Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>
Arcade Fire launched the encore of their Minneapolis Reflektor tour stop at Target Center with a surprise cover of Prince's 1981 hit "Controversy."Moments before, the Reflektors -- the bobble-headed fake band providing comic relief on a small stage -- had announced they were playing a song by a "loc ... More >>
The structure Mpls St. Paul Magazine calls "the saddest square block in the upper Midwest" will soon suck a whole lot less.RELATED: Block E blight: With AMC theater closed, there's only one business left inside [PHOTO]Today, Block E's owner, Camelot LCC, unveiled plans for a renovation project that ... More >>
More than six years after the Timberwolves traded him to Boston for pennies on the dollar, Kevin Garnett will play what could be his last game at the arena he helped put on the NBA map.He's now 37 and in his 19th NBA season, and KG's numbers have declined precipitously during his first campaign with ... More >>
After weeks of voting, internet pollers have spoken. A list of the top 10 best hotel bars has been compiled by USA Today and among those voted to be the best of the best is Minneapolis hotel bar, Bradstreet Crafthouse. Bradstreet is located on the ground floor of the Graves Hotel located on Fir ... More >>
The restaged show packed with hits still has that same infectious glory
Saturday at Target Center, everybody's favorite boy band template New Kids on the Block take the stage for their tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. While most of our New Kids memories could be attributed to them having "The Right Stuff" on stage and in the recording booth, it's seldom mentioned ... More >>
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 >>
Chart-topping hit-maker Drake has been generating plenty of excitement and anticipation for his forthcoming new album, Nothing Was the Same, with each hot new single released. And now, the Grammy-winning Canadian rapper has just announced a large-scale U.S. tour in support of his new record, and he' ... More >>
Today we're feeling a bit like a circus barker or the late, great Billy Mays with this City Pages Daily Deal. No matter -- this is an exceptional value that you just won't want to miss! For a limited time only, you can get two tickets to see the Walkmen and the entire 10 Thousand Sounds lineup -- in ... More >>
Kings of the Mic TourWith LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La SoulTarget Center, MinneapolisThursday, May 30, 2013LL Cool J is 45 years old, and wearing it well. As he stalked the stage at Target Center as the final performer of the Kings of the Mic Tour, he seemed keenly aware that his powe ... More >>
It goes without saying that country fans and foes alike love Zac Brown Band in all their genre-bending glory, and many will no doubt turn out in droves to see them when they play the Target Center on Saturday.Fronted by a robust, bearded man by the name of, yes, Zac Brown, the band was established ... More >>
"It was a much different world back then," Bassnectar (a.k.a. Lorin Ashton) says over the phone in our second conversation about dance music since 2006. This was before dubstep was the sound of choice in high schools across the country and and when it's obscure first iterations were either heavily r ... More >>
Question: What could possibly be more country than country chart-toppers Lady Antebellum, Thompson Square and Darius Rucker playing the Target Center Saturday night? Answer: (Laughter from offstage.) Serious Answer: Minneapolis' biggest jazz venue, tonight.
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
The presale for Kanye West and Jay-Z's joint "Watch the Throne" tour was slated to begin at 10 a.m. in Minneapolis via concert promoters Live Nation. As the clock ticked to 10:01 a.m. today, many Twin Cities fans flooded to the Live Nation site, only to be greeted by a list of dates that doesn't ... More >>
Hey Ricky, how do you say "lockout" in Spanish?The Minnesota state government wasn't the only thing that shut down at midnight last night. An hour earlier, at 12:01 Eastern time, the NBA entered a lockout that could postpone next season, if not cancel it altogether. As the existing collecti ... More >>
Beasley is coming to a T.C. golf course near you.
Photos by Tony Nelson - click for slideshowOzzy OsbourneJanuary 12, 2011Target Center, MinneapolisComing up from Mankato on a cold Wednesday night, 10-year-old Grady Wolters and his dad, Todd, were anxious to see the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Ozbourne, finally perform. Grady's old man firs ... More >>
Photos by Nick VlcekGorillaz with N*E*R*DOctober 17, 2010Target Center, MinneapolisWell, that's it. Seeing an arena show will never be quite the same after tonight's complex and ceaseless hour-and-45-minute Gorillaz show at the Target Center.
Ladies--don't waste your panties on Rod. You're at your sexual peaks. Hit a downtown bar, find yourself a 20-something honey and be some young boy's Maggie May.
Excuse me. I seem to have had something stuck in my eye for the last 3 hours.
Or at least, Kevin Love thinks so...
Flip is a Wizard. But we knew that already.
The Wolves continue to lose. Don't worry though, the nightly spectacle at the Target Center is bound to distract you.
There's not many places you can rock out with a vegan White Russian. The Triple Rock is one of them.
Maybe you can bottle genius and sell it in a store
The critics may say the WNBA game lacks poetry. Stephen Burt is determined to give it some.
Emeril at the mall, Smackdown at the Target Center: A hallucination in two acts
What's new in clubland? An intimate downtown dance floor; a new home for Jitters; and a gay "theme bar" in Nordeast
Rocking The Body at the Target Center; teenage kicks at the Ave.
Hip hop invades Dinkytown; Semisonic slips into the Target Center; the Cows head for the punk-rock pasture
The other billionaire owner's bid for a "glamour franchise."