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  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 9/15-9/18

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

  • Music

    May 22, 2013

    A peek behind Soundset 2013

    From Snoop Dogg to Atmosphere, the festival boasts a variety of talent

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Blueprint: I'll be onstage at Soundset for almost 10 hours

    Rhymesayers label treasure and representative Blueprint is an articulate and prolific figure. Founder of Weightless Recordings, half of the super-duos Soul Position with RJD2 and Greenhouse Effect with Illogic, and a standout solo member of the biggest independent label in the region, the veteran em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Rhymesayers releases "Soundset 2013 Let's Go!" teaser video

    With this weather, it's hard to believe that summer will ever arrive... but sure enough, warmer weather and music festivals will be right around the corner. In just over three weeks on May 26, Canterbury Park Festival Field will be packed with fans clamoring to see Snoop Dogg, Atmosphere, Brother Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012

    The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Mid West Music Fest, Day Three: Kimya Dawson, the Melismatics, BNLX, and My Private Eye

    Mid West Music Fest, Day Three: Featuring Kimya Dawson, the Melismatics, BNLX, and My Private EyeWinona, MNSaturday, April 21, 2012See also:Mid West Music Fest Day One with Tapes 'n TapesMid West Music Fest, Day Two: the 4onthefloor, Rogue ValleyThe final day of the Mid West Music Fest found the gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Soundset 2012 lineup announced, includes Big K.R.I.T.

    ​ Officially on its fifth year of making the Twin Cities a legitimate festival destination for hip-hop lovers, Soundset will celebrate a handful of years when it returns to Canterbury on Sunday, May 27.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    The 10 best rap songs of 2011

    ​"I don't know art, but I know what I like." "There's no accounting for taste." "Opinions are like assholes." There's validity to each one of these statements, but that doesn't mean that anyone's going to agree with any feelings anyone else expresses about anything on the Internet. And while hip-h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 5

    ​​​Here goes the fifth installment of the Gimme Noise mixtape round​up! Stream below or download here.Also, this Thursday at Honey we'll be celebrating the series with performances from some of the artists that have been featured so far - 925ve, Guante, Rich Garvey, Freez and Mike Frey, The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Celebration of the Life of Mikey 'Eyedea' Larsen, 11/9/10

    ​For many of his fans, he was known as battle rap legend and Rhymesayers recording artist Eyedea. For others, he was Micheal Larsen, the front man of genre-bending experimental groups like Carbon Carousel and Face Candy. For others still, he was known by his alter-ego Oliver Hart.But for most of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    August 19, 2009: Datarock & Vampire Hands

    Datarock, Murder City Devils and Soulfly set TC dates & Felt 3 performs with Aesop Rock.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2009

    De La Soul, Nike, and corporate everything

    My favorite music right now is the new album by De La Soul, Are You In?: Nike Original Run--a new take on rap-rock-techno in 45 bracing minutes, with production by Detroit's Young RJ and Chicago duo Flosstradamus, with the latter mixing the results into one continuous track.This is also De La's fir ... More >>

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    May 21, 2008
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  • Blogs

    December 28, 2007

    My Top 10 albums of 2007

    What has something for everyone to hate? A Top 10 Albums of the Year list. You might find something to like in here, too, as I detail my favorite releases from 2007.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    Playing G.I. Joe With Vast Aire

    Vast Aire 073.jpgGifted independent rapper Vast Aire is releasing long-awaited new material soon. He played at Whiskey Junction last night ... More >>

  • Music

    September 12, 2007

    Grayskul Try On All of Hip Hops Different Uniforms

    Bloody Radio blends an FM-ready formula with the bands substantially darker signature creed

  • Music

    November 15, 2006

    The Big Chill

    Kill the Vultures prepare for winter in a Midwestern river town

  • Music

    December 22, 2004

    Strangers in Town

    Meet near-legends Cepia and Sean Connaughty

  • News

    December 17, 2003


    City Pages scribes chime in with their top tens

  • Music

    March 27, 2002

    Bands on the Run

    Road-tripping to Texas for South by Southwest