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  • Permed Out Showcase 3, Cabooze, 12/22/12
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    Permed Out Showcase 3, Cabooze, 12/22/12

    published Dec 24, 2012

    Permed Out Showcase 3 With Audio Perm, Greg Grease and Mike the MartyrThe Cabooze12/22/12The Audio Perm crew packed the house once again at their third Permed Out Showcase, a night devoted to producer... More >>

  • Greg Grease grows up, smooths out

    published December 19, 2012

    "The album, for me, is my life and observing other people — either making the right decision because they know it's right, or making the... More >>

  • Greg Grease Cornbread, Pearl and G Release Show, 7th St Entry, 12/14/12
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    Greg Grease "Cornbread, Pearl and G" Release Show, 7th St Entry, 12/14/12

    published Dec 17, 2012

    Greg Grease With Meta, Mike the Martyr, BdotCroc, DJ Just Nine, and SGLD7th St EntryDecember 14, 2012On Friday, Greg Grease took over the 7th St Entry for a release party of his latest Cornbread, Pear... More >>

  • 2 Chainz at Myth, 12/13/12
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    2 Chainz at Myth, 12/13/12

    published Dec 14, 2012

    2 Chainz with Trigg Da Kidd and LizzoMyth Nightclub, St. PaulThursday, December 13, 20122 Chainz has already performed in the Twin Cities a few times at Epic, but Myth gave him a lot more to work wit... More >>

  • Star Chamber at Honey fuses live rap and music videos
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    Star Chamber at Honey fuses live rap and music videos

    published Dec 13, 2012

    DJ Kool Akiem and Long Doe's Big Wiz joined forces with United Artists to put together a monthly event at Honey in Northeast that combines live rap sets with music videos to create a new concert exper... More >>

  • BdotCroc on her <em>Hear Forever</em> mixtape and the Pre-Winter Classic Festival
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    BdotCroc on her Hear Forever mixtape and the Pre-Winter Classic Festival

    published Dec 10, 2012

    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 abo... More >>

  • Os Mutantes at the Cedar, 11/30/12
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    Os Mutantes at the Cedar, 11/30/12

    published Dec 03, 2012

    Os Mutantes with WriterNovember 30th, 2012Cedar Cultural CenterIt's easy to understand how Os Mutantes helped influence so many bands since their heyday in late '60s Brazil. The seamless blending of p... More >>

  • Greg Grease's <em>Cornbread, Pearl and G</em> debuts at Press Play listening party
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    Greg Grease's Cornbread, Pearl and G debuts at Press Play listening party

    published Nov 29, 2012

    The extraordinary local hip-hop culture blog Be Scene MPLS is debuting Press Play, a new series of listening parties, tonight with an exclusive first spin of rapper/producer Greg Grease's hotly awaite... More >>

  • EDM showcase Electrovember to nurture local dance music's next generation
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    EDM showcase Electrovember to nurture local dance music's next generation

    published Nov 27, 2012

    The Pourhouse will be home to what is essentially a small-scale electronic festival this Wednesday, as Electrovember brings an all-local EDM showcase with over 20 acts to three distinct stages. Igloo ... More >>

  • Prof at 7th St Entry, 11/19/12
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    Prof at 7th St Entry, 11/19/12

    published Nov 20, 2012

    Profwith Grittee Comittee and Mike the Martyr7th Street Entry, 11/19/12Prof's back-to-back 7th Street spots last night sold out within two minutes of being announced, which is a pretty clear indicatio... More >>

  • <em>Make a Scene</em> mixtape mashes up Polica, Atmosphere, Solid Gold, Prof and more
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    Make a Scene mixtape mashes up Polica, Atmosphere, Solid Gold, Prof and more

    published Nov 07, 2012

    A music scene as intimate as the Twin Cities has seen genres and styles bleed into one another, and rarely is such hybridization unwelcome. With this mindset, Wide Eyes producers Dimitry Killstorm and... More >>

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    Guante calls for activism

    published November 7, 2012

    Guante has proven himself a master of words in multiple spheres. In his music, the Minneapolis rapper is informed by pursuits as an essayist, a... More >>

