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Allan Kingdom

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    August 25, 2014

    Totally Gross National Party at Icehouse, 8/23/14

    Totally Gross National Party with Allan Kingdom, Leisure Birds, Tender Meat, Stolyette, Pony Bwoy, Fog, Votel, Alpha Consumer, Roniia, Warey, Aero Flynn, Marijuana Deathsquads, Taggert & Rosewood, and Def Kith Icehouse, Minneapolis Saturday, August 23, 2014 On Saturday at Icehouse, the innovati ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts this weekend: 8/22-8/24

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    August 21, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Mark Mallman's brand new video emphatically launches this week. We've also got new clips from Spooky Black, Jay Simonson, Origami Bones, and a Minneapolis-laden video from M ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Tickle Torture is getting national attention with a stylish new video from his forthcoming EP. We've also got a bumper crop of new vids from Dessa, Fog, Stereo Confession, P ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 7/28-8/3

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    July 28, 2014

    10 Thousand Sounds Festival 2014 rocked downtown Minneapolis

    City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival Featuring Poliça, Sylvan Esso, Allan Kingdom, Carroll, Frankie Teardrop, and Tree Blood Downtown Minneapolis Saturday, July 26, 2014 On a day that started out sweltering and gradually cooled comfortably in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, a talented cross-s ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Sylvan Esso: Kendrick Lamar was on constantly while we made this record

    Sylvan Esso are zipping down the interstate toward New York City in a Prius. There, vocalist Amelia Meath and beatmaker Nicholas Sanborn will perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with the Roots' bandleader ?uestlove adding live drums. They opt for "Coffee," a glitchy, bells-strewn track with a co ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2014

    10 Thousand Sounds 2014: Behind the bands

    Running down the Polica-led lineup of this year's festival

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    July 22, 2014

    Tree Blood: We haven't played too many shows in above-ground venues

    It might seem a bit anachronistic in the age of the cloud, but Tree Blood have really kicked the door in on the Twin Cities indie and punk communities thanks to their hand-to-hand DIY practices. Starting with an intriguing (and award-winning) name and a challenging two-piece setup, the duo of guitar ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts of the Week: 7/21-7/27

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    July 21, 2014

    Frankie Teardrop: We got to play for a lot of different people and we didn't kill each other

    Frankie Teardrop remains one of the most exciting characters to emerge from the local music scene in the last year, largely due to the fact that he's just that -- a character. Originally conjured by the twisted mind of songwriter and guitarist Jordan Bleau, Frankie has grown into a larger-than life ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We start things off this week with Trampled By Turtles performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. We're also featuring a great collection of new music videos from Ti ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    P.O.S. announces first solo show since his kidney transplant

    As P.O.S. continues to get his strength back while recovering from his recent kidney transplant, the dynamic MC has been making occasional live appearances, both with the Marijuana Deathsquads and his Doomtree crew. But it's been nearly two years since his last live solo show in town, as Stef is wor ... More >>

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    July 15, 2014

    Allan Kingdom: I stuck to what I like instead of what everyone else was doing

    Allan Kingdom doesn't quit. Less than a week after dropping his first full-length album, Future Memoirs (produced primarily by Kingdom, with help from Jonathan Kaslow and Plain Pat of Kid Cudi fame) he was on his way to Canada to record with the Standard, his supergroup with St. Paul's Psymun, Spook ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    Totally Gross National Party unveils 2014 lineup

    Totally Gross National Product can throw one hell of a get-together. For the past five years, they have thrown an annual celebration of their roster of musicians, while teaming with other imaginative musical talents throughout the Twin Cities. We had such a fun time there we voted it our best local ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a stylish 3D video from Father You See Queen. We've also got new clips from Allan Kingdom, Hollow Boys, Bora York, DJ Snuggles & Sean Anonymous, Brilli ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    The best Minnesota rap albums of 2014 (so far)

    The local rap scene has already shown itself to be in control in 2014 -- and we're only halfway through. Creativity is coming from all corners of the Twin Cities. Gimme Noise compiled our picks for the best rap albums thus far.See also:Ten best Minnesota albums of 2014 (so far)

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    June 27, 2014

    10 Thousand Sounds Festival 2014 ticket prices go up July 1

    The second annual City Pages 10 Thousand Sound Festival is just a few weeks away. On Saturday, July 26, Polica's only local gig of the year will lead a talented and diverse lineup of some of our favorite acts of recent memory.Joining them will be the experimental synth-pop of Sylvan Esso, Twin Citie ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014

    City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival 2014 lineup

    The second annual City Pages 10 Thousand Sounds Festival lineup is here! Our day of music, food, beverages, and companionship returns to downtown Minneapolis on Saturday, July 26. Just the other day, members of the local media wondered when Poliça would make their live return in Minneapolis to mar ... 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

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    May 8, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. The ultimate ode to bling from Frankie Teardrop gets things going straight away this week. We've also got new clips from Votel, Animal Lover, Atmosphere, a new episode of Sp ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Allan Kingdom's smooth new jam "Evergreens" kicks off this week's edition. We've also got new clips from False Teeth, the Level Heads, a duet between Haley Bonar and Choo Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Heiruspecs at Amsterdam, 4/26/14

    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 Night Falls. With the help from openers Dem Atlas and Allan Kingdom, the exemplar St. Paul hip-hop band ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Six Twin Cities hip-hop albums you may have missed

    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 Gimme Leaks #5.

