The Beatles left Liverpool for Hamburg in August of 1960. By the end of the 39 weeks they played there on four trips from 1960 to December 1962, Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn estimates, the band played about 1,110 hours. On one trip to Germany, the band played 415 hours in 14 weeks. That's a dre ... More >>
Leading up to Saturday evening's sold-out Paul McCartney show at Target Field, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has dedicated the day to the Beatles legend. Sir Paul's last performance in the area was back in 2005, and he nearly hit Target Field in 2011. Tonight's performance will mark the third Minne ... More >>
St. Paul and the Broken Bones with Ryan Holweger Amsterdam Bar and Hall, Saint Paul Thursday, July 31, 2014 Ahead of St. Paul and the Broken Bones' sold-out show at Amsterdam on Thursday night, Mayor Chris Colemen proclaimed that it was St. Paul Day in the city of Saint Paul. The seven-piece soul b ... More >>
Plenty of musicians have impressive back catalogs and prestigious songbooks to their credit. But the exalted 50 year oeuvre of Sir Paul McCartney is something else. He's bringing a fraction of those celebrated songs to a sold-out Target Field on Saturday night, for the first full-stadium rock 'n' r ... More >>
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Paul McCartney has announced a new Minneapolis date at Target Field, according to sources. The August show fits within the Beatles founder's Out There U.S. tour, which is hitting arenas and stadiums around the country this summer.After Target Field has hosted country superstar Kenny Chesney a few ti ... More >>
Gimme Noise has selected 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Read all of the profiles here. Steven Cohen has a lengthy history of hunting for "the shot" in photo pits everywhere around the Twin Cities. His work is featured in City Pages and the Local Current Blog, and ... More >>
By Steve CohenIan McLagan The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, Minneapolis July 5, 2013 Minneapolis welcomed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan on Friday for his first ever appearance in the Twin Cities as a solo artist. "Mac" made note of Minneapolis's warm welcome after his leadoff tune "Hello Old ... More >>
Doomtree Roosevelt High School Auditorium, Minneapolis Friday, April 26, 2013 "Good morning, Roosevelt." With these words, Dessa quieted the chattering group of students and fans inside the south Minneapolis school's auditorium. During one of the first nice days of 2013, a select group of aspiring ... More >>
It is with a cringe that we announce that Kenny Chesney is returning to Target Field for a performance next summer. Although the country star was not Gimme Noise's favorite during this summer's stop for his Brothers of the Sun Tour with Tim McGraw, Grace Potter and Jake Owen, that's not the problem ... More >>
Melvins Lite with Tweak BirdGrumpy's Downtown9/19/12Long-standing cult band Melvins seem to always be moving in interesting directions. Last night was day 15 of the epic Melvins Lite tour to promote their 18th record, Freak Puke, as well as to attempt to break the world record for longest U.S. tour. ... More >>
By Sean McPhersonSean McPherson teaches at McNally Smith College of Music, is a founding member of Twin Cities hip-hop collective Heiruspecs, and plays bass with Dessa's touring band. He recently conducted a conversation with a leader in the changing terrain of the music copyright world, Northwester ... More >>
Well, it's certainly no Paul McCartney.Target Field announced this morning that their first ever public concert in the new stadium will feature co-headlining country artists Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on July 8, 2012, news that's being met with a resounding, harmonious grump-fest from Twin Citi ... More >>
Photos by Mark MallmanThe demo recording of "Let it Be" starts with Paul McCartney talking to the sound engineer. He says "This is going to knock you out, boy," and then proceeds to perform one of rock's greatest ballads. Those few snide words before he starts always reminds me of what the roa ... More >>
Well isn't this just precious. A slew of indie darlings have joined Lou Reed, Patti Smith and even a former Beatle to pay homage to influential early rock 'n' roller Buddy Holly on new tribute album Rave on Buddy Holly, which is streaming in its entirety today over at NPR. Holly was only 22 years ... More >>
Paul McCartney is embarking on a small tour of U.S. outdoor stadiums this summer, but contrary to what was initially reported to us by a concert promoter earlier this month, that tour will not include a stop at Target Field. Officials at the Twins stadium have confirmed that a tweet sent out by t ... More >>
With tickets on sale this morning for his much-anticipated show at Yankee Stadium, Sir Paul McCartney is unveiling a string of U.S. stadium dates that will bring him to Target Field in Minneapolis for the stadium's first ever public concert on September 1.
Photo by Erik HessWe're doing our best to fill up your mp3 library with solid local tunes today. In addition to offering an exclusive stream of Sims' new track "One Dimensional Man" and a download of the entire new five-track EP by Minneapolis expats Love in October, we were psyched to happen upo ... More >>
Let's abandon this governing conceit of this series, shall we? You're not buying any more presents. Neither am I, and neither is anybody else. We are so over mobbed outlet malls and web shopping when we're supposed to be pretending to work. Our spare bedroom closets are bursting with badly wrappe ... More >>
In anticipation of Daryl Hall and John Oates' performance at the State Theatre tomorrow night, we tried to come up with a way to honor them.As it turns out, that's pretty easy! Here are eight things you may have missed or been completely unaware of regarding the cool factor of Hall & Oates. T ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessA Tribute to the Replacements' TimNovember 26, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisReported with special help from Robyn LewisNow in its third installment, the Thanksgiving weekend tradition of reveling in the songs of the Replacements has grown into a gigantic local music event, the ... More >>
Aw, just look at him. That there is Justin Beaver, so named after the Bronx Zoo held an open vote - in other words, an open door to the inevitable. He's the second beaver to take New York in 200 years, keeping Jose company whilst they free-float down the Bronx River (which if you've never smelled ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenLast night, a bevy of local indie rockers united for Macca: A Tribute to Paul McCartney in the First Ave Mainroom. Blue Sky Blackout, the Melismatics, White Light Riot, Janey Winterbauer, the Duke of Dark, Adam Levy, and many more took turns paying homage to the pop songsmith ... More >>
You're front row, dead center at a show for your favorite band, they've just played your second favorite song, and you can't wait to hear what's next. There's a short pause in between songs--the singer thanks the crowd, the bassist cracks a private joke to the drummer, and meanwhile, in a matter ... More >>
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Hazeltine tips, history, predictions, and some video from practice day #2.
McCartney gazes into the abyss, and the abyss gazes back.
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Minneapolis' own is set to be in good company at this spring's Coachella fest in Indio, Calif., which features a great supporting cast of artists.
Man two rows behind me, browsing this film's description in the Sound Unseen guide: "140 minutes? Jesus!" You said it, guy. Two and a half hours is long for a band bio, not to mention a band manager bio. The film originally aired on the BBC in two one-hour parts and, being that this was the direct ... More >>
Dios Malos play California pop for the big-eyed kids away from the coast
The old, the tired, the rejuvenated, and the dead