Natalie Gallagher

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    September 11, 2013

    Passion Pit to play TCF Bank Stadium for U of M Homecoming

    We get it, Passion Pit -- you're a huge deal. From a pair of First Avenue shows last fall to a headlining gig at Summer Set just over the border in Wisconsin this year, the Cambridge synth-pop act has a draw that's on the rise. With an EDM sensibility fused inside their indie circuitry, the group ha ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Dawes: Minneapolis is our number one city

    Taylor Goldsmith's life revolves entirely around music. His band, Dawes, has been on a small tour of independent record stores around the country, playing in-stores as part of a promotion for their highly anticipated third album, Stories Don't End. On Friday, they step things up as the supporting ac ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    The 12 best country shows in February

    February brings a number of fine options for catching country music at local venues, whether your taste runs singer-songwriter, country rock, Red Dirt or old-time Appalachian-influenced fiddle music. Oh, and you should totally take your parents to see the John Denver tribute at the State. They'll th ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Top 5 interpretations of the chocolate chip cookie

    The quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie can be endless, and Minneapolis has no shortage of bakeries vying for the top spot. But beyond the usual age-old, hand-me-down recipe from Grandma's cookbook, the Hot Dish was inspired this week to hunt for the most interesting (and delicious) local in ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012

    The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists

    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 >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Best Twin Cities albums 2012: Staff lists

    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 >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Best Minnesota albums of 2012

    From Big Cats to Chastity Brown, local gems showcased their talents

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    October 17, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012

    After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen

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    October 16, 2012

    Picked to Click XXII rolls out live at 2 p.m.

    For those of you who can't tune to 89.3 FM the Current in at work, keep refreshing Gimme Noise  after 2 p.m. We'll be counting down live with each of our ten Picked to Click finalists right here.Special thanks to writers Natalie Gallagher, Jeff Gage, David Hansen, Andrew Penkalski, Jack Spencer ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Elixery debuts full Doomtree Cosmetics line for 2013, sort of

    See Also:The Doomtree cosmetics line -- inspired by Dessa's lipstickDessa develops a lipstick for charityWe've got to hand it to the Minneapolis-based cosmetics house the Elixery for their quick work. After we debuted Natalie Gallagher's suggestions for a full line of Doomtree cosmetic products to g ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Top 10 awesome concerts of August

    See Also:First Avenue's 20 best concerts: The complete listFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picksAugust was sweltering, but we found the best way to beat the heat with concerts that were even hotter than it was outside. In some cases they were outside -- so just think about the thermometer- ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside at the 7th St. Entry, 5/23/12

    Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside With the Swallows 7th St. Entry, MinneapolisWednesday, May 23, 2012 With nothing going on in the Mainroom, the vibe at the 7th Street Entry last night was mellow, and the crowd for Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside was modest. Nonetheless, the 50 or so people gathe ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012
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    May 21, 2012

    Mayer Hawthorne at First Avenue, 5/18/12

    Mayer Hawthorne and the County First Avenue Mainroom, Minneapolis Friday, May 18, 2012 Mayer Hawthorne is nothing if not a showman. Decked out in a svelte black sport coat, bowtie, and some pretty extreme red kicks, the bespectacled heir apparent of Motown soul took the stage at Friday night's sold ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Record Store Day 2012 across Minneapolis

    Related:Record Store Day 2012: Keep independent Twin Cities shops openDo Twin Cities record stores need Record Store Day?Slideshow: Record Store Day 2012Record Store Day 2012 was the biggest yet, as hosts of Twin Cities record stores gathered their enthusiasm and planned parties. Gimme Noise went in ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Dessa sells out the O'Shaughnessy, 4/20/12

    Dessa O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. PaulFriday, April 20, 2012 Whatever else Dessa may be -- Doomtree representative, rapper, singer, chameleon artist and all -- she is above all a sophisticated conductor and a woman with a vision. Her sold-out show at St. Catherine's O'Shaughnessy Auditorium wa ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012
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    January 4, 2012
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    December 14, 2011

    Minnesota's Best Albums of 2011

    Low, Doomtree, Brute Heart top best local releases

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    October 19, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011

    The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more

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    August 17, 2011

    The Flaming Lips, CLAPS featured in this week's City Pages

    CLAPS photo by Paul Irmiter​We've been posting all kinds of SoundTown coverage leading up to this weekend's festival, and today our SoundTown Series moves into the print edition for an interview with the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, who talked to Natalie Gallagher about why he likes playing festival ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Wayne Coyne's doodles: 10 psychedelic drawings from the Flaming Lips frontman

    ​When Wayne Coyne was on the phone with writer Natalie Gallagher for her interview that is running in this week's City Pages, the Flaming Lips frontman mentioned that he was using his time tethered to the phone for interviews to sketch an "elaborate doodle." After their interview, Coyne uploaded i ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Best Concerts of 2010

    ​From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>