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    September 30, 2014

    Taco John's Shift Manager Gave Teenage Employee "Gaytard" Nametag

    Taco John's has proven that fast food can be tasteless in more ways than one. Tyler Brandt, an openly gay 16-year-old, was given a name tag reading "Gaytard" during his shift at a Yankton, South Dakota Taco John's franchise in June. His night manager instructed him to wear it for the rest of the ni ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Replacements' Minneapolis Map Traces the Band's History

    Just another example of graphic design making our cluttered lives less so, the history of the Replacements can now be disseminated via a new map.Ahead of this weekend's Midway Stadium show, cartoonist/cartographer (cartoonographer?) Kevin Cannon and pal Pat Ganley hatched this collaboration to follo ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    The best indie musicians to follow on Twitter

    Way back in 2006, I bet the founders of Twitter had no idea the social-media platform would become the force it is today. Sure, you can interact with your friends and whatnot, but perhaps the coolest, most intriguing part of Twitter is the way it makes us music lovers able to connect with what our f ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Mpls women head to Ferguson to protest, raise money

    As Jes Luby watched TV news coverage from home during one of the first nights of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, following the officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown, she broke down crying.Soon, she and two Minneapolis friends -- Britta Margaret and Mickey Iluebbey -- were driving down to Missou ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Six musicians who are way better than their music

    Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art? Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the professiona ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    TGI Fridays to debut food truck in the Twin Cities

    TGI Fridays, everyone's favorite strip mall stop, is launching a food truck featuring eight items from its "handcrafted" menu. Even if you aren't a fan of franchise fare, you might appreciate this part: Everything on the menu is free. The TGI Fridays food truck is about to set off on its Summer of ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014
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    March 4, 2014

    Quiz: Coldplay lyrics or Tumblr poetry?

    By Luke WinkieAt this point, U.K. rockers Coldplay are tired of even attempting to look hip. With their now song "Midnight," they've become a bland version of Bon Iver. Impressively, Chris Martin has managed to seem revelatory while saying absolutely nothing of consequence. His most provocative mome ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Sara Montour

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Photographer Sara Montour has been shooting live shows and band portraits for about a decade. She's also one of the founders of the Live Letters concert series. See Also: The best mu ... More >>

  • Movies

    November 27, 2013

    The Punk Singer digs into Kathleen Hanna’s moment

    Revolution Girl Style, Then and Now

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    November 8, 2013

    Here's another bro'd out Uptown apartment advertisement [PHOTO]

    -- Update at bottom -- Original post (November 7) -- If you thought the bro-y Elan Uptown apartment advertisement we wrote about yesterday is an isolated thing, take a gander at the photo of the top of this post.It's an advertisement for an under-construction apartment building at 2904 Lyndale Avenu ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    MS MR: We're still figuring it out

    Riding the success of their wildly popular single "Hurricane," New York-based MS MR have "made it" in every sense of the word, scoring a deal with Columbia Records that led to touring, the release of their full-length debut Secondhand Rapture, and performances on stages as large as Lollapalooza. Whi ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    Laura Brod knew of leaked photo Jan. 11, when she tweeted she wouldn't run for any office

    U of M Regent Laura Brod knew as early as January 11 that a boudoir photo of her had been leaked, and that same day ruled out running for higher office on Twitter, although she did not explain why at the time.The boudoir photo first came to widespread public attention much later -- on July ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013
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    July 29, 2013

    FBI won't confirm or deny Laura Brod photo probe

    The FBI won't talk about a claim by U of M Regent Laura Brod that she has contacted the bureau to initiate an investigation into who leaked her boudoir photo to the Internet."At this point, I'm not able to confirm or deny any existing investigations," says Kyle Loven, the chief division counsel and ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Foxygen show canceled early after singer injured at First Avenue

    The fragile existence of polarizing indie rockers Foxygen reached a new breaking point Monday night at First Avenue. The band's headlining set at the Minneapolis club lasted only about five minutes when singer Sam France -- often known for his full-bodied onstage antics -- jumped and fell into the b ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Laura Brod, former legislator and U of M regent, admits underwear photo on internet is her

    Laura Brod, a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and current member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, has released a statement admitting a boudoir photo on the internet is her."The Brod Family loves each other, and we stand united against anyone who would seek to ... More >>

  • Movies

    June 12, 2013

    To Actresses on the Brink of 40: Go Bad or Go Home

    Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?

