When you're trying to assert yourself as a premier Midwestern city that celebrates music, it's not ideal to have a shouting match with the folks just across the river. The case for Minneapolis's musical greatness is nothing new -- First Avenue, Prince, Paul Westerberg, etc. -- but don't count out ... More >>
Down in the Flood, a new documentary chronicling the early collaborative years of Bob Dylan and the Band, debuts on September 25. Making a documentary on these musicians is not a new idea -- we've already seen Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home and The Last Waltz, to name just two -- but given the ... More >>
Remember when Bob Dylan went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival? Gimme Noise wasn't born yet, but the intrigue of that event carries to this day. A ripple of arguably equal or greater importance is upon us today: All City Pages blogs have upgraded from Disqus to Livefyre for reader comments. ... More >>
Duluth's Trampled by Turtles have long since captured the undying affections of Twin Cities music fans, as evidenced by their extremely sold-out show tonight at First Avenue which kicks off their biggest U.S. tour yet (including a spot in the just announced Lollapalooza line-up in Chicago) in su ... More >>
Roots rockers Delta Spirit are relentlessly busy. In the midst of recording their third album, they have been touring up a storm--hitting the festival circuit heavily, between Lollapalooza, the Newport Folk Festival, and now SoundTown. Gimme Noise chatted with founding member and bassist Jon ... More >>
Perhaps the biggest surprise from this year's Grammy Awards broadcast is that there are actually some honest-to-god surprises to report, the biggest of which was notoriously indie artists Arcade Fire coming out on top in the Album of the Year category.Here, we present a rundown of some of the mos ... More >>
Daniel CorriganWhatever revolutions Minnesota has seen in rock and folk music for the last five decades, guitarist and blues shouter Spider John Koerner has witnessed them all and, more than likely, helped bring them about. A major influence not only on Minnesota's most famous musical son Bob Dyl ... More >>
Rock writer/Dylan freak Sid Griffin attempts to crack one of music's great mysteries
Minnesota-born Paul Nelson was a '60s folk revival pioneer and a founding father of rock writing
Scorsese takes 200 minutes to preserve the mystery of Dylan
Savoring the variably spicy JVC jazz festival
In 1965, the field recordings of the Bahamas were an island unto themselves. Thirty years later, it's a small world after all.
In his new book on America's folk revival, Robert Cantwell looks at our post-war romance with the "real."