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  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    10 Twin Cities music acts who deserve to be famous

    In a digital age driven by social media, an artist can make a song and a name for themselves over the course of a single afternoon. With the assistance of some prominent shares and retweets, things can move quickly. With Picked to Click, Gimme Noise's ultimate aim is to give some well-earned attenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Prince joins Twitter and posts his first selfie: A timeline

    Anyone missing Prince's strange publicity stunts of the past will be pleased to follow his activity on Twitter. Yes, on Tuesday evening at about 8 p.m., the @3rdEyeGirl account was updated with this tweet: "PRINCE'S 1ST TWEET... TESTING 1, 2..." Since the guy already has the inclination to shorten h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Twin Cities chef becomes cheftestapant on Bravo's Top Chef New Orleans

    As per usual, the online community has been eagerly awaiting the announcement of who will make the cut for the current round of Bravo TV's Top Chef; a reality TV series that pits chefs from around the country against each other in a variety of culinary challenges in order to win the title of 'Top Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    D'Angelo cancels Tuesday night show at First Ave

    Just when it seemed that all was right in the world of D'Angelo, there's fresh reason to have our doubts: early this afternoon, First Avenue announced the sad news that the reclusive R&B legend has abruptly canceled his performance in the Mainroom, which was due to commence in less than 36 hours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts of 2013 (so far)

    At the halfway point of 2013's concert year in the Twin Cities -- things feel pretty satisfying. We've already experienced six months of polarizing sets, surprise shows, reunions, long-awaited returns, and this is before the Replacements have played a single note live.   Some the most deeply fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Dave Murray Infinity Quartet with Macy Gray at The Dakota, 6/23/13

    It's a strange coincidence that the Twin Cities were graced by performances from two of neo-soul's most embattled stars on the same Sunday evening, but it offers a great chance for comparison of their respective legacies and comeback-stories. While D'Angelo and recent co-conspirator Questlove reigne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    ?uestlove: Michele Bachmann gag nearly got us kicked off Fallon

    The Roots drummer and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon music guy Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson opens up about some of his darkest days as a performer in his new book, Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. One of which was a little stunt involving Michele Bachmann in 2011 that you might remember ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    D'Angelo and ?uestlove at First Avenue, 6/23/13

    D'Angelo and QuestloveFirst Ave, MinneapolisSunday, June 23, 2013Long before D'Angelo ever hit town for his two-man show in the Mainroom with Questlove, one thing seemed like a safe bet: there was no telling just who was going to show up. Would it be the impossibly sexy soul singer who created Voodo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 6/19-6/25

    So it's starting to actually feel like June! It's just in time because there's TONS of outdoor events to be had. Saturday marks the 10 Thousand Sounds Festival featuring the Walkmen, Free Energy, Greg Grease, Strange Names and more. Sunday Uptown celebrates the recent nice weather with music from&nb ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013
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    June 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    The 20 juiciest tidbits from Touré's new Prince biography

    For many, Prince remains an enigmatic character, larger than life. This month, the star comes a little closer to Earth in a new book by journalist Touré in I Would Die 4 U. In three long essays, Touré explores Prince as a talented kid from Minneapolis in "Prince's Rosebud," a sex symbol in "The K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Bobby Z's Benefit 2 Celebrate Life at First Avenue, 3/9/13

    Bobby Z's Benefit 2 Celebrate LifeWith Princess, ?uestlove, Dez Dickerson, Andre Cymone, Dr. Fink, and Alexander O'NealFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, March 9, 2013The draws for Saturday's second annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life at First Avenue were many, but Princess was the most unique, by far. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Princess: We've been obsessed with Prince for over 30 years

    College pals Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, the pair behind Prince tribute act Princess, make for the perfect combination of soulful spirit and high regard for the Purple One's ouvre and its musical legacy. Rudolph, who often showed off her singing voice as a Saturday Night Live cast member, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week: 3/6-3/12

    With Spring approaching, forget the snow for a second, Minneapolis is selling out shows left and right. Wednesday night, sisters Tegan and Sara are welcomed to Minneapolis by a sold-out First Ave mainroom. Muse hits the Target Center Thursday and Imagine Dragons sells out the Varsity on Friday. Satu ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013
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    February 13, 2013

    Princetagram iPhone app unveiled by Jimmy Fallon

    Some of the greatest innovations and stupidest pet tricks come out of late-night television, so it's no surprise that Late Night With Jimmy Fallon introduced Princetagram to the masses this week.With Prince fan ?uestlove -- who will perform at the Bobby Z's second Benefit 2 Celebrate Life on March 9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Nicholas David: It's a beautiful, healthy baby boy!

    Congratulations are in order for Minnesota's latest contestant from The Voice, Nicholas David "The Feelin" Mrozinski. Earlier this morning, Mrozinski announced on his Facebook page that his longtime girlfriend just gave birth to the couple's third child. See also: Nicholas David places third on ... More >>

  • Music

    January 23, 2013

    Jose James channels his idols

    Switching from jazz to soul, James evokes Al Green and Marvin Gaye on No Beginning No End

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2013

    Bobby Z unveils second Benefit 2 Celebrate Life lineup

    Last February, drummer and radio personality Bobby Z reunited the Revolution, Prince's old group, for their first full-scale show together in quite some time. And now he's got another Prince-inspired party planned with the second Benefit 2 Celebrate Life on Saturday, March 9 at First Avenue. The lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Maya Rudolph is in a Prince cover band called Princess

