In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn. Hold Steady fans rejoice! The long-awaited Teeth Dreams is released today. So how exactly does one write about anxiety and fear without drowning in it, themselves? Songwriter C ... More >>
Of Montreal With Wild Moccasins Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Wednesday, May 15, 2013Most bands tour the country stocked up with all of their gear and a collection of merch. Of Montreal also packs as many costumes as a Broadway show. From the skeleton-faced clowns who joined the band on stage ... More >>
See Also:U.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to NorwayI sit at a dining table we're about to sell, heaped with things we'll throw in suitcases in two days, amidst a mounting sea of packing boxes. Above the crinkling din of paper being wrapped around our kitchenwares, a c ... More >>
See Also:Kevin Steinman talks songwriting and the power of performingKevin Steinman checks in from Norway to talk about the aftermath of the Oslo tragedyKevin Steinman will be a Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter until later this summer. After a farewell show at Bryant Lake Bowl on July 23, he's mo ... More >>
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 >>
Headshot, Unforgivable, Natural Selection, and more
There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... 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 >>
Minneapolis singer-songwriter Kevin Steinman is abroad in Norway right now visiting family with his wife Ina. As the horrific Oslo attacks were taking place, Steinman was an hour away from the city, watching and waiting for the news as it all happened. We spoke to Kevin via email about his ex ... 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 >>
Chester French & Eyedea and Abilities.
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."
The reflective woodsman will be sharing stage duties with... uh... the Indigo Girls, apparently.
Il Divo glitters among duller bulbs like The Girl From Monaco, Just Another Love Story
The publisher is a thousand miles from NYC but remains one of the best
Thirty movies. Nine days. A cultural odyssey.
Why does Philip Roth's latest novel read like Arthur Miller?
Dancing till the break of dawn with Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.'
Dave Davies chats about alien invasion and spiritual healing
A body at rest becomes art in motion
Once is never enough: Try another tryst with world cinema in week two of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival spins into its second week
Thanks to Clinton's foreign policy, 1998 could be the year of living dangerously for much of the world.
The Living Dead of the Night
Being a collection of notes on the art and science of sleeplessness, with a helpful sidebar on the commercial attractions of the night.