Imagine being a football fan in a city between two NFL markets -- Omaha, for example.It's August, and you want to watch some NFL preseason action, so you turn on the TV. What game do you see? According to Vikings spokesperson Jeff Anderson, ensuring it's a Vikes broadcast is a high priority for the ... More >>
Farewell Milwaukee's third album Can't Please You, Can't Please Me is the sort of record you can put on, hit play, and leave on repeat for hours. It's a warm, breezy 12-track collection of refined Americana with a strong '70s country backbone. Barroom sing-alongs cozy up next to mature ballads, and ... More >>
Over the course of their distinguished 30-plus years in the music industry, Meat Puppets have brazenly ignored trends, hype, and expectations, while simply going about things their own distinctive way. Formed by brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood in Phoenix in the early '80s, Meat Puppets were one of t ... More >>
Young, single, broke, and live in the Twin Cities? According to a new study put together by the Money Under 30 blog, you're probably spending less nights falling asleep by yourself while watching Netflix after a dinner of Ramen noodles than your peers in most other cities.SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first ... More >>
The Faint First Avenue, Minneapolis Thursday, December 13, 2012As the stage at First Avenue went from being shrouded in darkness to illuminated with flashing, ever-strobing lights that changed from red to white to blue on Thursday night, Omaha natives the Faint began their set with "Unseen Hand." Th ... More >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
The legendary sludge-punk metal band the Melvins return to Grumpy's Downtown Minneapolis, making their 15th stop in as many days! They'll perform in the lot out behind the establishment, as the Minnesota stop on a 50 states (plus Washington D.C.) in 51 days tour. If completed, it would put the band ... More >>
DesaparecidosWith Little Brazil400 Bar, MinneapolisThursday, August 9, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Desaparecidos at 400 BarDesaparecidos' Denver Dalley on writing Read Music/Speak Spanish and the artistic use of racial slursConor Oberst can pack good-sized theaters playing his folkier, more precious Bri ... More >>
Mid West Music Festival Day OneFeaturing Tapes 'n Tapes, Cory Chisel, and Zoo Animal Winona, MNThursday, April 19, 2012Rain and plummeting temperatures greeted music fans in Winona who were gathering for the third annual Mid West Music Fest on Thursday evening. And while the lousy weather conditio ... More >>
Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: Featuring the 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest DilemmaWinona, MNFriday, April 20, 2012See also:Mid West Music Fest Day One with Tapes 'n TapesMid West Music Fest, Day Three: Kimya Dawson, the MelismaticsFriday at the Mid West Music Fest brought sunny skies ... More >>
Lovers of Death Cab for Cutie will get rewarded for showing up early starting in April when Low, our not-so-slow-core-no-more neighbors from Duluth, joins them for a spate of shows. This pairing is a huge coup for Low, who have steadily grasped more rock conventions in their work while ne'r negle ... More >>
As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>
Note to self (and you): If you don't want your van to smell like someone pooped their pants, don't allow your mother to give you a dozen hard boiled eggs to eat on the road. They stink up the van like nobody's business.Okay. Good. Now we both know. My name is Peter and I play tu ... More >>
A pint of prevention is worth...uh....nevermind.The Daily Beast collected statistics on alcohol use and abuse to rank the nation's most drunk metropolises. Minneapolis ranked 11th, based on the following data:
Dreamy pop duo Azure Ray offer much more than that girly-whimsical stuff this type of music so often delivers. With luscious lulling vocals and fairytale musicality, their new album Drawing Down the Moon encompasses a sense of bitter-sweet heartbreak. Azure Ray's lyrics seem almost unnecessary, ... More >>
Jana FreibandCrave St. Louis Park's sushi counter.The old workhorse, Palomino, is finally being put out to pasture. The Star Tribune reports that the ever-expanding local chain, Crave, plans to take over the prime downtown Minneapolis space by next spring.
In this week's print edition infamous legends STNNNG talk about the long process of recording their new album, Smoke of My Will, in a sort of oral history hodge-podge conducted over the course of several interviews. There was much left out of that piece, so Gimme Noise thought it would be a good ... More >>
We at Gimme Noise think that if rock and roll was a national currency, the Minnesota economy would be through the roof. As it is, you still have to shell out some hard earned bucks, but there's plenty worth it this weekend. Here's a quick list of awesome local shows (and a few national acts we co ... More >>
Lookbook will sweep the East Coast, while OFTT is donating tour proceeds to the Red Cross for Haiti relief.
His new record, Us, will hit stores September 22.
Another update from the road by the Twin Cities' favorite psych rock band.
An update on the first leg of the band's tour throughout the Midwest.
The Springsteen-loving Jersey boys will play Epic on October 3.
Trying to narrow down Sunday brunch options? Here's one way.
Psssh. It's like THAT?
An almost totally objective review of one random album from City Pages' archives.
Here are the week's best releases from the pop-culture universe:
Denouncing war and fighting for the right to booze, Bright Eyes forms an army of one
In Praise of Murderous Hookers, Heroic Zoroastrians, and the Ghosts of Garage Sales Storm. Plus: We viciously slag off the Andrews sisters and an embarrassing Wonder Woman costume!
Desaparecidos watch malaise overrun America's heartland
The Good Life and Azure Ray give love a wistful refrain
Ultimately, David Dillon's revelers aren't very interesting
Chez Pierre serves a feast of comic clowning; Leitmotif's cast makes the most of dramatic table scraps
He's done Amway. He's sold cable TV. But this cyber-cig deal, says Kevin Kintzi, is the real McCoy.
A Nebraska minister who fought for gay rights in the Methodist church plans to visit Minnesota
Ten destinations guaranteed to fight cabin fever.
A shelter loses its funding, its low-cost rental space, and even some cats, which have reportedly been put down at other shelters. But the biggest problem facing Miss Kitty's Cat House is Minneapolis's zoning code.
Minneapolis Police Chief Bob Olson came to town with a reputation for pleasing pols and infuriating cops. And he's surpassed himself on both counts.