Dan Hubbard, like many other artists, grabs a handful of influences from the past, yet shapes it into something of his own. His newest album Livin' In the Heartland compiles narratives that add up his up life -- at least up to this point.Set to play the Dead Letter Records 11-Year Anniversary Showca ... More >>
The post-punk rockers forge a new identity and get ready for a national tour
With 22 years for us all to think about it, there are options galore for the Replacements' headlining performance at Riot Fest in Toronto on Sunday. Their first show since 1991 could revisit any number of segments of the band's past -- perhaps even their "Hayday." The settling of time has elevated t ... More >>
It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>
Divine Fits With Split Single Varsity Theater, Minneapolis April 4, 2013 As soon as word got out that Divine Fits affectionately name-checked Minneapolis in one of their initial singles, "Would That Not Be Nice," there has been a buildup to the moment when Britt Daniel would sing that wistful line ... More >>
ZZ Ward -- based in Los Angeles, by way of Roseburg, Oregon -- is lighting up the music scene at the moment with her version of blues meets soul. Ward's show at the Varsity Theater sold out in five minutes -- Operations Manager of the Varsity, Shayna Melgaard, was impressed that even her mom knew ... More >>
The magic of network television news has hit the local indie rock community. As is customary in the world of slow news days during the winter, you can expect that there will be the requisite stories about driving in the snow, shoveling the snow, and the coming of flu season. But did you expect that ... More >>
This weekend marks the end of August and possibly the warm weather. The State Fair Grandstand invites various local musicians to its stage Friday night with Local Music On-A-Stick featuring Jeremy Messersmith, Dessa, The Jayhawks and more. Communist Daughter also plays at the Cabooze while Teenage M ... More >>
This week marks 10 years since the national release of Minneapolis rock heroes Flipp's Volume. Known for their incredible promotional stunts, the band celebrated the release by playing full concerts in three lucky fans' garages in one day. I happened to be one of those lucky fans. Ten years later, I ... More >>
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Art-A-Whirl Day 1The 331 Club, Northeast MinneapolisFriday, May 18, 2012Related: Slideshow: Art-A-Whirl 2012: Friday's Music Art-A-Whirl Day 2 in Northeast Minneapolis, 5/19/12The oldest section of Minneapolis came alive this weekend with art, culture, love, and best of all, music. Although it may o ... More >>
This is going to be a Super Bowl Weekend...of music. Let's just hope the Black Eyed Peas don't show up. Madonna, on the other hand...
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first, second, third, fourth, and fifth installments.Everyone slept in late the next morning, Portland was its grey, soaking wet, bone-chilling wintery self, but despite the unin ... More >>
Thankfully, Clear Heart Full Eyes, the debut solo album from the Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn, doesn't signify a fracture between him and his regular bandmates. It just represents a temporary musical diversion for Finn from the wild, late-night hi-jinks that are prominently featured in his ... More >>
So much good music happening this weekend; here's an overview of the best bets.
Michele Bachmann's campaign is fading fast. If you squint, it disappears completely.That's partly because Bachmann's poll numbers have moved from the basement to the underground bunker. And it doesn't help that her staffers are beginning to pack up and move away for greener, saner pastures. But, ... More >>
When it comes to deciding what to cover, our web traffic isn't everything, but it does give us a unique insight into what our readers like to read about the most. It turns out that our Gimme Noise readers love block party announcements (duh); Prince facts; that incessant Foster the People song th ... More >>
The Who? for a conservative generationMichelle Bachmann announced the names of three musicians who will play for Team Bachmann at the Iowa Straw Poll August 13. Country music singers Richie McDonald and Tim Rushlow, who's recorded with Jeff Foxworthy and describes himself as a "bro in the k ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzKurt VileThurston Moore and Kurt Vile July 18, 2011 Varsity Theater, Minneapolis It was sweltering in the Varsity on Monday night. There had been promises (or at least statements made) that the air conditioning was going to be blasting for the night and, really, maybe ... More >>
Tom Petty is reportedly upset following yesterday's presidential candidacy announcement by Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who closed out her nationally televised speech by playing Petty's "American Girl."The initial report came from NBC's Matt Ortega via Twitter: "@TomPetty unhappy wit ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is only 24 hours into her candidacy for the U.S. presidency, and already she's gotten herself into a bit of hot water: In addition to confusing John Wayne with serial killer John Wayne Gacy in her speech about her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, Bachmann riled up Tom Petty by using h ... More >>
Band list Tom Petty and Steve Miller as major influences
Picture it: one minute you're soaring through the skies with your fly, feathered friends, and then the next minute you're all stone dead and plummeting down to Earth like oversized, tar-coated hailstones. Why? It almost doesn't even matter why. No explanation - rational or irrational - is any mat ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenNow entering his fifth decade in the music biz, Tom Petty has reached that enviable point in his career where he could be easily forgiven for resting on his laurels and calling it a day. He'll turn 60 later this year and has already sold 60 million records and been inducted t ... More >>
With the 24 members of Gayngs assembling themselves for a pair of "Last Prom on Earth" shows tonight at First Avenue, we asked ourselves: Who are some other awesome, ridiculously large supergroups and mega-collaborations? Here's a short list of our faves.
Our Tweeps weigh in about spooky songs.
Chef would do right by Bruce Lee with his Flying Tiger Kick Roll
Stook and the Jukes make music for the corner bar and, um, Amsterdam?
Local Nosferatus darken summer with Cuz It's a Beach Funeral
Nelly featuring Tim McGraw, "Over and Over"
Four years ago Lee's Liquor Lounge was just another dying neighborhood bar. Then this guy Nate calls the owner, Louie, and the place turns into--well, no one is quite sure what. But there's nowhere else like it.