One Direction

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Boyce Avenue at First Avenue, 11/5/14

    Boyce Avenue with Kris Allen and Curtis PeoplesFirst Avenue, MinneapolisWednesday, November 5, 2014For an inoffensive concert experience that your mom can enjoy too, look no further than Boyce Avenue. The group is composed of three Manzano siblings: lead singer Alejandro, Daniel on bass, and Fabian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    The Stand4rd Are the New Twin Cities Rap Supergroup

    "Allan Kingdom, Bobby Raps... Psymun, Spooky Black -- I see you! Keep winnin'! Keep bein' the best!" That's the booming voice of DJ Khaled. At minimum, a Miami rap mogul took 20 seconds out of a career normally reserved for teaming with Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West to propose a YouTube toas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Interesting Revelations from Michele Bachmann's Washington Post Exit Profile

    Michele Bachmann's storied run in Congress is winding down, and to commemorate the end of an era, the Washington Post's Ben Terris followed her around the Sixth District for a day late last month.Even though we're quite familiar with Bachmann around these parts by now, Terris's exit profile of Minne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    One Direction 2015 U.S. Tour Dates -- TCF Stadium in July

    One Direction can not be contained! By a roof, anyhow. The heartthrob lads just announced plans for a late-summer run in 2015, and they've graduated to stadiums.Given the scream quotient at these events, open air is the best possible scenario for the truckload of voices ripping apart while Harry Sty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Ed Sheeran at Target Center, 9/15/14

    Ed Sheeranwith RudimentalTarget Center, MinneapolisMonday, September 15, 2014Justin Bieber has his "Beliebers," One Direction have "1Dfamily," and Ed Sheeran has his "Sheerios." To a crowd mostly of Sheerios out too late on a school night, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and his "aw-shucks" personality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Tree Blood: We haven't played too many shows in above-ground venues

    It might seem a bit anachronistic in the age of the cloud, but Tree Blood have really kicked the door in on the Twin Cities indie and punk communities thanks to their hand-to-hand DIY practices. Starting with an intriguing (and award-winning) name and a challenging two-piece setup, the duo of guitar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Graduation Day: Words of wisdom for the class of 2014

    Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.I get asked to do speeches a few times a year -- usually involving kidneys, some times about art, music, or tech. No one has ever asked me to do a com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Minnesotans love buying sappy Christian music

    Amidst the recent flurry of lists documenting the popularity of bands and songs by each respective state, comes an odd but distinctive list that breaks down the most favored songs of each state based upon sheet music sales. Musicnotes created a list that they are calling, "Uniquely Popular Sheet M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    One Direction's "Story of My Life": Why this song sucks

    [Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Song: One Direction's "Story Of My Life" History: A long time ago there were barber shop quartets and then after that the New Kids On The Block, and more recently five U.K. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Foreigner and Shakopee High School Choir collaborate to try to discover what love is

    Do we really know what love is? Is it large amounts of chocolate? Is it a little fat guy with wings and an arrow? Is it my healthy, safe obsession with Jessica Alba? Or how about the love of music and live performance from a high school choir in Shakopee?On Friday night, the classic American band Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Big Time Rush at Target Center, 8/10/13

    Big Time Rush Target Center, Minneapolis Saturday, August 10, 2013 Big Time Rush are local boys made good. Sort of. They told not quite a packed house, but still several thousand -- mostly Rushers under the age of 12 and their parents with a few teens mixed in -- that they'd "fallen in love with y' ... More >>

  • Arts

    July 31, 2013

    Brave New Workshop revisits the past

    Attack of the Best of the Brave brings the troupe's hits together into one still-entertaining show

  • Arts

    July 24, 2013

    When a Man Loves a Diva dazzles

    The restaged show packed with hits still has that same infectious glory

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    One Direction's 1D World at Mall of America is a nostalgia presale

    This past Saturday, the boy band One Direction opened a pop-up store at the Mall of America, and Gimme Noise decided to observe what sort of youth-cultivated bedlam might result. Called 1D World, the store will occupy the northwest corner of the mall's rotunda for the next six weeks.Upon receiving t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    One Direction opening their own store at Mall of America

    Brace yourselves shoppers, the Brit boy band sensation One Direction is coming to the Mall of America... well, at least their merchandise is. This spring, the band that won the hearts of tweens around the world with "What Makes You Beautiful" will open a store at the mall for a limited time. See a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    I loved Buddy Holly too much to become a goth Justin Bieber

    In countless ways, youth has bypassed baseball as our national pastime. You see evidence of this fetish everywhere -- even in otherwise "normal" people who are suddenly being stricken with Bieber Fever, Taylor Swiftitis, or what could only be described as paranoid delusions of One Direction. (The ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Beyonce unveils Mrs. Carter World Tour 2013 dates -- St. Paul in July

    Beyonce just put on one of the most stunning Super Bowl halftime shows -- easily the best since Prince's -- and it's no shock that an announcement of her Mrs. Carter World Tour follows. The shows begin in Europe in April, and a North American stint launches on June 28 in Los Angeles, and wrapping at ... More >>