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  • 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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    Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 4

    published Apr 29, 2014

    It's the last Tuesday of the month, so we're back with another great mix of eight local producers for this month's Gimme Noise Beattape. The artists weave around in terms of style on this one, reflect... More >>

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    Cherry Sky Studios: We're just writing, cracking jokes, having a good time

    published Apr 29, 2014

    Cherry Sky Studios is a local rap collective comprised of rappers AhbiNav, eL.I.Be, T La Shawn and Rico Polo, and producers Diatonic and Steppenwolf. Right now, they're gearing up to drop their debut ... More >>

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    Ecid: I've always made a habit of switching my style

    published Apr 28, 2014

    Fresh off his recent Rhymin' Gosling tour with Louis Logic, Ecid has some even bigger local shows coming up soon: His homecoming show at Triple Rock on Friday, and Soundset. Gimme Noise talked to the ... More >>

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    Heiruspecs at Amsterdam, 4/26/14

    published Apr 28, 2014

    Heiruspecswith Dem Atlas and Allan KingdomAmsterdam, St. PaulSaturday, April 26, 2014After six years since their last record, Heiruspecs have returned in a big way for the release of their latest Nigh... More >>

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    Six Twin Cities hip-hop albums you may have missed

    published Apr 24, 2014

    There's a glut of hip-hop coming out of the Twin Cities, and it can be a lot to try to digest. We've selected six recently released albums by local hip-hop artists that deserve recognition; welcome to... More >>

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    Schoolboy Q at Mill City Nights, 4/20/14

    published Apr 21, 2014

    Schoolboy Qwith Isaiah Rashad, Vince Staples, and Audio PushMill City Nights, MinneapolisSunday, April 20, 2014Schoolboy Q rolled into Minneapolis for two shows on 4/20 for his #OXYMORON tour, bringin... More >>

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    Dillinger Escape Plan at First Avenue, 4/12/14

    published Apr 14, 2014

    Dillinger Escape Plan with Trash Talk, Retox, and Shining First Avenue, Minneapolis Saturday, April 12, 2014 Dillinger Escape Plan haven't played Minneapolis in some time, but their return made a hug... More >>

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    Toadies at First Avenue, 4/11/14

    published Apr 14, 2014

    Toadies: Rubberneck 20th Anniversary TourWith Supersuckers and BattlemeFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, April 11, 2014In celebration of the 20th anniversary of their full-length debut, Rubberneck, Tex... More >>

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    MaLLy pushes forward on his first full-length album with DJ Last Word

    published April 9, 2014

    Minneapolis rapper MaLLy has made a career out of discussing the contrasts of where he's lived and where he's ended up, and the experience of... More >>

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    Bun B at Fine Line, 4/5/14

    published Apr 07, 2014

    Bun Bwith Kirko Bangz, Rapper Hooks, Sean Anonymous and Taylor MadrigalFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, April 5, 2014Long before the South cracked the rap mainstream, UGK had a following tha... More >>

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    Da Mafia 6ix at Amsterdam, 3/31/14

    published Apr 01, 2014

    Da Mafia 6ixwith Sozay, Whitney Peyton, Twisted Insane, and Compton MenaceAmsterdam Bar and Hall, St. PaulMonday, March 31, 2014Da Mafia 6ix, the current identity of Three 6 Mafia sans Juicy J and the... More >>

  • The Internet

    published March 19, 2014

    Odd Future proved the diversity of their collective sound by pushing alt-R&B duo the Internet's Purple Naked Ladies for their official... More >>

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    Medium Zach: As I do more, it just makes me want to experiment more

    published Mar 27, 2014

    Producer and rapper Medium Zach of Big Quarters recently dropped his first solo effort Valued Input, a three song project. The unveiling comes in conjunction with a show at Icehouse this Saturday feat... More >>

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    The Internet at Triple Rock, 3/24/14

    published Mar 25, 2014

    The Internetwith Allan Kingdom and DJ WIllie ShuTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisMonday, March 24, 2014Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians brought their spacey, experimental material to a full Triple Ro... More >>

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    8 Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 3

    published Mar 25, 2014

    Here we go once again with another monthly mix of local hip-hop producers worth checking out. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approac... More >>

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    P.O.S.'s Ipecac Neat is 10 years old

    published Mar 18, 2014

    It's been a decade since a young P.O.S., a.k.a. Stefon Alexander, released his debut, Ipecac Neat. It was the first official Doomtree full-length that sparked their ascension from hip-hop outsiders to... More >>

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    André Cymone at 7th St Entry, 3/16/14

    published Mar 17, 2014

    André Cymonewith American Youth7th St. Entry, MinneapolisSunday, March 16, 2014It's been 27 years since the release of André Cymone's last solo album, A.C., which featured his R&B hit "The Dance... More >>

  • Sweetz P goes bold on her new mixtape

    published March 5, 2014

    "Own up to it, you know you do it too," says rapper Sweetz P, in reference to her latest mixtape's title, #liferrrs Guide to Watching Porn... More >>

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    Hellfyre Club Presents the Dorner Vs. Tookie Tour at 7th St Entry, 2/26/14

    published Feb 27, 2014

    Hellfyre Club Presents the Dorner Vs. Tookie Tourwith Busdriver, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle, Milo, and Ecid7th Street Entry, MinneapolisWednesday, February 26, 2013Los Angeles indie label Hellfyre Club,... More >>

  • Hannibal Buress

    published February 19, 2014

    Hannibal Buress has recently become more involved with television work, contributing voices to animated shows like Chozen and China,... More >>

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    Get Cryphy tap Big Freedia and Spank Rock for 6th anniversary

    published Feb 25, 2014

    Time to really get stoked about the Get Cryphy 6th Anniversary celebration on Friday, March 7. Get Cryphy's past Mainroom shows have been chock full of brief hype sets from a slew of local rappers int... More >>

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