In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Chad Rieder's work is often featured at Twin Cities Daily Planet and Reviler, but also shows up frequently on his own regularly updated blog. There, he posts recaps of the concerts a ... More >>
Duluth trio hits a 20-year high
Rogue Wave is a survivor band. Their troubled history has seen plenty of ups and downs -- lost friends, lost family, personal tragedy. Not to mention the widely regarded misfire that was 2010's full-length record Permalight, their third. Now, after an unofficial three-year hiatus, Zach "Rogue" Schwa ... More >>
If the excitement for Wilco's upcoming show with Bob Dylan at Midway Stadium wasn't already causing minor hyperventilation among the local Americana set, this past weekend's events added a new dimension. The accomplished Chicago band, fronted by the newly gleeful Jeff Tweedy, put on their own music ... More >>
According to our own cover story, Bobby "Rock Eagle" Drake (above) was an auto mechanic at Brookside Amoco in St. Louis Park just before he joined the Hold Steady in 2005. Since then, Drake's fortunes have changed -- drastically. Later this year, he and some of his New York pals in other bands, incl ... More >>
Bob Dylan is now a 71-year-old force to be reckoned with on his own. With Tempest, he proved for the umpteenth time that he's still got the mind and the artistic means to topple anyone in the exclusive club of Americana musicians. And, the guy never stops touring, it seems.After he does some dates f ... More >>
The influential Minnesota band release a milestone 10th full-length studio album
Tyler Flory is a teacher at Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins. His Music Class column ties together his job and his music fandom in a neat little package.I use music in my classroom to lower the stress level and to change the mood. During the previous two weeks, my students had quite ... More >>
Hidden behind the heavy rhythms and fierce collection of percussive embellishments, Glenn Kotche is most well-known as the guy on the drum stool for the band Wilco. Bringing the role of modern day rock drummer to new esteemed heights he has also collaborated with So Percussion, Kronos Quartet and On ... More >>
Duluth slowcore stalwarts Low have announced the tracklisting and cover art for their 10th studio album, The Invisible Way, and have just shared the first single from that new collection, the achingly beautiful but decidedly buoyant, "Just Make It Stop." The new record was produced by Wilco's Jeff T ... More >>
There's no sense in trying to slow down Alan Sparhawk. Not content to just let the artful majesty of a Jeff Tweedy-produced Low album be the focal point of early 2013, the third full-length Retribution Gospel Choir album is on the way.The as-yet-untitled album comes on the heels of this year's The R ... More >>
DIRTY BABY: Nels Cline/David Breskin/Ed Ruscha McGuire Theater, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Thursday, November 29, 2012 Wednesday marked the second-ever (and perhaps last) performance of DIRTY BABY, a trialogue featuring the compositions of visual artist Ed Ruscha, poet David Breskin and musicia ... More >>
Masters of musical light and shadow Low will release The Invisible Way in March. This album marks their 20th anniversary, and shows Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy's connection to Duluth runs deep. Not only did Wilco received a key to the city this summer during a performance at Bayfront Festival Park an ... More >>
WilcoBayfront Festival Park, DuluthSunday, July 1, 2012See Also: Slideshow: Wilco in DuluthNels Cline on Wilco's future and his favorite Cibo Matto tuneWilco lend helping hand to Duluth floods victims Seeing Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy onstage at Bayfront Festival Park's pavilion is to see a man in ... More >>
See Also:Wilco lend helping hand to Duluth floods victims Wilco's John Stirratt talks about the band's Minnesotan ties"It has something to do with my Catholic taste," Wilco guitarist Nels Cline says, regarding the variety of art galleries, stadiums, and churches where he's played for decades as a pe ... More >>
Related:Wilco's Minnesota dates: Rochester and Duluth and that's itThe excellent lineup for this Sunday's Kill Kancer benefit show includes local luminaries -- young and old -- but the all-star band Golden Smog will not feature an appearance by sometime collaborator Jeff Tweedy.Over the years, the g ... More >>
Related:Dawes finds serious fan base in MinnesotaWith the release of their debut album Boys & Girls a couple of weeks ago, Alabama Shakes put forth yet another record the roots of which can be traced back to the Flying Burrito Brothers, CSN&Y and the early '70s bands of their ilk. It's easy ... More >>
Related:Wilco at the State Theatre, 12/6/11Slideshow: Wilco at The State Theatre Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has no interest in falling into predictable patterns. Watch him smoke a cigarette out of his bellybutton in I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, the 2002 documentary about the band, if you don't b ... More >>
The helpful folks at Livability.com have chosen "Top 10 Cities With the Best Music Scenes Outside of Nashville NYC and LA," and trusty Minneapolis came in second. It does not seem as if Howler's Jordan Gatesmith or people who went to Jane's Addiction at the Brick were polled for this, but it's st ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaWilco December 6, 2011 State Theatre, Minneapolis At their best, Wilco have always effectively straddled the line between dour art-rock and party-starting power pop. The trio of landmark albums making up their "classic" period -- 1996's Being There, 1999's Summer Teeth and ... More >>
"It's alright," Jeff Tweedy sings on "I Might," the boisterous lead single from Wilco's latest record, The Whole Love. "I've done a lot of crawling around outside, and I heard it's alright."
Duluth Mayor Don Ness certified Wilco as an "official Duluth band" Friday night. Wilco thanked the town with an eight-song encore.
Propagating crap attempts at pop, rap, rock, or any other genre or sub-genre you care to name had become easier than ever.
Listen to a comprehensive list of the singles charting this week on both Radio K & 89.3 the Current.
A comprehensive list of the singles charting this week on both Radio K & 89.3 the Current.
The Wars of 1812 announce break-up, Doomtree sets vinyl releases, Har Mar Superstar prepping HBO show & next week's best new releases.
Six guys, 100 guitars and Gary?
Get apple happy at the AppleHouse, now open for the season in Chanhassen.
Sadly, "Wilco (The Album)" is a bore.
Toxicology reports indicate that Bennett died of an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl.
Check out a sampling of old Wilco videos that feature Bennett.
After founding Titanic Love Affair, joining Wilco, and releasing a half dozen solo albums, guitarist and producer Jay Bennett died at age 45.
Lady Gaga, the new Wilco album cover, and Megashark. Gimme Noise takes time out of a warm spring day to get some hating done.
Promising young bands celebrate a sweltering, belated Christmas