Nothing like a good Twitter meme to help pass the time on a Tuesday morning. Inspired by (or perhaps as an alternative to) our post on the six worst music words in the dictionary, imaginative Twitter users led by the always uproarious Wits host John Moe took to the hashtag #sixworstwordsinmusic to o ... More >>
By Peter S. ScholtesPaul Simon & StingXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSunday, February 23, 2014If you're Paul Simon, which means (as Sting put it last night) you've written songs forever attached to specific moments in people's memory, then how do you play a concert without becoming a nostalgia act? ... More >>
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 >>
If the Grammy Awards are indeed 'Music's Biggest Night,' then it's no wonder that the industry itself is in so much trouble. Despite the Academy's best efforts in recent years to draw the "alternative" music fan into the mainstream self-congratulatory love fest that is the Grammys -- even going so f ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
Happy 87th birthday to Foggy Mountain Boy Earl Scruggs! Scruggs, who along with Lester Flatt formed one of the most influential bluegrass outfits of all time, was born on this day 1924 in the small town of Flint Hill, North Carolina, and by the age of 21 was showcasing his syncopated, three-f ... More >>
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Photos by Stacy SchwartzSting brought the biggest, and clearly the most accomplished, backing band of his storied career along with him to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Monday night, with England's Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra sitting in with the venerable singer, who completel ... More >>
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