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    January 16, 2014

    Forged Artifacts joins Frenchkiss Label Group

    Minnesota is flush these days with small, boutique-style labels that help get the word out about local musicians -- many of whom get the means to release records for the first time. One such label that has quickly set itself apart is Minneapolis-based Forged Artifiacts, the labor of love of Matt Lin ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Why music critics shouldn't date other music critics

    They say artists shouldn't date other artists, and actors shouldn't date other actors. This is also the case when it comes to music writers. For starters, music writers are a miserable lot who are mostly paid in concert tickets, ego-stroking and swag, rather than actual money. Plus, they're opiniona ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Colin Meloy at the Woman's Club, 11/13/13

    Colin Meloy With Eleanor Friedberger The Woman's Club Theater, Minneapolis November 13, 2013 During the final stop of his fall solo tour, Colin Meloy proved that he can be clever and comical even without his merry band of Decemberists by his side. Perhaps even more so, since it was just him, an aco ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2013

    Summer Set returns this weekend

    The music and camping festival aims to get one big party going

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    July 22, 2013

    Warped Tour 2013 at Canterbury Park, 7/21/13

    Warped Tour 2013Canterbury Park, ShakopeeSunday, July 22, 2013Warped's tagline this year was "Best Day Ever." For some kids who wait all year for this day, that motto certainly rings true. The Vans Warped Tour plays out a little like a high school lunch room, but only with more misfits and kids that ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Amphetamine Reptile's Bash 13 at Grumpy's, 7/20/13

    Amphetamine Reptile's Bash 13 With Melvins, Honky, Negative Approach, Gay Witch Abortion, Mudhoney, Hepa/Titus, and Die Kreuzen Grumpy's Downtown, Minneapolis July 20, 2013 Part way through Mudhoney's incendiary early evening set at Bash 13 on Saturday, they broke into their new underachievement an ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Toki Wright provides soundtrack for Trayvon Martin rally [Playlist]

    Photos by B Fresh PhotographyLeft: Toki Wright; Right: TK of Tipsy BikeAmong the thousands assembled at Hennepin County Government Center on Monday for the #HoodiesUpMN Trayvon Martin rally was rapper Toki Wright. The local Rhymesayers artist, music producer, DJ and educator decided to bring a sound ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Atmosphere return with new track "Bob Seger"

    A new Atmosphere album is rumored to be coming the second half of 2013, and now there's some new music to stoke that conversation along. Rhymesayers isn't sure if this will be part of a new record just yet, so we'll have to wait and see. The name of a single debuted today is "Bob Seger," and it expl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Dawes: Minneapolis is our number one city

    Taylor Goldsmith's life revolves entirely around music. His band, Dawes, has been on a small tour of independent record stores around the country, playing in-stores as part of a promotion for their highly anticipated third album, Stories Don't End. On Friday, they step things up as the supporting ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    In defense of the container: A response to Emily White

    Today marks the return of Emily White -- the 21-year-old NPR intern who got everyone riled up last June because she's too young to appreciate music ownership. She and I are actually very similar on paper. Both of us love music and the artists who create it deeply enough to delve into the murky water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    "Hot Cheetos & Takis" rappers haven't seen a cent, recording with ex-Aftermath producer

    Mixed news from the "Hot Cheetos & Takis" camp explodes out today. The KIDS, formerly known as YN Rich Kids, are on the verge of something big, according to a huge Star Tribune scoop coming out this Sunday.Recently, Strib music scribe Chris Riemenschneider spoke to the parents and members of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    "Nickelback? That's a terrible name for a restaurant," and 25 more quotes from 2012

    Sometimes an individual passage can sum up an entire interview -- or can take on a life of its own that fits absolutely nowhere. In 2012, plenty of artists took the time to speak to Gimme Noise, and one of them was notably incensed that a place serving food that a person would ideally like to keep i ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    A.C. Newman at the Turf Club, 11/1/12

