Mark Kartarik

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Speedy Ortiz at 7th St. Entry, 4/15/14

    Speedy Ortiz 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Last night was missing something. Like a sense of urgency or chance of surprise. Technically tight, the members of Massachusetts indie rockers Speedy Ortiz played 7th St. Entry well enough so that sonically you understood their status ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Perfect Pussy at 7th Street Entry, 3/30/14

    Perfect Pussy 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Sunday, March 30, 2014I wish I hated Perfect Pussy. Not because I want to join the inevitable backlash already kicking in against the most critically acclaimed punks of the moment. Ill-wishers may credit the Syracuse band's sudden rise to shock value (thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Vote for the best music photographer in Twin Cities!

    It comes down to this. Gimme Noise asked for your nominations for best Twin Cities music photographer, and you gave us 104 people taking pictures locally! We narrowed the field to 20 finalists, and then profiled each of them.Now, it's time for the final round of voting. Below is a poll to show your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Lucius at Cedar Cultural Center, 2/20/14

    Lucius With You Won't February 20, 2014 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis While Thursday night might have been nothing short of harrowing outside, inside the cavernous Cedar Cultural Center, Brooklyn-bred Lucius tried to melt just about everything within earshot with a lushly-arranged, fairly tale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Mark Kartarik

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Recently, Mark Kartarik has evolved from being a musician in several groups and a regular show-goer to a music photographer as well. His work is regularly in City Pages, and his cat a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Drone Not Drones' 28-hour drone at Cedar Cultural Center, 2/7-8/14

    Drone Not Drones' 28-hour droneCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisFriday, February 7 and Saturday February 8, 2014The local activist organization Drone Not Drones set up one of the most ambitious concerts in Twin Cities history with a 28-hour long rotating cast of drone musicians. It blended individu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Dawes at Varsity Theater, 12/31/13

    Dawes with Field Report Varsity Theater, MinneapolisTuesday, December 31, 2013Tuesday night in Minneapolis was freezing, but California band Dawes loved the city enough to spend the biggest party night here anyhow. It was the second of two nights at the venue. Minneapolis fans sure were grateful for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    The Replacements launch... web store and expanded website

    The local 'Mats fans had a lot of theories Friday when the mostly dormant Replacements Twitter account lit up. All it said was "Preparing to launch..." and that could've meant almost anything.Tommy Stinson's manager Ben Perlstein confirms that the launch at this point has to do with one particular t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    The 104 Twin Cities music photographers you nominated

    We asked, and you nominated your favorite Twin Cities photographers like crazy over the past week. With 675 comments and nearly that many emails to work with, we received more than 100 serious submissions. Now, with the help of a local panel of writers, editors, musicians, and others, we'll discuss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    A Tribute to Sue McLean at First Avenue, 11/23/13

    A Tribute to Sue McLeanWith Eric Hutchinson, BoDeans, Soul Asylum, Haley Bonar, X-Boys, Rogue Valley, and othersFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, November 23, 2013Saturday's tribute to Sue McLean was rarely precious. Instead, it was raw and fearless as the woman herself. The independent concert pr ... More >>

  • Music

    November 6, 2013

    The inspired evolution of Brilliant Beast

    The local band go for a more distorted aesthetic on their third EP

  • News

    August 15, 2012

    Youth violence in Minneapolis

    The fuzzy math behind the city's struggle to curb the crime wave