Photos by Erik HessOdd FutureOctober 12, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisAs I figured, waiting in line I noticed a young crowd for Odd Future (the show was all ages, and was finished by the time most of-age shows even have doors); some from slightly out of the city limits, some with their mothers, a ... More >>
Pharrell Williams is corny. Mad corny. Don't try to change my mind, because you won't. The lanky, Virginia-based producer's home and studio are full of platinum plaques, sure, many of them earned because for a good decade or so, Williams -- who, with fellow producer Chad Hugo under the Neptunes b ... More >>
Last week, you hurried to begin Christmas shopping, finish buying Thanksgiving trimmings, and scrounge enough spare change to buy yourself a copy of Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday. And while you weren't paying much or any attention - and who could blame you? - all of this stuff happened.
The local dancefloor don offers up his new track and DJ mix for download exclusively on Gimme Noise.
The songs we can't escape
After a three-year pause, Clipse deliver a demented punchline
Donuts, fishscales, and bigger weapons
One man's journey through 2005's best recorded music
Missy rhymes "Knickerbockers" with "Small Talkers," makes another great album
George Lucas gets his 'Revenge' in Cannes
No longer "Just a Girl," Gwen Stefani mirrors teen-pop starlets and ends up reflecting upon her own image
Iraq. SARS. Jay Leno, Still on television practically every night. Yeah, 2003 was about as much fun as a social disease.
The old, the tired, the rejuvenated, and the dead
The Year's Best National Albums (A Wholly Objective and Statistically Sound List)
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
Minneapolis's Spymob hook up with N*E*R*D*
Will the Neptunes reinvent rock?
While critics' taste for politically conscious rap continues, Tha Liks prefer to lap up their Olde E and have a good time
Michael Franti replaces hip-hop polemics with soul that's good for the body--and the body politic