    A.C. NewmanTurf Club, St. PaulThursday, November 1, 2012 There's something about the way a show flows that becomes evident only when things are going really well or really badly. A.C. Newman's gig at the Turf last night fell into that former category. To say the least, it was smooth. See also: A ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    A.C. Newman on Hurricane Sandy, the New Pornographers, and Spotify

    By Peter GerstenzangA.C. Newman is cool and calm, but more importantly, he is Canadian. When I get a hold of this gifted singer/songwriter, he is in St Louis, as Hurricane Sandy is conducting a Search and Destroy mission upon our already rain-ravaged East Coast. But when I ask him how his tour is go ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    The Hush Sound on their hiatus, Spotify, and advice for young musicians

    Back to work. Chicago band The Hush Sound is back on tour again after an extended hiatus -- this time with new music and a new outlook on the music industry. The band's pop-rock sound has been able to withstand the break and kept their fans excited to see them active again. On some time off fro ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012
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    October 10, 2012
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    October 3, 2012

    Bon Iver announces winners of remix contest

    When it was announced back in August that Bon Iver was holding a remix contest for the songs featured on the Grammy-award winning Bon Iver, Bon Iver, bedroom musicians and talented musical alchemists from around the globe all had visions of winning the $1,000 prize, as well as having their mix inclu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Martin Dosh on his first annual 40th birthday at Turf Club

    If all of your friends are friends of love, then all of your friends are friends of Martin Dosh. Well known around town, Dosh will be holding a birthday party at the Turf Club tonight -- his first annual 40th birthday party, to be exact. You heard right: first annual 40th, and everyone is invited. T ... 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 >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Wiping Out Thousands' This Came First cover, release date, track listing unveiled

    See Also: West Bank Music Festival with Astronautalis, 8/18/12 Wiping Out Thousands talk new album and free music ahead of West Bank Music Festival After giving Gimme Noise a brief progress report on the status of their debut full-length during a recent interview, Wiping Out Thousands have just ann ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Music

    July 18, 2012

    Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner on Delayed Reaction and all that jazz

    Release shows at 7th St. Entry and First Avenue

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    April 23, 2012

    Five songs exploring mental illness

    This week, 5ingles explores songs that boast connections to mental illness. None of these are quite as stupendous as Suicidal Tendencies' "Institutionalized" or Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" or Green Day's "Basket Case" or Lil B.'s "Wonton Soup," but the last song on the list comes pretty damn close -- i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Now, Now leak Threads on Spotify

    ​The introspective beauty of Now, Now's second album is now available in full for streaming delight. The Minneapolis trio, who are signed to Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla's label, pack a wallop of emotion and storytelling in Threads. The dual harmonies of Cacie Dalager and Jess Abbott ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Magic 1530AM trying to bring urban radio back to the Twin Cities

    ​Click. Record. Click. Stop. Wait. Repeat. That was the custom of most kids my age back in the late eighties to the mid-nineties, sitting on the floor of your bedroom with the boom box resting on your knees and waiting, sometimes hours, for them to play your jam just so you can record it on a blan ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011
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    October 26, 2011

    LIGHTS talks Siberia and working with Owl City's Adam Young

    ​If you're a fan of Minnesota native Adam Young's Owl City, you're likely a fan of Toronto's LIGHTS. The two artists have been good friends for several years now. Over the summer she appeared in his video for the song "Deer in the Headlights," which portrayed the sometimes reclusive Young in a dif ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011
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    October 18, 2011

    RockStar Motel recruits Paul Pirner to help with new social networking site for bands

    ​RockStar Motel has the light on for weary bands trying to make their way in the music world and are struggling with promotion, not to mention their friends and fans frustrated about getting word out about artists they love beyond their network of friends.

  • Music

    August 31, 2011

    SoundCloud vs. Bandcamp: Local musicians weigh in

    Seeking new ways to distribute digitally

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    July 11, 2011

    Spotify is coming to the United States, but what is it?

    ​The Internet is abuzz with the news that Spotify is coming to the United States. But what does that mean for us, exactly? Their website lists an excited an announcement that the music service is coming to the U.S. (no date in mind), along with a few choice quotes from Mark Zuckerberg and Dem ... More >>

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