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 >>
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 >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
For a new feature here at Gimme Noise, I've decided to unleash my old box of Minnesota-made 7" records starting with one my favorites, the Hang Ups, and their "Top of Morning" single that was released by Stillwater's Grimsey Records.
While my pets are going through ice cubes like a freakin' Snoopy snow cone machine, it's been tough for us humans to get through the heat of this summer. But it's the great music from these flatlands that keeps us around, and it was a major shock to the system when the amazing new video from ... More >>
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