It's a Tuesday night in South Minneapolis and kids are scattered across a glass-speckled lawn, smoking cigarettes and throwing back 40s of Olde English. A lone hippie wanders the perimeter, his dilated pupils aimed at nothing in particular. In the corner, an oogle sits alone, scratching at his scabi ... More >>
Tech N9ne is the only rapper on the 2013 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list who wears face paint and has performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos six times. After raking in an impressive $7.5 million over the past 12 months, the Kansas City native appears on the list in between Swizz Beatz and 50 Cent ... 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. We've got a bunch of fantastic new videos in this week's installment of Local Frames, leading off with the provocative and playful new clip from Caroline Smith. This edition ... More >>
Sorry, Minnesota, but Michele Bachmann is not fleeing to Oregon over Monday's vote to legalize same-sex marriage. Not because she was bluffing, but because the Daily Currant -- the news site that published the report -- is satirical. SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann falls from grace Minnesota Senate app ... More >>
By Kyle MattesonPrinceDakota Jazz Club, MinneapolisThursday, January 17, 2013 Playing the fourth of six intimate and way past sold out shows at the Dakota Jazz Club Thursday night, Prince, flanked by a 12 piece band, including an impeccable six-piece horn section, led his band through a blistering 7 ... More >>
WikipediaRecovery from these evil looking bacterium can take months. Officials from the FBI and the Minnesota Department of Health have been working together to figure out how a patient in a local hospital came down with a case of extremely rare inhalation anthrax. Due to patient confidentiality ... More >>
This Friday, country duo Big & Rich's "Xtreme Muzik Tour" hits the Mystic Amphitheater (8PM, $25-49), with openers Cowboy Troy and Two Foot Fred. Say what?
An oldie but a goodie: Schell's was founded in 1860.Schell's Brewery in New Ulm, Minnesota, is the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the United States, and even after 151 years in business, it isn't showing any sign of losing its edge: The brewery ranked in the Top 10 at the recent U.S. O ... More >>
Mortenson's original best seller.Greg Mortenson, the mountaineer turned best-selling author and "Three Cups of Tea" do-gooder in Afghanistan, is in more trouble this morning. Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock says he's looking into allegations that the Minnesota native may have illegal ... More >>
Minnesota, where the ACT scores are above averageWe need a new bumper sticker: "I'm From Minnesota, And My Kid's Smarter Than Your Kid." Here's why: While the rest of the country's high school seniors appear to be dumming down -- at least as measured by ACT scores -- Minnesota's seniors are w ... More >>
BY CINDAL LEE HEARTRock 'n' roll and fashion have always had a delicate and important relationship. But on the same token rock 'n' roll has always held a bad-boy reputation - that is until Eric Hutchinson came along with his fan-favorite single "Rock 'n' Roll." We have come to learn that this fre ... More >>
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Bob Rose's run at empty libraries, boring classes, and the "pampered elite."
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