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    October 9, 2014

    Step Rockets: A Million Spotify Plays Later

    Step Rockets | 7th St. Entry | Saturday, October 11What does a million plays on Spotify mean? Minneapolis quartet Step Rockets found out late last summer when their first single "Kisser" became a viral hit. The band is following up the success of the track with a new single "Phantom Flower," which t ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    Behind the Beats and Schemes of Glow Mechanics

    Glow Mechanics | 7th St. Entry | Thursday, September 18Twin Cities hip-hop trio Glow Mechanics' new album, Factored In, comes at you at a rapid pace. Created by emcees Ghostmeat and BEV, and with beats by Es El, no song tops three minutes -- yet they stay with you long after they're over. Their hip- ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    What Tyrants are the definition of high-energy rock 'n' roll

    What Tyrants | 7th St. Entry | Tuesday, August 26 One of the more important aspects of being in a band together is trust. It's something that the brothers in What Tyrants have had a lifetime to develop. "Kyle and I have been playing together since second grade," says lead vocalist and guitarist Sean ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Eagulls: America is about 100 times bigger than England

    Spring graduation season is big business here in the U.S., fueling the flip side of the back-to-school retail push and encouraging fond nostalgia for those carefree college days in all of those that were lucky enough to finish. Roughly a year ago, across the pond in northern England, the members of ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 5/19-5/25

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    April 23, 2014

    Lydia Loveless: I've tried to stop waiting for inspiration to hit

    In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, Lydia Loveless before Thursday's show at 7th St. Entry. What strikes me most about Lydia Loveless as a songwriter, is her ability to communicate bold-faced authenticity. I talked with her in hopes of find ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 2/5-2/11

    This week in the Twin Cities, a load of acclaimed touring acts are here to warm us up. Chameleonic New York trio Hospitality (above) is at the 7th Street Entry Wednesday, and 89.3 the Current's darlings Wild Cub play the Turf Club. This weekend, Dr. Dog have landed two nights at First Avenue, and Ju ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week: 6/26-7/2

    It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>

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    May 1, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 5/1-5/7

    The first week of May begins with an exciting lineup. James Blake returns to First Avenue's Mainroom Wednesday while Veils rock the 7th Street Entry. Electric boy/girl duos Purity Ring and Crystal Castles play First Avenue Thursday and Sunday. Minnesota's local member of Cult Records (Julian Casabla ... More >>

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    April 10, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 4/10-4/16

    If you can brave the weather, there's plenty of music going on this week. Thursday, twenty one pilots play a sold-out show at the Triple Rock while Boz Scaggs makes an appearance at the State Theatre. Friday night, Zoo Animal will be at the Icehouse, Ex Nuns rock Cause, Edward the Confesso ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Total Trash: Getting pushed around is a sensory experience

    The name Total Trash breeds expectations that band's output will be loud, gnarly, and ugly. Verily, these Minneapolis punks scream and thrash their way through 60-second train-wrecks about slutty girls and blowjobs. It's not music for the squeamish -- and that's meant as a compliment."I really like ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week: 2/20-2/26

    Plenty of shows going on in this last full week in February. Friday and Saturday prove to be the most busy. Friday, indie rock band Eels takes the First Avenue stage while psych poppers Ruby Suns play at the 7th Street Entry. ZZ Ward will be playing to a sold-out crowd at the Varsity and California ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    The Micranots: 10 Years after Return of the Travellahs

    This season marks a monumental occasion for seminal Twin Cities hip-hop duo the Micranots. Along with the announcement of a one-night-only reunion show at 7th Street Entry this March, as well as the upcoming digital release of their 2000 album Obelisk Movements, it also marks the ten-year anniversar ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012

    The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Prissy Clerks have a cold, tell Kare 11 about it

    The magic of network television news has hit the local indie rock community. As is customary in the world of slow news days during the winter, you can expect that there will be the requisite stories about driving in the snow, shoveling the snow, and the coming of flu season. But did you expect that ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    How to Dress Well on making folk music for a modern world

    Tom Krell, the man behind the How to Dress Well moniker, makes the kind of music you should probably listen to at home, alone, with maybe a bottle of something strong. His second full-length album, Total Loss, touches on dark themes from the perspective of a sensitive intellectual. Krell explores gr ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012: #1. The Chalice

    #1. The Chalice: 83 points "Our ladies' nights are really dope," asserts the Chalice's queen-bee rapper, Lizzo. "We get together and drink. That's how it started -- with red wine. If it were liquor, it wouldn't get done. Making tracks, turning tracks into a song, and turning tracks into a banger is ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Corin Tucker on her band, feminism, and Portlandia

    See Also:Wild Flag at the Varsity Theater, 10/3/11The dream of the '90s may indeed be alive in Portland today, but it was also alive in the actual '90s. Within music, no individual encapsulates this spirit quite perfectly as Corin Tucker. The warbling, powerhouse frontwoman of Sleater-Kinney, Tucker ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Meiko on small-town life and finding positivity

