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    Lil Debbie at Fine Line, 7/26/14

    published Jul 28, 2014

    Lil Debbiewith Sweetz P, Chi City, and Chase ComptonFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, July 26, 2014Lil Debbie returned to the Fine Line Saturday for what turned out to be a headlining perform... More >>

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    MC/VL at 7th St. Entry, 7/24/14

    published Jul 25, 2014

    MC/VLwith Gay Witch Abortion and Kitten Forever7th St. Entry, MinneapolisThursday, July 24, 2014Rap duo MC/VL returned after a three-and-a-half-year hiatus to mark the upcoming departure of Vicious Le... More >>

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    Guante details his full-length with Dem Atlas as Sifu Hotman

    published Jul 24, 2014

    Last year, Guante and Dem Atlas dropped a short collaborative project with producer Rube as Sifu Hotman. The three-song EP has since grown into the full-length album Embrace the Sun, complete with mor... More >>

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    For the Love brings hip-hop festivities to Lowertown

    published July 9, 2014

    "The older I get, the better I like St. Paul," says show promoter Amber "Ace" Cleveland of the oft-maligned capital, which hugs the hipper... More >>

  • Moodie Black

    published July 2, 2014

    Fresh off a tour in support of their latest record, Nausea, noise-rap outfit Moodie Black are hitting Cause to celebrate. Their new... More >>

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    The best Minnesota rap albums of 2014 (so far)

    published Jul 03, 2014

    The local rap scene has already shown itself to be in control in 2014 -- and we're only halfway through. Creativity is coming from all corners of the Twin Cities. Gimme Noise compiled our picks for th... More >>

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    Ms. Lauryn Hill at First Avenue, 6/30/14

    published Jul 01, 2014

    Ms. Lauryn HillFirst Avenue, MinneapolisMonday, June 30, 2014The legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill graced First Avenue last night with a full band in tow and an incredible career-spanning set. Playing for ove... More >>

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    Pride in Concert at Loring Park, 6/28/14

    published Jun 30, 2014

    Pride in ConcertWith Betty Who, Thea Austen, Thelma Houston, Steve Grand, and moreLoring Park, MinneapolisSaturday, June 28, 2014There were many kinds of people represented at the Pride Festival. It a... More >>

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    Six Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 6

    published Jun 27, 2014

    The ever-deepening Twin Cities hip-hop scene constantly has more talented producers stepping up. Here are six of our favorites for June, with some of the best monikers in the local game -- from 84 Cap... More >>

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    Rock the Garden Day 1, 6/21/14

    published Jun 23, 2014

    Rock The Garden Day 1with De La Soul, Matt & Kim, Best Coast, Jeremy Messersmith, and LizzoWalker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 22, 2014Rock the Garden's first two-day event kicked off on ... More >>

  • Eyehategod

    published June 11, 2014

    Sludge metal pioneers Eyehategod are touring behind their new self-titled album — their first in 14 years. Sifting murky blues riffs through... More >>

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    Northern Spark 2014: Music recap

    published Jun 16, 2014

    Northern Sparkwith Dosh, GRRRL PRTY, and othersMultiple locations, MinneapolisSaturday, June 14, 2014Beyond concurrent events happening at multiple locations, Saturday's fourth annual Northern Spark w... More >>

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    I Self Devine and MN musicians join Cuban artists in new documentary

    published Jun 13, 2014

    With the intention of creating cultural dialogue and social interchange through collaborative art, the US Cuba Artist Exchange is in the midst of an ongoing mission to bring together local and Cuban a... More >>

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    Kristoff Krane and Carnage hosting young artist showcase Survival of the Fittest

    published Jun 13, 2014

    Kristoff Krane, through working at Minneapolis's Youthlink (an organization for youth experiencing homelessness) met the four young rappers representing Friday's Survivial of the Fittest showcase at ... More >>

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    Help fund The Origins of Minnesota Hip Hop documentary

    published Jun 10, 2014

    With a unique position and long standing within the local hip-hop scene, Jason Corporal of Minnesota-Hiphop.com is just the person to helm a documentary about it. He recently launched an IndieGoGo cam... More >>

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    10 rules of mosh pit etiquette

    published Jun 04, 2014

    In my years attending punk and metal shows, often as the only one with a pen and pad in the middle, I've noticed that there are a few unwritten rules when participating in a mosh pit. The seemingly am... More >>

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    Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 5

    published May 30, 2014

    We return once again with another roundup of local producers worth listening to. The range and quality of beats coming out of Minnesota never fails to impress, and this month's mix ought to go perfect... More >>

  • THEESatisfaction / Black Weirdo Party at Gamut Gallery, 5/23/14
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    THEESatisfaction / Black Weirdo Party at Gamut Gallery, 5/23/14

    published May 27, 2014

    Black Weirdo Partywith THEESatisfaction, Sarah White, Sweetz P, DJ Just Nine and MamaduGamut Gallery, MinneapolisFriday, May 23, 2014The basement of downtown's Gamut Gallery played host to the touring... More >>

  • Mac Irv: I'm creating something out of nothing but a pen

    published May 23, 2014

    Mac Irv has been steadily building a following since releasing his free debut Certified Magnet in 2011, thanks to a unique approach to storytelling raps and a mass quantity of music videos. Ahead of h... More >>

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    Art-A-Whirl: Is music overshadowing visual art?

    published May 15, 2014

    In 1996, David Felker brought an idea to the Minneapolis City Council for an art crawl to showcase the work of the growing community of artists utilizing studio space in northeast Minneapolis. Art-A-W... More >>

  • Mastodon

    published May 7, 2014

    Mastodon's soon-to-be released Once More Round the Sun is the Atlanta metal act's sixth album. While premiere single "High Road" lacks... More >>

  • Queens of the Stone Age

    published April 30, 2014

    Queens of the Stone Age have gone through a number of lineup changes and progressions in sound since forming out of the ashes of Kyuss in 1996,... More >>

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    Listen: Muja Messiah, Brother Ali & Boots Riley link U.S. currency to slavery

    published May 09, 2014

    Rap songs about money are a dime a dozen, but there are few that use it to put the American economy under the microscope as effectively as "Pocket Full of Slave Owners." The new Muja Messiah track f... More >>

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    Mastodon at First Avenue, 5/7/14

    published May 08, 2014

    Mastodonwith Gojira and KvelertakFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisWednesday, May 7, 2014The mighty Mastodon rampaged through First Avenue last night with France''s Gojira and Norway's Kvelertak, roun... More >>

  • Carnage the Executioner

    published April 30, 2014

    A proficient beat-boxer and rapid-fire lyricist, local legend Carnage intends to tone down his explosive live set for a rare night at the Dakota... More >>

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