Punk rock has been a part of cinema ever since the music was created in places like Los Angeles, New York, and London in the mid to late '70s. Aside from the music, either live or on record, the big screen provided another medium to convey what punk truly stands for: not giving a fuck what anyone el ... More >>
Following one of the busiest years they've had in a while, Soul Asylum is starting to make some noise in 2013. Last year marked the entry of Delayed Reaction, their first new studio album in six years, but it also signaled the departure of founding guitarist Dan Murphy. Now, with frontman Dave Pirne ... More >>
See Also:Slideshow: Soul Asylum at First Avenue 7/20/12Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner on Delayed Reaction and all that jazzSoul AsylumFirst Avenue, MinneapolisJuly 20, 2012With the tragedy in Aurora still weighing heavy on the hearts and minds of those assembled at First Avenue Friday night, you could h ... More >>
Related:11 little-known Transmission facts on its 11th anniversaryTransmission and City Pages present 'Seconds' at the Varsity on November 23DJ Jake Rudh's weekly New Wave dance night Transmission is expanding out of its regular Wednesday home at Clubhouse Jager for a once-a-month themed showing at ... More >>
The Twin Cities are experiencing a bit of an '80s new wave renaissance at the moment. With Jake Rudh's popular British dance and new wave night Transmission taking up a residency on the Current's airwaves and expanding into larger and larger rooms (like the upcoming gig on Thanksgiving Eve at the ... More >>
The zombie apocalypse might very well begin in Des Moines, IA. I can see em all now, loping out of the cornfield, eyes glaring like lost Wal-Mart dads. This guy at the show the night before claimed Iowa to have the highest level of radon in America. In the morning Aaron Lemay was watching Shaun ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonArzu Gokcen of Pink MinkBest New Bands of 2010 Showcase (The Goondas, The Jahhawks, Pink Mink, Hastings 3000, BNLX, Phantom Tails, BadNraD, and Grant Cutler and the Gorgeous Lords)January 26, 2011First Avenue Judging by the talent and diversity of the acts, as well as the bou ... More >>
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The third annual Record Store Day is quickly approaching! The yearly celebration of our vast nation's stalwart independents arrives this Saturday, bringing to early-rising hands ultra-limited releases from John Lennon to Joy Division, in-store performances everywhere, free food, and a lamentably ... More >>
Santigold and the Sounds to return to the Twin Cities, Big Quarters announce CD release show & Sick of Sarah @ Hot Topic.
A special two-fer featuring a lost funk jam and a sandpapery post-punk cover thereof.
In anticipation of Girl Talk's show tonight at First Avenue, Gimme Noise cooks up its own amusing mash-up titles.
Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool
Local band looks back to AmRep, looks forward to deafness
Interpol take a cipher of meaning and fill it up with sound
Electrelane get their guns, David Denby misfires, and Two Poets should be shot
Interpol throw on retro suits and dress their songs in psychedelic furs
The same old auteurs, profound political films, and baffling Brits