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The Afghan Whigs | First Avenue | Saturday, October 11 Since slithering onto the scene with 1988's Big Top Halloween, the Afghan Whigs have made a science of dredging the darker sides of the human psyche. Frontman Greg Dulli has entertained devotion and derision from his shadowy and often disturbing ... More >>
There might be as many recording studios as there are venues in the Twin Cities -- from the world famous to basement operations. In our new series, Behind the Boards, Gimme Noise will introduce you to some of the extraordinary talent that helps create the sounds that make our Cities famous. Flowers ... More >>
There are never enough days in the weekend.
Joseph Arthur is a low-key type of guy, having gone vastly unnoticed and living humbly as the existence of a shy folk-star; one whom everyone's heard of, but nobody really knows.
Photos by Nick WosikaPearl Jam September 3, 2011 Alpine Valley Music Theater Pearl Jam kind of painted themselves into a corner with this one. The band that rose from the ashes of Mother Love Bone spent their first few years as the biggest band on the planet (their sophomore release Vs. broke re ... More >>
In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam announced last night that it will be hosting a full weekend of festivities called PJ20 -- and the festival's destination is only about a six-hour drive from the Twin Cities at East Troy, Wisconsin's Alpine Valley. All of the bands on the bill ... More >>
Photo by Darin BackMark Edwards, right, with collaborator Luke AlbertsonAfter his band broke up early this millennium, Minneapolis musician Mark Edwards started playing with toys. He found that these sonic gadgets--synthesizers, loopers, samplers--not only sounded cool, but allowed him to stretch ... More >>
Conan O'Brien and the rest of Team Coco launched their new show, Conan, on the TBS network this week to somewhat mixed reviews. Though he's definitely hit the ground running we think it'll take some time to break in the new set, same ol' shtick, with a format that really isn't all that much diffe ... More >>
Cardinal Sin (last show!) @ the Triple Rock Tonight's your last chance to see the Cardinal Sin, the latest branch to fall from the punk family tree that included Song of Zarathustra, the Crush, and Cadillac Blindside. Here's what I wrote about the band a year and a half ago: "'I have begun to whine ... More >>
Are Sufjan Stevens's love songs guided by a higher power? God only knows.
Meaning of life found...In Cannon Falls