During Minnesota winters, bands hole up in their studios, bedrooms, or basements and fend off the crippling cold by creating fresh material that they typically begin sharing with us around spring. This year is clearly no exception, as a slew of highly anticipated local albums are set to be released ... More >>
Unmanned aerial vehicles (otherwise known as UAVs or drones) have been some of the most controversial robotic entities of the 21st century, primarily because of their surveillance and killing capabilities. But recently, there's been a movement away from using drones solely as pseudo-war machines. Un ... More >>
Looking for some savory stocking stuffers for foodie friends and family? We have you covered. Mike Davis and Mali Kouanchao have turned their passion project of making Lao beef jerky into a full-scale business called Cool Jerk. The husband-and-wife team are both artists and designers by day, an ... More >>
The team at Burlesque of North America put out some of the finest concert posters in, well... North America. Their archive features designs for Bonnaroo, the Arcade Fire, Rock the Garden, and countless others. So it was a no-brainer that we wanted Burlesque's Mike Davis in on creating a limited run ... More >>
For the moderately significant or Rybak-level folks, the 10 Thousand Sounds VIP experience could be just the thing to enhance a splendid day of outdoor music.With the pamperings of unlimited food, exclusive seating in the shade, an exclusive bar, and private restrooms, it will be that much easier to ... More >>
Some artists only have enough creative juices for one medium, but Mike Davis can tap a keg of creativity spilling out into art, music and even the beef jerky industry. By day, Davis sits at his computer creating posters for bands for Burlesque of North America, as well as stickers with classic And ... More >>
See Also:Rock The Vine 3 at the Saint Croix Vineyards, 6/09/12Stillwater sure knows how to take advantage of the picturesque surroundings of their city when they put on a music festival. After the highly enjoyable Rock The Vine event held at Saint Croix Vineyards earlier this summer, now Stillwater ... More >>
Twin Cities music fans are in for a real treat this weekend. Friday night in the 7th Street Entry is a rare chance to hear the psychedelic garage rock and American-influenced sound that was supercharged in '60s Cambodia and spread fast all over Asia to Thailand, Vietnam and even Hong Kong cin ... More >>
We had 108 local music scene peeps participate in this year's Picked to Click poll. Below, you can judge -- er, "peruse" the ballots of each and every one of our voters, along with descriptions of their contributions to the local scene. For more on Picked to Click, check out this year's issue, al ... More >>
For those about to tweet: We salute you. Twitter has become a phenomenal way to stay in the know on the latest make-ups and break-ups, stage antics, and "secret shows" (yeah right) in the Twin Cities. Here's a list of 10 fascinating local music peeps we enjoy following on Twitter, from musicians ... More >>
Just by the headline you can tell Adam Garcia must be a talented man, and like all talented men, they move away (not even hiding our jadedness!). Garcia, known back in the day in the Twin Cities as "Snakebird" was an instrumental designer in the hip-hop and street art scenes before moving to Phi ... More >>
Wes Winship took some time away from stressing about bass cabinets and screenprints to talk to Gimme Noise about Dre.
Get a sneak peak of "Ready to Rock."
New Brother Ali, Baby Guts and Gospel Gossip in the news and next week's new releases including Lily Allen & Dan Auerbach
Our new "Aw Naw Hell Naw" columnist interviews Burlesque Design co-founder Mike the 2600 King.
New column by local DJ/promoter Jimmy 2 Times. Get familiar (and grab Plain Ole Bill's new mix!).
A full listing of the 105 ballots received for this year's best-new-bands poll.
Police incident lands an 18-year-old North Sider in the hospital for three days
Many years ago, before the locks & dams were built, the Mississippi River ran wild through the heart of Minneapolis. Why not again?
Phillips families were already worried about the parolees next door. Then the headless corpse turned up.
For years the Salvation Army's Harbor Light homeless shelter has been plagued by inept management, insufficient security, and unspeakable acts. And Hennepin County taxpayers are footing the bill.
Hennepin County Housing Court was set up to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants. So why do the landlords keep winning?
A view from the cheap seats of baseball past, present, and future.