Global Dance Festival Day 1With Knife Party, 12th Planet, AC Slater, and moreThe Brick, MinneapolisWednesday, July 18, 2012You don't need to know the difference between house, trance and dub step to unpack EDM. If you like pop music -- be it Kanye West or Britney Spears -- that's a good start. This ... More >>
By Mike MaddenRelated:Bambu on the L.A. riots' 20th anniversary, his Soundset debutTraveling from his native Sacramento to take over Shakopee, Chuuwee
might be the best bet among this year's Soundset freshmen to blow up by
the time May 2013 rolls around. Not long removed from his excellent Wa ... More >>
The celebrity blogs are hopping this morning with photos of stars in their Halloween costumes (Heidi Klum is by far the scariest and most stunning), but there was one that caught our eye: Last night, Kanye West showed his love for the King of Pop by dressing as Michael Jackson.The photo comes cou ... More >>
B FRESH PhotographyPrepare your party guests for a roller ghoster of a nightIt's that time again: finalizing plans for your Halloween party, and getting your scares in a row. City Pages has saved you the trouble of putting together a spooky mixtape, as we present our Halloween Soundtrack Vol. 1.& ... More >>
Kanye West and Jay-Z have been taking fans in the Twin Cities on a roller coaster ride this week -- and not the fun kind with glitter cannons and verses about which rapper's watch cost more money. No, this roller coaster found people getting amped up over the announcement of an October 8 show at ... More >>
Photo by Andrea SwenssonWith the first month of the Twins season completed, Minnesota baseball fans may have noticed something a little different about this year's home games: The music. That's because longtime music director Kevin Dutcher, who was with the team from 2000 up until last year's ina ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterApril is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.
Photos by Erik HessDiddy Dirty Money with Lloyd and TygaApril 13, 2011Epic NightclubFor this write-up, I could have skated by making jokes about how Diddy changed his name three times during the show or whatever -- but I'm a journalist dammit, not Jay Leno. I came to check out the Dirty Mon ... More >>
After some waffling by Enrique Iglesias (note to publicists: might be a good idea to check with the artist before announcing that they will be joining your tour on national TV), the Spanish pop star has dropped off the Britney Spears tour and has been replaced by buzzy new hip-hop artist Nicki Mi ... More >>
For the home opener, I could drone on about the new scoreboard, the new salty snacks, the lack of trees, or my take on whether or not the Twins have figured out their Target Field home run problems.
Instead, I'm going to focus on the thing that bothered me most of last season: What is that ... More >>
And here I was just thinking earlier today that it's weird that there haven't been any super crazy SXSW rumors yet. Well, thanks to this very suggestive video that was sent to @SXSWpartylist, we have our first tidbit of Kanye speculation for the 2011 season.
by Matt BardinsIf a day is a week in internet time, then we've been waiting on "H.A.M." for nearly two months now (announced last week), or two and a half years since Kanye and Jay-Z announced that they would be releasing a collaborative album (back in August). Our long national interwebby dayma ... More >>
Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Riccardo Tesci's art for their freshly announced single "H.A.M." seems a love-it-or-hate-it type situation. Rotts, nautical stars (remember high school, when the seniors started to get tattoos?), scopa crowns, and platinum does not a consensus make, apparently. All up in that ... More >>
With 2010 coming to a close, we thought it might be a good time to look back and see which Gimme Noise stories garnered the most clicks this year. Numbers don't lie -- from the tragic to the funny to the just plain weird, here are the top 10 posts that drove traffic to our blog in 2010, with link ... More >>
If there's a Guinness record for "most pop artists performing on a pop single," it's probably held by "We Are The World" or its lame-ass sequel from earlier this year. But "All of the Lights" - the fourth single from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - boasts a longer and more random guest list t ... More >>
MATT LAUER: You remember what he said?
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: Yes, I do. He called me a racist.
A brief excerpt has been posted of Matt Lauer's interview with former President George W. Bush, set to air this Monday night on Matt Lauer Reports.For a man who dammed the river of scientific prog ... More >>
Lady Gaga proclaimed yesterday that "Equality is the prime rib of America," simultaneously empowering and confusing the hell out of legions of GLBT activists as they rallied against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." While the nation's top socio-political scientists try to decode what Gaga could have possi ... More >>
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar