Rock The Garden Day 1with De La Soul, Matt & Kim, Best Coast, Jeremy Messersmith, and LizzoWalker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 22, 2014Rock the Garden's first two-day event kicked off on a sunny Saturday afternoon next to the Sculpture Garden. It was an incredibly apt setting for the go ... More >>
In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, a conversation with Matt Johnson of Matt & Kim before their performance at Rock the Garden on Saturday. Matt and Kim have a lot of good karma coming back to them. The indie punk duo have been whipping ... More >>
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The 2014 Rock the Garden lineup is finally here! For the first time ever, the Walker Art Center/89.3 the Current venture has expanded to two days, and that means twice as many performers will hit the grounds next to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden for the weekend of June 21-22.The weekend's perform ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we lead off with another uplifting video from inspirational signer/songwriter Zach Sobiech. "Sandcastles" is a collaborative duet with Sammy Brown that only adds t ... 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 >>
Just as winter begins to rear its icy stare at us, there is hope for the a future season of humidity, outdoor revelry, and a LOT of music festivals in and around the Twin Cities. Yes, the Summer Set Music & Camping Festival is set to return in 2013, and it'll fall at a familiar time of year.As y ... More >>
Matt and Kim With OberhoferFirst Ave., MinneapolisWednesday, November 7, 2012Matt and Kim is a simple name and simple setup, with just Matt Johnson on keys and vocals and Kim Schifino on drums, but the duo's show is anything but simple. With an elaborate back screen, flashing lights, balloons, and c ... More >>
By Aaron Rupar and Anand BalasubrahmanyanSee Also:Slideshow: Summer Set 2012, The PeopleSlideshow: Summer Set, The ArtistsSummer Set Music & Camping Festival day one, 08/24/12Fans, campers, and two Gimme Noise reviewers hit the second day of Summer Set in Somerset, Wisconsin, for a day that prov ... More >>
See Also:Summer Set Festival 2012 lineup There's still time for one last summer blast, and we're not talking about cleaning out the garden shed. The Summer Set Music and Camping is upon us August 24-26 in Somerset, Wisconsin -- which happens to be a mere 35 miles away from Minneapolis. Given that "C ... More >>
The 2012 Summer Set Music and Camping Festival arrives in late August, and the lineup is a doozy. Combining the powers of jam bands, electronic music, hip-hop, reggae, and all of the confluences that exist between these many worlds, this year's edition should be a shock to the system. To say nothing ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaDessa with I, Colossus, Crescent Moon is in Big Trouble, and Hannibal Buress December 6, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis "I was chatting with some reporters on the phone beforehand and they were like, 'What makes your show cohesive?'" Dessa said as she greeted the audien ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzBlink-182September 7, 2011Xcel Energy CenterWho's up for a night of circle pits, poop and masturbation jokes, and poignant reflection? Anyone and everyone in attendance at the Xcel Energy Center for Blink-182 sure was. Despite the many empty seats in the arena (although ge ... More >>
Courtesy of The RosebudsSince 2003, North Carolina's the Rosebuds have traveled through a wide variety of sounds over five full-length albums. The duo and their rotating cast of backing musicians got started after Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp married, and shortly thereafter, indie powerhouse l ... More >>
Photos by Erik HesstUnE-yArDsMay 8, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThere's something about tUnE-yArDs. Led by talented multi-instrumentalist vocalist Merrill Garbus, the now-quartet has been touring relentlessly for the past year and half, and it shows; while Garbus's live looping techniqu ... More >>
Photo by Andrea SwenssonThere's nary a music-related (or even tangentially music industry-related) corporation who hasn't jumped on board this week's SXSW festival, so it's no surprise that MTV lept at the opportunity to smash their MTVu Woodie Awards in between all the other myriad events happen ... More >>
The California festival runs April 16-18.
Solid Gold just gave you a new song & all they need from you is your vote. Is that too much to ask?
The Uptown Bar announces closing date, Regina Spektor at The Current & Brother Rock and Toki Wright pair up.
Hatebreed, Cannibal Corpse, Steely Dan, the Stray Cats & Doomtree all announce TC dates & First Ave cancels Buju Banton.
It's not a boys club anymore for Amanda Blank.
Jay-Z goes Hawaiian, Amanda Blank gets with 'Ghosts 'n Stuff' & a celebration of the Beatles (or Beastles, as the case may be).
Pelican and White Rabbits announce TC dates, free Matt and Kim tickets & "Felt 3" update.
The Black Lips vs. Pharoahe Monch, George Thorogood goes reggae, Madonna vs. thrash & more of the week's best mashups.
Matt and Kim announce Triple Rock gig, MPR interviews Dave Pirner & photos of P.O.S. in the UK.