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One of the main reasons that the Minnesota music scene continues to flourish -- in addition to the plethora of talented bands, of course -- is the abundance of forward-thinking, well-organized record labels that are spread throughout the state. These labels put out records by fledgling bands on the ... More >>
Amphetamine Reptile's Bash 13 With Melvins, Honky, Negative Approach, Gay Witch Abortion, Mudhoney, Hepa/Titus, and Die Kreuzen Grumpy's Downtown, Minneapolis July 20, 2013 Part way through Mudhoney's incendiary early evening set at Bash 13 on Saturday, they broke into their new underachievement an ... More >>
In addition to providing the music world with Amphetamine Reptile's infulential record releases and album art for 27 years now, Tom Hazelmyer has also brought some of the best bars to the Minneapolis area with his Grumpy's franchise -- clubs that have also hosted some memorable AmRep-based performan ... More >>
Those of you gearing up for Saturday's big Amphetamine Reptile Bash 13 at Grumpy's can now plan out the musical mayhem of your day, as (tentative) set times for the all-day event have just been released. The event starts at noon, with music scheduled to start at 2 p.m., but bear in mind that when th ... 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 >>
The indie record label brings back seminal alt-rock groups Mudhoney and the Melvins to celebrate AmRep Bash 13
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 >>
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 >>
See Prince's Purple Rain suit and the original First Avenue light board
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.
Three-day blowout planned with The Melvins, Gay Witch Abortion, and more
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 >>
Wes Winship took some time away from stressing about bass cabinets and screenprints to talk to Gimme Noise about Dre.
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