In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Kasey Jean Noll has been toiling away in photo pits since her college days, and has since built a business around her passion. Her work has appeared in several publications in the reg ... More >>
In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Erik Hess, aka @fivesixzero, has been a regular City Pages contributor for the past few years now. Vita.mn, NME, Village Voice, and others have also featured his work. His live shots ... More >>
A Day to Remember With All Time Low, Pierce the Veil, The Wonder YearsRoy Wilkins Auditorium, St. PaulTuesday, October 1, 2013What do bands on the regular Warped Tour circuit do when they're not on Warped? They throw a house party, that's what -- or at least that's what Florida band A Day to Remembe ... More >>
Warped Tour 2013Canterbury Park, ShakopeeSunday, July 22, 2013Warped's tagline this year was "Best Day Ever." For some kids who wait all year for this day, that motto certainly rings true. The Vans Warped Tour plays out a little like a high school lunch room, but only with more misfits and kids that ... More >>
DJ Sidereal has opened for Macklemore and B.O.B., played Paid Dues and the Vans Warped Tour and beaten brain cancer all before being legally old enough to buy a scratch-off. The 17-year-old is spending his last summer before his final year of high school releasing new music and building his buzz the ... More >>
It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>
Sum 41 with Hollerado, Hunter ValentineMill City Nights, MinneapolisSaturday, March 30, 2013Some people may have relegated Canadian band Sum 41 to their dusty CD shelf, but Minneapolis was in for a throwback to their teenage years Saturday evening at Mill City Nights. Red was the theme for the night ... More >>
Yeah! It's time to run down the year in live music GIFs. This Black Sabbath fan from Lollapalooza this summer embodies how psyched we are to share these with you.With help from photographers Erik Hess, Anna Gulbrandsen, and Stacy Schwartz, this was a year for the already excellent visual representat ... More >>
All Time Low With The Summer Set, Hit the Lights, The Downtown FictionFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMonday, October 22, 2012In a sea of teenagers pushing amongst themselves, Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" comes on between The Summer Set and All Time Low's set, and every voice in First Avenue could be ... More >>
You may hear traces of Yellowcard in Minneapolis band All the Right Moves -- perhaps it's the violin implemented by both bands. The young band has crafted an album that hits the spot if you're looking for a guilty pleasure pop-punk to get lost in. When Your Compass Breaks is All the Right Moves' ven ... More >>
See Also:Review: Vans Warped Tour at Canterbury Park, 7/8/1215 gorgeous GIFs from River's Edge Music Festival 201210 gorgeous GIFs from Rock the Garden 2012This is Warped Tour 2012 on photo-multiplying steroids, so it's completely legal. Photographer Erik Hess (slideshows here and here) hit Canterbu ... More >>
The Basilica Block Party marks the beginning of July and the end of weeks of promotion for presenting radio station Cities 97, who bring soft-rocker Mat Kearney and Train on Friday and alt-country group The Avett Brothers on Saturday night. 311 will be swinging through Minneapolis on their national ... More >>
See Also:Stone Arch Bridge Festival 2012: Dream Crusher interview in a limoSome rappers, especially locally, make cheesy beats on a computer, spit a couple bars at one local show then sit around and wine and bitch because Siddiq or Sims didn't come snatch em up because they totally killed it on that ... More >>
Depending on how old you are, the name Yellowcard might bring to mind high school nostalgia, but they're still evolving and reinventing themselves. The band recently went through a shakeup with their violinist Sean Mackin learning and getting treated for thyroid cancer, and their bassist Sean O'Donn ... More >>
It's been a rainy start to our summer so far, but that hasn't stopped Twin Cities fans from busting out their ponchos and going outdoors to take in live music. Between Rock the Garden, Soundset, the Warped Tour, and shows at the Minnesota Zoo's amphitheater, concertgoers have had plenty of chances t ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaWarped Tour 2011July 10, 2011Canterbury Park, ShakopeeGive me your tired, your cynical youth, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...and gather them all at Canterbury Park for Van's Warped Tour. Despite the government shutdown and races being cancelled, the sche ... More >>
So here's to all those summer nights when my feet hit the sand, the waves break my fall, and all my friends outnumber the stars.
The sun is out this Monday morning, making it a fine time to start daydreaming about all the festivals coming to town this summer. In addition to Soundset -- which is announcing its lineup shortly this morning -- the Vans Warped Tour has unveiled the lineup for its stop at Canterbury Park on July ... More >>
The 11th annual Gathering of the Juggalos is upon us! Taking place August 12-15 in Cave In Rock, Illinois, Psychopathic Records has released an insanely long promo video for the event, over 17 minutes long. I watched all of it. That's not a complaint, but more of a dare.
Photo by Kelly LoneWe have an odd relationship with success here in the Twin Cities--we love watching our local homeboys make good but more often than not, we do so with the begrudging assumption that they're going to leave us, dammit. Sure, they say they'll always love us, and we're still ... More >>
Shakopee racetrack and events center Canterbury Park is developing a new 28-acre site on the north end of its property that owners say will allow them to host more events like this summer's Soundset (May 30), Lilith Fair (July 18), and Warped Tour (August 1)."The new location will help to minimi ... More >>
Photo by Erik Hess This is why people love P.O.S: You used to see Stef Alexander hanging around at punk shows. You used to see him hanging out at hip hop shows. The first time you saw him play guitar it kicked your ass. The first time you saw him rap it kicked your ass twice. And then, the ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkAndrew W.K. at SXSW 2010The Twin Cities date for the 2010 Vans Warped Tour has been announced: The tour will stop at Canterbury Park on Sunday, August 1, with a few unexpected names like Andrew W.K. and the Alkaline Trio thrown in amongst a smattering of pop-punk bands. See belo ... More >>
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