Luke Zimmerman | Icehouse | Saturday, September 27We've all been through a bad breakup before, and putting it to music is nothing new. But Minneapolis singer-songwriter Luke Zimmerman has moved past that stage, and is exploring life after a breakup on his new album, Heyday for the Naysayers. In soun ... More >>
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As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>
Though the Mall of America may be boasting the largest indoor "indie" music festival this weekend, the best bet for Gimme Noise readers looking to get into some air conditioning and in front of some real live independent music is this weekend's Crush Fest at Cause. Headlined and organized by Drea ... More >>
By what I'm reading on everybody's online twits, the cool thing this week for a band to do is to pack up their van and skinny jeans and head south to Austin, Texas to razzle and dazzle the flocks of hipsters at the SXSW attention contest. As an alternative, frenetic spazz rock combo, STNNNG will ... More >>
Hot on the heels of their record release party(where incidentally no record was released), Mark Mallman and his band, Ruby Isle, are giving away their electro-tribute rendition of the Guns N' Roses classic, Appetite for Destruction.
Local rock trio Now Now (formerly known as Now, Now Every Children) are one of the many Twin Cities bands who will caravan down to Austin, Texas this year for the SXSW festival, but they're getting a head start -- the band is already on the road and will complete a full lap of the US that won't f ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzThough the pair hasn't even wrapped up their current stint with Heartless Bastards, Peter Wolf Crier will hit the road in September for another high-profile tour, this time with Rogue Wave and Midlake. The duo will stop in St. Paul to play the Lowertown Music Festival on Ju ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzLookbook at the Bowie tribute night Rock for PussyWhile there's no sure-fire way to concretely measure a band's success, there are a few major stepping stones that seem to symbolize a local band's ascent: The first time they sell out a show, the first time their song is pla ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerTwo popular local psych rock bands, Vampire Hands and Daughters of the Sun, are preparing to leave on a massive month and a half tour of the US. The two bands are also getting ready to release a split 7-inch (preview the first track on the Modern Radio site), which will drop ... More >>
The bluegrass quintet will release Palomino on April 13.
He's bringing his Doomtree crewmate along for the ride.
A teen who died early Saturday was an American Indian who had just been accepted to college.
Indie rock auteurs grace the Cedar Cultural Center this November.
Who'da thunk it-- the kid stays in the picture.
I'm a sucker for some twangy, slightly out-of-tune vocals--thus is country, no?
Unicorn Basement, Baby Guts, and A Paper Cup Band help this scrappy DIY sampler find a loving home.
A coalition of independent record stores hangs on for dear life
Duluth's Charlie Parr plays music for gamblers, bar-fighters, and ordinary eccentrics
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
An African-American mom reflects on the difficulties of raising her son in a decidedly white culture
At an age when most children have barely begun to make friends, Sophia Kim sees her whole life laid out before her.