The 7th annual SurlyFest is upon us, and the annual event, slated for Saturday, September 20, might be the last one held in the original brewery. "It's too early to say if this will be the last SurlyFest in Brooklyn Center, so we're just going to treat this one like we have every other SurlyFest," ... More >>
Mastodonwith Gojira and KvelertakFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisWednesday, May 7, 2014The mighty Mastodon rampaged through First Avenue last night with France''s Gojira and Norway's Kvelertak, rounding out a massive evening of metal that left the room sweaty, bruised, and euphoric.See also:Slides ... More >>
Chef Jamie Malone has had quite a year.Since she was named one of Food & Wine Magazine's best chefs of 2013, there's been a ton of renewed interest in Malone's restaurant, Sea Change, and in sustainable seafood in general. Malone recently became a member of the chef's culinary board for the Norw ... More >>
Efterklang's Piramida might be the bravest record of the year. The Danish trio -- Casper Clausen, Rasmus Stolberg and Mads Brauer -- has always been dedicated to pushing the limitations of conventional sound. For them, that meant venturing to the remote Norwegian island of Spitsbergen -- today, it's ... More >>
Forget everything you think you know about New Zealand's the Ruby Suns -- if that was much in the first place. Since 2004, Ryan McPhun has steered the Suns through a series of danceable and densely instrumented releases, but after a breakup with a bandmate a few years back, he was ready to reinvent. ... More >>
The glam rock legend David Bowie has emerged from hiding after a decade. It's his 66th birthday, and the celebration marks the release of a new single called "Where Are We Now?" Judging by the visual above, Bowie might be feeling a tad disembodied these days. The song comes with the announcement of ... More >>
Gimme Noise readers jumped at a variety of different stories in 2012. Some were serious social commentary by musicians about race and health care, some championed the best aspects of our local community, and some were just celebrating the Graphics Interchange Format, aka the GIF. As seen above, even ... More >>
Growing up in the North Country ingrains a different way of thinking from someone who was raised in the city. On their second album, The May North set to capture the restless spirit that roams the North Country and interpret it into their music. Interstate Lives is curiously exposed, living in both ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Top 10 Twin Cities tweets-- U.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to Norway-- KARE 11 criticized for hosting "potentially harmful" health screenings at State FairYesterday, St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that it's laying off 30 ... More >>
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Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
Seven-piece r'n'r band and Palmer's Bar staple Chooglin' has decided to call it a day, following the departure of drummer Shawn Walker and an international move by lead guitarist and songwriter Jesse Tomlinson. The band declined to play an official farewell show, but their high energy, horn-fueled r ... More >>
Oh lordy. It isn't time to think about SXSW already, is it? It seem like all that long ago that Minneapolis bands were swarming the streets of Austin, Texas in search of free beer and food trucks, and when Gimme Noise threw our first-ever Minnesota music showcase with First Avenue.But according t ... More >>
The Internet is abuzz with the news that Spotify is coming to the United States. But what does that mean for us, exactly? Their website lists an excited an announcement that the music service is coming to the U.S. (no date in mind), along with a few choice quotes from Mark Zuckerberg and Dem ... More >>
Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>
National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>
It's festival week! Pay homage to the state's dietary staples: rhubarb, beer, and dairy products. Enjoy free bacon and set your sights on making the world's largest meatball. God bless a Minnesota summer. Tuesday 6/1 Did you know? The record for the World's Largest Meatball was set three time ... More >>
Wear your nice shoes to this show. They're going to get a lot of attention.
After a long Spring tour, P.O.S. hops across the Atlantic to tour his outstanding new disc, "Never Better."
After all-too-lengthy delays, two bands that helped form the 2000s join forces for a powerful reunion tour that shouldn't be missed.
Our favorite albums released in Minnesota this year, with a handful of honorable mentions
Need somewhere to show off that Betty Boop costume? Here's a list of the best shows happening Friday night.
Northfield foursome release the hounds--and an impressionistic, kinetic debut album
Jesus loves me—now why won't Mason Jennings?
Ali Selim's Minnesota masterpiece just does it '20s-style
Picked to Click Pollsters cast their votes
Lard swimming and bear-wrasslin' with the Microphones' Phil Elvrum
Once is never enough: Try another tryst with world cinema in week two of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
Ninety-three films, three projectors, and the whole wide world
Queer indies broke ground at San Francisco's gay/lesbian film fest. But will they come out in the Twin Cities?
Croatia's Montazstroj crosses the border.