Larry Wish

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    The Cassette Tape is Alive and Well in Minneapolis

    All hail cassette tapes, the durable rectangles of years past. While most people were transitioning from tapes to discs to digital media, a small subset of DIY musicians were still clinging tightly to the cassette tape. Minneapolis is home to a number of labels that focus almost exclusively on casse ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 10/2-10/8

    This week marks the beginning of October. Why not celebrate fall with some rad tunes? Thursday brings the rapper Le1f to First Ave to get us dancing. Friday the ever ambient Why? plays the Fine Line, while local boppers Teenage Moods release their latest cassettes. Saturday, KT Tunstall is welcomed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Grouplove, Mason Jennings, The End of The World

    If you are reading this, congratulations! You have survived the apocalypse!  Now you can celebrate your life by checking out some local music. There are various End of the World parties happening at First Avenue, 331 Club, Triple Rock, The Amsterdam, Cause and more. Saturday, life goes on. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Best music-affiliated Twin Cities bartenders 2012

    When you attend as many shows as the Gimme Noise folks do, you get to know your bartenders. Quite often, the person you see behind the bar is also a familiar face behind the bass, the guitar or drum kit. Among numerous musician and music-affiliated bartenders in this music city, here are a few I see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: They Might Be Giants, Lydia, Dessa, LIGHTS

    Every show this weekend is Halloween-themed...​ make sure you have a costume ready.

  • Music

    October 26, 2011

    Buffalo Moon harness vivid musical style

    Selva Surreal is band's sophomore offering

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: Complete list of ranking bands

    ​While we only have space to feature the top 10 finalists in our Picked to Click issue (or 13, this year, because of several ties), we think it's important to publish the complete list of ranking bands so you can see how the points were awarded all the way down the line. And just for added nerdlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: The ballots

    ​​As is the yearly tradition, we're publishing the ballots of all 115 of our Picked to Click voters for your perusal. Check out all of this year's contributors below, and thanks to all the writers, photographers, label owners, club bookers, DJs, and local music experts for weighing in on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010: Complete list of ballots

    ​We had 108 local music scene peeps participate in this year's Picked to Click poll. Below, you can judge -- er, "peruse" the ballots of each and every one of our voters, along with descriptions of their contributions to the local scene. For more on Picked to Click, check out this year's issue, al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010: List of all ranking bands

    ​The bands who received nods in this year's Picked to Click poll aren't just limited to the 11 we featured in this week's issue. See below for a full list of all of the bands who received votes in this year's poll, with the total points awarded to each band.Remember: Voters were told to choose fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Dillinger Fourth of July, the Hold Steady, Dosh, and more must-see shows this weekend

    ​It's the Fourth of July! We assume you made your run to the liquor store and bought illegal fireworks during the week, because who wants to do that once the weekend's in full swing? Now, tons of good shows isn't something unique to Fourth of July weekend in the Twin Cities, but there's so much ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    His Mischief, Peter Wolf Crier, the Earl Root tribute and more this weekend

    ​Every year about this time for as long as we at Gimme Noise can remember (and for some of us, that's a long time), rock show crowds tend to thin out right when the weather gets nice. Yep, from your hardest-partying hipster to your mopiest darksider, everyone suddenly has the fever to see some day ... More >>