Today another major Twin Cities summer festival decided to take 2013 off. The long-gestating First Avenue music festival, which was set to be held at Parade Stadium near the Walker Art Center on July 20, is postponed this year.
Earlier this year, Live Nation announced that the River's Edge Music Fes ... More >>
Genres are overrated. Sometimes music can just be without rules and live within itself -- at least that's how Minneapolis band Seawhores sees it. The band is feeling their way around, proving that their vivid grope in the dark is proving successful. So with this in mind, the endless vast of ideas, t ... More >>
What Grumpy's lacks in the quantity of shows they put on, they more than make up for in quality and sheer volume, as each unforgettable performance you see at the craggy downtown bar typically leaves your ears ringing for days.
With the announcement that Grumpy's will be hosting the upcoming Amphet ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before.
While it's im ... More >>
When you attend as many shows as the Gimme Noise folks do, you get to know your bartenders. Quite often, the person you see behind the bar is also a familiar face behind the bass, the guitar or drum kit. Among numerous musician and music-affiliated bartenders in this music city, here are a few I see ... More >>
Zac Brown Band
Target Center, Minneapolis
Saturday, November 10, 2012
See also: Ten reasons Zac Brown Band will never win us over
No seriously. See also: Ten reasons why Zac Brown Band will never win us over. Never! Read that, and then you'll appreciate why writing this review of Zac Brown Band's ... More >>
Melvins Lite with Tweak BirdGrumpy's Downtown9/19/12Long-standing cult band Melvins seem to always be moving in interesting directions. Last night was day 15 of the epic Melvins Lite tour to promote their 18th record, Freak Puke, as well as to attempt to break the world record for longest U.S. tour. ... More >>
The legendary sludge-punk metal band the Melvins return to Grumpy's Downtown Minneapolis, making their 15th stop in as many days! They'll perform in the lot out behind the establishment, as the Minnesota stop on a 50 states (plus Washington D.C.) in 51 days tour. If completed, it would put the band ... More >>
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 >>
Photos by Wade Wenzel Big Business, Torche, Helms AleeJuly 29, 2011Triple Rock Social ClubThat unholy rumble you might have heard emanating from the Triple
Rock on Friday night was one of the best (and heaviest) triple-bills the
West Bank is bound to see all year, as Big Business, Torche, and H ... More >>
Photos by Sean SmudaAmphetamine Reptile Records 25th Anniversary BashAugust 28, 2010Grumpy's Downtown
On what was a perfect day to celebrate anyone's anniversary, a
sold-out crowd gathered at Grumpy's in downtown Minneapolis to
celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the legendary local label Amphetami ... More >>
Alex UncapherThis weekend was freaking hot. And we're not just talking about the
weather. While the Minnesota State Fair raged on, locals elsewhere kept
it cool at several hot parties throughout the city.
It's a big week for local music: Amphetamine Reptile Records is turning 25 years old and hosting a three-day blowout this weekend at Grumpy's Downtown and Northeast. Saturday's sold-out show features performances by the Melvins, Boss Hog, Today is the Day, God Bullies, Hammerhead, the Thrown Ups, ... More >>
Boss Hog circa 1993Influential local noise rock label Amphetamine Reptile Records (also known as AmRep) is coming up on a milestone: "25 years ago AmRep released it's first 7"," the label proclaimed yesterday (which, according to their discography page, was a Halo of Flies 7" in 1986). To celebra ... More >>