It's been a long, slow march into springtime here in Minnesota, but all of a sudden it already feels like summer. Why's that, you ask? Because the Y.N. Rich Kids, last year's adolescent hip-hop phenoms behind viral hit "Hot Cheetos & Takis," are back with a long-awaited follow-up, called "My Bik ... More >>
Ohhh, the weather outside is... not as bad as they said it was gonna be? Okay, it still sucks. But soon -- yes, soon... too soon in fact! -- it will be summer, and it will be really stupidly hot, and we'll be going to music festivals and become reacquainted with the sweet summer smell of a beer-and- ... More >>
A federal lawsuit alleging two Minneapolis police officers used excessive force and suffocated a 28-year-old man at a YMCA in 2010 is on track for trial this fall.
Earlier this year, attorneys for the City of Minneapolis filed for an order of summary judgement in the suit, asking all counts be dism ... More >>
There's a good reason why gyms ask you not to use electronic devices in locker rooms -- namely, there's some real creepos out there.SEE ALSO: Rory Koch was busted for child porn possession while running for Ramsey County commissioner
One of them is allegedly 53-year-old Coon Rapids resident Robert M ... More >>
Mixed news from the "Hot Cheetos & Takis" camp explodes out today. The KIDS, formerly known as YN Rich Kids, are on the verge of something big, according to a huge Star Tribune scoop coming out this Sunday.Recently, Strib music scribe Chris Riemenschneider spoke to the parents and members of the ... More >>
Whether or not Minnesota music is in a new golden age or not is a debate for another day further down the road, but there should be little question that local bands recorded and released some truly amazing records in 2012. There was one triumphant record release party after another, and with each su ... More >>
It's finally starting to seem like winter outside, and BdotCroc is joining a number of other local rap acts this Wednesday to ring the season in right. Gimme Noise talked with the Northside rapper about the Pre-Winter Classic Festival coming to Cause and her latest project Hear Forever.
See Also:Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Howler, Bloodnstuff, Astronautalis, and moreThe Tribe & Big Cats! "DMT Flow" video: How to rap in a tankWith all of the grim self-seriousness that plagues a good portion of modern music, and with newspaper headlines growing more dire by the day, i ... More >>
While we wouldn't necessarily put ice cream and beer together (that beer/ice cream float idea is better in theory than practice) we don't mind that our Week in Food begins with free ice cream and ends at the State Fair Grounds sucking down 85-plus premium brews.
This sounds like the best idea ... More >>
For a new feature here at Gimme Noise, I've decided to unleash my old box of Minnesota-made 7" records starting with one my favorites, the Hang Ups, and their "Top of Morning" single that was released by Stillwater's Grimsey Records.
St. Paul Summer Beer Fest kicks off the summer seasonThe summer beer festival season kicks off this Saturday, June 25, with the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. In its third year, this is the biggest and best organized of all the Twin Cities' summer celebrations of suds. Formerly held in the parkin ... More >>
Madieu Williams FoundationMadieu Williams, Man of the Yearâ€‹Instead of sorry results and scandalous behavior from the Minnesota Vikings, there's some good news: Safety Madieu Williams has been named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year.
He's only the second Vikings player in history to be reco ... More >>
â€‹Miami: home of...a lot of club nights, um...Dexter, high-quality cocaine (I'm guessing?), several iterations of the MTV Beach House, the presidency of George W. Bush (that's a stretch), and now the Chicken Wang. It's a dance, and it's fucking awesome.
Dolan said his officers acted appropriately.It took more than a week after Minneapolis cops shocked him into submission with a Taser for David Cornelius Smith to die of his wounds at Hennepin County Medical Center.
That confrontation, at the downtown YMCA, was more than a month ago. Today, M ... More >>
The controversial Taser is involved in another local death.Ten days after Minneapolis cops shocked him into submission with a Taser at the downtown YMCA, David Cornelius Smith is dead.
Smith was in the gym on the sixth floor when officers were called to remove him. The 28-year-old appeared ... More >>
David Cornelius Smith was thought to have died, but he lived.David Cornelius Smith was brought down by a Minneapolis police Taser yesterday afternoon at the downtown YMCA after a confrontation with authorities, and for a few moments it appeared he was dead.
He lived. He's in critical condit ... More >>
Mark Dayton dropped big donations on Planned Parenthood and MinnPostMark Dayton, one of three candidates running in the DFL primary election, released his tax records to reporters today. Dayton earned $172,475 in 2009, according to the records.
The overwhelming bulk of the income -- $166,88 ... More >>
Back in January, former Minneapolis Park Police Capt. William Jacobs was charged with criminal sexual conduct after what a 15-year-old boy described to police as three years of escalating sexual assaults that included anal penetration and oral sex.
At the time, court documents said the Deep ... More >>
Fifty hours and 2,400 miles after setting off for the Million Woman March in a big maroon van, nine Minneapolis teens had learned precious little about the symbolism of the event, and volumes about themselves.