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    July 24, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. The Cactus Blossoms start us off this week with a new installment in the Spaces series, this time shot on the roof of the Turf Club. We've also got new clips from LOTT, Grol ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 6/23-6/29

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    April 11, 2014

    Trampled by Turtles drop the bluegrass bit on new album, Wild Animals

    Trampled by Turtles just released the first single from their seventh studio album, Wild Animals, and it's a bit of a departure. Recorded earlier this year at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls with production by Low's Alan Sparhawk, "Are You Behind the Shining Star?" pushes the band further into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Top 10 best albums recorded at Pachyderm Studio

    The secluded Pachyderm Recording Studio in Cannon Falls has seen some of the most celebrated groups of the past 30 years roll into town and bash out some of the best records of the modern rock era. As the studio enters a new era with Duluth's Trampled by Turtles recording their latest album there wi ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Chad Rieder

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Chad Rieder's work is often featured at Twin Cities Daily Planet and Reviler, but also shows up frequently on his own regularly updated blog. There, he posts recaps of the concerts a ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Are You Local? posts 2014 music lineup

    The yearly Are You Local? concert has just taken shape with its initial its lineup for the 2014 affair. Held Thursday, March 6, at First Avenue and the 7th St. Entry, the show combines a solid bill of ferociously local talent who have already proven their staying power on stages in the region, and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Jillian Rae: Punching in on recording is like getting a nose job

    While the name Jillian Rae is new to the dividers at the record store, the fiery violinist has built up quite the résumé over the years. Currently, she is working with local acts such as Brian Just Band, Corpse Reviver, the Blackberry Brandy Boys and even a project featuring Ryan Young (Trampled b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    First Avenue staffer Billy Sverkerson has died

    Twin Cities music venue vet Billy Sverkerson died early Sunday morning. The well-known and well-liked figure in the local scene was most recently employed at First Avenue, but his career in the music business traces back to the late '70s when he started working at the 400 Bar and eventually became a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Live Letters moves to Soo Visual Arts Center, Actual Wolf hosting first event

    The music showcases arranged by Live Letters over the past year or so have given a new spin on the Twin Cities concert and house show scene. During that time, vigorous fans Sara Montour and Steve Korf brought their passion project to life and have staged intimate loft shows often featuring "an eveni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Watch: P.O.S and Astronautalis sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

    It's impossible to beat a gorgeous July evening in Minneapolis -- especially when P.O.S is the in-game entertainment at Target Field. The very first hip-hop show at the Minnesota Twins' stadium went off without a hitch on Wednesday as the rapper and a band of pals performed several songs from We Don ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kicks things off emphatically with the punkish awesomeness of Kitten Forever, who look like they throw the world's best slumber party in their brand new video. ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Skyline Music Festival 2013 at Target Field lineup unveiled

    Looks like 2013 is the year that music finally gets to live and breathe in Target Field. The Minnesota Twins' gorgeous downtown park has announced plans to host the Skyline Music Festival on Friday, July 26, featuring hometown heroes Soul Asylum. This is dubbed "The LP tour," so each band will play ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    First Avenue music festival is postponed for 2013

    Today another major Twin Cities summer festival decided to take 2013 off. The long-gestating First Avenue music festival, which was set to be held at Parade Stadium near the Walker Art Center on July 20, is postponed this year. Earlier this year, Live Nation announced that the River's Edge Music Fes ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013
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    December 19, 2012

    Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists

    Okay, so there are a few songs out of the Twin Cities that were completely inescapable in 2012. (Nudge.) But when you're talking about a music community that's blasting in clubs, basements, garages, warehouses, automobiles, record stores, Soundclouds, public radio stations, college radio stations, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Doomtree Day in Minneapolis is Friday, proclaims Mayor Rybak

    The Mayans (or dumb folks from the present, depending on what you believe) predicted our impending doom for just over a week from now, but an impending Doomtree Day is coming even sooner. In conjunction with the opening night of the Doomtree Blowout 8 at First Avenue,  Minneapolis mayor R.T. Ry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Portage on Scott Seekins, recording in an attic, and impromptu lyrics

    Witness the evolution of a young band. Duluth transplants, Portage, bring to Minneapolis a string of harmonies that bring to mind the guts of rock music which are culled from the disheveled corners of generations past. The group is set to release their sophomore album Landings, with songs that segue ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Mike Mictlan, Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles, Brother Ali, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Caravan du Nord 2012 tour lineup and schedule

    Eight Minnesota cities flung to the far corners of the state will host the second-annual Caravan du Nord shows this fall. Last fall, Low, Trampled by Turtles, members of Doomtree, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Heiruspecs, and many more were among the acts visiting smaller communities outsid ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012
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    June 18, 2012

    10 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012

    Related:Review: Rock the Garden at Walker Art Center, 6/16/12Slideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: MusicSlideshow - Rock the Garden 2012: People/ScenesGimme Noise decided to add something different to the usual slideshow song and dance for Rock the Garden's 2012 running at Walker Art Center. Perhaps it ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Retribution Gospel Choir book Turf Club residency with Dead Man Winter, release new video

    After releasing The Revolution EP in March, Retribution Gospel Choir have already played a few memorable shows in the Twin Cities to celebrate. But apparently those gigs weren't quite enough, as the spirited Duluth trio have just announced that they will be doing a Tuesday night residency at the Tur ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Record Store Day 2012: Twin Cities in-store events roundup

    In addition to the stellar, limited-edition vinyl that is released exclusively for Record Store Day, record shops throughout the Twin Cities and beyond have plenty of exciting in-store music events and specials planned to add to Saturday's RSD festivities. Here's just a sampling of the outstandin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles play Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released" on A Prairie Home Companion

