Perfect Pussy 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis Sunday, March 30, 2014I wish I hated Perfect Pussy. Not because I want to join the inevitable backlash already kicking in against the most critically acclaimed punks of the moment. Ill-wishers may credit the Syracuse band's sudden rise to shock value (thei ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.When Lady Gaga first hit the scene, no one was indifferent about her. You either loved her or hated her, and usually to a large extreme. But now, ... More >>
In the Twin Cities Fan of the Week series, Gimme Noise showcases fellow concertgoers in their natural habitat.Event: Nine Inch Nails and Explosions in the Sky (Review | Slideshow)Location: Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulDate of Discovery: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Area music fans never really need much of an excuse to stop into the Electric Fetus. The renowned Minneapolis record shop has something to suit the needs of anyone and everyone, no matter what styles of music you are into or who your favorite band is. And now, the Fetus is set to celebrate their 45 ... More >>
Tyler Flory is a teacher at Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins. His Music Class column ties together his job and his music fandom in a neat little package.Teaching allegory to high school students is difficult. It is much easier when the lessons of stories are found within the pages it ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.Coming of age in the '80s had a lot of complexities. Parachute pants made us look ridiculous, puberty hit right as Time magazine was running weekly s ... More >>
Summer un-officially began this month as pitchers and catchers reported to Florida to mark the start of another season of trying to survive in Twins territory. Even though about 12 inches of snow covers Target Field, we can still daydream of April 1 when the skies will be blue, and Joe Mauer and Jus ... More >>
Tyler Flory is a teacher at Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins. His Music Class column ties together his job and his music fandom in a neat little package. "I believe [Bob Dylan's] 'Like a Rolling Stone' is the greatest rock and roll simile of all time," I state to my 4th block 9th G ... More >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
Director Gorman Bechard doesn't live in Minnesota, but his documentary subjects are frequently part of the musical fabric of the area. Earlier this year, we published an update about his project involving Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart, but this one got off the ground because he was already in town gather ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story dupes dozens-- Michele Bachmann waves bag of gay-unfriendly Chick-fil-A [VIDEO]-- Michele Bachmann is making shit up in her latest fundraising e-mailDuring an RNC interview with USA Today, Michele Bachmann offered u ... More >>
In a press conference yesterday morning, six students who were bullied for being gay in the Anoka-Hennepin school district gathered with their parents and legal team to announce they've settled with the district. Among them was 15-year-old Brittany Geldert, who talked about a time when her peers ... More >>
Howard Stern lit into Michele Bachmann on his Sirius satellite radio show in the wake of the Rolling Stone article on the spate of teen suicides in the Anoka-Hennepin school district."The amazing thing to me--I'm watching these debates, the Republican debates--this Michele Bachmann and Rick Sant ... More >>
It's about time. This month's stem-to-stern editorial redesign is the first since 2001.As with most large newspapers, complete redesigns are infrequent. In this publication, it's occurred roughly every eight-to-ten years. The decision to update our look was made over a year ago, and it's the res ... More >>
Talk about Minnesota Nice. There is an unlikely new split 7" about to be released by much loved (but wildly different) Minnesota bands Trampled By Turtles and Motion City Soundtrack. The 7-inch features the Turtles tackling the MCS track "Disappear," and the Motion City boys returning the favor b ... More >>
Photo By Adam WeissWill Hermes is currently a senior critic for Rolling Stone, as well as being a regular contributor to NPR's "All Things Considered," but he has a distinguished history with the Twin Cities music scene as well. Mr. Hermes began writing for the City Pages in the early '90s, and b ... More >>
It's not often that Paul Westerberg talks to the press these days -- a fact that Village Voice contributor Peter Gerstenzang brags about in the intro to his new Q&A -- so it's interesting that the former Replacements frontman has shown up not once, but two separate times in New York blogs thi ... More >>
When Kurt Cobain took his own life in 1994, after the initial shock and sorrow faded away, what I was left with was a deep concern and sympathy for his baby daughter, Frances Bean, who was only a year old at the time. Not only would she grow up without a father in her life (and constantly be ... More >>
Dubbing Minneapolis native Jake Manders as a songwriter is partially accurate; he is also a raconteur who has carefully crafted a collection of songs that narrate his life. Manders' self-titled project is rooted in 1994, when he first picked up the guitar and harmonica. A prolific writer, ... More >>
