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 >>
Never doubt the power of the Walker Art Center to bring together one of the most intriguing assortments of performance art in the region. The gallery's 2013-14 season is no exception.Some of the highlights among the music performances include a collaboration between filmmaker Sam Green and indie roc ... More >>
The Pitchfork Music Festival lands at Chicago's Union Park July 19-21, and after the initial tease of R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle & Sebastian, the full lineup is now here!One of the main curiosities for Twin Cities music fans is how the acts announced might filter into First Avenue's music festi ... More >>
Yo La TengoFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMonday, February 4, 2013New Jersey indie rock pioneers Yo La Tengo's performance Monday at First Avenue had a very "ripped from the headlines" feel. It's unusual for the prima donna rock star to acknowledge that anything else in the world is happening the night of ... More >>
Just a few weeks since its release, critics have already hailed Yo La Tengo's 13th full-length album Fade as one of the band's best in years, harkening back to epic cult favorites such as I Can Feel the Heart Beating as One and And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out. In anticipation of the band ... More >>
The Twin Cities is starting to thaw out as January comes to an end. Friday night is especially busy. Retribution Gospel Choir plays the Turf Club while Minneapolis pays tribute to Joe Strummer in the First Avenue Mainroom. Semisonic songwriter Dan Wilson and brother Matt Wilson play a set at Pantage ... More >>
No, you're not imagining anything. After a long, brutally hot summer, autumn is finally upon us. The foliage is brilliant, the wind has a bite, people are wearing skull caps and fuzzy boots legitimately. Gimme Noise thoughtfully compiled a playlist to help ease you into the new season.
Amidst discussions of its relevancy and efficacy, assaults on its cool factor, and a bubbling undercurrent of general malaise over the pace and current of culture, CMJ 2010 kicked off yesterday in New York City. Some bajillion-odd bands are here, and some of those will be sustainably popular ... More >>
When that U2 tour with Interpol was canceled, the hopes of a multi-million dollar, 360 degree viewing stage and expensive as all hell light show in a football stadium were sufficiently slashed. But hang tight; we're getting one of those artists back in town later this season.
The California festival runs April 16-18.
Their mere presence gives music critics a boner.
Beyonce thrills at the Target Center, Mark Mallman releases new music video & next week's best new releases.
Wear your nice shoes to this show. They're going to get a lot of attention.
With the death of Pontiac, we look back at one of the most rock'n'roll cars ever made.
Best known for his work at First Avenue and with touring band Dosh, Cesario was a highly regarded staple of the scene
The Songs We Can't Escape
Hot Chip trick out the white-boy blues
What's the Only Industry That Holds Its Trade Show Around a Keg?
The Stratford 4's lyrics prove the virtues of the instrumental
Dismemberment Plan Search for "Meaningful Relationships"
An encounter with the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, the surliest conversationalist in indie-rock
Learning to love like Yo La Tengo
If a local CD falls into the retail bins, does it make a sound? Peter S. Scholtes reviews this month's batch of releases.
Bit player: Beth Orton's new EP makes a statement in 24:49.
A Record Year: Our 13 favorite albums for 1997.
We list the best of the best of 1997.