Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>
Dr. Dog with Saint RichFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, February 7, 2014Harmonies and pizza were bountiful at First Ave. on Friday night for Dr. Dog's second show in as many nights in Minneapolis. Yes, the Pennsylvania band brought out some Pizza Lucé to share with the sold-out room -- and fed the ... More >>
The weather has cooled down, but the music hasn't. Plenty of acts, large and local, are hitting up the Twin Cities this week. Mumford & Sons leave their mark on St. Paul Wednesday at the Xcel while Taylor Swift stops by later for the weekend. Alt-J plays a sold out two night show at First Avenue ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Equally inspired by the lonesome sounds of folk, country, and the blues, and the frenetic sounds of rock and bluegrass (and psychobilly!), the Bitterroot Band will no doubt find a welcome home in today's current roots/Americana-friendly landscape. But their presentation is so genuine, it doesn't see ... More >>
Trampled by Turtleswith Actual Wolf and Fever DreamFirst Ave., MinneapolisWednesday, April 17, 2013Minneapolis isn't Trampled by Turtles' hometown, but this city sure loves the band. Opening the first of three sold-out shows at First Ave., the band celebrated their ten-year anniversary being togethe ... More >>
Ever since the Lumineers' hit song "Ho Hey" started showing up on airwaves in late December 2011, it's like you can't go anywhere without hearing it being blasted from somebody's headphones or store speakers. Locally, you can hear this juggernaut song on the Current, Cities 97, and KDWB, and pr ... More >>
The Minneapolis-based Okee Dokee Brothers, AKA Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing, have had a busy 24 hours. The Americana act with a focus on music for children just got nominated for a Grammy in the Best Children's Album category for their self-released album Can You Canoe?The 55th annual Grammy Awa ... More >>
Listening to the Wood Brothers' newest release Live Volume 2: Tooth & Nail, you get the immediate sense that these are folk songs composed by instrumentalists. The effort exhibits an adept awareness of musical interplay, full of delicious exchanges between upright bassist extraordinaire Chris Wo ... More >>
The Basilica Block Party marks the beginning of July and the end of weeks of promotion for presenting radio station Cities 97, who bring soft-rocker Mat Kearney and Train on Friday and alt-country group The Avett Brothers on Saturday night. 311 will be swinging through Minneapolis on their national ... More >>
See Also:Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers' Seth Avett on Rick Rubin, political fans, and the band's legacyThe Lumineers have recently exploded onto the indie music scene, seemingly popping up out of nowhere (well, Denver, Colorado, to be exact) and giving fans some irresistible tra ... More >>
See Also: Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers' Seth Avett on Rick Rubin, political fans, and the band's legacy The Lumineers on Craigslist, Denver, and Basilica Block PartyGimme Noise wants to help our Twin Cities musicians push this envelope of rock 'n' roll shit-shooting, and it's s ... More >>
See Also:Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers are knuckle-scraping live performers, clever songwriters, and Southern charmers. Their record company wants you to know they'll unveil the highly anticipated The Carpenter, another carefully constructed affair with producer Rick Rubin, this ... More >>
Des Moines' eclectic 80/35 Festival is now in it's fifth year, and continues to bring talented, compelling national and local acts to the two-day Iowa music fest. And while the outdoor music festival competition in the Twin Cities this summer will be greater than it's ever been, this year's stron ... More >>
Related:Rock the Garden Festival 2012 lineupRiver's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupWilco's Minnesota dates: Rochester and Duluth and that's itToday, the lineup will be announced for the 2012 Basilica Block Party. As Cities 97 reveals each of the acts scheduled to perform, we will u ... More >>
Trampled by TurtlesFirst Avenue, MinneapolisWednesday, April 11, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.Both Minneapolis and Duluth dedicated this day to Trampled by Turtles, and a rowdy crowd packed inside First Avenue to celebrate the festivities in earnest. Earlier, singer Dave Simonett had t ... More >>
