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Photos by Erik HesstUnE-yArDs and HowlerNovember 12, 2011First AvenueMerrill Garbus sure is one idiosyncratic musical dynamo. After well-received local shows at the Cedar Cultural Center and Entry, Garbus took her traveling tUnE-yArDs musical carnival to the big stage at First Avenue and not onl ... More >>
Photos by Erik HesstUnE-yArDsMay 8, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThere's something about tUnE-yArDs. Led by talented multi-instrumentalist vocalist Merrill Garbus, the now-quartet has been touring relentlessly for the past year and half, and it shows; while Garbus's live looping techniqu ... More >>
Highlights from Gimme Noise's recent trek to the festival
Photos by Erik HessYou know it's time for SXSW to be over when even a Yoko Ono show is full of pushy, angry people and there's a riot happening just outside. The iconic professor of peace did her best to reach out to the tired audience, peering out over a pair of dark oval sunglasses to peer ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessThough clanging pop duo Xiu Xiu were the headliners in the Entry on Friday night, it was clear that a good portion of the audience turned out to see tUnE-yArDs, an avant garde tribal folk group who has been a favorite of this blogger since seeing them open for Dirty Projectors ... More >>