"Every song of ours is about death or sex — two sides of the same coin.”
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week emphatically kicks off with a new video from the Cloak Ox, drawn from their new album, Shoot the Dog. We're also featuring a bevy of terrific new clips from Hastin ... More >>
It's always a little jarring to hear music that expresses an emotion you've been trying to put into words for so long. Minneapolis band Southside Desire's new album Songs to Love and Die To, does just that. It is a reflection of life, introspective in the sense that it projects one thing and ma ... More >>
Guttural riff-rock with attitude
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you may be wondering what you get your sweetie. This weekend features several great parties that should entertain as well as enable you to shop for the holiday. In addition to these events for lovers, this edition of Freeloader Friday has tons of art shows, ... More >>
Photo by Cyn CollinsLocal indie-rock band Valet were a venerable Twin Cities music scene fixture right from their start in 1998, and for nearly a decade after. Like so many bands that stand the test of time, they formed via friendships. Robin Kyle, who moved to the U.S. in 1994, was performing so ... More >>
A mesmerizing sophomore album
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 >>
Continuing the momentum of last year's self-titled slab of wax, Mother of Fire are set to deliver another stew of mystically tinged, violin-flavored bounce that you can bug out to with their latest self-titled LP, courtesy of local De Stijl imprint, this weekend. With a more organic and analog pu ... More >>
Ten (or eleven) more Funkytown favorites
To those who have recently begun to rock, we salute you
Singer-songwriter, music teacher, and new father Pete Hofmann sprouts his maritime lullabies behind locked doors
Ben Weaver's strange, eerie music captures old worlds
Hail the Conquering Heroes: Polls and Praise for This Year's Best New Artists
Bellwether kills 'em softly with new songs
The 11th Annual City Pages New Music Poll
For two years, the all-ages Foxfire Coffee Lounge has ignited the new music scene. Now its owner says the doors may have to close.
Slug's love bug, Kat Bjelland's exorcism, Dave Pirner's throbbing shins: Ten years of local music served on ten great platters.
The Rank Strangers slim down with Consumption
Minneapolis writer Norah Labiner creates a brainy first novel about writing a first novel. Who's in charge here?
The Rank Strangers have terrific--if bizarre--chemistry, a trunkful of hooks, and a singer/songwriter who says he lives "in an Old Testament world." They may be the best local band you've never heard of.