new generation of artists. The organization recently launched a mentorship program for performers and a fellowship for people intere ... More >>
Minneapolis parents made nervous by a string of seemingly unrelated child abduction attempts can't quite rest easy yet. With no arrests in the previous cases, in which three separate underage girls were targeted, two more kids have reported suspicious behavior. This time, the kids are boys, and t ... More >>
Photos courtesy of Christy HuntElliot Hill, best known locally as the drummer for the Softrocks, passed away on Monday, July 25, at the age of 26. Hill was diagnosed with colon cancer last September, and the cancer advanced to an untreatable stage and was diagnosed as terminal in April. In a ... More >>
Bachmann would only serve four years. Probably. Maybe. We'll see.Critics of Michele Bachmann sometimes suggest that her personal ambition and capacity for delusions of grandeur are without limit. Not so! Bachmann, in Iowa to further her fledgling presidential campaign, demonstrated her humi ... More >>
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Audiences storm the stage. Actors suffer gastrointestinal distress. Backstage confessions of theater gone terribly, terribly wrong.
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