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    April 21, 2014

    Take a peek inside Christopher Straub's fridge [VIDEO]

    You may recognize Christopher Straub from season six of Project Runway, the competitive fashion design show hosted by German bombshell Heidi Klum. Though he was eventually voted off the show, he's remained a fixture in Minnesota's fashion world. In December, he unveiled two dresses made entirely fro ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get into things this week with the potent new video from Buildings, their first offering from their new forthcoming EP. We've also got new clips from MaLLy, Atmosphere, F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Juicy J at Myth, 3/28/14

    Juicy J Myth, Maplewood Friday, March 28, 2014 At 10 p.m. on Friday, two terrified girls were pressed against the front row railing at Myth. Behind them, a wave of disoriented faces swelled and lurched forward. The bodies in the front retaliated by pushing back. Men cried. Young girls in booty shor ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Take a peek inside Queenie Von Curves's fridge

    Queenie Von Curves is a local burlesque performer with Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret and Burlesque and the co-producer of Diversi-Tease, a three-day burlesque show in the middle of winter. She's a dance instructor, a producer of Naked Girls Reading in Minneapolis, and a regular contributor to MN-Ups Pin U ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    The Internet at Triple Rock, 3/24/14

    The Internetwith Allan Kingdom and DJ WIllie ShuTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisMonday, March 24, 2014Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians brought their spacey, experimental material to a full Triple Rock last night. They incorporated a grab-bag of elements from neo-soul to Tyler, the Creator's more B ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014
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    March 12, 2014

    Take a peek inside Allan Kingdom's fridge [VIDEO]

    At 20 years old, Allan Kingdom is poised to be one of the Twin Cities' finest MCs. The Winnepeg, Canada transplant was chosen as one of First Ave's Best New Bands of 2013, is managed by Plain Pat, and has released more music in the past three years than most artists release in a decade. We met up w ... 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 17, 2014

    The Best Love Is Free 5 at First Avenue, 2/15/14

    The Best Love Is Free 5 with Astronautalis, Psalm One, K. Flay, VAYNS, Allan Kingdom, False Teeth, and Symmetry First Avenue Mainroom and 7th St Entry, MinneapolisSaturday, February 15, 2014The fifth and final Best Love Is Free occupied both the First Avenue Mainroom and the 7th Street Ent ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going at Local Frames this week with an intimate Spaces Session from John Mark Nelson, featuring three new songs from his forthcoming album. We've also got new ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    VAYNS: The universe aligned us together

    Experimental hip hop and R&B is coursing through VAYNS. The project combines the talents of two genre-busting locals, Botzy (Culture Cry Wolf) and vocalist/producer MunQs. Each song off their self-titled EP -- which features guest spots from Ashley DuBose and Sophia Eris -- was created in the mo ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things started with new videos from Allan Kingdom and Astronautalis to promote their upcoming appearances at the final Best Love is Free show on February 15 ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2014

    Allan Kingdom's ambitious hip-hop vision

    The imaginative rapper takes the stage as part of First Avenue's Best New Bands showcase

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    December 23, 2013

    Riff Raff at the Fine Line, 12/21/13

    Riff Raff With Alex Wiley and Allan Kingdom Fine Line, Minneapolis December 21, 2013 To his fans, Riff Raff isn't a mere rapper. He's a deity. This was clear as an anxious swarm of admirers braved last night's frigid 17 degree weather to form a line stretching from the Fine Line for more than an en ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a brand new video from Allan Kingdom, an emerging MC that is making serious waves in the local scene. We've also got new clips from Black ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013
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    November 18, 2013

    10 Twin Cities music acts who deserve to be famous

    In a digital age driven by social media, an artist can make a song and a name for themselves over the course of a single afternoon. With the assistance of some prominent shares and retweets, things can move quickly. With Picked to Click, Gimme Noise's ultimate aim is to give some well-earned attenti ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 10/30-11/5

    Still don't have plans for Halloween? Have no fear! There's plenty of shows to catch this night of fright. First Avenue will be holding their annual Halloween party and costume contest while the Solid Gold hosts the night at the Turf Club. As for post-Halloween partying, Okkervil River plays the Fir ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Poliça get remixed by Paper Tiger, Pony Bwoy, and Allan Kingdom

    Poliça's ethereal, beat-driven music is perfectly suited to being remixed. They just released their stunning second album, Shulamith, last week, and some intoxicating remixes have been surfacing to promote their new batch of songs. In addition to an entrancing remix of "Tiff" by the Weeknd produce ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013
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    October 8, 2013

    Why Four Fists' P.O.S. and Astronautalis love F. Scott Fitzgerald [INTERVIEW]

    Over the years, P.O.S. and Astronautalis have grown close over a shared love of rap music, motorcycles, tattoos, baseball, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Since 2004, they've been working in secret as Four Fists, a project named after one of the St. Paul-bred writer's short stories. In it, a gentleman name ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Totally Gross National Party reveals 2013 lineup

    One of the best music gatherings of 2012, the Totally Gross National Party is coming back to try and top itself. Featuring plenty of Twin Cities artists signed to the incredibly busy Totally Gross National Product label and their pals, the event will take over Icehouse and its adjoining courtyard at ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    Mike Dreams on Soundset, Kurt Cobain, and humanity

    Mike Hannah, aka Mike Dreams, is certainly mysterious as a young man who has lived many lives in his short years. The rapper/hip-hop artist has brought to fruition his dreams -- so to speak -- on his third album Millennial. The album is a collection of songs that hit you in the gut -- even when they ... More >>

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