It's a celebration of all the gooey goodies, the salty and the sweet, the incredible chefs and culinary innovators in these Twin Cities. The Charlie Awards are back for the third year of handing out their coveted plates to the best and brightest of our food scene. This year there will be just a few ... More >>
Dan and Matt Wilson Pantages Theatre, MinneapolisFriday, February 1, 2013Some snow covered the streets of Downtown Minneapolis on Friday evening, but that didn't stop fans of Dan and Matt Wilson from filling the seats of the Pantages Theatre. The beautiful theater, the sold-out seats, and the immacu ... More >>
A strong cast shines in the contemporary Elton John and Tim Rice musical
The second-annual Charlie Awards, an event honoring the Twin Cities and metro area restaurants and key individuals who contribute to our exceptional, ever-expanding food scene, were held yesterday afternoon at the Pantages Theater. Hearty congratulations to all the finalists and winners, but perhaps ... More >>
The weekend is off to a great start! Friday, First Avenue welcomes English duo The xx to the Mainroom while the Amsterdam hosts St.Paulapalooza. Saturday, all hell will break loose in the pre-teen scene as Justin Bieber makes his way to the Target Center while Eric Hutchinson plays a more mature set ... More >>
It was a combination of talent, hard work and an online boost from celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton that helped singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson launch his career. After releasing his debut album Sounds Like This independently, Hutchinson signed with Warner Bros. Records and has recorded a new ... More >>
Friday is the night of tribute shows. We Are Not Ween rocks the mainroom of First Avenue, while The Big Pink performs their annual homage to The Band's last show known as "The Last Waltz". If you're in St. Paul, stop by the Amsterdam to hear Jonny James & the Hall of Fames cover The Be ... More >>
Rock the Garden may be sold out, but there's still plenty of music that can be heard outdoors this weekend with the Stone Arch Bridge Festival returning after not possibly happening. Jimmy Cliff will be rocking the MN Zoo while up-and-coming Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers bring their Americana flavo ... More >>
Despite once again being moved to another venue, Fun. has managed to sell out the Myth for their trip to the Cities on Friday. If you weren't able to get tickets to this show, the 4onthefloor will be playing their brand of floor-stomping blues in the First Ave. Mainroom across town. Originating from ... More >>
With the change in weather, there is a need to shake off the winter blues and socialize more. Headlining the Dakota fresh off their tour is Davina and the Vagabonds, while Guster share the stage at The Pantages with comedian Jeff Garlin. If you don't have tickets to the First Aid Kit at the Cedar Cu ... More >>
Who needs holiday shopping this weekend when you have music to keep you busy?
Some might say that 34 seems a bit "past one's prime" to have started a singing career. For Al Jarreau, that's never seemed to matter. Having been the only vocalist in history to garner Grammy Awards across three different genre categories (jazz, pop and R&B), and with 21 albums, seven Grammy ... More >>
Seven courses for $40 at the Local. Win!With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, we like to start the stomach-stretching prep in earnest, and this week's food offerings of hefty beer dinners and a full-on fête of all things French should do the distending job quite well.
Reclusive and idiosyncratic Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum has announced a large U.S. tour for 2012, which thankfully includes a Minneapolis stop at the Pantages Theatre on February 4th.
This change in weather must have brought along a wave of creativity...more CD releases this weekend!
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 >>
Chances are, if you turned on your radio in the year 2008, you've heard Sara Bareilles's smash single "Love Song." It was the type of song that you couldn't escape, but why would you want to? Sara's music is adorned with depth, heart and sensitivity. Her song "Gravity" hit at odds with almost eve ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzGreat Big SeaOctober 23, 2010Pantages Theatre, MinneapolisBY STACY SCHWARTZGreat Big Sea performed two full sets for an enthusiastic crowd at the Pantages Theatre on Saturday night. The crowd thrust their beers firmly in the air, swaying and singing along to every word th ... More >>
It's two dudes playing with their dicks. What more do you need?
Holy Crap! It's Art-a-Whirl weekend! Non-stop art and rock and roll takes over NorthEast this weekend with art shows, all-day indoor/outdoor performances, some bands floating down the river in houseboats, and general festival madness for 72 straight hours. This annual tradition is so broad an ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzStumbling out of the Jónsi show at the Pantages Theatre, there was a breathless combination of What the..., How the... and Wow. The Icelandic frontman honed his sense for the epic in his years with Sigur Rós, but his solo show, with it's amazing combination of sets, vide ... More >>
Meatwad and Master Shake are leaving their crappy suburban home in the Jersey to visit Minnesota. Really.
Brothers say they're like "two strong magnets"
The show will be a rare treat for fans of the former Trip Shakespeare bandmates.
The Spanish guitar phenomenons will melt your face right off.
Win front row tickets to Michael Ian Black at 3 p.m. today.
To heck with "One Man Minneapolis"
Get tipsy and vote for your favorite.
Sexy Renaissance men of the Twin Cities, your contest awaits you.
Happy Monday good people, and welcome back to the days of daily, morning updates. We have some exciting things planned -- more regular posts, more multimedia content, audio downloads of bands and enhanced coverage of community events -- that we think will enhance the material in our print paper as w ... More >>
Here, in chronological order, are my top 10 favorite shows by out-of-towners.
On working and wondering