  • Waka Flocka Flame at First Ave, 10/23/12
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    Waka Flocka Flame at First Ave, 10/23/12

    published Oct 24, 2012

    Waka Flocka Flamewith Wooh Da Kid, Southside, LL Duncan, and moreFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, October 23, 2012What makes Waka Flocka Flame one of the most exciting acts in rap right now has very ... More >>

  • A$AP Rocky

    published October 10, 2012

    A triple whammy of buzzing druggy rappers with charismatic stage presence, the LongLiveA$AP tour features A$AP Rocky and his A$AP Mob crew,... More >>

  • Picked to Click 2012: #10. Audio Perm
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    Picked to Click 2012: #10. Audio Perm

    published Oct 16, 2012

    #10. Audio Perm: 32 points"We haven't done one photo shoot where every member has been in it," says Audio Perm rapper 80H20 with a laugh. That's because the AP crew, which has risen to prominence putt... More >>

  • A$AP Rocky at First Avenue, 10/13/12
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    A$AP Rocky at First Avenue, 10/13/12

    published Oct 15, 2012

    A$AP Rocky With Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q , and A$AP MobFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisSaturday, October 13, 2012The LongLiveA$AP tour rolled through Minneapolis on Saturday night, and the powe... More >>

  • Big Cats! at Cedar Cultural Center, 10/11/12
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    Big Cats! at Cedar Cultural Center, 10/11/12

    published Oct 12, 2012

    Big Cats!With The Chalice and K. RaydioCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisThursday, October 11, 2012It's certainly been a productive year for Spencer Wirth-Davis, the hip-hop producer better known as B... More >>

  • Lil B

    published September 26, 2012

    No rapper encapsulates the absurdity of contemporary rap music quite like Lil B. Technically from the Bay Area, Lil B actually lives on the... More >>

  • Doomtree's Mike Mictlan talks <em>SNAXXX!</em>, touring with P.O.S., and his shift towards being the bad-guy wrestler
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    Doomtree's Mike Mictlan talks SNAXXX!, touring with P.O.S., and his shift towards being the "bad-guy wrestler"

    published Oct 02, 2012

    Without much preamble, Mike Mictlan released his first solo project in four years, fittingly titled SNAXXX!, on the Doomtree Bandcamp page as a free download. It's a grimy affair, largely produced by ... More >>

  • Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def) at Guthrie Theater, 10/1/12
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    Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def) at Guthrie Theater, 10/1/12

    published Oct 02, 2012

    Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def)with Toki Wright and This Debris Guthrie Theater, MinneapolisMonday, October 10, 2012Yasiin Bey returned to the Guthrie for his second headlining gig since playing in 2010... More >>

  • The Chalice at 7th St Entry, 9/28/12
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    The Chalice at 7th St Entry, 9/28/12

    published Oct 01, 2012

    The Chalice, with La Manchita, A. Wolf and Her Claws, and Audio Perm7th St Entry, Minneapolis9/28/12Judging from the excited vibe of all present at the sold-out Chalice release show at the Entry on Fr... More >>

  • Lil B at Cabooze, 9/28/12
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    Lil B at Cabooze, 9/28/12

    published Oct 01, 2012

    Lil B with Wak LyfCabooze, MinneapolisSeptember 28, 2012Lil B's rare all-ages performance at Cabooze on Friday promised to be a spectacle, and it certainly delivered. His polarizing "based" style has ... More >>

  • Kendrick Lamar at Epic, 9/21/12
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    Kendrick Lamar at Epic, 9/21/12

    published Sep 24, 2012

    Kendrick Lamar with Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Stalley, and Audio PermEpic Nightclub9/21/12Kendrick Lamar stands at an exciting and tenuous point in his rising career, with a critically acclaimed mixtape righ... More >>

  • Melvins Lite at Grumpy's, 9/19/12
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    Melvins Lite at Grumpy's, 9/19/12

    published Sep 20, 2012

    Melvins Lite with Tweak BirdGrumpy's Downtown9/19/12Long-standing cult band Melvins seem to always be moving in interesting directions. Last night was day 15 of the epic Melvins Lite tour to promote t... More >>

  • Big Business at Triple Rock Social Club, 9/17/12
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    Big Business at Triple Rock Social Club, 9/17/12

    published Sep 18, 2012

    Big Business with Gay Witch Abortion and LungsTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisMonday, September 17, 2012The boys of Big Business are back on tour, back down to a meaty three-piece, and huge and lo... More >>

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