Sarah Rose

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Let's begin with an ethereal new video from Is/Is, which was directed by City Pages Art Director, Emily Utne. This week also brings new clips from Black Diet, Battlerat, Por ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Drone Not Drones posts full 28-hour concert schedule

    Starting tonight, the West Bank will be abuzz with vibrations far more hypnotic than afternoon stop-and-go traffic.The notorious 28-hour Drone Not Drones event benefiting Doctors Without Borders is nearly upon us. Low, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, BNLX, Gabriel Douglas, JT Bates, Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylv ... More >>

  • Music

    December 18, 2013

    Nate Nelson explores his improvisational side

    The STNNNG guitarist takes the lead on American Cream's debut recordsational side with American Cream

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    A video history of Is/Is

    The past week has seen City Pages shining a light on one of the Twin Cities' more underrated rock bands, three-piece act Is/Is. In fact, we put them on the cover of the newspaper with an in-depth story about their unique adventure out to Joshua Tree National Park, which you can still grab a copy of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Is/Is in Joshua Tree: A photo journal

    The cover of this week's City Pages is a near and dear one to those of us at Gimme Noise. That's for selfish reasons, of course -- because, duh, it's a story about a band! The band in question is Minneapolis rock trio Is/Is who are just about to wrap up a month-long stay a ranch that's right at the ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2013

    Is/Is take to the desert for artistic growth

    The Minneapolis band hit the road, searching for inspiration in the desert

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Retribution Gospel Choir at the Turf Club, 2/1/13

    Retribution Gospel Choirwith Pony Trash and SouthwireTurf Club, St. PaulFriday, February 1, 2013As the years go by, it becomes more and more obvious that Alan Sparhawk is destined to have his own special place in the annals of Minnesota music. There are those who just seem to bring something extra t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Best Twin Cities albums 2012: Staff lists

    The waterfall of opinion flows s'more today with a collection of the best albums released locally in the Twin Cities in 2012. As opposed to the list that appeared in this week's issue, these are 14 distinct opinions on what was impressive in the past year, and a bunch of links to the related stories ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012

    After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen

  • Music

    April 11, 2012

    Is/Is show kaleidoscopic talent on new album III

    Sarah Nienaber, Sarah Rose, and Annie May form punk-chick trifecta

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Premiere: Is/Is "Fire" video

    Related:Is/Is light "Fire" from debut III, out in AprilMinneapolis rock trio Is/Is has created a stunning new music video to accompany the release of their full-length album, III."Fire" is a molten, sludgy track cooled slightly by guitarist Sarah Rose's precision lead vocals, and fits within the fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Is/Is light "Fire" from debut III, out in April

    ​Is/Is represents the sludgy savior to raise you from the typical local rock doldrums. The all-female Minneapolis trio just dropped a new single from their forthcoming debut album, III. It's called "Fire," and the slow-burning smolder provides the ideal entry into their world -- if, ahem, you didn ... More >>

  • Music

    September 21, 2011
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    September 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Minnesota SXSW 2011 invasion: Complete

    Photo by Ben ClarkPhantom Tails at SXSW​It's a strange thing, going from the constant cacophony of thousands of bands playing at once down to nothing at all. But it's a process that is as much a part of attending SXSW as all of the incidentals of the festival: BBQ, suntan lotion, beer, beer, beer. ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010

    Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Red Pens, Is/Is, Cadette, Bombay Sweets at the Hexagon

    ​Original design by Howard Hamilton of Red Pens; his band is playing a free show tomorrow night at the Hex with Is/Is (Sarah Nienaber of Gospel Gossip and Sarah Rose of First Communion Afterparty), Cadette, and Bombay Sweets.Submit your flyers for consideration to

  • Music

    September 19, 2007

    Phantasmagoric Transubstantiation

    Dig the Psychedelic Democracy of First Communion Afterparty