The majority of the music world was first introduced to the Flaming Lips in 1993. That year, their abstract anthem "She Don't Use Jelly" became an unlikely hit on MTV. Even the most distant observer could tell straight away that the Lips were weird. Really weird. These idiosyncratic sonic outlaws fr ... More >>
In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Tony Nelson's diverse photo output is regularly a part of City Pages and the Star Tribune. He shoots concerts constantly, but also has amassed lots of studio portraits that give a d ... More >>
"Summer in Minneapolis. A killer on the prowl. A young woman's personal journey told in disco." This is the tagline for Jesse Dvorak's new web series, Thunderbird. Its first episode premiered on YouTube through Carbon City Cinema last Thursday, and the series follows Micah, the lead singer for the ... More >>
The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>
The Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli is undoubtedly smarter and deeper than the internet. He connected a love of R&B's brutal underbelly and the visceral outbursts he had inside decades before Napster turned everyone's music tastes into rotisserie fare. Still, a steadfast fa ... More >>
If you don't know who Greg Rose is, you learn pretty quick after meeting him that he's one of these multi-tasker types. He's a dad so he knows how to maintain and distribute his energy into different things, all the while keeping focus on his work and the world around him he creates. He's a also ... More >>
DJ Spree, the number one happy hardcore DJ in the US, plays his final Minneapolis DJ set at Bassgasm tonight.
Retribution Gospel Choir signs to Sub Pop, Brother Ali on NPR & BK-One interviewed.
Doomtree freestyles for B96, AFI kicks off tour at Epic, Lookbook drops new material at release show & new music from BK-One.
An update on Lookbook's new release, P.O.S. sets dates with Eyedea and Abilities & Moby performs in The Current's studio.
Red Pens win 2009 Picked to Click, Radio K goes FM, new Gigamesh & Bill Mike's guitar goes missing.
He's made of stars and is coming to shine upon us this October.
Seriously? Another one?
Moby announces Myth date, Toki Wright performs for The Current & Dan Wilson sits in on the "Hoot."
Wait a minute, wait a minute-- who made who? We're confused.
We interrupt our regularly scheduled affectionate semi-mockery of decades-old debris for this important 21st century update.
A conversation with DJ/Producer Richie Hawtin
How the Batson Brothers changed my life and helped start an endless garage revival
Dancing till the break of dawn with Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.'
After a 19-year hiatus, punk legends Mission of Burma reach for their revolver again
RJD2 creates spy flick cinemascapes for strip mall fugitives
Around the horn at the All-Star break with a sports-writing legend
A lonelier Eminem explains himself for the benefit of his homies in the suburbs
With Black and Blue, the Backstreet Boys' grand cultural moment may have come to an end. And yes, it was so a grand moment.
In 1999, cock rock and teenybop ruled the roost
Framed, penned, screened, danced, sung, shot, delivered: City Pages lauds the artistic creations of 1999
After braving years of backlash, techno's first crossover star, Moby, spins back to his DJ roots
Sonic adventurer John Crozier follows 40 years of pop's past into an ingeniously messy future
A decade ago, Derrick May helped invent a dance music that complemented a hollow city, Detroit. Now that May's music has colonized two continents, its maker has disappeared.
As part of Brian Eno's Passengers, U2 get a chance to escape themselves.