    Photo by Dave Carroll​The rising Duluth folk-bluegrass outfit Trampled by Turtles performed five songs, including a Bob Dylan cover, on this past weekend's episode of A Prairie Home Companion. The long-running public radio sketch show, helmed by the Lake Wobegon staple Garrison Keillor, migrated n ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    The Current's 7th birthday party at First Avenue, 1/27/12

    ​The Current's 7th birthday partyWith Tapes 'n Tapes, Dead Man Winter, Low, and Night MovesFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, January 27, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here and check out coverage of night two here.The seven-year love affair between Twin Cities music fans and the Current was ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    The Cloak Ox, Mason Jennings, more locals featured on Daytrotter

    Illustration by Johnnie CluneyCreepiest rendering of Mason Jennings ever?​"We have made it people, we have finally made it." Recent Picked to Click champs the Cloak Ox were the latest in a long string of Twin Cities acts to proudly announce that they'd recorded a session with Illinois-based record ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Dawes, Dylanophilia, and the Twin Cities' love affair with touchy-feely folk rock

    Photo by Kevin Hays​L.A. Americana band Dawes are so cavalier about their draw in the Twin Cities that they announced their plans to play a New Year's Eve show at the Varsity before they even rolled into town to perform their sold-out show at First Avenue this Friday -- and in his interview with C ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Jake Manders releases a collection of songs 15 years in the making

    ​Dubbing Minneapolis native Jake Manders as a songwriter is partially accurate; he is also a raconteur who has carefully crafted a collection of songs that narrate his life. Manders' self-titled project is rooted in 1994, when he first picked up the guitar and harmonica. A prolific writer, ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Foo Fighters, Michael Cera help ring in SXSW Music 2011

    Photos by Stacy SchwartzNick Diamonds and Michael Cera of Mister Heavenly​The exponential growth of South by Southwest over the past 25 years has been simply stunning. In honor of this, and just in time for SXSW's silver anniversary, the festival's organizers opted to extend the music portion of t ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Naughty By Nature collaborates with Solid Gold for Daytrotter session

    ​So here's a string of words I never thought would appear in the same sentence: Recording site Daytrotter recently invited Naughty By Nature to their Illinois studios for a session, with locals Solid Gold sitting in as their backing band. Wait, what?

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    January 21, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: Alpha Consumer, Gay Beast, and more

    ​Who says January is a slow month for shows in the Twin Cities? This weekend is jam-packed with festivities, from the Current's sold-out sixth birthday party to CD-release shows for Alpha Consumer, Gay Beast, More Than Lights, and Say Like the French Say.Here's a rundown of our best bets for Frida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    The Current's birthday bash set times

    ​The Current has released the set times for tonight's sold-out bash in the Mainroom, along with some info on how to watch a streaming broadcast of the show from the warmth of your home. Live video and audio will begin streaming at about 8:15 p.m. tonight; simply head to to follow al ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Cloud Cult cancels Current gig Friday, Trampled by Turtles added

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​The Current announced today that Cloud Cult is dropping out of the Current's 6th birthday party lineup in the Mainroom Friday night because of health issues, and will be replaced by popular Duluth bluegrass band (and recently announced Coachella performers) Trampled by Turt ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010
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    August 26, 2010

    Minnesota State Fair for cheap: Freeloader bonus

    Image courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair​So, you paid the $8 to $11 entrance fee, and you saved money busing in rather than parking in a lot, but you're still worried about spending too much because you are on a fixed budget this year. No worries. There's plenty to do at the fair for little o ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    The Current announces State Fair schedule

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​It's hard to believe that it's almost time for the State Fair again (summer, do you have to leave already?), but the great gathering of fried food, free stuff, and outdoor music is only a few short weeks away. The Current just announced their schedule of live performances a ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    We Are the Willows featured on Daytrotter

    ​It's no secret that we're fans of Peter Miller of We Are the Willow's stark soundscapes, poignant songwriting, and delicate voice; we're such adamant supporters of that last quality, in fact, that we named Miller Best Male Vocalist in this year's Best of the Twin Cities issue of City Pages. So we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Local musicians unite for "The Minnesota Beatle Project"

    Jeremy Messersmith, Lucy Michelle, Ice Palace, Mark Mallman, and others have teamed up for a Beatles tribute CD which will benefit local schools.

  • Music

    January 28, 2009

    Gimme Noise weekly wrap-up: Joke bands, Vampire Hands

    News and notes from the City Pages music blog

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    January 14, 2009
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    November 21, 2008

    Weekend Checklist

    stnnng.jpgSTNNNG, The Trashmen, AC/DC, and Vampire Hands. It's like the Winter Olympics, only everyone gets gold medals.

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    January 23, 2008
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    March 9, 2007
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    February 21, 2007

    This Is for the Alkies!

    MC/VL and Scream Party uncover connection between C2H60 and rocking the party. Also: Dan Wilson sings a ballad

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    February 13, 2007
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    October 4, 2006

    Too Much Is Never Enough

    Two Shows, Forty Local Bands

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    October 5, 2005

    In Da Club: Boy Girl Boy Girl at the Turf Club

    Duluthian barbarians attack Twin Cities with whammy bars, Thin Lizzy riffs, and foot-stomping bluegrass

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2005

    Rich Mattson moving back to the Iron Range

    [This just in our email:] An open letter to music writers across Minnesota and beyond from Rich Mattson [pictured, 1981] (Ol' Yeller, the Glenrustles, Flowerpot Studio, SMA Records): As many of you may have heard, I am moving back to the Homeland, the Iron Range, Sparta Minnesota (the first Iron R ... More >>

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    August 12, 2005
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