James "Nocando" McCall is an L.A.-based critically acclaimed rapper, co-founder of the Low End Theory and founder of indie rap label Hellfyre Club. Read more of his writing at LA Weekly. I've been to Minneapolis on three occasions. The first was in 2007, and I have barely any recollection of what h ... More >>
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, reflecting the range of great beats from across the scene's spectrum. Twin Cities beats have proven quality ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a striking new video from Volcano Choir, the adventurous pop group started by Justin Vernon and his cohorts in the Collections of Colonies ... More >>
It's the last week of June and Uptown is hopefully back up and running. This weekend marks the Twin Cities Pride Celebration featuring performances from L'Assassins, Wiping Out Thousands, Mayda and much more. Tom Petty reunites with the Heartbreakers at the Target Center Saturday while Aesop Rock an ... More >>
Pharcyde and MF Doom? Looks like the 500 pound gorilla of hip hop festivals put on some weight over the winter.
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