Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going at Local Frames this week with an intimate Spaces Session from John Mark Nelson, featuring three new songs from his forthcoming album. We've also got new ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We start 2014 off right here at Local Frames with a deeply moving new video from Martin Devaney, drawn from Vol. 2 of the Rock for the Rules benefit album. We've also new cl ... More >>
With temperatures approaching 90º this week and the humidity on the rise, beardos across the Twin Cities must be thinking about possibly shaving their facial hair in order to cool off just a bit this summer. The 4onthefloor frontman Gabe Douglas and some of his area folk friends certainly are feeli ... More >>
Potentially one of the nicest working musicians in town, Martin Devaney is also one of the busiest. Martin has consistently been a prime motivator in the scene, most recently as a part-time booker at the Turf Club, and key part of the recently resurrected Eclipse Records in Downtown Saint Paul.Havin ... More >>
After the sad passing of the Stone Arch Festival of the Arts founder, Ira Heilicher, the future of the free outdoor gathering in St. Anthony Main seemed to be in jeopardy. Thankfully, the festival was revived and renamed the Stone Arch Bridge Festival by new owner Matt Mithun, who also owns the Some ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl Day 2331 Club, Psycho Suzi's, and Sample Room, Northeast MinneapolisSaturday, May 19, 2012Related:Slideshow: Art-A-Whirl 2012: Friday's MusicArt-A-Whirl Day 1 in Northeast Minneapolis, 5/18/12Rusty Quarters in Uptown Minneapolis posted a Facebook status asking where everyone was, making ... More >>
There was a wave of excitement in St. Paul when Amsterdam Bar and Hall first opened its doors in September. The new 450-capactiy venue, along with neighbors Eclipse Records and Big Table Studio, marked a new venture to increase the cultural footprint of the city. With established scene figures ... More >>
Eclipse Records has had a challenging history, as has been covered rather thoroughly in the past by City Pages. The store spent 1999-2003 on Grand Avenue, re-opened on University Ave from 2008-2010, and is now settling into a downtown St. Paul location that, no doubt, owner Joe Furth would like to ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessThe term "soft opening" hardly seems like an accurate way to describe last night's bustling first night of business for St. Paul's newest venue, Amsterdam Bar & Hall. Even the mayor of St. Paul, Chris Coleman, showed up to celebrate his 50th birthday in the new space, along ... More >>
Hoolie Fest, the local music blowout that takes over Shuga Records during Art-A-Whirl weekend, is now in its second year and bigger than ever. Over 75 local bands will perform on two stages starting Friday (see below for the full schedule), and the eclectic lineup is designed to keep people wande ... More >>
Record Store Day, the annual celebration of good ol' fashioned mom-and-pop music shops, seems to balloon into a bigger event each year. Now in its fourth go-'round, RSD will overtake 18 different businesses in the Twin Cities tomorrow--and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has even gone so far as ... More >>
Across five venues, seven partners, and four days, the String Theory Music Festival will be set upon the Twin Cities (both of them!) this April 14-17 in a grand gesture towards reframing the modern and historical position of - but of course - stringed instruments. The festival will feature perfor ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonFirst Avenue's 40 Birthday PartyDecember 15, 2010First Avenue's Mainroom & 7th St. EntryNow that is how you throw a birthday party. On a night meant to honor some of the bands and the people who have made the Twin Cities music scene what it is and those that will see it i ... More >>
This is it, people. We're in the home stretch of Mark Mallman's 78-hour song, which he started performing on Thursday afternoon at the Turf and will wrap up tonight at 10 p.m.For reasons not even we can explain, we've been live-blogging the majority of Marathon 3 here on Gimme Noise, and will con ... More >>
If you've picked up a copy of City Pages this week, you may have noticed that something is happening tomorrow over on the West Bank... Once you've read up on performers Dessa, the Book of Right On, and Culture Cry Wolf, check out the full schedule below for all the bands performing at Saturday's ... More >>
It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since Kings Wine Bar opened in the Kingfield neighborhood in Minneapolis, but time flies when you're busy serving up delicious handmade tater tots and hosting low-key listening parties and DJ nights that emphasize great local music. In honor of t ... More >>
Here's a little Friday fun for our readers: We've noticed that folks in the Twin Cities music scene have some pretty goddamn adorable pets. Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, we now have the opportunity to get an up close and personal view of a musician's life, right down to the animals who share th ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerLast night at the Turf the Bust Buddies, a group of close girlfriends from St. Paul, pulled together an impressive lineup to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 60 mile, 3-Day Walk for the Cure. With live room sets by Sean Na Na, Martin Devaney Band, Puppies and Trains, an ... More >>
"For our mothers, sisters, wives, and ladyfriends" is the tagline on this lovely piece of phoenix art with heart. This show has pulled together a motley gang of local talent, including a return of sorts for Sean Na Na -- what ever happened to Lucky Jeremy anyways? Rockers for Knockers is a benefi ... More >>
Adding to the list of ways we love Gastro Non Grata-- the traveling food and drink circus of our dreams--tonight is the start of their new patio series as they team up with Seachange on the banks of the Mississippi. Chef Erik Anderson will be grilling fresh seafood, the beer will be a-flow ... More >>
If you've been looking for an excuse to check out this summer's new grill menu at Sea Change, Gastro Non Grata offers an introduction on Monday, June 7, 5:30-9:00 p.m. This one's a little more upscale than the typical GNG affair: There's a $5 cover, and a three-course sampler prepared by Se ... More >>
We didn't get this in time for Flyer of the Week, but WILL YOU LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. Eclectone Records head honcho and Crossing Guards frontman Martin Devaney, a.k.a. the unofficial mayor of St. Paul, lording over his kingdom. The mayor is celebrating his 30th birthday this weekend with Big Troub ... More >>
Your guide to the best shows happening over the extended weekend.
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Devaney's Revenge of the Tall Boys is great rock 'n' roll record
Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
Head down to the Red Stag tonight to get your Bobby D fix.
Check out the little critters on this Eclectone Records poster by DWITT.
Band set to jam once again with new album
Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.
What are those little white boxes with wires telling us to do?
Talkin' Dylan Blues With Folkster Martin Devaney