Running down the Polica-led lineup of this year's festival
The second annual City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival lineup is here! Our day of music, food, beverages, and companionship returns to downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, July 26. Just the other day, members of the local media wondered when Poliça would make their live return in Minneapolis to mar ... More >>
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Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get into things with a brand new video from the Minneapolis trio Is/Is, a hazy, diamond-vision clip that captures the enthralling spirit of their new single, "H ... More >>
A bit of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup trickled out a couple weeks ago, but today this year's offerings got taut, dark, and -- most importantly -- official. Though the plan initially was to drop the full, gargantuan list of bands in two more weeks, the timeline got pushed up when a pre-April Fool's p ... More >>
It's been over three years since California's Local Natives released their debut album -- the sun-smeared, harmony-laden Gorilla Manor -- and a lot has changed since then with the Los Angeles five-piece. For starters, they're now only a four-piece, after bassist Andy Hamm left the group in 2011. The ... More >>
The South By Southwest Music Conference seems perfectly timed each year with the exact moment when bands and music fans from the North have reached their collective breaking points with the interminable winter months, and communally head down to Austin, Texas in a grand, musical migration. Despite ... More >>
With Spring approaching, forget the snow for a second, Minneapolis is selling out shows left and right. Wednesday night, sisters Tegan and Sara are welcomed to Minneapolis by a sold-out First Ave mainroom. Muse hits the Target Center Thursday and Imagine Dragons sells out the Varsity on Friday. Satu ... More >>
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 >>
by Andrea Swensson & Andrew FlanaganIf CD releases shows are riches, we certainly have an embarrassment of them this weekend in the Twin Cities. Here's a rundown of some of the must-see album release shows and other hot concerts happening in town over the next few nights.
Photo by Kyle JohnsonLocal Natives are like a fine German automobile; their musical success has gone from 0 to 60 without so much as blinking an eye.