Edina native Andrew Kitzenberg now lives in Watertown, Massachusetts, and last night, he ended up with a front-row seat as Boston-area law enforcement officers engaged in a shootout with the two Boston bombing suspects.SEE ALSO: Star Tribune places pressure cooker ad below story about Boston bombs [ ... More >>
Seriously? Just when we'd let our guard down and thought more 50-degree days were on the horizon, Winter Storm Walda slams us with more of this wintry white stuff. Even if you haven't ventured out into the winter wasteland wonderland, no doubt you've heard about the icicles and slush. Chances are, ... More >>
The #boobment has come to Minnesota... sort of.SEE ALSO: Top 19 anonymous confessions on U of M Facebook page Two Twitter accounts are asking University of Minnesota students to send pictures of their breasts as a way to express their maroon-and-gold pride, or something.
With the Dibble-Clark marriage equality bill set to get its first hearings next week and supporters reportedly already having enough votes to get the bill over its first legislative hurdle, about 1,000 opponents of gay marriage held a last-ditch rally at the Capitol yesterday.SEE ALSO: Uptown 'Vote ... More >>
Early Tuesday afternoon one of the sewers in the North Loop started spewing smoke into the neighborhood. SEE ALSO: Massive Uptown Fire engulfs building near Lake Street and Irving Avenue
Around 2:30 this afternoon, contractors working on a development project at Hennepin Avenue and North 2nd Street nailed a 36-inch water main responsible for bringing water to much of the City of Lakes, disrupting water service and rush-hour traffic and flooding a portion of the North Loop.SEE ALSO: ... More >>
:::: SEE ALSO:::: Nicolas Hutchinson, Uptown fire victim, left with clothes he's wearing, phone and computer [INTERVIEW] A house near the Lunds grocery in Uptown is engulfed in flames this morning, prompting traffic to be diverted around intersection of Lake Street and Irving Avenue South.The flames ... More >>
One year to the day after a violent melee at the MOA was caught on camera, folks listening to Dave Sinykin's drive-time show on KFAN yesterday evening got quite the scare.Just before a commercial break, Sinykin's sidekick hit the breaking news sounder and relayed reports that nobody wanted to hear: ... More >>
As Michigan's House of Representatives debated and eventually passed two right-to-work bills reducing the power of organized labor today, people turned to Twitter for the latest analysis and developments.SEE ALSO:-- Target defends Thanksgiving opening: "There are more volunteers than shifts to fill" ... More >>
Noon Vikings games can make you feel sorta bad for your fellow humans. You look around and see folks who have been imbibing since before the sun came up yelling obscenities, burping and farting, gorging themselves and just generally creating a sad scene.SEE ALSO: Strangers at the Twins game: A blind ... More >>
When we first caught a glimpse of Adrian Peterson's awesome Incredible Hulk costume, we thought it couldn't be topped -- until we saw movie star and former WWE wrestler The Rock's rendition of the same outfit.We're not sure who wore it better, so we're putting the question to ya'll. Who's the better ... More >>
From releasing her latest album to high praise and facing unexpected kerfuffles, Amanda Palmer has been quite hot topic this fall. The alt-rock, punk cabaret singer burst onto the scene in the early 2000s as one half of the Dresden Dolls and has spent the last decade building a steadfast following t ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- The 2012 State Fair poster looks like something out of a drug-induced nightmare [PHOTO]-- Minnesota State Fair's newest foods: Camel burgers and lamb testiclesThe State Fair swing is stuck way up high for the second time in as many days, meaning you officially couldn't pay me to get on t ... More >>
Remember when Bob Dylan went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival? Gimme Noise wasn't born yet, but the intrigue of that event carries to this day. A ripple of arguably equal or greater importance is upon us today: All City Pages blogs have upgraded from Disqus to Livefyre for reader comments. ... More >>
Thousands of fun-lovin', cowboy hat-wearin', country music fans descended upon downtown Minneapolis yesterday for the first ever concert at Target Field, for a double-bill featuring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw dubbed the Brothers of the Sun tour. Weather-wise, you couldn't have asked for a nicer da ... More >>
An impressively detailed new study looking at how Congress members use Twitter recognizes Minnesota's congressional delegation as some of the best social networkers around, but finds that Republicans, overall, use Twitter more effectively than Democrats.The study, "Capitol Tweets: Yeas and Nays o ... More >>
Sid Hartman is old as dirt -- the Twin Cities most iconic sports scribe turns 92 a week from today.Sid's so old, he was general manager of the Minneapolis Lakers. Really, he was. Twitter, on the other hand, is young and hip. How many of you follow anybody born before 1950? Yeah, exactly. Not only ... More >>
Today marks my last day at the helm of this blog, and the end of a journey that I began with City Pages nearly four years ago. Naturally, I have quite a few thoughts about closing this chapter, and you can read all about the history of Gimme Noise and my thoughts on the past four years in this fa ... More >>
Well, it's certainly no Paul McCartney.Target Field announced this morning that their first ever public concert in the new stadium will feature co-headlining country artists Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on July 8, 2012, news that's being met with a resounding, harmonious grump-fest from Twin Citi ... More >>
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 >>
