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  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 6/30-7/6

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Toni Wolff's Dream Wedding: I accidentally named a jazz punk band after a brilliant woman

    In the Twin Cities underground jazz scene, if you dig just two more inches, you will hit solid gold. One of those jazz bands is the newly formed Toni Wolff's Dream Wedding. Subtle, yet intensely dark, the band's new self-titled album brings us jazz with a hint of punk. The songs tease with the prosp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A video from Twin Cities rap supergroup F I X starts things off this week. We've also got new clips from Mayda, Har Mar Superstar, the Drug Budget, and Batteryboy. We're als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 3/17-3/23

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going at Local Frames this week with an intimate Spaces Session from John Mark Nelson, featuring three new songs from his forthcoming album. We've also got new ... More >>

  • Music

    February 5, 2014

    Twinkie Jiggles faces the past on his own

    Sean McPherson steps into the spotlight with his solo debut, Too Big to Fail

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going at Local Frames with a new video from Poliça, for two of the standout tracks on their recent record, Shulamith. We've also got brand new video ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Atmosphere release Welcome to MN song, "Color in the Snow"

    Mental Picture of the Year props to Toki Wright for his line in the new Rhymesayers collaboration, "Color in the Snow." The rapper announces his Twin Cities prominence in the following amusing fashion, "Now it's me and Garrison Keillor on the four-wheeler sippin' tequila." And once we heard that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kicks things off emphatically with the punkish awesomeness of Kitten Forever, who look like they throw the world's best slumber party in their brand new video. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Soundset 2013: A music and photo timeline

    Ah, Soundset. The sixth installment of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip-hop festival had a breakout year in terms of attendance -- a reported 28,000 fans came out -- and talent, with a lineup including Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, along with the host artists Atmosphere. Many folks pegged A$AP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Art-A-Whirl night one at 331 Club, 5/17/13

    Art-A-Whirl Night One With the Blind Shake, Gospel Gossip, Carroll, Kill the Vultures, Jaill, Quiet Corral, and Tramps Like Us 331 Club, Minneapolis May 17, 2013 The 331 Club emphatically kicked-off the musical portion of 2013's Art-A-Whirl on Friday night, with a diverse line-up that only grew bet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Art-A-Whirl 2013 music lineups at 612Brew and Indeed Brewing announced

    The stellar music lineup at the 331 Club this weekend certainly isn't the only thing worth seeking out at this year's Art-A-Whirl. In addition to the fine locally created original artwork on offer as well as art studios opened up for tours, there are plenty of other terrific lineups that should keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Local Frames: New videos from John Mark Nelson, Greycoats, Dessa, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2012

    MN Original leaps forward

    New Lowertown Line series takes a closer look at live local music

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Lazerbeak forms Mixed Blood Majority with Crescent Moon and Joe Horton

    See Also:Summit Backyard Bash announces all-local lineupDoomtree beatmaker/producer extraordinaire Lazerbeak is certainly keeping himself busy during these hot summer months. In addition to serving as executive producer on Paper Tiger's two brand new collections, the Summer EP and the bonus 15-track ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: The complete list

    Related:Cover Story: How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listIn 2012, rap music is as definitive a part of Minnesota lore as the Mall of America -- or anything else Muja Messiah name-checks in "Leech ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: #20-11

    Related:How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listIn 2012, rap music is as definitive a part of Minnesota lore as the Mall of America -- or anything else Muja Messiah name-checks in "Leech Lake" or Slug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Chastity Brown's Back-Road Highways Minnesota tour announced

    ​The last time Chastity Brown released an album, it was summertime, two years ago, with High Noon Teeth -- a soulful piece, as bathed in vivid storytelling as Chastity's Tennessee background would have you believe. Since then, Chastity has been building her reputation further as Minneapolis' star ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2011

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2011

    Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more

  • Music

    December 7, 2011

    Big Quarters change things up

    Brandon Allday and Medium Zach release best album yet

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Music & Movies in Loring Park kickoff moved indoors due to weather

    Photo by Louisa Podlich​With severe weather hitting the metro area, the Walker Art Center has decided to move its inaugural 2011 Music & Movies night in Loring Park indoors to the Walker Cinema, which unfortunately only fits about 330 people (the recurring night usually draws over 1,000). Acco ... More >>

  • News

    June 22, 2011

    Best summer film events in the Twin Cities

    48-Hour Film Project, Twin Cities Film Fest

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Eyedea remembered at Soundset 2011

    Photos by Ben ClarkAt the end of this year's Soundset (read our full recap here), Face Candy closed out the Fifth Element stage by turning their set into a collaborative freestyle that was dedicated to the group's founder, Micheal Larsen, and it carried a somber tone that contrasted quite vividly wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Grand Old Day 2011 music lineup and set times

    ​It's hard to believe that Grand Old Day is already just around the corner, but "St. Paul's first rite of summer" is happening next Sunday, June 5. For the first time this year, Gimme Noise is sponsoring one of the stages at the festival, which will be located in the parking lot outside of Walgree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    No Bird Sing's City of Music taping: Behind-the-scenes photos

    ​Dan Huiting of MPLS.TV has been on a tear lately, and he's already getting ready to drop the next video in his City of Music series. This coming Monday, Huiting will premiere a City of Music video featuring hip-hop trio No Bird Sing, and he sent over a little sneak peek about how the taping went ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Best Concerts of 2010

    ​From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Weekend Checklist: The conundrum of Mavis and Tame Impala Replacements and Eyedea Tributes

    It's turkey week and the usual travel snafus are starting. As I type this, it is 8AM and I am on a Delta flight out of Minneapolis bound for Georgia. I have been up since 4:30 and my flight has already been changed four times. Alas, if you are sticking around the Twin Cities the next few days, don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Two additional Eyedea memorials planned

    ​In the wake of November 9's momentous Celebration of the Life of Mikey "Eyedea" Larsen at First Avenue (and yesterday's sad news about the cause of Larsen's death), two additional fundraisers and memorial concerts are being planned in the local rapper and musician's honor.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Nerd Party, Public Display of Affection Night: Freeloader Friday

    ​(Find out what's on top and bottom of this image at "Exquisite Robot." Artwork by Rogue Citizen)It's an insanely awesome weekend for free stuff. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have a dance night that encourages bold displays of affection, a party celebrating nerds, art that features both ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2010

    Guante: A warrior with words

    An afternoon with the Twin Cities poet and rapper

  • Music

    April 14, 2010
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    December 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    March 13, 2009: No Bird Sing & Mayda

    Tricky and Bob Mould interviewed, Brother Ali profiled & Inwood Radio, Victory Ship and A Night in the Box reviewed

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2009
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