John Keston

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a stylish 3D video from Father You See Queen. We've also got new clips from Allan Kingdom, Hollow Boys, Bora York, DJ Snuggles & Sean Anonymous, Brilli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Bassgasm 10 full lineup & schedule revealed

    Are you ready for Bassgasm 10 and the Wall of Bass? I mean, really ready? Just in case you weren't convinced that today's impending takeover of First Avenue doesn't have something unique to offer everyone, Gimme Noise spoke with Bassgasm founder 'DJ ESP' Woody McBride and Russia's own deep house rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Bassgasm 10 lineup announced

    For those who live to dance before the face-melting power of a Wall of Bass, there are few such satisfying events as the famed Bassgasm. For its tenth installment and first 2014 edition, Bassgasm is returning to hijack all of First Avenue for a night and turn it into a five-area, eight-hour, EDM-fue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a spirited live clip from local trio Now, Now, shot during the band's recent tour stop in Chicago. We also share a feature that FUSE TV rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Joe Horton on Coloring Time's Icehouse residency and new projects

    Joe Horton is one of those guys you meet and immediately want to know better. He's calmly energetic, and considering he's one of the busiest guys in the city, that's no small feat. Between fronting his experimental hip-hop group No Bird Sing, digging into a new project called Mixed Blood Majority wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Coloring Time to headline McNally Smith's Deepwinter Bonfire Saturday

    The Coloring Time crew.​McNally Smith has an eclectic show planned for this Saturday, which could surely cure the winter blahs. The Deepwinter Bonfire will include performances by Coloring Time, which is a huge improvisational collective with an impressive laundry list of local musicians.Expect ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Coloring Time kicks off monthly residency at Honey this Thursday

    Photo by Ben Clark​Like the hip hop-meets-jazz improv version of Marijuana Deathsquads, Coloring Time's shows are dramatically different every time. Not only do the songs never remain the same -- they are created on the fly, emcees flexing their freestyle abilities over shifting instrumentation -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Czeslaw's Loop unites dozens of local musicians for massive riverside Art-A-Whirl project

    ​What started as an annual tradition during Art-A-Whirl has now transformed into a project of monumental proportions. Previously known as the Boat Project, which would invite local noise and experimental rock bands to play on the roof of a houseboat and out in the middle of the Mississippi River b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Nerd Party, Public Display of Affection Night: Freeloader Friday

    ​(Find out what's on top and bottom of this image at "Exquisite Robot." Artwork by Rogue Citizen)It's an insanely awesome weekend for free stuff. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have a dance night that encourages bold displays of affection, a party celebrating nerds, art that features both ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 9, 2010
  • News

    August 18, 2004

    One Nation, Invisible

    The untold story of local hip hop: 1981 to 1996

  • News

    April 21, 1999

    Scene Not Heard

    Computer wizards leave their bedrooms, rappers reach the stage, and the Mason Jennings Band creates the bar buzz of the decade. In the ninth annual City Pages New Music Poll, 60 local music fans pick the bands that made the biggest noise.