While music fans mark the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's In Utero -- either by comparing it to Nevermind or Counting Crows' August and Everything After -- the historical documents of the time have emerged. One of particular interest to locals is the original 1992 pitch for working on the album that p ... More >>
This week, Grumpy's Downtown hosts a celebration of one of Minneapolis's most influential labels, Amphetamine Reptile. Bash 13 features a wealth of artists associated with the label over the years, including Mudhoney and the Melvins (who play an album release show on Friday, as well). This week's Ci ... More >>
Any successful music scene needs its share of all-ages venues and shows to inspire new generations of bands. Here in the Twin Cities, we know all too well the sting of losing beloved, highly revered all-ages clubs whose history and impact on the local music scene is sadly lost in the name of progres ... More >>
Everything somebody needs to know about Pissed Jeans can be found in their name. The Philadelphia via Allentown quartet's four LPs boast the Jesus Lizard's spiraling discord and lyricism absent of any modern-day decorum. More like their name, however, is frontman Matt Korvette's ability to undercut ... More >>
Noise-rockers snarl into the Minneapolis scene with Fundango
It has already been 20 years since Shellac came together in Chicago in 1992 as in an informal collaboration between engineer and guitarist Steve Albini (ex-Just Ducky, Big Black, Rapeman) and Minneapolis-based drummer Todd Trainer (ex-Rifle Sport, Brick Layer Cake). Shellac was fully formed when Alb ... More >>
Buildings are a Minneapolis noise-rock three-piece gaining a lot of traction in the U.S. and beyond, since February's release of their outstanding second record, Melt Cry Sleep (doubleplusgood). Singer/guitarist Brian Lake, drummer Travis Kuhlman, and bassist Ryan Harding look like mild-mannered guy ... More >>
Corporate Callosum rages against the machine
T.V.B.C in 2011: Freddy Votel, Adam Linz, Paul MetzgerThere are really just two types of music people in the Twin Cities.There are those that undyingly love the band T.V.B.C. completely with every essence and fiber of their soul after first hearing the band sometime since they started back in 198 ... More >>
Photo by Brian GarrityWe've been rolling out these live videos of the Twin Cities takeover of Satellite in Los Angeles over the past couple weeks, but we're almost out. After Skoal Kodiak, Marijuana Deathsquads, and Har Mar Superstar, the night concluded with POS and Mictlan tag-teaming the headl ... More >>
Ryan Olson, P.O.S., Har Mar wrap up their residency
Photo by Tigger LunneyEach weekend during their February residency, Marijuana Deathsquads shared the stage with a variety of guests from the Twin Cities and elsewhere at varying levels of notoriety. One constant every week has been a give-til-it-hurts performance by Har Mar Superstar, co-res ... More >>
As part of Marijuana Deathsquads' month-long residency in Los Angeles, the band was able to invite some friends out to play as well. Here's Skoal Kodiak (who share drummer Freddie Votel with MDS) taking on LA last Friday night with bleach bottle in hand and light show ablaze.
Photo by Tigger LunneyThe fine, fine gentlemen of Marijuana Deathsquads have been holed up in a little house in Los Angeles for the better part of a month now, performing weekly in residency with Har Mar Superstar at Satellite (formerly Spaceland).
In this week's print edition infamous legends STNNNG talk about the long process of recording their new album, Smoke of My Will, in a sort of oral history hodge-podge conducted over the course of several interviews. There was much left out of that piece, so Gimme Noise thought it would be a good ... More >>
Photo by Erik Hess"Ben is kind of The Dude....he's a maniac and he holds it down so hard." High praise from Stef Leron "POS" Alexander, but drummer Ben Ivascu lives up to the hype every single time he plays. And chances are that he's playing right now. In a set of cities blessed with some o ... More >>
Some personal observations from somebody who's had a love/hate relationship with the format over the years.
What better way to follow the Pretenders show than by watching Mallory Knox impersonate PJ Harvey?
Two great new local albums with nothing in common but their mention in this review!
Go home with Mise en Place, wake up in Edina
Charles De Gaulle bring anarchy under control on Tennessee Is Not Kentucky
Picked to Click XV
Local band looks back to AmRep, looks forward to deafness
Low have been heckled by crowds and dropped from their label. Now Minnesota's quietest band returns with its best album yet.