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    October 10, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 10/10-10/12

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

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    September 29, 2014

    Caroline Smith and Lizzo at First Avenue, 9/26/14

    Caroline Smith and Lizzo First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, September 26, 2014 Caroline Smith and Lizzo started their set on Friday night with "Let Em Say." It was a bold move, leading off with their new single and potential hit. It's a great pop song, funky and dynamic with the easy catchiness tha ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Soundset style: 18 most memorable looks of 2014

    Over the weekend, music lovers came out in droves to see Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, and more at Soundset... which meant it was time to break out the summer festival style. From trendy crop tops to cool headgear, there were plenty of unique and fun looks spotted at Canterbury Park. Here are a few ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Soundset 2014 set times revealed via official app

    Soundset 2014 is this Sunday! The yearly pilgrimage to Canterbury is always a busy day of music and camaraderie, and last year's crowd was the biggest yet at about 30,000 attendees. The key to the most complete experience possible is a good schedule. Rhymesayers teamed up with the Nerdery to make pl ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014
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    May 19, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 5/19-5/25

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    April 28, 2014

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

    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 rapper and producer about his new road-tested material and his evolving approach to live performance ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    Riff Raff at First Avenue, 4/15/14

    Riff Raff First Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, April 15, 2014 After "Rose Gold Stripper Pole" -- in which Riff Raff managed get a decent bounce going simply by occasionally saying "stripper pole" out loud, over his own vocal track -- his DJ addressed the crowd. "You know you're looking at the future ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014
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    March 31, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 3/31-4/6

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    March 12, 2014

    Prof on Stamosgate: We're good to go

    Right now it seems like Twin Cities rapper Prof has it all. He has a deal with Rhymesayers,  the buzz of being the next big thing in hip-hop, as well as a coveted slot at this May's Soundset music festival. Unfortunately, he also has, as of this past week, what some might call the dubiou ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Soundset announces 2014 lineup

    Rhymesayers just gave area hip-hop fans a big reason to look forward to the warmer months, as they released the lineup for the seventh annual Soundset festival. In addition to Atmosphere's standard headlining set, they will be joined by Wiz Khalifa, Nas (who will be playing a set celebrating the 20t ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

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

    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 interspersed with the crunk and hyphy madness, and it's always been a way to truly bring the house ener ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Lizzo at Triple Rock, 12/28/13

    Lizzo: Lizzobangers Release Partywith Lazerbeak and Plain Ole BillTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisSaturday, December 28, 2013Having taken her act on the road with Har Mar Superstar for a good chunk of the tail-end of 2013, Lizzo returned to Minneapolis for a solo performance to finally celebrate ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    T.I. at Epic, 4/19/13

    T.I. Epic, Minneapolis Friday, April 19, 2013 Some nights you walk into a club wondering if an MC is still relevant. Then you watch a 32-year-old pro blast through more than two dozen songs in a little more than an hour, flaunting a nimble flow and basking comfortably in the familiarity of his hits ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    Top 10 Twin Cities hip-hop venues

    It's hard to believe with the reputation it now holds that there was a time when the Twin Cities wasn't booking too many hip-hop acts. Once we were still flyover country to many of the national touring acts, and the local underground scene had yet to rise to prominence and prove the power of homegro ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Lollapalooza 2013 full lineup: The Cure, Nine Inch Nails and more

    A bit of the Lollapalooza 2013 lineup trickled out a couple weeks ago, but today this year's offerings got taut, dark, and -- most importantly -- official. Though the plan initially was to drop the full, gargantuan list of bands in two more weeks, the timeline got pushed up when a pre-April Fool's p ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Get Cryphy 5th Anniversary at First Avenue, 2/8/13

    Get Cryphy 5th AnniversaryWith Slug, Brother Ali, MaLLy, Lizzo, Haphduzn, Sophia Eris, St. Paul Slim, Rapper Hooks, Lazerbeak, Big Dylan, Ander Other and moreFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, February 8, 2013The Get Cryphy crew capped off another solid anniversary show on Friday, ringing in five year ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Get Cryphy turns five

    The DJ crew that taught local hip-hop heads to love club bangers celebrates half a decade

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    December 14, 2012

    2 Chainz at Myth, 12/13/12

    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 with. It's more expansive and has far better sightlines -- for a place that's a bitch to get to. See ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    There's a 2 Chainz party bus rolling to his concert at Myth -- win tickets to the show

    The industrious rapper 2 Chainz believes that "life should be on Cinemax," and there's an opportunity for those who agree to have a rip-rolling good time getting to his is B.O.A.T.S Tour stop at Myth on Thursday. Yep, there's a party bus picking up revelers at three spots around Minneapolis, and the ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

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

    A$AP Rocky With Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q , and A$AP MobFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisSaturday, October 13, 2012The LongLiveA$AP tour rolled through Minneapolis on Saturday night, and the powerhouse trio of buzzing rappers A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, and Danny Brown played to a sold-out crowd o ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

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

    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, this time with Toki Wright and his full band as the sole opener. It was an odd but strangely fitti ... More >>