Magic Castles | Hexagon Bar | Saturday, November 8 While psychedelic music may have become momentarily trendy, you can always tell the true freaks from the kids who just want to name-drop Spacemen 3. Minneapolis's Magic Castles are emphatically in the former camp. Fronted by free-spirited songwriter ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A premiere of Van Stee's brand new music video launches this week. We've also got new clips from Coastal Cabins, Pieta Brown, Dwell & the Shape Ship, and Choral Reefr. W ... More >>
The group boasts a pulsating mix of new wave and post-rock on the new album
Every year, Twin Cities musicians hide from bitter winter conditions and find their creative spirit holing up together -- often in the basement. Finding refuge for months in the Clown Lounge of the Turf Club, Sativa Flats is a project involving members of Twin Cities indie faves the Chambermaids, Da ... More >>
The exclusive, limited-edition releases aren't the only things that get music fans to come out in droves on Record Store Day. Many local, independent record shops go all out for the big day, bringing in a strong lineup of bands, food, and refreshments for their patrons, making the event that much mo ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week features the premiere of a new video from France Camp, for "Baby Rock and Roll," the lead-off track to their recent album on Forged Artifacts. We're also featuring ... More >>
Early last spring, local three-piece Web of Sunsets -- including Sarah Nienaber of Gospel Gossip and Is/Is, plus Sarah Bischoff and Chris Rose of Heavy Deeds -- made a splash with their debut seven-inch, "Fool's Melodies." For most of the months since then, the band has been hard at work behind the ... More >>
The STNNNG guitarist takes the lead on American Cream's debut recordsational side with American Cream
The local band go for a more distorted aesthetic on their third EP
The Minneapolis band hit the road, searching for inspiration in the desert
The three members of Web of Sunsets -- Sara Bischoff, Sarah Nienaber, and Chris Rose -- are all soft-spoken. So soft-spoken, in fact, that they joke about not being able to talk to each other during band practice. Nestled inside their space at Trax Studio -- separated by a tangle of microphone stand ... More >>
"I have a lot of respect for what is already there and assume the decisions the band has already made are legitimate."
This past Christmas, Gimme Noise asked a handful of local musicians to help us make sense of a holiday where the accompanying songbook seemed to be guided by all things commercial. Valentines Day has those talking points a bit reversed.There's no magical tradition built around Valentine's Day. Many ... More >>
Deep blues comes to life on this raw, live cut featuring seven bands
The band open up about their new EP
After the eventual dissolution of Vampire Hands, Chris Rose has been quietly capturing the attention of Twin Cities music fans as of late by performing and recording as Robust Worlds. And as the buzz around his spare but stirring solo songs continues to grow, Rose is set to release Robust Worlds' de ... More >>
After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen
There's no way to avoid indie rock if you're from the Twin Cities, but delve a little further into the scene, and there are subtleties that separate the sounds. Take Minneapolis' Lovely Dark's organic sound, which originated as a bedroom experiment. On their new album Territories, the band explores ... More >>
By Dave HoenackFive years passed between They Live We Sleep, the second album by Milwaukee quartet Brief Candles, and last year's Fractured Days. Five years! That's fairly five lifetimes in the Minneapolis scene. In 2006, the winner of the City Pages "Picked to Click" poll was the Alarmists. A ... More >>
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It's the grunge-pop trio's second album
The noise-pop trio are playing the Hexagon Bar this Friday.