Fourth of July weekend has plenty in store for Minneapolis. Friday and Saturday, First Avenue will be hosting Bathysphere, a two day psych rock festival featuring bands such as A Place to Bury Strangers and Dean & Britta doing Galaxie 500 songs, and locals such as Pony Trash, Flavor Crystals, Pa ... More >>
The sixth annual 80/35 Music Festival lineup is here! The yearly downtown Des Moines music event has hit upon some eclectic notes for headlining talent with New York rap heroes Wu-Tang Clan, and the David Byrne & St. Vincent collaboration leading the way in 2013.The event takes place Friday, Jul ... More >>
The second week of February is already underway with some great shows. Didn't get tickets to Lady Gaga? Have no fear. The Amsterdam will be hosting a Born this Way After Party with Lady Starlight and the Dirty Pearls. The silky voiced Cody ChesnuTT makes an appearance at the Triple Rock Th ... More >>
Just as winter begins to rear its icy stare at us, there is hope for the a future season of humidity, outdoor revelry, and a LOT of music festivals in and around the Twin Cities. Yes, the Summer Set Music & Camping Festival is set to return in 2013, and it'll fall at a familiar time of year.As y ... More >>
By Aaron Rupar and Anand BalasubrahmanyanSee Also:Slideshow: Summer Set 2012, The PeopleSlideshow: Summer Set, The ArtistsSummer Set Music & Camping Festival day one, 08/24/12Fans, campers, and two Gimme Noise reviewers hit the second day of Summer Set in Somerset, Wisconsin, for a day that prov ... More >>
See Also:Summer Set Festival 2012 lineup There's still time for one last summer blast, and we're not talking about cleaning out the garden shed. The Summer Set Music and Camping is upon us August 24-26 in Somerset, Wisconsin -- which happens to be a mere 35 miles away from Minneapolis. Given that "C ... More >>
See Also:SoundTown and Minnesota's music festival fatigueSoundTown 2012 has been canceledSummer Set Festival 2012 lineupThis past Tuesday, Gimme Noise delved into the cancellation of the SoundTown Festival, and the implications for other festivals here in the Twin Cities. Somewhat overlooked in all ... More >>
The 2012 Summer Set Music and Camping Festival arrives in late August, and the lineup is a doozy. Combining the powers of jam bands, electronic music, hip-hop, reggae, and all of the confluences that exist between these many worlds, this year's edition should be a shock to the system. To say nothing ... More >>
For those music fans who are looking to keep their mid-week July 4th festivities going straight through the weekend, the fine folks at Bella Familia have the perfect festival for you. Weekend At Harmony is planned for July 6 and 7, set in the serene surroundings of Harmony Park in Geneva, Minnes ... More >>
A killer light show is the unsung hero of Umphrey's peerless live experience.Umphrey's McGeeFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, February 3, 2012In the midst of the house crashing down around us during Umphrey's bone-crunching performance of "It's About That Time" early last Friday night at First Ave ... 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...
Dark Star OrchestraFirst Avenue, MinneapolisWednesday, February 1, 2012Although First Avenue can't quite stack up with an outdoor festival setting, last night's Dark Star Orchestra show in the mainroom was still plenty good. The band has made a name for itself by traveling the world and playin ... More >>
Summer concerts are jamming to the familiar hiss of hippie crack
Also announced? Layaway ticket sales. Laidback hippies take heart-- you can even procrastinate your ticket purchase.
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