Back in December when Gimme Noise last talked with Luke Heiken, the man behind Drone Not Drones, he mentioned that plans were in the works for a live 28-hour Drone-In performance at the Cedar Cultural Center. Now that intriguing, one-of-a-kind show is beginning to take shape, as the Cedar just ann ... More >>
There's no way to avoid indie rock if you're from the Twin Cities, but delve a little further into the scene, and there are subtleties that separate the sounds. Take Minneapolis' Lovely Dark's organic sound, which originated as a bedroom experiment. On their new album Territories, the band explores ... More >>
Greater Minds pays little attention to convention
Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>
Photos by Ben ClarkIt would be easy to describe Coloring Time's first full-scale performance by simply listing the names of all of the collaborators who performed at one point or another last night. But what actually transpired sounded nothing like Peter Wolf Crier or Dosh or Alpha Consumer or th ... More >>
The premise for new collaboration Coloring Time is enticing, to say the least: Members of at least a dozen local bands that range from hip-hop to jazz to folk get on stage, plug in their instruments, and see what unfolds between them. The Twin Cities has boasted a healthy improvisational scene th ... More >>
Farewell Verse will be their last album
It's a local CD-release extravaganza this weekend, with bands unveiling new albums in seemingly every club across town. Here's our top picks for the must-see album release shows:FRIDAYJeremy Messersmith CD-release Cedar Cultural Center We like Jeremy Messersmith. A lot. Have you noticed? And we'r ... More >>
The folk duo are playing a CD-release show this weekend.
The final music schedule for this weekend's Stone Arch Festival of the Arts.
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The two-day festival is a must-see showcase of local music and art.
The local trio, formerly known as Little Sister, are releasing their first full-length this weekend at the Uptown Bar.
Folk strings and cinematic swing intertwine on 'Lull and Clatter'
The endless horizons of the Pines
Here's Radio K's Top 77 albums of the year, based on listener votes. Since the email didn't distinguish between band name, title, or label, let us know if there are any errors below: 1. Broken Social Scene, Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts) 2. Low, The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop) 3. Gorillaz, Demon ... More >>
Five new local CDs Range from Spaghetti Westerns to pot paeans