Benjamin Booker with Blank Range Turf Club, St. Paul Monday, September 29, 2014 There's a ton of pressure on fresh faces in today's music industry. With the streamlining of the indie circuit and the relentless demands for new content from social media, blogs, and an an increasingly connected but j ... More >>
I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7th, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient provided by Lunds. For more information on the even ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.Concept records get a bad rap, a really bad rap. I blame it on Yes. On paper, something that mixes 17th-century blank verse and the crown prince of t ... More >>
The name Those Darlins may conjure up visions of sweet girls strumming out their feelings on an acoustic guitar, and the Nashville band are all of these things -- just swap the acoustic for an electric -- but they are definitely punk with a snarl. The band will be returning to Minneapolis on Novembe ... 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 >>
Ronnie Spector, Nikki Corvette among headliners
Tom Waits' twentieth album, Bad As Me, was released today on Anti- records to almost epidemically feverish anticipation from fans. (Gimme Noise's collective thermometer reads 106!) So what better way to pay tribute to everyone's favorite growling crooner than with some choice YouTube clips t ... More >>
Lydia Lunch in a scene from Blank City"If you could be anybody, who would you be?" "An outlaw, a film director, a rebel, a rock star!" yells a '70s gangster shooting a gun at the Super 8 camera, cutting to a rapid-fire Mars punk song over a killer montage of '70s film clips of punk and no wave mu ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzBlink-182September 7, 2011Xcel Energy CenterWho's up for a night of circle pits, poop and masturbation jokes, and poignant reflection? Anyone and everyone in attendance at the Xcel Energy Center for Blink-182 sure was. Despite the many empty seats in the arena (although ge ... More >>
Photo by Emily RobertsOver here at Gimme Noise, we're pretty excited about Tommy Stinson's return to First Ave this Friday--and not just because we had the chance to talk to him about it in the print version of today's City Pages. Why all the excitement then? Because it gives us an excuse to kill ... More >>
See Prince's Purple Rain suit and the original First Avenue light board
Photos by Adam BubolzWHY?/Deerhoof June 26, 2010 First Avenue Two Bay-area bands with tight ties (so much so that they even work each others merch table) but disparate sounds rolled through Minneapolis along with the stormy weather on Saturday night, as both Deerhoof and WHY? delivered rousing a ... More >>
The Raveonettes put on an cool, assured display of their signature noise pop at First Avenue Monday night.
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Gen-X babydaddies can't live on snark alone—they also require vegetables
Meet the Handsome Family: The story of the band that forgot time
Minotaur Shock and Jason Forrest's beat collages for non-dancers
Feist's 'Let It Die' is make-out music for the whole family
Fruit fights, gangsta strife, and a whole lotta women's undies: a final artistic statement from Jay-Z
The legendary bands. The terrifying toilets. An oral history that goes so far behind the music it will leave you at a gun range beneath the stage.
O Rock, where is thy sting? The Hives have the answer.
It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.
L.A.'s BellRays recapture the experimental tension between rock and soul that once made punk more than a marketing strategy
After countless label droppings and lineup changes, the Lazy Cowgirls work their frenzied garage twang into middle age
Reports from South by Southwest, where a Texas town becomes a mecca of indie music and film
Krust's ponderous vocalist talks him into a corner; Aphrodite gets down to drum 'n' basics
Open playlists. Mixed audiences. Women's mud wrestling. Ample coke. What ever happened to the Minneapolis club scene?
Rock makes an unruly return to the garage with a Rhino reissue of the Nuggets collection
Is the white minstrelsy of the Insane Clown Posse more than skin-deep?
Hometown favorites Tina & the B-Side Movement blossom on Salvation.