Related:Death Cab For Cutie, Avett Brothers highlight Des Moines' 80/35 Fest line-upKid Dakota, Mayda, Bloodnstuff lead Lyn-Lake Street Fest lineupFeist, DeVotchKa, and Rufus Wainwright top Music in the Zoo's summer concert scheduleThe Live Nation-sponsored River's Edge Festival at Harriet Island ha ... More >>
Although Trampled by Turtles still list Duluth as home base, the ferocious folk act has reached the point that Highway such-and-such or a Red Roof Inn is just as much their dwelling due to their constant touring over the past decade. Over that time, they have kept independent roots, and their latest ... More >>
Jordan Gatesmith shares his true feelings on the music scene
Minnesota Give Up. No, that's not the title of Howler's next album, nor is it the slogan for the eyebrow-raising marketing campaign the band rolled out last week. But, if you were to read some of the things being bandied about on the interwebs about the interview that their baby-faced bandleader, ... More >>
Photo by Kevin HaysL.A. Americana band Dawes are so cavalier about their draw in the Twin Cities that they announced their plans to play a New Year's Eve show at the Varsity before they even rolled into town to perform their sold-out show at First Avenue this Friday -- and in his interview with C ... More >>
Hailing from Providence, Rhode Island, the Low Anthem have an undeniable pride for local music culture and their small-city roots. There is a humbleness surrounding not only their music, but their attitudes towards folk music in general. The Low Anthem's history may be brief, but it's certainly n ... More >>
Perhaps the biggest surprise from this year's Grammy Awards broadcast is that there are actually some honest-to-god surprises to report, the biggest of which was notoriously indie artists Arcade Fire coming out on top in the Album of the Year category.Here, we present a rundown of some of the mos ... More >>
Can you hear us, mainstream audiences? It's us, Women.In any given year, we are bombarded with so much new music that sometimes albums and artists that deserve a lot more attention somehow fall through the cracks, and don't quite get the careful consideration their work is entitled to. So, the ba ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenFRIDAYOne eskimO 6:00PM - 7:00PMEric Hutchinson 7:30PM - 8:30PMWeezer 9:00PM - 10:30PMhunter(HERO) 5:15PM - 5:45PMRogue Valley 6:05PM - 7:05PMGrace Potter & Nocturnals 7:25PM - 8:25PMSpoon 8:45PM - 10:15PMDadatrash Collage 5:00PM - 5:45PMKristoff Krane 6:15PM - 7:00PM
Photo by Stacy SchwartzMarshall Winston (left) at the Current studiosINTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY CINDAL LEE HEARTMumford & Sons are the epitome of bottom to top success; in less than 3 years they've signed to major record labels (Glassnote and Island) and faired into the hearts of many diverse fan ... More >>
In addition to polling our @gimme_noise Twitter followers about their favorite local shows this past year, we asked for their thoughts on their favorite shows by national acts. See below for the answers from our Twitter friends, click here for our Best National Concert of the Past 12 Months pick ... More >>
The Current and the Walker Art Center announced their Rock the Garden lineup today with a live broadcast at Brit's Pub in downtown Minneapolis, hosted by Current DJ Mary Lucia and the Walker's Senior Curator for Performing Arts Philip Bither. The yearly outdoor festival has grown quite large in t ... More >>
The Basilica Block Party announced most of their lineup late yesterday afternoon, and though there are still a couple of holes to fill in it's looking great so far. Weezer will headline on Friday night along with Spoon, who will return to town after playing back-to-back sold-out shows at First Av ... More >>
It was all Suns and Sons on Radio K's and the Current's charts this week.
In tiny increments via social media.
The California festival runs April 16-18.
Five bucks says you can guess at least 3 of each top 4.
Sample some of the tracks being played on our commercial-free radio stations.
A comprehensive list of the singles charting this week on Radio K and The Current, complete with streaming audio.
Listen to a comprehensive list of the singles charting this week on both Radio K & 89.3 the Current.
A comprehensive list of the singles charting this week on both Radio K & 89.3 the Current.
Carl Atiya Swanson recounts Saturday night's show at the Minnesota Zoo.
Shellac, Rancid, Digitata, and more
The Minnesota Zoo announced its radically eclectic Music in the Zoo line-up for this year.