Big Time Rush Target Center, Minneapolis Saturday, August 10, 2013 Big Time Rush are local boys made good. Sort of. They told not quite a packed house, but still several thousand -- mostly Rushers under the age of 12 and their parents with a few teens mixed in -- that they'd "fallen in love with y' ... More >>
This past Saturday, the boy band One Direction opened a pop-up store at the Mall of America, and Gimme Noise decided to observe what sort of youth-cultivated bedlam might result. Called 1D World, the store will occupy the northwest corner of the mall's rotunda for the next six weeks.Upon receiving t ... More >>
Everyone's a critic -- except in Minnesota, of course. Well, we're just as judgmental if not worse in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but you'd hardly detect it from any publicly circulated opinion on the matter with a byline. Actually, I take that back. Those charged with writing criticism often get shun ... More >>
KDWB's Jingle Ball With Psy, Train, Ed Sheeran, One Republic, Owl City, Cher Lloyd, Ellie Goulding, and Conor MaynardXcel Energy Center, St. PaulTuesday, December 4, 2012If a venue hands out earplugs as you are walking in, make sure you take them and use them. With as many screaming tweens as there ... More >>
Heralding the resurrection of the shut-down and much-missed Northeast Minneapolis music venue Stasiu's, which reopened earlier this month as Stanley's Bar Room, DJ Joel Stitzel will launch his contribution to the ancient art of karaoke with The Infernal Singalong Machine.
Somewhere, right now, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez are listening to some Glee-adoring teenage outcast absolutely slaughter a Lady Gaga standard and wondering - maybe not so much Jackson, but definitely the other two - "what am I doing here, and what the hell happened to my bril ... More >>
The more things change...
We've prepared the following shortlist of prospective Cowell replacements; call it a rogue's gallery.
Burger King officially joins the "over-sexualization of fast food" camp.
The rapper savant will join the ranks of American Idol singing mentors, alongside such vocal luminaries as, you know, Kenny Rogers.
American Idol judges gave Jesse Langseth one more chance to prove herself during the show's wild card round, but her last performance just wasn't enough for her to advance to the Top 12.
Minneapolis's Jesse Langseth had her big moment in the spotlight last night on Fox's American Idol. Langseth sang "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes.
We had so much hope for Minnesota's next pop star and now it's over.
University of Minnesota student Casey Carlson fell pretty flat last night and was quickly pummeled by the judges. Only her hotness can save her now.
Why do TV execs bring the same ratty toys to show-and-tell?
Will the unholy wailing of teen balladeers ever end?
Three Picked-to-Click talents face the music from a panel of judges
The Breeders are just as dreamy as they were nine years ago. Or is that just the whip-its talking?