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    May 2, 2013

    Kitty Pryde calls Danny Brown Triple Rock incident "an actual sexual assault"

    Danny Brown's show last weekend at the Triple Rock, in which a member of the audience allegedly performed oral sex on him, has opened up a discussion about onstage sexual assault. Brown's tour mate and friend Kitty Pryde has written a lengthy piece on Vice's Noisey music blog on the incident, referr ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Danny Brown's Triple Rock show sparks unseemly oral sex controversy

    Live performance is an incredibly intimate bond between artists and fans, but that intimacy got busted worse than Danny Brown's front tooth during Friday's show on Minneapolis's West Bank. At minimum, the Detroit rapper led several fans at the sold-out Triple Rock Social Club to believe, and many pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Bleached: Jet lag and smoking pot is not a good combination

    Most people can't imagine venturing into a career with their sibling, but it's safe to say that California sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin have what it takes. From growing up in Los Angeles, to playing in their former band Mika Miko, to branching off and touring the world as Bleached, they've be ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 4/24-4/30

    It's the last week of April, and the snow is finally melting away. Wednesday, local favorites Poliça play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, while songwriter Josh Ritter plays a set the next night. Mill City Nights also welcomes Mindless Self Indulgence as new local band Ginkgo plays a set at the ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013
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    January 25, 2013

    Bon Iver's records both certified gold in the same week

    After a lengthy and highly successful world tour over the past year and a half (including a memorable show at the Orpheum in late 2011), things have finally started to quiet down a bit in the Bon Iver camp. But that doesn't bring an end to the steady stream of accolades and musical achievements that ... More >>

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    January 12, 2013

    Astronautalis' house in Northeast Minneapolis gutted by fire

    A fire seriously damaged Astronautalis and his roommates' duplex in Northeast Minneapolis on Thursday evening. According to Minneapolis Fire Department reports, they responded to a blaze at 1515 Washington Ave. N. found on the structure's back porch at about 7:40 p.m.Although no human injuries were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Minnesota Nice was killing music criticism even back in 1933

    Everyone's a critic -- except in Minnesota, of course. Well, we're just as judgmental if not worse in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but you'd hardly detect it from any publicly circulated opinion on the matter with a byline. Actually, I take that back. Those charged with writing criticism often get shun ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Dark Dark Dark, Night Moves, Guante & Big Cats!, 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 impo ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Elite Gymnastics now James Brooks' solo project -- Josh Clancy leaves group

    See Also:Elite Gymnastics ride the chillwaveElite Gymnastics, Mystery Palace offer up free EPs Elite Gymnastics: 'There isn't a scene in Minneapolis'James Brooks of the ethereal electronic Minneapolis dance music duo Elite Gymnastics has announced via the band's Twitter that Josh Clancy has left the ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    Now, Now drummer Bradley Hale working on Sombear solo project [AUDIO]

    See Also:Summit Backyard Bash announces all-local lineupNow, Now's record release party, Triple Rock, 3/02/12Now, Now band leave Minneapolis to record ThreadsNow, Now's Threads is one of the most-accomplished albums -- by a Minneapolis-based artist or any artist -- of 2012. Since its release back in ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Occupy Homes successfully defends foreclosed Mpls home against 4 a.m. eviction raid [PHOTOS]

    At about 4 a.m. this morning, Hennepin County deputies descended on the 4044 Cedar Ave. S. home of Alejandra and David Cruz in an attempt to evict residents and protesters from the foreclosed home. Occupy Homes protesters were able to quickly mobilize and gather in strength.UpTake Minnesota reports ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Bon Iver erotic fan fiction hits Tumblr

    This won't be the first or last time that pictures of a famous man are paired with funny captions simulating fantasy situations. Ryan Gosling certainly got his due recently. But is the world really ready for Bon Iver erotic fan fiction on Tumblr?

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    March 12, 2012

    Odd Future pop-up sweatshop hits Minneapolis Tuesday

    ​Mobilize! If it wasn't enough to get to see Tyler, the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, and the rest of the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All at First Avenue Tuesday evening, there's ample swag opportunities for those of us without day jobs.

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    February 10, 2012

    Target pulls "stalker" Valentine's Day cards in response to social media outrage

    ​Target pulled "stalker" Valentine's Day cards from shelves in response to an anti-making-light-of-stalking campaign led by Ginger Lee.Yes, that Ginger Lee -- the same former porn star who brought down U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner after it came to light that the two had exchanged sexual e-mails with e ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012
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    December 9, 2011

    Shuga Records leaving Northeast for Chicago

    Photo by Erik Hess​Shuga Records has had somewhat of a tenuous run in Minnesota. With a heavy emphasis on developing their online store, they seemed to struggle to connect with the community on the same grassroots level as longtime local staples like Treehouse Records or Roadrunner. 

