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In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Chad Rieder's work is often featured at Twin Cities Daily Planet and Reviler, but also shows up frequently on his own regularly updated blog. There, he posts recaps of the concerts a ... More >>
As we assembled this week's cover story, 89.3 the Current: An oral history, we quickly realized that one key piece of the radio station had a life of its own: Rock the Garden. The annual summer music festival started out in 1998 as a membership driver for the Walker Art Center, a kind of musical in ... More >>
If the excitement for Wilco's upcoming show with Bob Dylan at Midway Stadium wasn't already causing minor hyperventilation among the local Americana set, this past weekend's events added a new dimension. The accomplished Chicago band, fronted by the newly gleeful Jeff Tweedy, put on their own music ... More >>
Bob Dylan is now a 71-year-old force to be reckoned with on his own. With Tempest, he proved for the umpteenth time that he's still got the mind and the artistic means to topple anyone in the exclusive club of Americana musicians. And, the guy never stops touring, it seems.After he does some dates f ... More >>
This week marks several musical events in the Twin Cities. Duluth folk-bluegrass stars Trampled by Turtles celebrate ten years with three sold out shows (Wednesday - Friday) at First Avenue/7th Street Entry. Saturday, April 20 marks a very special occasion that is celebrated internationally, that's ... 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 >>
Andrew Bird doesn't like to call himself a writer. With the classic humility of a Midwesterner, he says, "It's just something that happens when you get up in the morning. It's not a big deal." The maestro -- who has a huge resume of artist friends including Neko Case, My Morning Jacket, and Ani DiFr ... More >>
See Also:Trampled by Turtles play "Alone" on Late Show With David Letterman (VIDEO)Trampled by Turtles cover Arcade Fire's "Rebellion (Lies)"Trampled By Turtles lighten up on Stars and SatellitesAlthough every Trampled by Turtles show Gimme Noise has ever attended has been rowdy, there has always be ... More >>
See Also:SoundTown 2012 statement: Ticket threshold wasn't metSoundTown 2011: A first-ever adventure in SomersetSoundTown 2012 lineup: Jane's Addiction, Florence the Machine, & moreMore cancellation news coming across today: SoundTown 2012 is indeed not happening, and artists are starting to s ... More >>
Say the closest you've come to experiencing the totally sweet SoCal, late-'60s country psychedelia of a band like the Byrds, live and in the present-day, has been seeing onetime frontman Roger McGuinn play the totally hoppin' (not really) Hopkins Center for the Arts, spring 2011. He's telling s ... More >>
It might not seem like a big deal that much-maligned Australian band Jet announced their "discontinuation as a group" on Tuesday. Most of the people who will read this post had long ago written off Jet as sell-out, half-assed imitators who got lucky once, but we all know deep down that's not true ... More >>
Combining incisive lyricism with instant campfire-classic melodies, it was hard to believe Cataldo's Signal Flare's rich arrangements and assured delivery sprang from the mind of an artist just 21 years old at the time of its 2008 release. Released this fall after a long wait, Eric Anderson's fo ... More >>
Whether you're dealing with Black Dice, black metal, or Blue Ivy, 2012 is figuring to be a year filled with dark, rich shades -- none of these half-assed hues, please! These five singles are a cross-section of the bizarre, the boastful, and the quiet moments we spend in noisy spots.
Reflection -- in terms of musical creativity at least -- is the backbone and the enemy of songwriting. Almost nothing can prompt such accelerated surges of creativity in the process of a song as hindsight, and yet, it will force an artist to face something they may have been hiding from.&nb ... More >>
M. Ward, Zooey, (and Tigger too!)As if its empire wasn't vast enough, Disney is making eyes at the Pitchfork-reading crowd with some new soundtracks featuring the likes of Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward, My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, and Sondre Lerche. With the release of the hand-animated (vintage ... More >>
July 10, 2011 Little Feat Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater Little Feat have a musical history that spans over four decades, and as most of the members are now nearing the retirement age, it seems almost ludicrous to consider a band that has survived many a musical period and is still producing wor ... More >>
Well isn't this just precious. A slew of indie darlings have joined Lou Reed, Patti Smith and even a former Beatle to pay homage to influential early rock 'n' roller Buddy Holly on new tribute album Rave on Buddy Holly, which is streaming in its entirety today over at NPR. Holly was only 22 years ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaTapes 'n Tapes frontman Josh GrierWelcome to Rock the Garden 2011! There's a steady rain here right now, and all along the hillside in front of the stage there are brightly colored rain jackets and ponchos as far as the eye can see.Gimme Noise is set up in back of stage at th ... More >>
"The sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet."-Bob Marley
Photo by Nick VlcekBefore we get to the whole lineup portion of today's Rock the Garden announcement, here's a quandary: How many tickets do you think the Walker and the Current could sell to this shindig without disclosing a single band on the bill beforehand?
We caught up with Veirs in advance of tonight's show at the Cedar.
The indie "super-group" of M. Ward, Conor Oberst, Jim James, and Mike Mogis delighted with their cornucopia of sound.
Six guys, 100 guitars and Gary?
Solo artist falls down rabbit hole, finds himself part of My Morning Jacket's opening band
Smoking like Dre, rioting against junior high, singing in the parking lot
My Morning Jacket's At Dawn sounds like a country of sadness