As anyone who's ever started a garage band knows, you can get away with only knowing three chords and two basslines -- but if your drummer can't keep a beat, you're never making it out of that garage. Behind every great band lies an even greater drummer, and hidden away behind all those cymbals and ... More >>
Lollygagloser | Grumpy's Downtown | Saturday, September 27Forget the summer of '69. The summer of '91, also known as the Year Punk Broke, defined a generation. Nirvana hit big, but that summer also saw the debut of Lollapalooza -- at the time, an annual traveling music festival and freak show brilli ... More >>
Gary Numan has influenced an entire generation of musicians and fans with his sound and style. Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, and Marilyn Manson are among those who proclaim Numan's work as an influence on their own and have recorded cover versions of his old hits. His song "Cars" has made an appearance ... More >>
In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Ryan Siverson has been shooting concerts and musician portraits locally for about six years. You can see his work in City Pages, Vita.mn, Grantland, and other publications. You also m ... More >>
As 2013 winds down with a wintry bang, the unforgettable live music moments from the second half of the year are enough to still keep us warm. Some of the bands who were included in our best concerts list from the first half of the year came back to rock our stages with equally potent -- if not bett ... More >>
In the Twin Cities Fan of the Week series, Gimme Noise showcases fellow concertgoers in their natural habitat.Event: Nine Inch Nails and Explosions in the Sky (Review | Slideshow)Location: Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulDate of Discovery: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Nine Inch Nails: Tension TourWith Explosions in the SkyXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSaturday, September 28, 2013A quarter century after forming Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor is finally losing his edge. Some say it happened a long time ago, but it's definitely happening -- in spite of his beautiful f ... More >>
Even when the weather cools down, the Twin Cities music doesn't! Wednesday local rockers Usonia wrap up their residency at Cause while No Joy hits up the 7th Street Entry. Caroline Smith releases her latest record in the First Avenue Mainroom Friday. Saturday Ms Mr is welcomed by a sold-out show in ... More >>
It would've been impossible for Nine Inch Nails to give up for good. Trent Reznor and his electronic/industrial cohorts are heading back on the road later this year in support of the first NIN studio recordings in half a decade. Hesitation Marks will be out via Columbia Records on September 3, and y ... More >>
A bit of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup trickled out a couple weeks ago, but today this year's offerings got taut, dark, and -- most importantly -- official. Though the plan initially was to drop the full, gargantuan list of bands in two more weeks, the timeline got pushed up when a pre-April Fool's p ... More >>
Straight up: I love MTV, and I hate MTV, but mostly I can't believe that MTV is still alive and kicking at 30, i.e. the age when it's definitely time to quit wearing sports jerseys, settle into a semi-permanent career, and move out of mom and dad's crib. Wags have been predicting the station's de ... More >>
Cut Copy have had the chance to tour with Lady Gaga, Nine Inch Nails, and Coldplay -- and subsequently turned all three down due to the recording of their recent album release. This is a band that clearly takes their direction seriously.
Photo by Bill PhelpsDon't have time to grab a hard copy of the City Pages today? Never fear, we've got you covered online. Here's a rundown of all the music articles running in this week's print edition:Doomtree's Paper Tiger steps out with Made Like UsBy Jeff GageWe sit down with producer Paper ... More >>
Photos by Nick VlcekHoleJuly 16, 2010First AvenueThere were a lot of people speculating as to how Hole's show at First Avenue was going to go down on Friday night, from the die-hard fans convinced Courtney Love was going to deliver, to the wide-eyed spectators just hoping to witness a trainwreck. ... More >>
We thought they were gone forever, for good, kaput. Then they came storming back into the limelight to blow our minds.
Michael Jackson mashed through the ages, NIN vs. Britney Spears & David Lynch gets mashed in plastic.
The band remains, but touring days are done.
New music from Gospel Gossip, Andrew Broder and Gay Beast, Fashion Week warms up & next week's best new releases.
As if his music wasn't unnerving enough-- Reznor's new tech venture is a veritable spy tool.
While final word on NIN's retirement ferments, the tour Trent Reznor mentioned in his "farewell" note has come to fruition.
In an ambiguous "wave goodbye" through his official website, Trent Reznor leaves the future up in the air.
Nine Inch Nails' new BFFs turn the Triple Rock into a pedal party.
DeLay quotes a Nine Inch Nails song, the devil emerges for "Justice Sunday" God's had a big week: There's a new pope; Tom DeLay claims the recent scrutiny he's faced has brought him closer to God. (God apparently loves people with zero ethics.); And Christian conservative and Senate Majority Leader ... More >>
The new Nine Inch Nails album, With Teeth, is due out on May 3. I just got the single, "The Hand That Feeds," today. I've heard worse songs. Also I've heard better songs by Nine Inch Nails. Here's a fan site with more info.
The Get Up Kids combine hard playing with hard feelings for a new "emo" audience