They say artists shouldn't date other artists, and actors shouldn't date other actors. This is also the case when it comes to music writers. For starters, music writers are a miserable lot who are mostly paid in concert tickets, ego-stroking and swag, rather than actual money. Plus, they're opiniona ... More >>
Station to Station with Patti Smith, Eleanor Friedberger, No Age, and White Mystery Union Depot Thursday, September 12, 2013 Although it doesn't do it complete justice, the tagline for Doug Aitken's experimental traveling circus Station to Station works as a terse summation of the evening: "A publi ... More >>
Twin Cities music never stops and this week is no exception. The Xcel welcomes Michael Bublé Wednesday, and Blake Shelton Thursday. Animal Collective play their rescheduled show Wednesday at First Avenue. Wednesday also brings two new residency nights, GRRRL PRTY's at Icehouse and Usonia at Ca ... More >>
For nearly a decade, Eleanor Friedberger was a name synonymous with the artful whimsy of the music she created with her brother in the Fiery Furnaces. But even after their output ceased, the public band crush on Friedberger endured as she an embarked on a confessional solo career, releasing her firs ... More >>
So it's June now. Despite the cloudiness, there are actually things happening outdoors. Saturday, be sure to check out tons of local bands at Rock the Vine. Later in the evening Hollow Boys release their latest record at Kitty Cat Klub. The Minnesota Zoo will also be hosting Richard Thompson an ... More >>
As a holiday, Labor Day is rife with contradictions: one works all year to receive a single lousy holiday -- just one fucking day -- celebrating the worker, but that day falls at a spot on the calendar when venturing out anywhere to do anything out of the usual is sado-masochistic at best ... More >>
So this is kind of a weird time to be alive, when the President and the Republican Congressional leaders and the Democratic Congressional leaders are doing these press-conference showdowns where each faction is offer gentile smack-talk about the other factions, apparently en route to achieving a ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaThe Fiery FurnacesMay 13, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThe Cedar Cultural Center possesses a particular vibe, an approximation I'd place somewhere between a playhouse and a time-fragmented sixties gymnasium. The overhead music is fantastic; finely curated Latin Am ... More >>
Another week down, fam! 2011 is that much closer. Trust.
We adjusted the clocks. We became a little leerier about dropping by UPS and Fed-Ex locations. We got a little more excited about Jay-Z's Decoded. We got all indignant about Wal-Mart playing "Little Drummer Boy" over the PA system. We bundled up, shivered. This is the first week of November, as r ... 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 >>
Tapes 'n Tapes are currently in the studio recording a follow-up to 2008's Walk It Off.
Okay, fists up; let's do this.
The Fiery Furnaces announce TC date, Mason Jennings plays for Rolling Stone & Bob Dylan shows his art.
Mark Mallman debuts new songs, Solid Gold plays the Current and the Pretenders' MN Zoo date relocated.
Top Ten Movers This Week at the Electric Fetus
Brainy kids grow up but never stop flustering adults
The Fiery Furnaces turn poetic non sequitors into the surreal life of songs
Mr. Airplane man call out from Memphis, Sacred Harp Singers reclaim the bible belt, and Hootie's reputation heads south
City Pages scribes chime in with their top tens
Placebo rediscover cro-magnon relics; culturcide revive 1985; Randy Newman says the past ain't what it used to be