City Pages just announced that they are accepting nominations for the Top 10 music photographers in Twin Cities. Perhaps you know someone who deserves a vote?? To nominate, all you need to do is send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject “Gimme Noise Music Photographer Nomination,” and add the photographer’s name in the body.
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Paramore hammers St. Paul with danceable show I experienced the floor bounce at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN for the very first time, as American rock band Paramore pounded the block-lined room with a very upbeat and danceable show. The band, led by singer Hayley Williams, kept the mostly late-teen to early twenties
I recently had the opportunity to photograph the local folk-rock quintet Half the Nation. I recommended a late afternoon sun, and the band recommended the painted and abandoned grain silos off of Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis as the location. It worked out to be a nice evening. This band is definitely worth a good listen.
Danish electronic-pop singer Oh Land landed back in Minneapolis for the first time since 2011, this time at the Varsity Theater. I saw the previous show when Oh Land (real name Nanna Øland Fabricius) opened for Australian singer-songwriter Sia at First Avenue. She and her drummer Hans Hvidberg-Hansen stole the show that night, so I
I had the great opportunity to join my web client and friends at Fluff & Gravy Records for a business retreat at a beach house in the beautiful coastal town of Bandon, Oregon. In between talking about website redesign and other creative matters, amazing home cooked food, good wine and conversation, and sing-alongs — I
Los Angeles based garage rocker Hanni El Khatib, rocked the Triple Rock Social Club on Sunday, September 29. He’s on tour to support his fantastic sophomore album, Head In the Dirt, which was released this year and produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. The trio from Mississippi, Bass Drum of Death, opened the
Atlas Genius, Family of the Year and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at Varsity Theater On a headlining tour to support their 2013 release When It Was Now, Australian alt-rock band Atlas Genius played a very fine set at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis to a near capacity all-age crowd. Their set was much more upbeat
NONONO, aka lead singer Stina Wappling, and the production duo Astma & Rocwell, just released their debut EP digitally in the US on September 17th, with a full album to follow in early 2014. NONONO will be coming to America for the first time in October, headlining Mercury Lounge in NYC on Tuesday, October 15th
On tour to support their debut full-length self-titled album, Seattle, WA based experimental pop band Heatwarmer will be playing the Nomad in Minneapolis on September 28. They have an interesting sound and I suggest checking them out. Listen to their title track single here. You can stream the entire album for free, or purchase it
Detroit Duo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are set to release their sophomore LP, The Speed of Things next month. In the meantime, the guys have just released a brand new track – “War Zone.” Listen to it here on Soundcloud. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are just wrapping up a summer festival run, and next will