6 days ago | Essays
The summer before my freshman year of high school I had become the definitive emo kid. I was a skittish, perpetually disgruntled 15-year-old shy guy with far too many feelings and far too few defense mechanisms to conquer them with. My hair was st...
9 days ago | Comedy
"He was just such an intimidating figure then," recalls Minneapolis-based standup comic Tommy Ryman, speaking in regards to an early gig opening for comedy’s current commander-in-chief, Louis CK. "He was in the green room working on his computer, ...
12 days ago | Holidays
Dads, am I right? I am. No, really, I am. Stop questioning me, OK? Anyway, if you’re reading this post, you probably already know Sunday is Father’s Day, and like any respectable holiday, it demands a soundtrack. The Great American Songbook is cha...
30 days ago | Album Release
The members of hip-hop troupe the Stand4rd are some of the most industrious local artists in recent memory. Just last week, Kanye West collaborator Allan Kingdom made his debut on the long-running DJBooth Freestyle Series. And yesterday, producer/...
1 month ago | Local Music
St. Paul-based rap phenom Allan Kingdom premiered a freestyle track entitled "Mandela" yesterday on the popular DJBooth Freestyle Series. "Mandela," which is produced by Charlie Hurt and Critical, is the 56th entry in the recently relaunched inter...
1 month ago | Comedy
Last year, Isaac Witty's comedy career was in a state of crushing uncertainty, a far cry from his early days as a standup, which included numerous gigs with Mitch Hedberg and a late-night appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. There was...