Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>
Samuel T. Herring can do a phone interview with almost as much intensity as his on-stage persona. Get the Future Islands frontman going -- even in the middle of the Charlotte International Airport -- and his responses just flow with the awareness of the largeness of his band's current moment. ... More >>
Depeche Mode With Bat For Lashes Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, St. Paul Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Depeche Mode brought a welcome bit of darkness to the Great Minnesota Get-Together, as the mercurial British synth-pop legends delivered an edgy, impassioned two-hour set that delighted the 7,700 ded ... More >>
Maybe you've seen them, wild-eyed and laser-focused behind a rig with a million glowing things. Somewhere in the room the image of a log floating through space gets metamorphed into a burst of geometric shapes in time with the music and you think "holy shit." We wanted to get into the heads of th ... More >>
Minotaur Shock and Jason Forrest's beat collages for non-dancers
Dub Meets the Desktop in the Many-Sided Music of Triangle
Half a century after a son of Mexican immigrants founded local rock, a new generation of Latinos listens for its own song
Bedding down with Walker Kong and the Dangermakers
Open playlists. Mixed audiences. Women's mud wrestling. Ample coke. What ever happened to the Minneapolis club scene?
Squarepusher and Autechre make techno with teeth
A decade ago, Derrick May helped invent a dance music that complemented a hollow city, Detroit. Now that May's music has colonized two continents, its maker has disappeared.