Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else. We are living in strange and confusing times. Arguably the biggest band in the world just gave their brand-new 13th studio album Songs of Innocenc ... More >>
We get it, Passion Pit -- you're a huge deal. From a pair of First Avenue shows last fall to a headlining gig at Summer Set just over the border in Wisconsin this year, the Cambridge synth-pop act has a draw that's on the rise. With an EDM sensibility fused inside their indie circuitry, the group ha ... More >>
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Related:River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupSoundset 2012 lineup announced, includes Big K.R.I.T.Slideshow: Skrillex at Skyway TheatreU2 at TCF Bank Stadium, 7/23/11 The inaugural running of the River's Edge Music Festival will bring Tool, Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, the Flaming ... More >>
Pretty much everything about this summer's U2 show at TCF Bank was mammoth in scale -- that claw, that year-long wait when the show was delayed, that 60,000-person crowd -- and will go down as one of the largest tours to hit the Twin Cities this year. To help wrap our brains around just how monum ... More >>
Sometime between meeting with Somali Minnesotans to help solve the famine crisis in Africa and performing under pummeling rain in front of thousands upon thousands of fans at Dinkytown's TCF Bank Stadium, U2 found time last weekend to go ahead and revolutionize the concert experience by snapping ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonU2 with InterpolJuly 23, 2011TCF Bank Stadium, MinneapolisThese reviews are inevitably for fans, yet I find myself writing for U2-haters. One friend left a message during the show on Saturday wondering why I was there. Would anyone at the TCF Bank Stadium that night have aske ... More >>
Drink Finnegans, win U2 tickets, feel good about yourselfWill eating Minnesota-made ramen help Japan? What does beer brewed via wind power taste like? Will I be attending the U2 concert for free? All of these pressing questions can be answered by delving into this week in food; after all, tha ... More >>
A mountain of wiensCelebrate your good old fashioned American freedom by checking out one of these great gorging opportunities this week in food. It's your American duty, folks.
Now that's planning ahead: On the heels of postponing their June 27 show at the TCF Bank Stadium in Dinkytown due to Bono's back surgery, U2 have announced a make-up show in Minneapolis on July 23, 2011. The band issued this statement from manager Paul McGuinness:
Photo via Future Antiques' MySpace pageThe Future Antiques confound in name and perplex in content. It isn't that the songs on their highly convincing debut Another Twisted Ending aren't accessible, don't get you grooving. It's that, for all their sonic familiarity, you simply can't pin them down ... More >>
It looks like U2 fans planning to attend their show next summer at the TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota will have to do some football-style tailgating before heading into the show if they plan to be liquored up for the epic performance.
Bono and the boys plan to bring some elevation to the new home of Gophers football.
Sounds like there may be an unforgettable fire at TCF Stadium next year. Stay tuned.
Hall & Oates, Lazerbeak? Really?
Green Day's lumbering concept opus barges into the world of musical theater.
The film's morbid atmosphere should be perfectly suited to chamber pop's hangdog hero.
At last, the gulf between the comic geeks and the aging rock enthusiasts has been bridged.
Every year I make mix CDs of my favorite tracks, with one song per artist per disc. Here's the '08 edition, local and national. It's all from 2008 unless otherwise specified, but there are a few oldies. At the bottom are my year-end lists, because I know you needed more of those. Happy holidays! MN ... More >>
In anticipation of Girl Talk's show tonight at First Avenue, Gimme Noise cooks up its own amusing mash-up titles.
Australia using Manilow to clear the streets, Macy's bows to gay-haters, the dictionary for corporate BS, Orson Welles commercial outtakes, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
500 million-year-old worm poop discovered, duct tape in movies, the world's tallest buildings in one skyline, the U2 Eucharist, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Here, in chronological order, are my top 10 favorite shows by out-of-towners.
They were hobbits. They were pot smokers. In 1981, they were just kids called U2.
Local columnist wakes up in a city that never sleeps
Guess who is going to see a U2 concert at Target Center in Septembar? A certain girl and her dad. A certain girl named AMELIA and her dad called LLOYD. Give up? Its me! And the dad named Lloyd is my dad! Wer'e going to see the band U2!!!! Its my first concert. And Im going even though my mom is bei ... More >>
How I stopped worrying and learned to dislike U2's 'Bomb'
Seven years after their last tour, Negativland continue to fight the industry claim that Fair Use is foul, and foul use is fair
U2 goes forward and backward with Pop.
Confessions of an On-Line Fan Club Junkie
As part of Brian Eno's Passengers, U2 get a chance to escape themselves.