I am a devoted video-game fan and a constant cheerleader for them to be considered art, but honestly I would give up most of the compelling stories and high-definition graphics in the world for the simple pinball machines. They're crafted and mechanical, and when done with a loving hand can turn alm ... More >>
Mixing business with pleasure is a dirty game, isn't it? While necessary, practice spaces exemplify the tension that comes with sharing a small area with a number of personal friends and acquaintances. It's like living in a tiny house with eight other unbalanced roommates. Between paying rent, keepi ... More >>
Metal as a genre transcends all parts of the world and breaks all cultural and language barriers, from North and South America, to Europe and even Asia. From the early days of metal, and Judas Priest's classic 1979 live album Unleashed in the East (recorded in Tokyo), the music has always been popul ... More >>
In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Local music fans can find Leslie Plesser's regular music photo work in the pages of Vita.mn and the Star Tribune. In addition to experience in photo pits, her skills as an art direc ... More >>
After a chat with Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne for City Pages' Amphetamine Reptile cover story back in July, it became quite clear that he was opinionated and acerbic, especially when it came to music (a point proven even further during Buzz's engaging interview with Cyn Collins). Now, in a recen ... More >>
On Sunday, the final Vikings' game will take place at the Metrodome, their indoor football home since 1982. And beginning shortly afterward, the Dome will be demolished in order to build the new Vikings stadium. In addition to all of the unforgettable (but mostly frustrating) sports' memories that h ... More >>
All apologies to the folks that cringe at the thought, but for kids my age, Last Splash by the Breeders was like a wonderful alt-rock version of the Muppets. From the technicolor album cover featuring delicious strawberries, to the easily accessible melodies delivered by Kim Deal's sweet, breathy vo ... More >>
Lars and the Real Rock
During the Gathering of the Juggalos, Cave-In Rock, Illinois becomes a sonic disaster zone. Even if you're a rap lover, it's hard to keep your mind sharp with all of the noise. But within the cacophony of sounds, a few incredible Juggalo statements were somehow deciphered and recorded by our numbed ... More >>
METALLICA @ OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL | 8/11/12 The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. Metallica, headlining Saturday night of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, proved just about as huge and satisfying ... More >>
In the case of Metallagher, there's something a bit more absurd at play than your typical cover band. In short, the band dresses as Metallica and thrashes through 1980s-era tracks. All the while, frontman "Gallagher Hetfield" smashes items and tells bad jokes in between snarling lyrics.The band i ... More >>
On the heels of the Album Tacos fad comes our favorite internet meme of late, the Kitten Covers, which probably doesn't need much explanation beyond KITTENS! ON THE INTERNET, OF ALL PLACES!Unlike the taco meme, the operators of the Kitten Covers Tumblr manage to photoshop their subjects into the ... More >>
B FRESH PhotographyPrepare your party guests for a roller ghoster of a nightIt's that time again: finalizing plans for your Halloween party, and getting your scares in a row. City Pages has saved you the trouble of putting together a spooky mixtape, as we present our Halloween Soundtrack Vol. 1.& ... More >>
While Metallica fans were either super pumped or totally confused and über-pissed off about the new single released, "The View," from the upcoming Lou Reed collaboration, Lulu, there was another element of bittersweetness in the hearts and mind of fans this week, as Tuesday marked the 25th annivers ... More >>
Even more surprising than the idea of a collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica is that the first single from it, "The View," might actually really not suck.
Mottaqi Stadium, IranWhat might have happened had the Metrodome roof collapsed during the Vikings game against the Giants on Sunday? What might have happened if the roof had slowly sagged and busted wide open over stands packed with spectators in a panic, but unable to move? Disaster, that's ... More >>
BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.
New music from Bob Dylan, Tegan and Sarah announce TC date, Greycoats offer free album download & new videos from Sick of Sarah & To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie.
Rocktober is in full swing.
World Painted Blood drops on November 3rd of this year.
New music from the Hood Internet, a Woodstock-themed compilation & Snoop mashed with thrash.
Gimme Noise offers four helpful hints about how to hate on the scourge of the music underworld.
Gimme Noise offers some music tips to help you get through an afternoon of hair pulling and pant pooping.
The deposed metal God is here to prove that sour grapes make the finest whine.
Newsted agreed to be there, but calls to Dave Mustaine are still going straight to voicemail.
Make ready your Snake Pit passes-- Metallica makes a Minneapolis stop in the unholiest of months.
As their full length "The Perfect Lover" approaches its release point, the local three-piece holds a free preview party in the Turf Club's Clown Lounge.
Iceland's best indie-rockers top this week's pop culture picks
Adult Swim's Resident Death Metal Band Release an Album—We Put on Our Corpse Paint and Take a Listen
Put on the robe, light up the firepit. We're having a pagan ritual tonight.
The Everything Movie lands on all four of our film critics' top 10 lists
I'm okay. You're okay. Metallica are not okay until they stop being a bunch of friggin' wimps
Metallica talk about their feelings
Heavy music's most promising subgenre offers a thrill for punks and metalheads alike
VH1 goes Behind the Music and finds a new set of American fables