The name Glenn Danzig has lived in metal and punk fans' vocabularies since 1977, when he started the legendary horror-punk group Misfits. But to music fans who didn't dwell in the underground, Danzig became Danzig in 1988, with the release of his eponymous band's self-titled debut. That album was a ... 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.Concept records get a bad rap, a really bad rap. I blame it on Yes. On paper, something that mixes 17th-century blank verse and the crown prince of t ... More >>
On playing bass, touring with Prince, and working weekends
Right now, for the price of a movie ticket, you can watch Shia LaBeouf paling around with enormous extraterrestrial robots in the third installment of the Transformers franchise, running and yelling and making with cracks so wise that one could almost forget one is helping to bankroll the career ... More >>
Romania has been experiencing a taste of the Minneapolis scene with a new series of shows called Synergy, a tour that weaves through the eastern European country showcasing Minneapolis and California groups alongside Romanian locals. Local bands Switzerlind and Estate join up with Dena out of Los ... More >>
When we first hear that low stiff clang of flesh across four heavy strings, immediately we know - it's slap bass. And once our ears have recognized that distinctive sound, our mind promptly tells us, it must be Primus.
She's cramming with her former Soviettes bandmates for two reunion shows, tonight at Eclipse Records and tomorrow night at the Turf Club, doubling as Awesome Snakes' last shows as well.
With Testament too? And guess what--tickets are $10.00 cheap.
Those in the first rows be warned--you will get wet.
Sometimes fame takes a little time. Sometimes it takes over 20 years.
Glory be to the synth in the hands of the Junior Boys.
The Wolves continue to lose. Don't worry though, the nightly spectacle at the Target Center is bound to distract you.
New Kristoff Krane and Black Blondie on the way, P.O.S. covers Pearl Jam, Metallica to play Target Center & next week's best new releases.
For once, Gimme Noise is struck quite nearly speechless.
Highlights from the past week including Lykke Li & Tapes 'n Tapes and next week's new releases
The essence of airness is captured at the Minneapolis regional
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Hearts float away and drift back together in the fluid world of Josh Aran
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Have gun, will unravel: My life as a fake cop
One band bids farewell to the heavy metal/prop comedy scene with a final swing of the sledghammer
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"Nobody's mad that this CD is coming out," says Minneapolis hip-hop producer and DJ Cheap Cologne about his latest album, Something Random (Broke-Ass Records). "There's no illegal mashups or anything." "For a change," he might have added. Rarely recognized at shows, Cologne's name is known around th ... More >>
Side One (Manic Side): Skip James, "I?m So Glad" Sly and the Family Stone, "Fun" R. Kelly, "Happy People" The Young Rascals, "Groovin'" Sam Cooke, "Good Times?" The Beach Boys, "Good Timin'" Al Green, "I Want to Hold Your Hand" Sun Ra Arkestra, "Nothin? from Nothin'" Blur, "Song 2" Big Jay McN ... More >>
Megadeth's new album sees the band put the pedal back to the metal
Can a local CD store with no CDs save record companies from free music?
After sixteen years of makeup, metal, and stage blood, Impaler remains proudly undead
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