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    June 23, 2014

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at State Theatre, 6/21/14

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds with Warpaint State Theatre, Minneapolis Saturday, June 21, 2014 "I'm transforming. Look at me now!" Nick Cave proselytized near the beginning of his sold-out show with his trusty Bad Seeds at the State Theatre on Saturday night. Throughout the course of the 110-minute, ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    10 essential tips for live music photographers

    Live music photography is hard work, and it's even harder to thrive while doing it. Lining up a quality shot is part of the equation, but a good concert photographer must also have a clue. We recently profiled 20 of the best Twin Cities music photographers, and asked each for "dos and don'ts" for at ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Vote for the best music photographer in Twin Cities!

    It comes down to this. Gimme Noise asked for your nominations for best Twin Cities music photographer, and you gave us 104 people taking pictures locally! We narrowed the field to 20 finalists, and then profiled each of them.Now, it's time for the final round of voting. Below is a poll to show your ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Steven Cohen

    Gimme Noise has selected 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Read all of the profiles here. Steven Cohen has a lengthy history of hunting for "the shot" in photo pits everywhere around the Twin Cities. His work is featured in City Pages and the Local Current Blog, and ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    The best music photographers in the Twin Cities: 2014 finalists

    After a couple of months of research and deliberation -- and thousands of viewings of microphones and punk singers' teeth -- we have chosen the finalists for the best music photographers serving the Twin Cities. And, there's a twist. Since we received a ridiculous amount of quality submissions, we e ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    Gimme Noise's most popular posts of 2013

    From underrated hipster bars to "pretty reckless" musicians, 2013 was a big year for the music scene in Minnesota. Raise your PBR a glass to the most-read posts on Gimme Noise from this year.

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    November 26, 2013

    The 104 Twin Cities music photographers you nominated

    We asked, and you nominated your favorite Twin Cities photographers like crazy over the past week. With 675 comments and nearly that many emails to work with, we received more than 100 serious submissions. Now, with the help of a local panel of writers, editors, musicians, and others, we'll discuss ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Fiona Apple and Blake Mills at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, 10/14/2013

    Fiona Apple and Blake Mills O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, St. Paul Monday, October 14, 2013 "I'm not crazy," Fiona Apple told us. Twice. The second time she added, sweetly, "Just a little daffy." The audience, its devotion edging toward reverence, didn't need the reassurance. And yet, given the scrutin ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Station to Station with Patti Smith at Union Depot, 9/12/13

    Station to Station with Patti Smith, Eleanor Friedberger, No Age, and White Mystery Union Depot Thursday, September 12, 2013 Although it doesn't do it complete justice, the tagline for Doug Aitken's experimental traveling circus Station to Station works as a terse summation of the evening: "A publi ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    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. We get things going this week with a lovely in-studio performance from former Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart, who just released an expansive new album, The Argument, inspire ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Dillinger 4's Erik Funk: My 2-year-old son hates our music

    Founded in 1994, Dillinger Four is nineteen years old. They've played something like 10-14 D4ths of July, depending who you ask. They're toured the globe, released records on Fat Wreck Chords, and they all work full-time in addition to their level as Twin Cities punk godfathers. In the past year, th ... More >>

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    July 1, 2013

    The Avett Brothers at Somerset Amphitheater, 6/29/2013

    Avett Festwith the Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, and the Wheeler BrothersSomerset Amphitheater, Somerset, WISaturday, June 29, 2013"Look at that sky," Brandi Carlile instructed the crowd as the sun was making its way behind the hill of the Somerset Amphitheater. With the rain out of the w ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013
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    October 26, 2012

    Halloween costume ideas, 2012: Music icons

    At this point, Halloween is pretty much upon us. If you haven't picked out a costume for all those parties and concerts this weekend, then it just so happens you're in luck. Instead of rocking the tired Jimi Hendrix look or that blase Elvis jumpsuit, go for something a little more modern, relevant, ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys at Target Center, 5/15/12

    The Black Keys and Arctic MonkeysTarget Center, MinneapolisMay 15, 2012View a slideshow here. A day after celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of their debut record (and singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach's 33rd birthday) the Black Keys rolled confidently into their biggest local headlining ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012
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    June 29, 2011
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    March 17, 2011

    Jeff Larson defends use of RNC funds [INTERVIEW]

    By Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen AP ImagesLarson was the CEO and treasurer for the 2008 Republican National Convention host committee.​In 2008, St. Paul hosted the Republican National Convention. Republican strategist Jeff Larson was the CEO and treasurer of the host committee, which raised $65 ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010
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    October 20, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010

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

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    January 6, 2010
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    July 19, 2008

    Chris Rock at the Orpheum: No Apologies needed. Review by Jordan Selbo

    Overheard at the Chris Rock show: "Wasn’t he in Rush Hour with that Asian guy?" "Nah, I think that was somebody else."

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    May 19, 2008

    Let's go cat dancing: Jen Paulson reviews Rock for Pussy

    Rock for Pussy, now in its fifth year, will see that all kinds of Rock and Roll kitties at the Minnesota Valley Humane Society get a helping ha ... More >>

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    December 21, 2005