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Levon Helm

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    July 23, 2014

    Gary Louris on the Jayhawks' new post-Mark Olson reissues

    At the end of 1995, Gary Louris had a problem. A big one. His band, the critically acclaimed Minneapolis-based Jayhawks, was just starting to gain some commercial traction after a decade of existence at the front of the No Depression/Americana/alt-country pack. Their release earlier that year, Tomo ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    In defense of the Eagles

    By Mike Seely Shitting on the Eagles is basically a national pastime for hard-core Americana fans. In fact, while there are several brilliant artists that alt-country loyalists are apt to bond over, dislike of the Eagles may be the single most prevalent and unifying force. Yet while there is ample ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    The 2013 Grammy Awards played it safe and got it wrong

    If the Grammy Awards are indeed 'Music's Biggest Night,' then it's no wonder that the industry itself is in so much trouble. Despite the Academy's best efforts in recent years to draw the "alternative" music fan into the mainstream self-congratulatory love fest that is the Grammys -- even going so f ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps at The Cedar, 1/10/13

    Caroline Smith & The Goodnight Sleeps With Mankwe The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Thursday, January 10, 2013Caroline Smith and her constant companions Arlen Peiffer and Jesse Schuster have always seemed to enjoy surprising their fanbase. Never content to rest on the thoroughly winning fol ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    The Last Waltz Tribute at the Cabooze, 1/4/13

    By Tony NelsonLast Waltz TributeThe Cabooze, MinneapolisFriday, January 4, 2013Billing themselves as Big Pink, local music vests Rob Hilstrom, Jon Herchert, Chad Whittaker, Dave Russ and Pete Sands became the Band to host the 8th Annual Tribute to the Last Waltz, the Band's 1976 farewell concert tha ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Remembering Levon Helm of the Band

    Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition. By Jesse Sykes As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents want you to know they don't live in "The City"--t ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the winners of the first Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    Notable 2012 deaths in country music

    Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.

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    October 25, 2012

    Ten facts 'bout Minnie Pearl on her 100th birthday

    For over fifty years she was an integral member of the Grand Ole Opry, and today, Minnie Pearl would have been 100 years old. In honor of the most beloved character in country music this side of Little Jimmy Dickens, here are ten essential facts you should know about the Gossip from Grinder's Switch ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Glen Hansard at First Avenue, 9/29/12

    Glen Hansard First Avenue, Minneapolis September 29, 2012 At the start of Glen Hansard's enthralling two-hour set at First Avenue on Saturday night, the Irish singer/songwriter took a moment to say sorry to the crowd: "I feel like apologizing that we're playing such an early show tonight. Usually, ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Expatriate's Adam Nero on switching from hardcore to Americana, and a new EP

    Adam Nero does not immediately come across as the type of guy who would get behind a guitar and play some folky, genuine Americana. He's a clean-shaven, bespectacled fellow, dressed down in a sweater and dark denim -- the look is a little more "off-duty lawyer" than "grungy, tobacco-rolling country ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: The 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest Dilemma

    Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: Featuring the 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest DilemmaWinona, MNFriday, April 20, 2012See also:Mid West Music Fest Day One with Tapes 'n TapesMid West Music Fest, Day Three: Kimya Dawson, the MelismaticsFriday at the Mid West Music Fest brought sunny skies ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    RIP, Chris Ethridge, Flying Burrito Brothers bassist

    If there's a Country-Rock Heaven, well you know they've got a hell of a rhythm section. Not quite the lyrics we remember the Righteous Brothers singing, but the way the last few days have panned out, it seems apt. Thursday, we reported the news that Levon Helm, multi-instrumentalist and drummer fo ... More >>

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    April 22, 2012

    Best of Coachella 2012: Saturday, April 21

    See also: Our complete Coachella coverage Saturday at Coachella meant tributes, tributes, tributes. From Levon Helms to Biggie, everyone got a shout-out. In between all that, some nasty partying and a little recreational drug use. Read our highly-trained writers as they tell you the the best things ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    R.I.P. Levon Helm

    Levon Helm, best known for his association with the Band, has just passed at the age of 71.Dear Friends, Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer. Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way through this part of his journey. Thank you fans and music lovers who have ma ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011
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    December 20, 2010

    Best Concerts of 2010

    ​From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Taste of Minnesota, Devo, Santana

    This week's Critics' Picks

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    June 23, 2010
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    April 1, 2010

    Joan Baez, Levon Helm, Los Lonely Boys coming to the Minnesota Zoo

    ​Concert promoter Sue McLean has leaked the initial lineup for this summer's Music in the Zoo series, and there are quite a few great names on the list. Joan Baez, Levon Helm, Carolina Chocolate Drops... be still, our fluttering hearts. See the whole lineup below, with more updates (include ticket ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009
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    July 29, 2009
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    June 19, 2009

    Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: June 12-18

    New Mark Mallman, Pixies returning to the TC (sort of), Atmosphere announces summer tour & next week's best new releases.

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    June 12, 2009

    June 12, 2009: Big Quarters & Frank Black

    Tapes 'n Tapes release video for new song, Jóhann Jóhannsson to perform at the Southern & Frank Play to play the Triple Rock.

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    June 10, 2009
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    June 10, 2009
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    February 13, 2008

    Levon Helm

    Dirt Farmer

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    November 28, 2007
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    October 24, 2007

    Thunder in New York

    Minneapolis acts rock CMJ (or at least shake one L.E.S. basement)

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    February 16, 2005

    White Iron Band at the Cabooze

    Hairy country-rock group rolls down the whiskey river

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    March 10, 1999
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