As we assembled this week's cover story, 89.3 the Current: An oral history, we quickly realized that one key piece of the radio station had a life of its own: Rock the Garden. The annual summer music festival started out in 1998 as a membership driver for the Walker Art Center, a kind of musical in ... More >>
DJs, local artists, and the music community muse about what makes the radio station so revolutionary
A new generation of artists showcase their work in 2014's New World Visions
The Twin Cities music community needs a jolt every so often, and it came over the weekend via Low's performance at Rock the Garden. In a set defying their more traditional recent material, including this year's fascinating The Invisible Way, the 20-year vets leaned heavily on their slower, contempla ... More >>
Minnesota Monthly has released a list of the Twin Cities' most powerful leaders calling the shots, and a few names from the music realm popped up there. The most recognizable to a regular Gimme Noise reader would be Doomtree rapper Dessa, who was the final entry in the 75-person tally.And we're not ... More >>
Walker Art Center's annual avant-garde festival defies definition
Stage artists converge for experimental theater festival
All productions contain a sense of crossing borders
Ralph Lemon at the Walker in September: a lonely roadI'm on the phone with Walker Art Center curator for performing arts Philip Bither; the topic is the 2010-11 season, and the man is clearly jazzed. "One of the major threads of this season is even further erosions between disciplinary lines," sa ... More >>
Be inspired by everything from an anime festival to a film noir microcinema
Electronic one-man band Martin Dosh steps out of the background and into the spotlight
'Gatsby' has always been great. Now it's long—really long.
Two humans travel from Mount Wookie to Mars
The BLB brings off-night experimentation to the weekend
Surviving the crush, teasing an oracular virtual dolphin, and making sense of the Walker Art Center's reopening party
Why the first rush of discovering new music is often the deepest
The war on terror is keeping musicians out of the U.S.
Globe-trotting curator Philip Bither gives audiences what they didn't know they wanted
Two young curators with strikingly different styles make Sonic Circuits a joltingly diverse electronic-music festival
Since when has tumbling off a 120-foot grain silo been a form of modern dance?
After two decades as a theatrical jack-of-all-trades, Michael Sommers pulls the strings for his first full-length performance