Twin Cities Year in Music 2011

Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more

Riding high on the success of their stellar full-crew record No Kings, Doomtree book a seven-night run at First Avenue, curating five nights of sold-out shows led by their five MCs in the Entry and finishing up with back-to-back Blowout performances in the Mainroom. Their "rap week" residency effectively dominates the dialogue of the Twin Cities.

Northeast Minneapolis's Shuga Records closes up shop to move back to the store's hometown of Chicago, citing "growing needs of our online mail order operations." Shuga has operated out of Minnesota for the past seven years, three of which were spent at their storefront in Northeast, and have always placed a heavy emphasis on developing their online store.

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12 comments
Sixfeethigh
Sixfeethigh

What about Paul Simon at First Avenue? This was one of the best shows I have ever seen in my life <3

Dan Smith
Dan Smith

Listen to the Howler EP then listen to the previews of the album coming out next month. It sounds like the lead singer reached puberty. Not hatin', just sayin'. I like it.

Prei0031
Prei0031

Mod Sun deserves some recognition here...it ain't all about the hipsters who need to be negative and purposely different...Check yo self City Pages..

Prei0031
Prei0031

Howler really isn't that good...why are they blowing up?

Itsabigworld
Itsabigworld

If opening for the vaccines in europe is making it in the music world, mpls has still got a ways to go. I bet they break up when they get home will be "waving at us" from the gutter.

Guest
Guest

How do you snub local artist Mod Sun making it into the semi finals of the Rolling Stone Choose the Cover contest this year? Why don't you cover someone other than Rhymesayers for once....there other great artists doing things from here....

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Let's see... crap, crap, hip-hop, indie, more crap. Yup another year through the eyes of City Pages. Yawwwwwwwwwwwn

Tholomew Plague
Tholomew Plague

Dude you ARE gay so what gives? Are you that big a queen you need glad and the Pink Police coming to rescue you like a little damsel in distress? It's Cee Lo Green. Not to be taken too seriously. Don't be a drag just be a queen.

Some Guy
Some Guy

Where's the Heliotrope Festival? McPhee/Corsano, best thing I saw all year

Erica
Erica

And yet you choose to troll here. Yawn!

Adam Bubolz
Adam Bubolz

Yes, this is the most interesting music event in town year after year and it really needs more recognition.

 
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