The STNNNG guitarist takes the lead on American Cream's debut recordsational side with American Cream
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 >>
It seems odd we'd ever find occasion to offer the following advice: Don't do what Willie did. But as tax day approaches, it's the wisest advice we can offer. Don't leave the management of your finances to Price Waterhouse, if they turn around and advise you to utilize shady tax shelters. That's what ... 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 >>
Mistress Bardot and friends take us on an erotic tour
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 >>
Three Cups of Tea: A work of fiction?If a story sounds too good to be true, beware. Which brings us to Minnesota native Greg Mortenson. His book, "Three Cups of Tea," about building schools for girls in Afghanistan, is still a New York Times bestseller in paperback. The uplifting tale of loc ... More >>
Michele Bachmann can't bring herself to state a very simple fact: Barack Obama is an American citizen. "That isn't for me to state. That's for the president to state," she said today on "Good Morning America." That's pretty loud dog whistle from the queen of the tea party.
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 >>
Will the elusive Oscar finally be his?
Local luminaries release stellar LP, bid farewell to founding member.
Band prepares promising limited-run EP
The man behind radio's most unpredictable show says it's just real life
On the Iron Range, the surging commodities market may bring prosperity. But it might also threaten one of the state's greatest natural resources.
John Berkey paints the universe
On MTV's 'Miss Seventeen' goody-goodies finally get to make themselves look bad
The Soap Factory's Art Shanty Projects turn life on the frozen lake into a work of art
Luxury lofts, boutique bookstores, and dress-up bars: Near Northeast comes out
You want healthy food? Go back to spearing antelope.
People in tiny Preston, Minnesota, have a lot of questions about a plan to burn 10 million tires a year in their town. Too bad the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency doesn't.
Home from assignment in Iraq, the Star Tribune's Paul McEnroe talks about fear, bias, and embedded journalists
What you missed while mainstream rap was sleeping
Twin Cities native and teen idol Rachael Leigh Cook extends her range to The Hi-Line
Unreformed punks the Dirty Robbers sing delicate songs about love, death, and kicking people in the head
Have you played a board game lately?
With a new lineup and reissued back catalog, the last great punk band of the '80s gets lost on the freeway again
Exile on Main Street
Gallo Humor: The actor-writer-director of Buffalo '66, Vincent Gallo.
Maybe Diana Pierce's 1998 New Year's resolution ought to be to hire a psychic.
Bob Rose's run at empty libraries, boring classes, and the "pampered elite."
"[Dayton-Hudson CEO] Bob Ulrich got a 200 percent raise after the value of the company stock doubled," says one Target employee. "We got a 2.7 percent raise. And for Christmas I got a box of candy."
In the murky underground of patriots, tax resisters, and cash-strapped working stiffs, Karl Granse's basement is Law Central. Now he's about to watch his most famous
The Jungle Theater's production of Bus Stop is a deliciously realistic study of different kinds of love.
Bill Clinton raised a fortune for his campaign bid and became the first Democratic president re-elected since FDR. But his most enduring legacy may lie in the Republican Congress.
Clinton's Love Affair with a Deadly Gas