From underrated hipster bars to "pretty reckless" musicians, 2013 was a big year for the music scene in Minnesota. Raise your PBR a glass to the most-read posts on Gimme Noise from this year.
Your day will improve measurably to see the on-camera interactions between Har Mar Superstar and future talk show host Leo Lorge. Initiated by MTV Hive, the interview occurred as part of a Kidrockers show (more on that here) recently in Brooklyn.The young and bold Lorge holds his own asking moderate ... More >>
Thirty years ago today, something big happened in country music. On March 7, 1983, just two years after MTV and the Buggles ushered onto our television sets a consistent -- well, for a time -- rotation of pop music programming, The Nashville Network premiered. It revolutionized the country music vid ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.My first record-buying experience at Northern Lights was a bit like losing my virginity. It was a little awkward, a tad messy, a whole lot of embarrassm ... More >>
By Will McClainThe Music Industry is a weekly column that dissects local and national music-business headlines with the help of local industry professionals and music fanatics.This month, dark lords of alt-hip-hop Death Grips emerged from the shadows to thrill believers by leaking their latest alb ... More >>
If you were in the mood to take in a good country show this weekend, you... may not be in luck. Glen Campbell's appearance at Mystic on Friday, a stop on his farewell tour after announcing he's been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, is sold out. And if you were looking forward to Canadian alt-country sing ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
Photo by Dave Eckblad for City PagesDance nights are big on Thanksgiving Eve. Everyone has the next day off, and there's probably more than a few people who anticipate a massive caloric freefall and want to get their bodies moving before the tryptophan coma. This year, there's a fantastic option ... 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 >>
Photos by Stefanie Odberg for 96.3 NOWBY HANNAH SILK CHAMPAGNEWhen is a listening party not just a listening party?When it's a Kanye West listening party.
LA event-rap collective Far East Movement's recent single "Like A G6" is currently the #1 most downloaded song on iTunes, and sits at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.It goes a little something like: "Sipping sizzurp in my ride like Three Six / Feeling so fly like a G6." But what does it mean?
photo via Star Sky Sailing's Myspace"Yeah, it's fairly unbelievable, not to mention breathtaking, dreamlike, surprising, mind-blowing, bizarre and phantasmagorical too. The past six months have been nothing but a colorful, brilliant blur," Young told MTV News via e-mail (he doesn't do on-camera i ... More >>
Both local groups were featured through MTV earlier this week.
The Erotic Specialist helps educate the kids of America. With the help of Paul Reubens.
With the Rhymesayers planting their flag, Har Mar Superstar stripping nude, and Tapes 'N Tapes touring the down under, the first 2k decade has been a doozy.
Right vine, diagonal heel/clap, left vine, diagonal heel/clap, step together, diagonal heel/clap, and do it again.
As the 21st century heads toward its second decade, we look back at some of the best local videos of the last 10 years.
Toki Wright has released a new music video for "Devil's Advocate" from his June Rhymesayers release "A Different Mirror."
Shaolin monks, Iron Men and one perplexed MTV News correspondent.
Who would know better than a writer of a super cute quirky movie about teen pregnancy?
They write for ads—but they've also given life to a Glorious Monster
MTV attacks family values—one marriage at a time
The Icy Shores give their small screen debut the red carpet treatment
On MTV's 'Miss Seventeen' goody-goodies finally get to make themselves look bad
THESE DAYS In a potentially major breakthrough in the campaign against AIDS, French and South African researchers have apparently found that male circumcision reduces by about 70% the risk that men will contract HIV through intercourse with infected women. Minnesota journalists and First Amendment ... More >>
Cameron Diaz brings new show, sanctimonious attitude to MTV Last night Trippin, a new series executive-produced by Cameron Diaz, premiered on MTV. If you've ever fantasized about seeing Diaz frolic with a chimp (and Being John Malkovich proved insufficient), then this is the show for you. Actuall ... More >>
Jay-Z and Nas celebrate their rise to above-averagedom
Thanks to cable, there was so much more than the Super Bowl
Guns N' Roses: Dying hard with a vengeance?
The Breeders are just as dreamy as they were nine years ago. Or is that just the whip-its talking?
An encounter with the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, the surliest conversationalist in indie-rock
Pavement may spit on their audience, but their aim is true
Who needs Paris when there's haunted mini-golf, moonlight bowling, and a wild, wild river right in your back yard?
I Do Believe in Rock Stars! I Do Believe in Rock Stars!: Jon Bon Jovi never grows up in his maxi-video Destination Anywhere
Choice Rocks, Ball Busts