    Singer Meiko has come a long way from her first public performance at the age of eight. Singing White Christmas for a holiday service at a Southern Baptist church in Georgia, Meiko got her first taste of what it was like to perform in front of an audience. Today, as she travels the co ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Southeast Engine on Woody Guthrie, Barack Obama, and historical songwriting

    Southeast Engine is an Ohio alt-country band that charges down the open highway pinned between grit and grace. Singer Adam Remnant's voice is one-of-a-kind in that it has an everyman's quality -- even if you're hard-pressed to find anyone who sounds quite like him. For those enraptured by the vocal ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Twin Shadow at the 7th St. Entry, 8/6/12

    See Also:Best of Lollapalooza day two: Twin Shadow, Franz Ferdinand, and moreTwin Shadow talks about the success of Confess, his fiction, and music videos Twin Shadow with Poolside7th Street Entry, MinneapolisAugust 6, 2012After their triumphant, high-profile performance at Lollapalooza on Saturday ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Midnight Evils on reuniting, charging Marky Ramone for a T-shirt, and missing John Peel

    The Midnight Evils, notorious for their off-the-rails rock shows, return for what promises to be a killer reunion show after more than six years since they broke up. Since forming in 1998, they were voted City Pages Best Rock Band in 2003 and 2005, and Best Band to Break Up in the Past 12 Months in ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    The Men on embracing Wikipedia, Sacred Bones, and ditching their day jobs

    Influence and genre can be sore subjects with rock acts, especially those burgeoning towards that national arena. After all, no band wants to reconcile their creative output against the backdrop of taller, more established shadows. But for all the lifted riffs or left-field Gram Parsons moments ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside at the 7th St. Entry, 5/23/12

    Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside With the Swallows 7th St. Entry, MinneapolisWednesday, May 23, 2012 With nothing going on in the Mainroom, the vibe at the 7th Street Entry last night was mellow, and the crowd for Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside was modest. Nonetheless, the 50 or so people gathe ... More >>

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    May 9, 2012

    Ty Segall and White Fence at the 7th St. Entry, 5/08/12

    Ty Segall and White Fence7th Street Entry, MinneapolisMay 8, 2012The fans who packed into the sold-out 7th St. Entry for Ty Segall and White Fence on Tuesday night clearly had plenty of aggression to work out, as they turned the main floor into a roiling, occasionally violent, mosh pit throughout ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Metronomy at the 7th Street Entry, 4/5/12

    Metronomy7th Street Entry, MinneapolisThursday, April 5View a slideshow from the concert here.Twin Cities music fans were clearly in the mood to dance on Thursday night. The problem was, there were so many of them packed into the intimate 7th St. Entry to see U.K. electropop sensation Metronomy th ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    EMA at 7th St. Entry, 3/08/12

    ​EMAWith Nu Sensae7th Street Entry, MinneapolisThursday, March 8, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.In an interview last spring Erika M. Anderson described her approach to EMA in these terms: "Someone once told me that, in film-making, when you want to show an act of great beauty and ki ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Doomtree Entry show announcement--Sims' special guests on Sunday

    ​As nearly everyone in the Twin Cities (and beyond) now knows, for their 7th Annual Blowout, Doomtree are planning on taking over First Avenue and the 7th St. Entry for an entire week beginning on Sunday, December 4th. The crew will be celebrating the release of their new LP, No Kings, in grand st ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Ryan Traster comes back to town this Sunday at the Entry

    ​Singer-songwriter Ryan Traster was born and bred in Minneapolis, and moved to Brooklyn three years ago to further along his music career. Regardless of the move, Traster -- always a Minneapolis folk and roots scene favorite -- has been frequenting the Cities; it appears you can take the boy o ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Black Church Service release special edition 7" at 7th Street Entry

    ​PBR is what runs through the veins of Minnesota hipsters, but that's not how Black Church Service can be described.  Blues and soul influence these four guys who play music for the sake of music.  It takes either dedication and a true appreciation of music for a band to practice twice a ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    BadNrad "Bad Girl EP" release party transports you back to 1984

    ​Jake Sullivan may be just one man, but he sure knows how to rock us back in time with his neon glasses and hi-tops. BadNRad brings his weirdness, keytar, and unique flavor of rock to the 7th St. Entry tomorrow night to celebrate the release of his first EP, Bad Girl. We caught up with Sullivan to ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Gay Beast talks art, politics, records, and touring Europe

    ​It's a busy and exciting time for Gay Beast. On Friday they play an LP release show at 7th St. Entry and, just four days later, will be playing in Cologne, Germany. Work began on the new record, their third, about a year and a half ago. To Smithereens explores familiar territory for the band, ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Best Concerts of 2010

    ​From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009
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    October 24, 2008

    Rumble Strips show fun in retrospect

    rumblethumb.gifSometimes you expect something from a show that you shouldn’t. Pat O'Brien learns his lesson.

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    April 10, 2008

    Blitzen's Bag of Tricks: Desiree Weber reviews Blitzen Trapper

    "Everything but the kitchen sink" seems to be a mentality that this Portland band takes to heart.

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    April 7, 2008
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