Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>
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Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings are putting plans for a big 2013 on hold with the announcement that Jones has been diagnosed with stage-one bile duct cancer. As a result, a new album titled Give the People What They Want will not be released as scheduled in August, and all tour dates have been post ... More >>
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For how often St. Vincent comes to town, you'd think she's moving in. For the third second time in the span of four months, Annie Clark is booked to perform in the Twin Cities. This September, she joins ex-Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne on the first date of a joint tour celebrating their forth ... More >>
May 17, 2011 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings State Theater Minneapolis, MN Sharon Jones has her own brand of caffeine that no one else knows about--it's so powerful that it's probably illegal, or at least government-moderated. That's the only way to explain her performance last night at the S ... More >>
Jones and the Dap Kings coming to the State Theatre
Photo by Nick VlcekSharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were easily our favorite act at this year's Rock the Garden, and looking back at this footage of her performance, it's easy to see why she won us over so quickly. Check out the clip of Ms. Jones and Co. playing "Got to Be the Way It Is" below, and ... More >>
Lovin' that necklace, don'cha know! Photo by Tony Vu City Pages' Freestyle Fashion team hit up the Walker for its bigtime annual music event last weekend, this year's event featuring the musical stylings of OK GO, MGMT, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings and more. Thousands of smartly dressed Twin C ... More >>
The Current and the Walker Art Center announced their Rock the Garden lineup today with a live broadcast at Brit's Pub in downtown Minneapolis, hosted by Current DJ Mary Lucia and the Walker's Senior Curator for Performing Arts Philip Bither. The yearly outdoor festival has grown quite large in t ... More >>
It was all Suns and Sons on Radio K's and the Current's charts this week.
The Traveling Wilburys of retro-funk and the single that got Jay-Z's attention.
White Rabbits conquer the underground rock scene, one thick novel at a time
Top Ten Movers This Week at the Electric Fetus
Top Ten Spins this week at MPR's the Current, 89.3
November 16; First Avenue; 612.332.1775
SXSW gives a girl more music than she could possibly need—but not as much as she wants
Crumbling balconies and cheering hordes at Austin's Rock'n'Roll OmniExpo
Here's Radio K's Top 77 albums of the year, based on listener votes. Since the email didn't distinguish between band name, title, or label, let us know if there are any errors below: 1. Broken Social Scene, Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts) 2. Low, The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop) 3. Gorillaz, Demon ... More >>
Here, in chronological order, are my top 10 favorite shows by out-of-towners.
Tapes 'n Tapes are in the mood for love
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
Give it up for funk classicists Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
The dap dip, the reefer man, and the best Parisian disco album