Fact: Any band that uses Times New Roman on its album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though.) Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell desi ... More >>
Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce battle through this gritty flick
Five teenagers -- including three minors -- face third-degree murder charges in connection with the synthetic drug overdose death of 17-year-old Woodbury resident Tara Fitzgerald.All five were allegedly involved in the drug dealing chain that resulted in Fitzgerald and a friend of hers ingesting a s ... More >>
Pretty little liars
The twisted, lo-fi rock of Neutral Milk Hotel is about to get its most widespread live dissemination as Jeff Mangum's band will reuinite for several months of touring starting later this year. A band known for its neutrality -- a good 15 years worth -- has dates scheduled between October and June of ... More >>
Jungle Theater's newest play doesn't live up to its tightly knit script
Depraved 1971 Australian grind-house flick gets a loving restoration
If you haven't heard Atlas Genius yet, fret not. Chances are, the Aussie indie pop band will be comfortably squished between the likes of MGMT and Arcade Fire in your rotation soon enough. After the release of their catchy debut EP Through the Glass, the band is on the road with the Silversu ... More >>
The director discusses Joaquin Phoenix and researching Scientology
British singer-songwriter James Morrison sold more than 4.5 million copies of his first two albums Undiscovered (2006) and Songs for You, Truths for Me (2008), but he says that they were "practice shots" in preparation for his newest album, The Awakening. Chronicling both triumph and tragedy in his ... More >>
Even in this age of musical excess, there are few bands that can rival the high-octane intensity of Australian trio Feedtime. Often celebrated as one of the unsung legends of the '80s, Feedtime's music coupled the propulsive grit of American hardcore with standard blues traditions. Their materia ... More >>
Minneapolis has the well-earned reputation as the top biking spot in America. In fact, that rep has apparently spread all the way across the globe, and now the Australian media has come, like anthropologists studying some far-off tribe, to learn about our frigid little bicycling paradise.Of cours ... More >>
FacebookSydney Max, of Chicago, representing Wisconsin.Thousands of horny bros at the University of Wisconsin probably started fingering their iPhones at this news: Playboy has named the land of Bucky Badger America's No. 6 party school. And before you ask, no, the University of Minnesota di ... More >>
This is it, people. We're in the home stretch of Mark Mallman's 78-hour song, which he started performing on Thursday afternoon at the Turf and will wrap up tonight at 10 p.m.For reasons not even we can explain, we've been live-blogging the majority of Marathon 3 here on Gimme Noise, and will con ... More >>
Alec Soth Kym, Polish Palace, Minneapolis, MN, 2000-2002Minnesota-based artist Alec Soth has traveled the world photographing many different subjects during his lengthy career, but it is his images from the U.S. that will make up his first major survey exhibition. Opening mid-September at the ... More >>
iLoveButter via Flickr.comClean your plate, or don't show your face around here again.Sustainably run restaurants can shock diners used to free-flowing Coke products, disposable napkins, and plate-filling portions. But we have yet to hear of a Twin Cities restauranteur audacious enough to enf ... More >>
As part of a worldwide event Saturday involving 2,712 cities, towns and municipalities in 83 countries, Minneapolis will dim many of the city's most notable lights to make a statement about climate change.
Wolfmother summon the gods of '70s stoner rock
James Brown, 1933-2006: A godson remembers the Godfather
Down from the mountain, Heath Ledger gets spun on junky 'Candy'
People with personal-space issues: meet your nightmare
Attorney Joe Margulies on his new Gitmo book—and his Supreme Court win over the Bush crew
Australia using Manilow to clear the streets, Macy's bows to gay-haters, the dictionary for corporate BS, Orson Welles commercial outtakes, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
'Flightplan' finds Jodie Foster still dealing with her elevated status
Ringmaster Jack Johnson goes the distance in Ken Burns's epic documentary
Flaneur tongue-kisses the absurd; Nautilus breaks up to make up
Want to change the world? Get out of your car and onto a bike.
The only thing that could stop weightlifter Stacie Blaskowski from winning a third national title is Stacie Blaskowski
Everyone is a potential murderer in the malleable moral universe of Patricia Highsmith
University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson's to-do list this season: win big ten championship. Win national title. Put stranglehold on the growth of women's athletics.
Because state law allows hospitals to keep their mistakes secret, James Williams may never know exactly how his wife went in for routine surgery and came out in a coma
L.A.'s BellRays recapture the experimental tension between rock and soul that once made punk more than a marketing strategy
Even in the Giuliani era, the New York Film Festival brings the beautiful and the blasphemous to American shores
Twins rookie Corey Koskie and baseball's Canadian invasion
Even lesbians can learn to love Long Island.