Motion City Soundtrack w/After the Burial, Bloodnstuff, Haphduzn, Frankie Lee, and Sean Anonymous Pizza Lucé Downtown, Minneapolis Saturday, August 10, 2013 After going on hiatus last year, the 10th annual Pizza Lucé Block Party returned last night with to celebrate 20 years of Pizza Lucé. The d ... More >>
The slow-burning career trajectory of the National is similar to their songs and albums themselves. What starts as a gentle wave of emotion and intrigue gradually swells to a point where the listener simply gets swept up in the raw sentiments of the track, eventually taken somewhere far different fr ... More >>
Vampire WeekendOrpheum Theatre, MinneapolisMonday, August 5, 2013Vampire Weekend are not a sentimental band. We should know this already, of course. It's plain to see in their music, and frankly, they're too successful to waste their time with such middling emotions. But, as the New Yorkers returned ... More >>
The Shouting Matches With Alpha Consumer First Avenue, Minneapolis August 2, 2013 Near the end of Friday's Shouting Matches show, Justin Vernon led bandmates Phil Cook and Brian Moen through the soulful "I Need a Change." The standout track from their debut full-length, Grownass Man, is ostensibly ... More >>
There was not a Pizza Lucé Block Party in 2012, but the tradition has returned with a twist. Yes, there will be a party this year, but it's moving to downtown to celebrate the pizza chain's 20th year in business.The lineup for the 10th annual Block Party so far includes eight acts, including Bloodn ... More >>
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
Vita.mn's Vth Anniversary Party with Hold Steady, P.O.S., Night Moves, and No Bird SingNovember 18, 2011Epic, Minneapolis"Congrats on throwing such an 'epic' party!" an acquaintance gushed to me shortly after arriving at Vita.mn's "Vth" anniversary bash on Friday night. I found her flub more ende ... More >>
When it comes to deciding what to cover, our web traffic isn't everything, but it does give us a unique insight into what our readers like to read about the most. It turns out that our Gimme Noise readers love block party announcements (duh); Prince facts; that incessant Foster the People song th ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessOrion Treon of Phantom TailsPizza Luce Block Party 2011August 13, 2011Pizza Luce Uptown, MinneapolisThough there are still a few worthy contenders left this summer (especially next weekend's double-header of the SoundTown Music Festival in Somerset and the West Bank Music Fest ... More >>
In my recap of the Pizza Luce Block Party from this weekend, I remarked that the free fest might end up being the highlight of the summer concert season. But it looks like we'll have a few other worthy contenders before the season is up -- two more late summer block party lineups have been reveal ... More >>
The Pizza Luce Block Party is only a few days away, and this year's party might have the strongest lineup yet. In addition to serving as a testing ground for a couple of new projects -- Charles, a new rock band led by Sean Tillmann, a.k.a. Har Mar Superstar; and Farewell Continental, the side pro ... More >>
Photo by Tigger LunneyIt's been over a decade since Sean Tillmann adopted his Har Mar Superstar alter ego and eventually relocated to Los Angeles, CA. The Rocky Mountains couldn't separate Tillmann from his musical alumni, however, and he's maintained a prominent role in the local scene, boo ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHMike Mictlan performs at next month's Red Stag Block PartyHot on the heels of the Pizza Luce Block Party lineup, we were greeted with a couple more free summer concert lineups this morning: The Bastille Day Block Party, which will be in Uptown on Sunday, July 17, and the Red S ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerJust another hot, hot summer of our lives... This past weekend was packed from end-to-end with local shows of every variety, from Friday night's Rogue Valley CD-release show at the Mainroom to Saturday's Pizza Luce Block Party and Loring Alley Party and Sunday's marathon hoot ... More >>
Gloria's Lobotomy by Rudy FigThere's never a week in the Twin Cities without great free stuff to do. This week's hot happenings include an incredible lineup at the Pizza Luce Block Party (Brother Ali! Dessa! Pink Mink!), sugary sweet art by Rudy Fig and Jeff Warner over at the Gallery at Fox Tax, ... More >>
It's been a hot and stormy week, but we've got our fingers crossed that tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day. Hear that, rain gods? TOMORROW WILL BE BEAUTIFUL. It had better be; there's more than one slammin' outdoor concert scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, and it would be a shame to see any ... More >>
Not to be outdone by the Pizza Luce Block Party, Totally Gross National Product, Nick & Eddie, and Ryan Olson have put together an amazing day and night of the Cities' best way-goddamn-left-of-center musicians and artists, including Mike 2600, Poop Smeared Mirror (Knife World with added insan ... More >>
Murs and Slug collaboration starts to take shape, Dan Wilson announces home town tour & next week's best new releases.
Sufjan Stevens announces TC date, One For The Team release new video & Silversun Pickups hit the Current studios.
The thing that set this block party apart from the rest we've attended this uncharacteristically mild summer? The oppressive humidity.
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Dan Auerbach, the Mountain Goats and Final Fantasy announce TC dates & P.O.S. releases new video.