Part of the reason that Record Store Day has grown in popularity over the years is the wide array of exclusive releases that bands put out specifically for the event. Whether it's limited 7-inches, vinyl reissues, or deluxe box sets that you set your sights on, the sheer amount of cool, unique album ... More >>
The adapted tale at Park Square Theatre shines onstage
About 14 years ago, I read Legs McNeil's infamous book, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk. That's how I first encountered the Velvet Underground's Lou Reed. I was a tall and gangly high school freshman in New Jersey with a mouth full of metal. My boyfriend and constant compan ... 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.I have waited for a very long time for an Adam Ant show that I can actually go to, and Sunday represents just that. I have written in these pixels b ... More >>
The Lazy Kids came together via Craigslist, and more and more artists are using the online tool to meet others these days. The Minneapolis group will be debuting their first full-length album Peter Penguin, based on a fictional character that "is a dreamer, a traveler who has suffered from the rigor ... More >>
Despite the "Twin Cities hip-hop scene being oversaturated" this is the weekend that the Twin Cities hip-hop scene looks forward to the most. If you're thinking of heading down to Shakopee son Sunday for Soundset, better head there early or carpool; last year the traffic was held up for two hours. M ... More >>
The Black AngelsThe Black Angels with Dead Meadow and SpindriftOctober 17, 2011Fine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisIt was an eerie dream-like night of cinematic psychedelia as the Black Angels, Dead Meadow, and Spindrift, three of the more fantastic contemporary psychedelic bands in the U.S., c ... More >>
Photo by Alexa JonesChan Poling at last year's "Musical Salute to Bruce Allen" at First AvenueGimme Noise contributor P.F. Wilson spoke to Chan Poling as part of a print preview of the Suburbs' gig this Friday night with the Suicide Commandos; what follows is the entire transcript of P.F.'s conve ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonClinicNovember 12, 20107th St. Entry, MinneapolisFriday night at the 7th St. Entry, Liverpool natives Clinic brought their odd brand of -- well, there are no clear reference points for Clinic's sound, really, and for that they should be applauded.
Local radio DJ Danny Sigelman catches us up on a few great bands he's discovered while living abroad in China.
"Pre Med (Just In Case)" is exciting and adventurous, even if mildly derivative.
Ain't entendres grand? The Calgary lo-fi troupe goes vintage tonight with Bouncer Fighter and White Sand/Badlands.
In anticipation of Girl Talk's show tonight at First Avenue, Gimme Noise cooks up its own amusing mash-up titles.
Nothin' but a G Thing
A tree-swingin' monkey lover tops this week's pop culture picks
Melting faces and sibling spats usher in one of summer's first festivals
High cholesterol linked to prostate cancer, online predator ads on MySpace, your Wu Name, Lawrence Welk meets the Velvet Underground, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
In April, Bangle Sussana Hoffs and noted bauble Matthew Sweet are releasing "Under the Covers, Vol. 1," a duet album featuring the following '60s pop gems: I See The Rain (The Marmalade) And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles) It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Bob Dylan) Who Knows Where The Time Goes ... More >>
Daniel Peterson writes: They never had a hit, but they sure were great: The Mutuals. They were the first punk/new-wave band I saw locally, in 1979 at some long-forgotten bar in Fridley (which they were kicked out of after the first night of a proposed two-night stand.) I went based on a review I ha ... More >>
Earnest Brits bring punk out of the past and into the Futureheads
The crystalline beauty of Air's 'Talkie Walkie' doesn't get lost in translation
The Walkmen make you stop thinking in terms of "albums." This music is made for a mix.
The Voltz electrify you with a minimalist garage stomp
What it's like to get all flushed over a record
An Oak Street series journeys to the secret life of cinema
Neo-retroists Clinic and the Strokes raid the graves of punkers past
After years of government oppression, jail time, and dubious comparisons to Frank Zappa, Plastic People of the Universe are finally coming to America
All Tomorrow's Parties: We epitomize a revolutionary hip-hop scene.
The Cutest Band in America?: Boston's Papas Fritas
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