NBC announced today that Prince will return to Saturday Night Live for his first appearance since 2006. (This does not count the many times he's been impersonated on the show, including a recent amusing turn by Fred Armisen.) This is the third official time Prince has been a musical guest on the pr ... More >>
Todd RundgrenVarsity Theater, MinneapolisMonday, May 20, 2013There were signs hung all around the Varsity Theater on Monday night that, if you gave them a moment's pause, did plenty to set the tone for the evening. "Warning," they said, in big, black, capitalized letters. "There will be strobing lig ... More >>
Finally! The weather is starting to catch up with the time of year. Just in time for Northeast's annual celebration, Art-A-Whirl. Featuring creative works from all over Minneapolis, the 331 club will be hosting local favorites such as Gospel Gossip, Carroll, Prissy Clerks, Crimes and more. Minneapol ... More >>
The trippy debut album from Night Moves is streaming online a week ahead of its official release. Colored Emotions is the band's Domino Records debut, and it possesses a wealth of sonic influences that hearken back to the psychedelic '70s, as well as a pretty sizable revival about a decade ago.Erik ... More >>
Just last week for our Year in Music issue, we here at Gimme Nosie headquarters were reflecting on some of the year's overnight successes among up-and-coming Twin Cities bands. The most obvious of those, of course, have been Howler--signed to London's Rough Trade before even releasing an album--a ... More >>
The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more
One violin, one guitar, lots of talent. Sara Pajunen and Jonathon Rundman reflect a piece of the Northwoods in their Finnish flavored sound, pulling creativity from their childhoods in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Hibbing, MN, respectively. Pajunen fuses the Finnish pelimanni f ... More >>
In anticipation of tonight's sold-out Cars gig at First Avenue -- the band's first time performing at the club since forming in 1978, parting ways in 1988, and regrouping last year -- we caught up with all four surviving members of the band for an interview. That article is featured on the cover ... More >>
Band appeared on very first cover of Sweet Potato, a.k.a City Pages
Regina Spektor, Pet Shop Boys and Todd Rungdren all play the State, Ani DiFrano speaks & next week's best new releases.
New Brother Ali and I Self Divine as well as reactions to Todd Rundgren at the State Theatre & Japandroids at the Turf Club.
The aging '70s rocker went through 12 costume changes. Yes, 12.
Private Dancer announces national tour, Rob Zombie adds TC date & No Age performs Hüsker Dü songs with Bob Mould at ATP.
The Uptown Bar announces closing date, Regina Spektor at The Current & Brother Rock and Toki Wright pair up.
Tomorrow night at the State Theatre, Rundgren will perform a theatrical rendition of his 1973 classic "A Wizard, A True Star."
Minneapolis soul-house fixture Alex East talks about his first time at First Ave, why he doesn't need anything, and Iron Maiden.
They got hassled by the FBI. Todd Rundgren drank all their Foster's. And now they're breaking up. After teetering on the edge of big-time success for over a decade, 12 Rods remember what it's like to be a popular Twin Cities band--and what it's like to pa
Minneapolis's Spymob hook up with N*E*R*D*
At the same time as 12Rods parts with its longtime friend and drummer, the band also releases the ultimate breakup album
Searching for a new network of fans, local bands tune up, log on, and drop out
The Cutest Band in America?: Boston's Papas Fritas