If you want to be president of the United States, like Michele Bachmann does, voters need to be assured that you've got the necessary brains, common sense, and principles to run the country. So Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace laid out some of Bachmann's more recent noteworthy gaffes, lies, and i ... More >>
Bachmann makes it official again.To the surprise of exactly no one, Michele Bachmann walked out onto a stage in Waterloo, Iowa, this morning to announce again that she's running for president, just in case anyone missed it the first time, or the second time. Here's America's Craziest Congresswom ... More >>
Rolling Stone: Don't laugh at Bachmann, or the joke's on you.Rolling Stone has uncorked a hit job on Rep. Michele Bachmann that suggests just how utterly buffaloed the national press has become by her presidential campaign. Just today, for example, the New York Times devotes dozens of uncritical ... More >>
Photo by Thierry ArdittiWhen it was time for Greil Marcus to start his reading last night at Magers and Quinn, he suddenly realized that his emcee had gone missing--off, he later suggested, to use the bathroom. So the 65-year old author, perhaps the most famous of all living rock critics, walked ... More >>
Photos by Rick MasonNew Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 6-8, 2011New Orleans Fair GroundsBY RICK MASONAs the searing Louisiana sun sagged through the gathering Delta dusk west of New Orleans' Fair Grounds last Sunday, the electric atmosphere in front of the towering Gentilly Stage arced a ... More >>
Photo by D. L. AndersonBon Iver's page on the Jagjaguwar site is down this morning, which can only mean one thing: Today's the day when the Indiana indie label is unveiling the details for the band's sophomore album. Last month, bandleader Justin Vernon conducted an interview with Rolling Stone t ... More >>
Tattoos have been fully in the mainstream for well over a decade now. No one is surprised by much in the way of body art these days - I've got some, you've probably got at least one, maybe on your hand or something. They're probably dumb (mine are, at least).Nope, nothing's really shocking anymo- ... More >>
Another week down, fam! 2011 is that much closer. Trust.
Yeah, this is old news (about 15 years old, to be exact), but something caught our eye when we were browsing our sister paper Houston Press's list of Rolling Stone's 25 Worst Cover Misfires. The whole list is pretty gruesome, but we couldn't help but wonder -- just what were the editors going for ... More >>
Photos by Stefanie Odberg for 96.3 NOWBY HANNAH SILK CHAMPAGNEWhen is a listening party not just a listening party?When it's a Kanye West listening party.
Yesterday, Rolling Stone reported that upon his release from Rikers Prison this Thursday, Lil Wayne will record on the private plane flying him home. After that story hit the wires, undisclosed sources filled Gimme Noise in on some of the other transient locations - all of which are presentl ... More >>
Chin-stroking musos everywhere were stoked to learn that next week's issue of Rolling Stone will include an excerpt from Life, the long-awaited, drug- and debacle-soaked memoir from storied Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards. This in a season that will already see the release of stocking-stu ... More >>
Rolling Stone listed their "Best Record Stores in the USA" this week, and amongst the winners were two local shops: Hymie's Vintage Records on Lake Street and the Electric Fetus, which has stores in Minneapolis, Duluth, and St. Cloud.
Tom Loftus by Greg SchaalThe 501 Club will launch their 501 Arts fall program this Saturday with a band photo exhibit featuring Minneapolis-based photographers. From mid-performance snapshots to posed band portraits, the medley of photos in the exhibit will be intriguing, to say the least. A ... More >>
Prince has a new album nearing completion (album artwork is above), which will be released July 22 in the US and July 10 in the UK. The 10-song collection, 20Ten, will be dispersed throughout in the UK via daily newspapers and magazines, with issues of England's Daily Mirror, Scotland's Daily Rec ... More >>
A chilling report from April 8, 1994, the day Kurt Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home.
New Bob Mould track released, Prince's drops new albums online (sort of) & the Evening Rig interviewed
As Rolling Stone's radar sweeps the nation, the Twin Cities score two major blips.
Low, Dosh, Sims and Vampire Hands play First Ave tonight in honor of the U of M's independent radio station.
METAPHOR is a new online magazine that covers the world of performance poetry. International in scope, the cyberjournal is the pet project of Pioneer Press reporter Matt Peiken.
"Music mags Spin and Vibe have been quietly put on the market, giving leading suitor Quincy Jones some unwelcome competition," reported Radar Magazine last week. "There are a number of parties with strong interest in the properties," one source is quoted as saying. "I think both magazines will have ... More >>
No Way Out: Is bean-counter-turned-chart-topper Sean "Puffy" Combs tragically fated to success?