I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
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Jake Bugg With Albert Hammond Jr. and the Skins First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, January 17, 2014 Jake Bugg fittingly covered Neil Young's "My My, Hey Hey" during his encore at a sold-out First Avenue on Friday night. At that moment, it became quite clear that if the 19-year-old singer/songwriter ... More >>
From underrated hipster bars to "pretty reckless" musicians, 2013 was a big year for the music scene in Minnesota. Raise your PBR a glass to the most-read posts on Gimme Noise from this year.
Albert Hammond Jr. Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Thursday, November 14, 2013 On Thursday, Albert Hammond Jr. and his band were uniformly dressed in all black. Although his solo album is set apart from his work as the founding guitarist of the Strokes, he isn't out to separate his image as much as ju ... More >>
Danzig -- The 25th Anniversary Tour with Doyle, Scar the Martyr, Huntress, and In Defence Myth Live Event Center, Maplewood August 17, 2013 Time has a way of incessantly aging both man and music. And some of Danzig's songs, much like the singer himself, have grown a bit soft in the middle over the ... More >>
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 >>
Evil Elvis recording with members of Prong, Ministry, and Type O Negative
They Might be Giants have definitely fallen out of the mainstream of alternative music. You're not likely to hear a lot of the new songs on heavy rotation on the Current or your alt station of choice. You don't hear a lot of covers of their songs, and especially not a shrill wannabe-Etta James teen ... More >>
Most people can't imagine venturing into a career with their sibling, but it's safe to say that California sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin have what it takes. From growing up in Los Angeles, to playing in their former band Mika Miko, to branching off and touring the world as Bleached, they've be ... More >>
Starting with a frozen Lake Superior in 1993, renowned director Philip Harder has captured the 20 years of Low in music videos and short films. With his 16mm camera -- even through the digital years -- Harder filmed Low in color-coded films with recurring visual themes in -30 degree wind-chill weath ... More >>
The Gaslight Anthem with the Bouncing Souls and Cory Branan First Avenue Mainroom, Minneapolis Thursday, February 28, 2013 Dust off those newly collectible Nets snapbacks, gang, we had ourselves a double-header of Jersey pop-punk at the Mainroom last night. Fresh off of their major-label debut an ... More >>
Two feral little girls must choose between human and ghost parents
Sean Penn's aging rock star makes an unlikely Nazi-hunter
By Jason RocheHalloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
By Ian HrabeWhy? with Doseone and Serengeti The Cedar, Minneapolis September 8, 2012 Some people go to psychiatrists to unload their weird problems, but Yoni Wolf goes on tour. Since 2003, under the alias Why?, Wolf has carved out four excellent LPs loaded with the sort of personal details better s ... More >>
KnotfestWith Slipknot, Lamb of God, Deftones, Machine Head, Serj Tankian, Cannibal Corpse, Dillinger Escape Plan, Prong and GojiraSomerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WisconsinSaturday, August 18, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Knotfest 2012 Music PerformancesSlideshow: Knotfest's People & ScenesSlipknot's ... More >>
The Midnight Evils, notorious for their off-the-rails rock shows, return for what promises to be a killer reunion show after more than six years since they broke up. Since forming in 1998, they were voted City Pages Best Rock Band in 2003 and 2005, and Best Band to Break Up in the Past 12 Months in ... More >>
You would never suspect that Andy Elwell, with his colorfully tattooed arms and earnest grin--set in some good old-fashioned manly stubble--got his start in punk metal. As Elwell sips on a beer and talks about Brave Soul, his latest record filled with subtle folk-pop songs, he is anything but the pi ... More >>
Related:Record Store Day 2012: Keep independent Twin Cities shops openDo Twin Cities record stores need Record Store Day?Slideshow: Record Store Day 2012Record Store Day 2012 was the biggest yet, as hosts of Twin Cities record stores gathered their enthusiasm and planned parties. Gimme Noise went in ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Nato ColesNato Coles has been involved in the Midwest DIY scene for several years, first gaining notoriety with Milwaukee's Modern Machines before moving to Brooklyn and recently settling in Minneapolis. In his first year in the Twin Cities, Coles has established the "borderline ... More >>
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