Darkness falls on SaturdayDarkness is about to fall. Surly Darkness, that is. The annual release of this most sought after imperial stout happens Saturday at the Surly brewery in Brooklyn Center. Darkness Day, as the ghoulish gala is called, is a beer-nerd pilgrimage event. People come from f ... More >>
The local restaurant company takes 2 percent of servers' credit card gratuities
This week we've been chatting with chef Jorge Guzman, executive chef at Solera. Thus far we've covered his growing years and career. (Get caught up here and here). Today we wrap up our conversation talking about what really matters: food--Spanish food, Mexican food, comfort food, and shrimp heads ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessDoomtree at SXSW 2011In keeping with their current rigorous schedule of record, release, tour, repeat, the seven current members of the Doomtree crew are heading back into the studio this week to record their second full-length, full-crew album, which will serve as the follow-up ... More >>
Food trucks bring new eats to the street
Gretchen Hoffman throws the baby out with the bathwater.After using Twitter to twist the words of DFL state Sen. Barb Goodwin beyond their meaning, and getting spanked by the Senate Ethics Committee as a result, GOP Sen. Gretchen Hoffman has now apologized. "I am certainly sorry for my own m ... More >>
Bre McGeeCupcake takes their show on the road.Last month we told you about the Central Corridor light rail construction's negative and dramatic effect on Chocolat Celeste's customer traffic. Well, the construction project has claimed another victim. Cupcake, the University Avenue bakery, is the l ... More >>
One of these guys is running for president, and the other three are drunk drivers who are trying to help him.Tim Pawlenty is so desperate to be interesting he's turning his campaign into a deleted scene from Beer League.Today, T-Paw flailed at Obama on Twitter, making an unfunny joke about Barack ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkJustin Vernon performing with DeYarmond Edison at SXSWJustin Vernon has kept mostly quiet about his next Bon Iver record until this week, focusing his energy on his side projects (Gayngs, the recent DeYarmond Edison reunion), and -- oh yeah, collaborating with one of the most fa ... More >>
Hoo boy, our Twitter friends are on fire tonight. For those who missed out on the Grammys Sunday night (or, like us, flipped it on for a minute and spent the ensuing several hours glued to the screen, help us god), here's a rundown of some of the best and funniest one-liners from all the music wr ... More >>
So you've got Conan, Kanye, and Colbert on your feed. You were one of the first 1,500 people to follow Aziz Ansari. You're keeping tabs on everyone who ever wrote and performed on Mystery Science Theater 3000. But one thought may cross your mind every so often: What am I missing? Twitter lends it ... More >>
Live from Rikers, It's Weezy!Lil Wayne has always been known as a prolific writer, so Twitter's 140-character bursts would seem to be a perfect medium for him, especially in this time of seemingly endless contemplation.We've put together the best Twitter wisdom of Weezy, doing our best to repr ... More >>
Photo by Dewey Koshenina When Baratunde Thurston took the stage in the Hilton ballroom at the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association summit yesterday, he led with a Jucy Lucy joke. "I'm in the place where they put cheese inside a hamburger," he said. "Doesn't that offend like 90% of th ... More >>
Screwface PattonIf you don't recognize Patton Oswalt by name, you'll recognize him by his voice or face. The popular comedian nailed roles like Remy the rat in Pixar's Ratatouille and his unique mug is splashed all over Comedy Central like he's the sole breadwinner. Patton is returning to Minneap ... More >>
Photo by Michael O'Shea William Gibson comes to Minneapolis today in promotion of his latest novel, Zero History, a tale of intrigue from the fringes of the military fashion complex that involves negative branding, GPS tracking, and the urban nomads who orbit around the magnetic leader of the wor ... More >>
Which Vikings rock Twitter hardest? Read on.The NFL doesn't allow its players to use Twitter from the sidelines, but that doesn't stop some Minnesota Vikings from having a lot to say in 140 characters or less when games and practices are over. And here's what we wanted to know: Which Vikings ... More >>
For those about to tweet: We salute you. Twitter has become a phenomenal way to stay in the know on the latest make-ups and break-ups, stage antics, and "secret shows" (yeah right) in the Twin Cities. Here's a list of 10 fascinating local music peeps we enjoy following on Twitter, from musicians ... More >>
Death Cab will possess your buttAh, Twitter. One minute we're hard at work, the next we've dropped everything to snicker and come up with as many change-heart-to-butt-songs as possible. Here's our top 10 favorite submissions from our Twitter followers for the #changehearttobuttsongs trending topi ... More >>
Want to check out the Jeremy Messersmith CD-release show tomorrow night at the Cedar? We are giving away a pair of tickets today via our Twitter account, @gimme_noise. Brush up on your Messersmith trivia by re-visiting this week's cover story, and keep an eye on your Twitter feed at 1 p.m. today ... More >>
Here's the list, organized in alphabetical order by party affiliation. It's a work in progress.
The sisters are coming to Minneapolis tomorrow. Win tixx today.
Due to popular demand, a second Northrop show has been added.
One good thing to come out of the Viking's epic defeat...
See seven of the area's best new acts, all in one shot.
Utne's list of visionaries on TweepML is here. It's an eclectic bunch.
Keep an eye on our Twitter account to win.
And it also breaks down how much top Tweeters make in a year. Hint: it's not much.
The Minneapolis boy made good comes home for a big show, and you can win tickets today at 2 p.m.
The Airtime Collection's new mixtape collects some of the Twin Cities' freshest young MCs.