Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>
There's only a few albums in the world that transcend any scene or genre, and build a following in their own, distinct shadows. It's powerful, and it's mostly good, but sometimes the greatest albums of all time can turn good, solid people into an absolutely insufferable demographic. You know what I' ... More >>
Round one of Coachella is over and damn, was it a good one! We're all soar, sunburned and smiling. Here's the best of what we saw during another memorable weekend in Indio.See also:The 50 most beautiful people at Coachella
Coachella's first weekend was amazing this year! Except when it wasn't. Here are the parts of the festival that rubbed us the wrong way. Saturday Night dust storm (above) Conditions may not have been as bad as they were during last year's Red Hot Chili Peppers set, but Saturday night's dusty condi ... More >>
This week in the Twin Cities, a load of acclaimed touring acts are here to warm us up. Chameleonic New York trio Hospitality (above) is at the 7th Street Entry Wednesday, and 89.3 the Current's darlings Wild Cub play the Turf Club. This weekend, Dr. Dog have landed two nights at First Avenue, and Ju ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We start things off at Local Frames this week with a new video by Mason Jennings, featuring Jennings' own animations in the clip. We've also got a wide array of live perform ... More >>
Picture it now, if you can. Ice-cold Aquavit is buzzing through your over-21 body, and meatballs and chilled crayfish are populating your stomach. Come Saturday, August 3, this will all be a reality at the Kräftskiva block party held at the Minneapolis restaurant the Bachelor Farmer. While you bury ... More >>
The twisted, lo-fi rock of Neutral Milk Hotel is about to get its most widespread live dissemination as Jeff Mangum's band will reuinite for several months of touring starting later this year. A band known for its neutrality -- a good 15 years worth -- has dates scheduled between October and June of ... More >>
See Also:Top 20 best Minnesota SongsTop 20 best Minnesota musiciansRadiohead at Sprint Center in Kansas City, 3/11/12Earlier today Pitchfork unveiled it's grand social music experiment, The People's List, a reader generated ranking of the top albums during Pitchfork's first 15 years, 1996-2011. 27,9 ... More >>
Radiohead certainly had the most pre-festival buzz for Saturday, but once we got there, we found there was so much more to be excited about. Be it the seeing the reclusive Jeff Mangum, the underrated fIREHOSE or closing out the evening with a ferris wheel ride with Radiohead as the soundtrack, our t ... More >>
Jeff MangumState Theatre, MinneapolisSaturday, February 4, 2012 With Saturday's performance at the State Theater, Jeff Mangum ended the long and curious estrangement from his public which began shortly after the release of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, the album which has defined him in absenti ... More >>
Reclusive and idiosyncratic Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum has announced a large U.S. tour for 2012, which thankfully includes a Minneapolis stop at the Pantages Theatre on February 4th.
When we first reported that Roma di Luna would be parting ways about two months back, the band insisted that they would give fans one last chance to see them in action this December, where they planned to host a pair of farewell shows.Now, with no explanation given, Roma di Luna have canceled the ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaThe Fiery FurnacesMay 13, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThe Cedar Cultural Center possesses a particular vibe, an approximation I'd place somewhere between a playhouse and a time-fragmented sixties gymnasium. The overhead music is fantastic; finely curated Latin Am ... More >>
The waves of lovely-looking videos continue lapping at our shores in today's edition of City of Music. Neutral Uke Hotel and Communist Daughter teamed up on a Dinkytown bridge to sing Neutral Milk Hotel's "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea."
MPLS.TV is officially on a tear. In addition to unleashing this week's videos of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. partying it up at Lee's Liquor Lounge and Gayngs and Glasser rehearsing for their tour at Justin Vernon's recording studio, the crew met up with Neutral Uke Hotel and Johnny and Molly of Commun ... More >>
We sat down with singer/guitarist Ryan Young for a quick five questions about what it means when you spend more time in a van than in your hometown.
The time has come to purify our hearts and minds of the guilty pleasures in our iPods. You could be next.
NMH fights to save historic Paragon Carousel. Wanna help?
Paul Fonfara finds life ain't easy for a man with haunted visions
Cloud Cult peer into the foggy border between this world and the next
DJ Girl Talk is the maddest scientist in the mash-up lab
A home-schooled innocent joins the local folk-pop fraternity
Of Montreal make good on paisley-tinted retro
Askeleton's Knol Tate comments on the soundtrack to his life
A disquisition on horripilation, cutis anserine, gooseflesh, and goose bumps
Indie endurance artist Kid Dakota (a.k.a. Darren Jackson) gigs the hours away to make up for lost time
The music industry released 30,000 albums in 1998. You can live without 29,990 of them.
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