"DO YOU GUYS LIKE PIZZA?!" This was the obnoxious, self-answering question that began The Pizza Underground's set last Saturday at First Ave. It was posed by a camcorder-wielding man dressed as Andy Warhol, and it was of course answered with a series of whoops from the crowd. Everyone likes pizza, ... More >>
While music fans mark the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's In Utero -- either by comparing it to Nevermind or Counting Crows' August and Everything After -- the historical documents of the time have emerged. One of particular interest to locals is the original 1992 pitch for working on the album that p ... More >>
It's been 20 years since Nirvana released it final studio album, In Utero. Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, the release is getting the deluxe treatment with a 70-song reissue, including a remastering of the original album tracks, B-sides, demos, remixes of "Heart-Shaped Box," ... More >>
Oh, Courtney. She just can't give a straight answer, can she? In an interview about the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's breakout music video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Courtney Love took the opportunity to divulge several intimate details about her and Kurt Cobain's first... how shall we say... ... More >>
Eleven music films showing at Ritz Theater
Photo by Chris McDuffieIt's Hump Day, which can only mean one thing here at Gimme Noise headquarters: It's time for the print edition of our blog to hit newsstands. Here's a sneak peek of what we have in store for you:
Late last week, word broke that Courtney Love is writing - or co-writing, or dictating, or bashing out in innumerable typo-strewn MySpace blog posts to be deciphered later, or whatever - her memoirs.
ArcwelderDecember 4, 20107th St. Entry, MinneapolisAs music from the '90s is increasingly re-examined by critics and fans, it has become clear--just as in every preceding decade--that mistakes were made. Too much emphasis was assigned to some bands and others were ignored for no good reason at al ... More >>
Last night, you were gleefully egging strangers' Camaros. (Not so bitchin' now, eh, monied day-trader douchebags?) Tomorrow, you can vote. The day after tomorrow, you can freak out about who everyone else voted for, nullifying your own vote five-fold. But today, why not mull over last week's mus ... More >>
Learn a little about Sacred Harp singing and check out some videos after the jump.
Doesn't have the same zing as playing Bon Jovi songs as Kurt Cobain, but it's something.
A chilling report from April 8, 1994, the day Kurt Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home.
The beleaguered music-maker's Mecca has become the Temple of the White Elephant
A new take on Jesse James tops this week's pop culture picks
Experimental legends lose the noise, keep the joy
"Man, this bar is undead!" Minneapolis bars taken over by intoxicated zombies
Gus Van Sant shuffles past his subject's greatest hits
Nirvana's box set takes the best band of the '90s and reveals the very worst
Lynne Truss delivers us from our sins, Johnny Cash finds redemption, and Kurt Cobain loses Nirvana in the afterlife
You'll never play rococo riffs as well as these stoner bands
Faux Jean applies for the job of Best Band in the World
U Film's "Sound Unseen" festival projects our mythologies of music onto the screen
More than a decade after dissolving the Go-Betweens, the reunited Robert Forster and Grant McLennan sound almost content to be where they are
With a new lineup and reissued back catalog, the last great punk band of the '80s gets lost on the freeway again
Even the paranoid have real enemies.
Like many things in the former Soviet Union, rock & roll ain't what it used to be.