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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 >>


    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 is just the person to helm a documentary about it. He recently launched an IndieGoGo cam... More >>


    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 >>


    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

    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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 >>


    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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