OK Go| Fine Line Music Cafe| Saturday, August 16 In Gimme Songs, musician Mark Mallman talks songwriting with his peers and heroes. This week, a conversation with OK Go bassist Tim Nordwind before Saturday's show at the Fine Line. It's rare, but possible for an artist to bring two equally compellin ... More >>
When Richard Reinhardt auditioned to become a member of the Ramones in 1983, few knew what an asset he would be to the legendary punk outfit. Not only could Richie Ramone play the hell out of the drums, he could also sing and write songs. With Richie aboard, The Ramones produced three of their best ... More >>
The Brian Just Band is ready to transition from being that band that you've heard about to being the act that makes it onto your playlist. Led by Brian Just, the seven-piece outfit is set to release their newest album Enlightenment, a collection of songs that takes you back to '60s-laced era. The re ... 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.When asked about my religion, my go-to joke has always been "I am a recovering Catholic; got my ten-year wafer even." I grew up Catholic -- whic ... More >>
Founding Soul Asylum guitarist Dan Murphy has announced his exit from Soul Asylum after three decades with the band. Earlier this week, he issued a statement on the group's website to make his departure official. "I have decided that I will no longer be touring or recording with the band, effective ... More >>
Ty Segall and White Fence7th Street Entry, MinneapolisMay 8, 2012The fans who packed into the sold-out 7th St. Entry for Ty Segall and White Fence on Tuesday night clearly had plenty of aggression to work out, as they turned the main floor into a roiling, occasionally violent, mosh pit throughout ... More >>
Brian DownsIn honor of 11/11/11, known affectionately by Spinal Tap fans as Nigel Tufnel Day, we bring back our Flyer Of The Week series (this time done by the talented Brian Downs) in order to shine a spotlight on three bands who really do turn their amps up to 11. Tonight at the 331 Club, the h ... More >>
Let's not kid ourselves: our national fiscal house isn't anything close to in order these days. By all rights, our government should be shut down right now. Congress is perpetually fighting tooth and nail to figure out which budgetary sacred cows to sacrifice. And it's hard to make it through new ... More >>
So: are you feeling the fear yet, as the days slip by with a greater rapidity and your gift-shopping list becomes longer? Got the shakes? Struggling to find some temporal real-estate this weekend to sneak out and do your fake-Santa duties dirt cheap? Gimme Noise is, too. Remember back when you we ... More >>
LA event-rap collective Far East Movement's recent single "Like A G6" is currently the #1 most downloaded song on iTunes, and sits at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.It goes a little something like: "Sipping sizzurp in my ride like Three Six / Feeling so fly like a G6." But what does it mean?
Stacy SchwartzAs the Fringe Festival raged on and hundreds of thousands of suburbanites descended upon Minneapolis hungry for seaside landscape paintings and pottery art at the three major art fairs, other people were doing other things. And it was awesome. This weekend was filled with alterna ... More >>
Mykl Roventine via Flickr.com Do you like art festivals? We have about 30 happening this weekend. Do you like free music? Yeah, we have that too. How about hot, molten iron? Yep. A giant board game bigger than the people in it? That's happening too. It's an epic week for free stuff happening in M ... More >>
It's a messy but funny spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall
As anyone who ever went to a First Amendment Arts show knows, the space was too small for something so big. The gallery, which is are partnered with screen print artists Burlesque of North America, are moving upstairs to more spacious digs.
Sometimes fame takes a little time. Sometimes it takes over 20 years.
20 years before Chris Cornell released Scream, he settled for being intentionally funny.
Need somewhere to show off that Betty Boop costume? Here's a list of the best shows happening Friday night.
The music of Matt and Bubba Kadane gets called a lot of names: slowcore, post-rock, sad core. The label I like best, after seeing them for the first time on Saturday night (after nearly a decade of listening to their music) is shoegaze.