In the old Masonic Building at Hennepin and 6th, now part of the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, a new restaurant serving sophisticated American bar food and takeaway deli sandwiches (from their M To-Go area), quietly opened earlier this month. They're doing everything from morning ... More >>
Minnesota Monthly has released a list of the Twin Cities' most powerful leaders calling the shots, and a few names from the music realm popped up there. The most recognizable to a regular Gimme Noise reader would be Doomtree rapper Dessa, who was the final entry in the 75-person tally.And we're not ... More >>
Walker Art Center's annual avant-garde festival defies definition
Yes boys and girls, Saturday is that magical time of the year when zombies take to the West Bank's local watering holes and now Midway Stadium to get intoxicated with Brain Belt. The Zombie Pub Crawl is upon us, and with zombie-mania more in the media than ever, this year's should be the biggest yet ... More >>
An inside look at the brains behind all the zombies
Hip Hop Harambee With Talib Kweli, Sims, Big Zach, and moreNomad World Pub, MinneapolisSaturday, September 15, 2012Saturday's Hip Hop Harambee, an all day hip-hop block party held in the parking lot of the Nomad World Pub, was by all measures a success. You couldn't have asked for a better day to ha ... More >>
See Also: Talib Kweli talks about his new tour, album, and role models in hip-hop The name of the festival might be a bit unfamiliar, but for local hip-hop fans the stellar lineup certainly won't be. The Hip-Hop Harambee Block Party is set to take place on Saturday, September 15 in the Nomad World ... More >>
One of Minneapolis's most stately music venues, Orchestra Hall, is currently getting a much needed modern face-lift, as the exterior of the hall is undergoing a major $50 million renovation that should be finished sometime in 2013. While the changes to the interior and the glorious auditorium itself ... More >>
OPENAida2208 W 66th St., Richfield Butcher and the Boar (City Pages preview)1121 Hennepin Avenue, MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisD Spot new location near Battle Creek1993 Burns Avenue, St. PaulDroolin' Moose9424 Lyndale Avenue S., BloomingtonEat Street Social (Cit ... More >>
When it comes to deciding what to cover, our web traffic isn't everything, but it does give us a unique insight into what our readers like to read about the most. It turns out that our Gimme Noise readers love block party announcements (duh); Prince facts; that incessant Foster the People song th ... More >>
"Not for nothing is their motto TGIF - 'Thank God It's Friday.' They live for the weekends, when they can go do what they really want to do."-Richard Nelson Bolles
Photos by Wade Wenzel Big Business, Torche, Helms AleeJuly 29, 2011Triple Rock Social ClubThat unholy rumble you might have heard emanating from the Triple Rock on Friday night was one of the best (and heaviest) triple-bills the West Bank is bound to see all year, as Big Business, Torche, and H ... More >>
Photo by Alex UncapherBOMP!, the monthly night of utter mayhem hosted by the Moon Goons, has been floating around in search of a permanent home ever since the Bedlam closed last July and displaced the popular dance night. The Moon Goons have cut ties with their most recent home, Nick and Eddie, a ... More >>
The Central Corridor project begins in earnest.Despite the objections of some suburban state lawmakers who have a sudden and unusual interest in the business climate along University Avenue, heavy construction has started on the Central Corridor light rail project. Here are the major detours ... More >>
All aboard for St. Paul?Congress has 60 days to approve funding for its half of the $957 million cost of a light rail line linking Minneapolis to St. Paul. The clock was set in motion when the Federal Transit Administration sent the approved Full Funding Grant Agreement to Capitol Hill, the ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessThe SoviettesThe Triple Rock Social ClubNovember 12th, 2010On a briskly cold Friday night on the West Bank, a crowd gathers outside of the Triple Rock. Not just any Friday night Triple Rock crowd, this was a crowd that's eager to witness Minneapolis punk history -- the third an ... More >>
You may not recognize David Witt's name, but it's very likely you've seen his work plastered on street posts and bulletin boards around town -- especially if you frequent the West Bank.
Digital SextantThe first of the month is never kind on the wallet. Here at Freeloader Friday, we share you pain. Fortunately, the Twin Cities hosts tons of free events throughout the city each weekend. Our list this week includes art shows celebrating Alfred Hitchcock, Duluth, and a world without ... More >>
covilha via Flickr.com As the seasons change, so do the types of events happening around town. This weekend we have two different Oktoberfest festivals, a block party (bring an umbrella), and free films.
The Sound Unseen festival, which celebrates independent films about music, will celebrate its 11th season with a dozen films at three separate locations October 6-10. This season, the festival will show a selection of films at the Southern Theater on the West Bank in addition to hosting events at ... More >>
It's a parade, it's a show, it's a...! On Friday, August 6 there is what can only be called one of the most exciting revelries we'll be privileged to see this summer. From what we can gather it is being curated and organized by Gay Beast's Danimal and is a hybrid parade, concert, gypsy festival a ... More >>
Greetings, campers! In honor of this beautiful summer Friday, as you all pine to get up from your cubicles and out the door to get your weekend party on, I have a ton of great shows for you. Check it out:
July appears to be the season where bands put out new music for you to buy, and let's face it, nothing says fun like a record release party. This weekend is chock full of record release shows, as well as some fine local music, touring acts, and outdoor festivals. Submitted for your approval:
Photo by Erik HessDon't have time to pick up a print edition of City Pages today? Don't fret, we've got it all available for you online. Here's a quick rundown of the music articles that ran in today's paper:The Goondas rock our faces offBy Andrea SwenssonLocal rockabilly/post punk band the Goond ... More >>
Photo by Steve CohenDada Trash CollageIn addition to our extensive feature on Jeremy Messersmith that is featured on the cover of this week's paper, we have a whole gaggle of other great music articles for you to check out today. Pick up a copy of City Pages to peruse the music section in real li ... More >>
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The January festival will feature two days of live music and documentary screenings.
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The folk duo are playing a CD-release show this weekend.
Your best bets on the big screen this weekend.
The time has come, dear gays.
The Eminem of gay rap is coming back to his hometown for the Hip-Hop Against Homophobia show this weekend.
The Hard Times Cafe is an unsung option, especially for veggies and vegans.
Bedlam Theatre darlings do it up like the old days
Two troubled businesses, one big financial mess
A Palestinian filmmaker records the tick-tick before the bang
The Hard Times Cafe gets a break--and a benefit album
What we talk about when we talk about divorce, and panties, and vaginas
Minneapolis bureaucrats put the kibosh on a West Bank homeless shelter
Closed twice, Hard Times Cafe battles on
Acting with maggots and channeling hermaphrodites, performer Heidi Arneson parades her inner monster
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