Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions
The turmoil inside our heads can be a powerful tool for creating great art, but it also can be a debilitating feature that pushes us over the edge. This is painfully true for Honeydogs frontman Adam Levy, who lost his gifted son Daniel to suicide in early 2012, and later spoke at length about it in ... More >>
Motion City Soundtrack w/After the Burial, Bloodnstuff, Haphduzn, Frankie Lee, and Sean Anonymous Pizza Lucé Downtown, Minneapolis Saturday, August 10, 2013 After going on hiatus last year, the 10th annual Pizza Lucé Block Party returned last night with to celebrate 20 years of Pizza Lucé. The d ... More >>
Warped Tour 2013Canterbury Park, ShakopeeSunday, July 22, 2013Warped's tagline this year was "Best Day Ever." For some kids who wait all year for this day, that motto certainly rings true. The Vans Warped Tour plays out a little like a high school lunch room, but only with more misfits and kids that ... More >>
Their name is a mouthful, but don't let that stop A Great Big Pile of Leaves' music from getting stuck in your head. Aptly, the New York based band named their latest album You're Always on My Mind. The new album was brought to fruition via local producer Ed Ackerson at Flowers Studio last summer wh ... More >>
There might be as many recording studios as there are venues in the Twin Cities -- from the world famous to basement operations. In our new series, Behind the Boards, Gimme Noise will introduce you to some of the extraordinary talent that helps create the sounds that make our Cities famous. Flowers ... More >>
Back in 1788, poet Robert Burns wrote an anthem that's still more ubiquitous than Montell Jordan's "This is How We Do It" at New Year's. The lines to the kazoo-friendly "Auld Lang Syne" have summed up the "drinking to forget" philosophy ever since. What came in ensuing years is more complex. Now, w ... More >>
Sometimes an individual passage can sum up an entire interview -- or can take on a life of its own that fits absolutely nowhere. In 2012, plenty of artists took the time to speak to Gimme Noise, and one of them was notably incensed that a place serving food that a person would ideally like to keep i ... More >>
Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>
The waterfall of opinion flows s'more today with a collection of the best albums released locally in the Twin Cities in 2012. As opposed to the list that appeared in this week's issue, these are 14 distinct opinions on what was impressive in the past year, and a bunch of links to the related stories ... More >>
After seven EPs, the band finally release their first full-length album
In addition to the terrific slate of music-related films and documentaries that Sound Unseen has scheduled for their 2012 festival, organizers have also just released their eclectic music lineup for this year's festivities. All of these scheduled performances are 21 and absolutely free, and are set ... More >>
The introspective Go is out June 12
Related:Death Cab For Cutie, Avett Brothers highlight Des Moines' 80/35 Fest line-upKid Dakota, Mayda, Bloodnstuff lead Lyn-Lake Street Fest lineupFeist, DeVotchKa, and Rufus Wainwright top Music in the Zoo's summer concert scheduleThe Live Nation-sponsored River's Edge Festival at Harriet Island ha ... More >>
Is pop-punk dead? Perhaps, but Twin Cities band Love Out Loud doesn't care. The scene is maturing, yet so is the band's sound. Weaving in catchy pop hooks, Catch Me If You Can tells an evolving story of a band in transition from boyhood into adulthood. With their nose-to-the-grindston ... More >>
Talk about Minnesota Nice. There is an unlikely new split 7" about to be released by much loved (but wildly different) Minnesota bands Trampled By Turtles and Motion City Soundtrack. The 7-inch features the Turtles tackling the MCS track "Disappear," and the Motion City boys returning the favor b ... More >>
The first installment was named the Best Local Music Compilation of the year, and the second was listed among our top Twin Cities albums released in 2010. So it's not too shocking that the third volume of the wildly successful Minnesota Beatle Project series is packed with big names from our loca ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaWeezer with Motion City SoundtrackAugust 3, 2011Minnesota State Fair GrandstandThey just don't make 'em like Weezer anymore.
Photo by Erik HessWhat a weekend! We kicked summer right outta town this long Labor Day Weekend by attending as many events as we could, from Blondie at Mystic Lake to Weezer, Dr. John, and Maroon 5 at the Great Minnesota Get Together to Minneapolis dance nights Get Cryphy and Too Much Love. As w ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessOrion Treon of Phantom TailsPizza Luce Block Party 2011August 13, 2011Pizza Luce Uptown, MinneapolisThough there are still a few worthy contenders left this summer (especially next weekend's double-header of the SoundTown Music Festival in Somerset and the West Bank Music Fest ... More >>
The Pizza Luce Block Party is only a few days away, and this year's party might have the strongest lineup yet. In addition to serving as a testing ground for a couple of new projects -- Charles, a new rock band led by Sean Tillmann, a.k.a. Har Mar Superstar; and Farewell Continental, the side pro ... More >>
Three talented and fortunate Minnesota filmmakers have been chosen to create a new music video for the Foo Fighters. Director Justin Staggs and producers Ben Katz and Shane Nelson are currently in pre-production for a video for "Back And Forth," a song from the Foo's hotly anticipated forthcoming ... More >>
In the past decade, Minus the Bear has become akin to an indie-cult kool-aid; with the release of their fourth full-length album Omni, this under-the-radar band is now up in our faces, and apparently not going anywhere. They're no longer just holding down a subliminal group of fans, they've offic ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessA Tribute to the Replacements' TimNovember 26, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisReported with special help from Robyn LewisNow in its third installment, the Thanksgiving weekend tradition of reveling in the songs of the Replacements has grown into a gigantic local music event, the ... More >>
Like the Minnesota Vikings, the DFL, Autumnal beard-growth and cheap beer, the music of the Replacements is just another thing Twin Citians will never give up on. In fact, I can speak from experience about how their beer-soaked odes and observations provide solace and bittersweet inner-warmth ... More >>
Jill BernardHuge Theater is an artist-led company whose mission is to support the Twin Cities improvisation community through performance and education. The theater began in 2005, but the combined experience of its instructors--Jill Bernard, Nels Lennes, and Butch Roy--is well over 30 years. ... More >>
Explore Minnesota, a site dedicated to attracting tourism to our fair state, has teamed up with 89.3 the Current to create an all-local playlist of streaming music that spans from the Castaways and the Trashmen to Dessa, Peter Wolf Crier, and Owl City. The mix, naturally, is bent toward radio-fri ... More >>
Both local groups were featured through MTV earlier this week.
A chat about major labels, dreams coming true, and favorite Minneapolis rappers.
The Uptown Bar closes its doors, Estate appears on Gossip Girl, M.anifest releases new music & the Suicide Commandos get their own day.
See the cover art and track listing for "My Dinosaur Life."
Photos from this weekend's show, featuring dinosaur costumes!
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Estate song featured on ABC, Kill to Kill & No Bird Sing release new music videos & M.anifest releases new track.
The recent Columbia Records signees have announced a special hometown show at the Triple Rock.
Bob Dylan to debut music on NCIS, Taylor Swift sets 2010 TC date & Motion City Soundtrack announce trio of Chicago shows.
The Mars Volta announce First Avenue date & an update on Motion City Soundtrack's forthcoming album.
For a new all-ages scene, rock & roll can't wait
The Icy Shores give their small screen debut the red carpet treatment
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.