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    November 21, 2011

    The Kitten Covers meme is really hitting its stride

    ​On the heels of the Album Tacos fad comes our favorite internet meme of late, the Kitten Covers, which probably doesn't need much explanation beyond KITTENS! ON THE INTERNET, OF ALL PLACES!Unlike the taco meme, the operators of the Kitten Covers Tumblr manage to photoshop their subjects into the ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Kanye West channeled Michael Jackson for Halloween

    ​The celebrity blogs are hopping this morning with photos of stars in their Halloween costumes (Heidi Klum is by far the scariest and most stunning), but there was one that caught our eye: Last night, Kanye West showed his love for the King of Pop by dressing as Michael Jackson.The photo comes cou ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: Sample audio and video of the winners

    ​While we went to great depths describing each of our Picked to Click finalists in this week's issue, nothing can really replace the process of actually listening to their music. Below, you'll find videos and sound clips from all 13 of our 2011 Picked to Click winners, plus links to each band ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Wait, R.E.M. was still a band?: R.E.M.'s breakup floods the internet with bad jokes

    Photo by Anton Corbijn​R.E.M.'s announcement today that they're calling it quits as a band after 31 years has shaken the rock world. Wait, it has? Wait, they were still a band? Did everyone know that?

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    July 28, 2011

    Are Odd Future coming to Minnesota?

    Photo by Ben ClarkOdd Future performing at SXSW 2011​Though the band only has one US date on the books right now -- a stop at Austin, Texas's Fun Fun Fun Fest in early November -- Odd Future posted a map to their Tumblr page that hinted that they might be making a stop in Minnesota before the year ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Elite Gymnastics, Mystery Palace offer up free EPs

    ​Local production duo Elite Gymnastics is making waves this week from Stereogum to the UK's NME for the release of their two new EPs, Ruin 1 and Ruin 2, which the group posted as free downloads on their Tumblr page. Ruin 1 is an engaging and fast-paced record that relies more on original productio ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Craig Finn recording solo album, starting on new Hold Steady record in September

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​When Craig Finn performed solo at the Fitzgerald this April for the MPR interview series Wits, the Hold Steady frontman took a detour from his band's upbeat bar-rock sing-alongs to debut three songs with a decidedly slower, sadder feel. It was clear then that Finn was in th ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Coheed and Cambria's bassist arrested for pharmacy robbery

    ​Another item to add to the ongoing list of why getting hooked on Oxy is a bad idea: It might lead you rob a Walgreens with a fake bomb threat and then attempt a getaway by hailing a taxi. At least, that's how Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd decided to kick off his leave of absence from th ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Soundset Series: Up-and-comers MaLLy, Rocky Diamonds, and Duenday

    MaLLy​Soundset, the hip-hop festival thrown by Rhymesayers and populated by some of the biggest names in independent rap, is just around the corner, and Gimme Noise will be running a series of Thursday blog entries up until the big day on May 29th. The festival is a good mix of big names and new ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Slug's senior portrait unearthed by the Hennepin County Library

    ​Now here's a history project I can get behind: The Hennepin County Library has been slowly unearthing and digitizing its vast High School Yearbook Collection, which dates all the way back to the early 1900s, and posting some gems to its Tumblr page.

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    March 4, 2011

    Minnesota SXSW 2011 invasion: The battle plan

    ​As we mentioned last month, we have a record number of Minnesota bands heading down to Austin, Texas March 16-20 for the South by Southwest music festival. Naturally, there are more than a few showcases planned that feature all or mostly Minnesotan acts, starting with a string of SXSW send-off sh ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Flyer of the Week: Humanda, Epic Snake, Pogmatone

    Thanks to Jay Gabler for directing us to Nick and Eddie's relatively new Tumblr account, where they posted this amazing flyer for a two-part show featuring Humanda, Epic Snake (love that name), and Pogmatone.

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    November 8, 2010

    Kanye in Minneapolis: A superfan reflects on her experience

    Photos by Stefanie Odberg for 96.3 NOW​BY HANNAH SILK CHAMPAGNEWhen is a listening party not just a listening party?When it's a Kanye West listening party.

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    April 27, 2009

    Minneapolis urban explorer drowns in Mississippi

    Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

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    January 14, 2009

    MnSpeak creator Rex Sorgatz's sex life profiled in NY Observer

    "Dotcom wonder boy attempts NYC media coup, scores ... More >>

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