Music is a family affair for Neil and Martha Weir
By Kyle Imes Thinking back on Minneapolis DIY venue the Church now, my memory is a little hazy. What I do remember is a huge, open room with what you could hardly call a stage in the middle of it, and a tiny exposed kitchen off to one corner. All of the windows were covered by huge sheets of fabric ... More >>
By Kyle ImesThere has always been an underground music scene in the Twin Cities in some capacity, but it's easy to overlook. Before Facebook and MySpace, finding the basement, loft, or re-purposed public space was largely word-of-mouth. Thanks to a friend's older brother, I was allowed to tag along ... More >>
The band open up about their new EP
After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen
Photo by Greg SchaalRoughly one year after the release of Alive in High Five, their second album on Learning Curve Records, Private Dancer are (most likely) calling it a day. The classic rock-schooled, enthusiastic five piece shares members with STNNNG, Vampire Hands, Marijuana Deathsquads, ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerLeisure BirdsNew Year's Eve Cover Night featuring Vampire Hands, Leisure Birds, Chambermaids and Daughters of the Sun with DJ TRL December 31, 2010 Turf Club, St. Paul It seems New Year's Eve revelers broke the Turf Club on Friday night.
An oral history of Smoke of My Will
In this week's print edition infamous legends STNNNG talk about the long process of recording their new album, Smoke of My Will, in a sort of oral history hodge-podge conducted over the course of several interviews. There was much left out of that piece, so Gimme Noise thought it would be a good ... More >>
Friday night at the Turf Club, however, I got to see that the regional bonds of friendship and camaraderie among smart, hardworking bands are alive and well.
Two nights of shows vegan cupcakes and cookies discounted wieners hot young groupies paparazzi = Modern Radio 10-year anniversary celebration.
It was a room full of old friends drawn out for a night of partying and great rock and roll.
A local side project becomes too good to sideline