Let's paint a scene: You enter a bar and grab a seat. You're handed a copy of the latest menu, hot off the press. As you peruse the menu, you notice a variety of choice cocktails crafted from house-made liquors. You make your choice, order, sit back and revel in a refined experience designed with a ... More >>
The STNNNG guitarist takes the lead on American Cream's debut recordsational side with American Cream
Finally, a travel list for the underprivileged. Well, sort of. HuffPo has included Minneapolis on its list of "20 Awesome U.S. Cities You Need To Visit In Your 20s" with an emphasis, of course, on "the cash-strapped, adventure-seeking, microbrewed-beer loving, locavore millennial." SEE ALSO: Playboy ... More >>
The cover of this week's City Pages is a near and dear one to those of us at Gimme Noise. That's for selfish reasons, of course -- because, duh, it's a story about a band! The band in question is Minneapolis rock trio Is/Is who are just about to wrap up a month-long stay a ranch that's right at the ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. After using last week to highlight some of the year's best videos so far, we're back with a strong collection of new and exciting vids this time around, leading off with a t ... More >>
See Also:I Self Devine: Rhymesayers legend returnsTop 20 Minnesota RappersAtmosphere has had a pretty epic summer. They've spent the past few months touring around Australia and New Zealand and hitting the festival circuit hard, from Summerfest to Forecastle to Camp Bisco, but for hip hop's hardest ... More >>
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first, second, third, fourth, and fifth installments.Everyone slept in late the next morning, Portland was its grey, soaking wet, bone-chilling wintery self, but despite the unin ... More >>
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first, second, third, and fourth installments.1/20/2012 Butte: 37 degrees. Bearmouth: 38 degrees. Missoula: 40 degrees. Since the beginning of the week, before leaving Minneapolis ... More >>
Photo courtesy Colin JohnsonPast Picked to Clickers and psychedelic roots indie heroes Vampire Hands haven't been the same since Colin Johnson skipped town to pursue academia in the more mountainous part of the country, Missoula, Montana in 2009.
Zen and the art of bicycle maintenance
Jeremy Werst founded Mpls Bike Love in 2006.In early November, a young man entered Penn Cycle on Lake Street looking for a cost estimate to transform his bike into a single-speed. The customer didn't seem to fit his bike. Mechanics at Penn Cycle had seen this guy before, usually riding ar ... More >>
Shahs performing at BSMT in Missoula, MTShahs is the one-man-band and project of Twin Cities expat, Tom Helgerson, who recently picked up his gear and headed out to live in Missoula, Montana. We don't hold that against him, though, as he has managed to put together one of the more accessible coll ... More >>
In anticipation for their "To All My Friends" tour, which kicks off next week in Madison, Atmosphere have just released an mp3 of a new song, "Freefallin'." Like much of Slug's newer material, "Freefallin'" is a slower jam driven by a meandering electric guitar and echoing, sparse beat. The track ... More >>
photo by: Aliison AllenComing September 28th: a first solo record from the former Plastic Constellations guitarist-turned Doomtree backbone Lazerbeak, as well as a November tour across America with the very same crew. We've got a song and dates for you.
Photo by Stacy SchwartzLookbook at the Bowie tribute night Rock for PussyWhile there's no sure-fire way to concretely measure a band's success, there are a few major stepping stones that seem to symbolize a local band's ascent: The first time they sell out a show, the first time their song is pla ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerTwo popular local psych rock bands, Vampire Hands and Daughters of the Sun, are preparing to leave on a massive month and a half tour of the US. The two bands are also getting ready to release a split 7-inch (preview the first track on the Modern Radio site), which will drop ... More >>
The bluegrass quintet will release Palomino on April 13.
He's bringing his Doomtree crewmate along for the ride.
Tom Helgerson, we hardly knew ye.
Estate song featured on ABC, Kill to Kill & No Bird Sing release new music videos & M.anifest releases new track.
Band prepares promising limited-run EP
His new record, Us, will hit stores September 22.
Psssh. It's like THAT?
The man behind radio's most unpredictable show says it's just real life
Picked to Click XV
Minnesota's air quality makes it harder to breathe
A critic dreams his review of David Lynch's Mulholland Drive
A radio pirate-turned-country rocker who doubles as a nanny. A newspaper that rips the establishment. A deconsecrated church. And a very quiet band called Low. Notes on a tiny counterculture.