    Anyone who found themselves plopped down in front of the radio this past weekend could've happened upon a NPR story about Princess, a new female-fronted covers act that plays the hits of Prince. This new purple project is fronted by former Saturday Night Live not-for-prime-time player Maya Rudolph a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012

    The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The Bon Iver remix contest has 1,617 entries: Our picks

    See Also:Bon Iver announces remix contest Early this month, Grammy winners Bon Iver decided to harvest the stems to the ten songs on the Bon Iver, Bon Iver and present them to the remixing public for a contest. The creators of the best remix of each song will each bank $1,000 for their efforts and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Bon Iver announces remix contest

    See Also:Bon Iver erotic fan fiction hits TumblrBon Iver's Justin Vernon designs shoe for KeepBon Iver at the Orpheum Theatre, 09/06/11Bon Iver's richly evocative, Grammy-winning album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, was a bit of a divisive release in certain music circles. But no matter how you feel about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Bachmann demands apology from NBC for Fallon diss, calls them the 'entertainment elite'

    ​What started as an LOL for music fans in Questlove's social network has turned into a roaring political migraine for NBC, as Michele Bachmann has gotten word of the "diss" the Roots delivered in the form of her walk-on music on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night.Never one to let a contr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    The Roots diss Michele Bachmann with 'Lyin' Ass Bitch' as she walks on Jimmy Fallon

    ​Anyone who follows Roots drummer and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon staple Questlove on Twitter knows that he puts a lot of thought into the walk-on music the band plays for each of the guests on their show. One of the Roots' finest zingers to date was playing the Milli Vanilli song "Girl You Know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    fDeluxe's St. Paul Peterson talks about the Minneapolis Sound, working with Prince, and the rebirth of the Family

    ​Shortly after Purple Rain put Minneapolis on the map of the music world, Prince formed a little short-lived band called the Family. They would only record one album and play one sold-out show at First Avenue before disbanding, but their impact is still felt to this day. Though the musicians occas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    tUnE-yArDs and the Roots melt brains on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'

    Photo by Erik HesstUnE-yArDs at the Cedar earlier this year​The Late Night With Jimmy Fallon show, which is musically hosted by groundbreaking live hip-hop crew the Roots, has made a habit out of bending the rules of typical late-show musical performances and allowing artists to perform whatever - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Yuck make their Twin Cities debut tonight at the Varsity Theater

    ​When Jonny Rogoff answers the phone from London, one thing stands out: he sounds like a kid. Even when he's tucked in behind his drum kit during one of Yuck's concerts--his large afro bobbing gently to the rhythm of the music, a fuzzy beard lining his chin--he looks like a shy, baby-faced version ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Justin Vernon covers Bonnie Raitt, gets interviewed by Jimmy Fallon

    Photo by D.L. Anderson​It's not often that Jimmy Fallon invites his musical guest to sit down for an interview prior to their performance on his late-night show, but the fact that he brought on Bon Iver's Justin Vernon to do just that is even more proof of how massive the release of his sophomore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Prince Welcomes New Jersey 2 America at the IZOD Center

    Photo by Nicole Ankowski for the Village Voice​Prince's Welcome 2 America "tour" (he's playing in New Jersey and New York) kicked off last night in East Rutherford, New Jersey's IZOD Center (like the pants, yes...and no, it's doubtful the Minnesnowta Yoda's full-length purple leather coat will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Public Enemy honor Brother Ali in new video

    ​In preparation for their forthcoming box set (BRING THE NOISE, HITS, VIDS, and DOC BOX: GREATEST SITES AND SOUNDS), Public Enemy dropped a new video for "Say it Like it Really Is" this morning, and it includes snapshots of inspirational public figures, activists, and musicians ranging from Malcol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    The Roots and Brother Ali collaborate on "The Trap"

    Watch the hometown hip-hop star collaborate with one of his heroes.

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    The Roots to return to the First Ave stage tonight

    The Roots thrive in a strange place; they're an active part of modern hip-hop, but also removed from it.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Former Trocaderos employee alleges sexual harassment

    A former Trocaderos employee says she was fired after she complained about repeated sexual harassment on the job.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: March 6-12

    Prince signs on for Tonight Show residency, interview with Invincible, Mayda profiled & next week's best new releases.

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    September 22, 2008
  • Music

    August 1, 2007

    Purple Drizzle

    Prince's fair-to-middling latest is a sad sign o' the times

  • Arts

    October 5, 2005

    Sweet Sixteen

    Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'

  • Music

    May 25, 2005

    I Want You Back

    Classic Motown, Atlantic, and Curtis Mayfield tunes get remixed and recast

  • Music

    July 14, 2004
  • News

    September 3, 2003

    First Love

    The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.

  • Music

    March 5, 2003
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    February 12, 2003

    Digging Deeper

    Excavating hip hop's history with the Roots

  • Music

    January 3, 2001

    Sweet Nothings

    Sade and Erykah Badu return to slow the pulse rate of contemporary R&B

  • Music

    August 23, 2000
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    August 2, 2000

    Funk Is Instrumental

    The teenage Heiruspecs put live horns and guitars back into hip hop

  • Music

    March 8, 2000
  • Music

    February 9, 2000

    Footsteps in the Dark

    A walk through D'Angelo's hotly awaited, strangely elusive masterpiece, Voodoo

  • Music

    March 10, 1999

    Deeper Roots

    Underappreciated hip hoppers the Roots put their sound together on the new album Things Fall Apart

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