Recently, in an interview with Hello! Magazine, that sappy dude with Ashton Kutcher hair, James Blunt, apologized for his double-platinum song "Beautiful." Referring to it as "force-fed down people's throats" and "annoying," Blunt has openly admitted his grim misdeed in writing the 2005 anthem for t ... More >>
Betty Who With Sombear and Step Rockets 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Saturday, January 18, 2014 Some shows simply click. Due to a perfect confluence of the right artist, audience, night, and venue, some performances take on a transcendent quality that surpasses the mere sum of their parts, elevati ... More >>
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It's hard to believe it was already 10 years ago that George Harrison lost his battle with cancer. Most people remember where they were when they learned that Kurt Cobain committed suicide or the Challenger space shuttle fell out of the sky; for whatever reason, I remember the exact moment that I ... More >>
Joseph Arthur is a low-key type of guy, having gone vastly unnoticed and living humbly as the existence of a shy folk-star; one whom everyone's heard of, but nobody really knows.
Paul Schrader wrote the script to Taxi Driver while living in a station wagon. Such is the myth of the suffering artist. But beautiful crazy Van Gogh bastard established the archetype. We might stumble onto a kick-ass something in the morning, but by bedtime, the artist suffers by choice.
A decade ago, in the immediate aftermath of Al Qaeda terrorists commandeering passenger airplanes and piloting them into New York City skyscrapers, an unknown young musician cut a 17-minute-long, eerily prescient song in his bedroom, somewhere in the wilds of California. This uncouth, possib ... More >>
Phil Collins is marginally famous for being the drummer/singer for Genesis, a UK outfit initially known for immersive prog-rock epics like Trespass and Selling England By The Pound, until they sold out and went commercial. He is slightly more well-known for contributing to Disney film soundtracks ... More >>
This is it, people. We're in the home stretch of Mark Mallman's 78-hour song, which he started performing on Thursday afternoon at the Turf and will wrap up tonight at 10 p.m.For reasons not even we can explain, we've been live-blogging the majority of Marathon 3 here on Gimme Noise, and will con ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonAimee MannSeptember 13, 2010Dakota Jazz Club The first night of a tour is always a precarious occasion for a fan. There are shows where the group hits the stage like a well-oiled machine, completely ready and excited to take on the rigors of the road with an added intensity a ... More >>
Photo by Erik Hess"Ben is kind of The Dude....he's a maniac and he holds it down so hard." High praise from Stef Leron "POS" Alexander, but drummer Ben Ivascu lives up to the hype every single time he plays. And chances are that he's playing right now. In a set of cities blessed with some o ... More >>
Our first guess? A song by HEALTH, naturally.
Our best of the year countdown continues with our top 5 drink of the week selections of 2009.
We talked about lots of interesting stuff this week, but really all we can think about right now is Phil Collins.
There is absolutely no reason to be grumpy after having one of these: The Phil Collins at Grumpy's NE is this week's drink of the week.
The immensely influential, deeply troubled singer-songwriter died yesterday in a Glasgow hospital after a four decade career in music.
The year's best action pic tops this week's pop culture picks
Michael Mann's 'Miami Vice' update is a scorcher
It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present
We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.
More than a decade into Paul Westerberg's solo career, it's time to replace The Replacements
Or, Cannes 2001: How to love the movies without hating yourself
Disney's Tarzan swings for evolution but slouches toward the primitive
Silent Night Fever's Martini & Olive.