Following the sold-out success of the inaugural Skyline Music Festival last summer, K-TWIN and the Minnesota Twins have just announced the date and lineup for this year's festival. While last year's iteration featured a series of bands (Soul Asylum, Matthew Sweet, Big Head Todd and the Monsters) per ... More >>
As a steady arm of the Texas muscial family dynasty, singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has defined the native sound of the musically rich Southern state. Amid a body of work that is dense and rich, Escovedo mines a western style steeped in bar hall spirit. Now 63, he stands as a true musical Amer ... More >>
The 2014 Lollapalooza lineup has arrived. When the yearly festival convenes August 1-3 at Grant Park in Chicago, it'll be a couple of rap titans, a few rockers, and the requisite EDM stars leading the way.Eminem, festival darlings OutKast (pictured above), Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, an ... More >>
SXSW is not a music festival so much as it is an experiment in excess. If Coachella is a glass of water that keeps getting bigger until it more resembles a kiddie pool, then SXSW is a flood with a neglected cup somewhere in the middle. The natural result is rampant crowds and ever more rampant lame ... More >>
Earlier this week, reports of noted guitar-smasher Prince finally crossing over to a national audience via a South by Southwest showcase started making the rounds. Tastemakers all over the country are finally going to understand what we've been blabbing about all these years! Okay, we kid. In the ne ... More >>
The South By Southwest Music Conference seems perfectly timed each year with the exact moment when bands and music fans from the North have reached their collective breaking points with the interminable winter months, and communally head down to Austin, Texas in a grand, musical migration. Despite ... More >>
See Also: West Bank Music Festival lineup and schedule Would you listen to Red Fox Grey Fox? If you know Peter Miller, you probably know him as the frontman for local band We Are the Willows. Miller's jarring falsetto, as child-like as it is haunting, sweeps listeners along in wistful, dreamy songs. ... More >>
See Also:Doomtree's noir-heavy "Beacon" video debutsLocal Frames: New videos from Poliça, Paper Tiger, Sleep Study, and moreBespectacled beatsmith Paper Tiger can be credited with producing a number of Doomtree's rap hits, but he shines without vocal help as well, as proven yet again by his latest ... More >>
See Also:Best of Lollapalooza day two: Twin Shadow, Franz Ferdinand, and moreTwin Shadow talks about the success of Confess, his fiction, and music videos Twin Shadow with Poolside7th Street Entry, MinneapolisAugust 6, 2012After their triumphant, high-profile performance at Lollapalooza on Saturday ... More >>
See Also:JusticeLollapalooza at Grant Park, ChicagoSunday, August 5, 2012Early Justice sounds like a mad disco riding on rollercoaster rails made of serrated knives, and while that's certainly not a bad thing for the newest generation of dance music fans, it can be grating for the rest of us. ... More >>
See Also:M83 at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youBest of Lollapalooza 2012, day one: Afghan Whigs, Die Antwoord, and moreBlack SabbathLollapalooza at Grant Park, ChicagoFriday, August 3, 2012In 2012, being a purist fan of rock (of varying hardness) is getting tou ... More >>
See Also:Polica: Wandering star Channy Leaneagh finds her pathPolica debuts new video for "Lay Your Cards Out" on Jay-Z's Life Times sitePolica's "Amongster" video depicts sex in the woodsRight ahead of their storm on Lollapalooza this weekend, Minneapolis art-rockers Polica have some big news. Firs ... More >>
Related:Lollapalooza 2012 lineup announcedRiver's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupOn the same day Lollapalooza unveiled its extensive slate, we get the details on the SoundTown Music and Camping Festival as well. The yearly fest in Somerset, Wisconsin, brings Jane's Addiction, Flore ... More >>
"Load up the RV, mama - we're goin' to WE Fest." You wish. Working stiffs like us don't get Fridays off, and we ain't got no RV. Maybe you ain't even got no mama. Poor you. But for those with mamas, vacation time, and an RV (or the dogged tenacity to sleep in a hot, muddy tent next to the portable ... More >>
Duluth's Trampled by Turtles have long since captured the undying affections of Twin Cities music fans, as evidenced by their extremely sold-out show tonight at First Avenue which kicks off their biggest U.S. tour yet (including a spot in the just announced Lollapalooza line-up in Chicago) in su ... More >>
After quite a bit of speculation (and many customary fake announcements), the lineup for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival was released yesterday, with the Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg serving as the headliners. The massive music festival, held each spring on the Emp ... More >>
Roots rockers Delta Spirit are relentlessly busy. In the midst of recording their third album, they have been touring up a storm--hitting the festival circuit heavily, between Lollapalooza, the Newport Folk Festival, and now SoundTown. Gimme Noise chatted with founding member and bassist Jon ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterEven before entering this year's Lollapalooza festival, the Grant Park grounds were littered with reminders that this year's event is supremely sold out. There were scalpers, signs, massive lines, and a group of at least 50 ticketless kids plowing over a chain-link fen ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessWe have one final piece of SXSW coverage to offer up this week, and then we're done -- for real this time. In this video, our team of Dan Huiting, Andre Durand, and Chris Hadland recap a few of the final shows they saw at SXSW this year, including all seven bands at our Gimme No ... More >>
Photo by Amanda JohnsonThis just in: In addition to the big SXSW tour kick-off happening tomorrow night at the Turf Club, which features Pink Mink, Hastings 3000, and Von Bondies lead singer Jason Stollsteimer's new project, the Hounds Below, there will be two more last minute SXSW send-off of so ... More >>
Photo by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes headline the Gimme Noise and First Avenue SXSW Day PartyAustin never saw it coming. Two weeks from today, legions of Twin Cities musicians, writers, photographers, booking agents, managers, radio DJs, and straight-up music fiends will descend onto Texas for five ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzMuch ado has been made about the "supergroup" star power of Minneapolis-based collaboration Gayngs. It's no big secret that the band is a side project for scores of musicians who are involved in other projects -- and next month, Gayngs will return to the Twin Cities for the ... More >>
Photos by Nick VlcekLady Gaga's first of two Xcel Center shows is only 20 days away (not like we're keeping track or anything), and if you're like us, you're dying to know what kind of surprises the pop phenom has in store for her little monsters. By all reports Gaga was in top form during her se ... More >>
Shakopee racetrack and events center Canterbury Park is developing a new 28-acre site on the north end of its property that owners say will allow them to host more events like this summer's Soundset (May 30), Lilith Fair (July 18), and Warped Tour (August 1)."The new location will help to minimi ... More >>
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