Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A debut video from Prairie Fire Lady Choir gets things going for us this week. We've also got new clips from Fury Things, Manny Phesto, Dichotomy, Célosia, Wilkinson James, ... More >>
The fringes of the Land of 10,000 Lakes (and NoDak) get their yearly dose of Rhymesayers again in February. The fourth annual Welcome to Minnesota tour, spearheaded by Atmosphere, has just announced its 2014 itinerary. Along for the ride this year are Toki Wright x Big Cats, who are set to spread t ... More >>
A new Atmosphere album is rumored to be coming the second half of 2013, and now there's some new music to stoke that conversation along. Rhymesayers isn't sure if this will be part of a new record just yet, so we'll have to wait and see. The name of a single debuted today is "Bob Seger," and it expl ... More >>
AtmosphereSoundset, Canterbury ParkSunday, May 26, 2013Soundset has come a long way from its humble origins in the shadow of the Metrodome back in 2008. Skyrocketing ticket sales -- reportedly 28,000 this year -- and a subtle demographic shift over its six-year run have allowed Rhymesayers to grow a ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week launch right into the festivities with a new, erotically charged Atmosphere video, released to get people even more hyped for the big Soundset Festival taking place ... More >>
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Welcome to MN Tour 2013Atmosphere and Brother Aliwith Get Cryphy, Carnage and HaphduznFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisTuesday, March 5, 2013 Starting back in 2011, the reigning lords of MN hip-hop decided that 'burbs, exurbs and townships of our fair kingdom were getting left out. While hamlets l ... More >>
Atmosphere's yearly Welcome to Minnesota Tour brings in its third installment with five performances around the state this March. Supporting Slug and Ant will be Brother Ali, Get Cryphy, Carnage and Haphduzn. The shows will hit venues in Bemidji, Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato, and Minneapolis. To mark ... More >>
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Eleven years after selling out First Avenue for the very first time, Atmosphere make a triumphant return to the Mainroom tonight as part of their second annual Welcome to Minnesota tour. The circuitous trek through their home state has already found Slug and Ant hitting up Mankato and Bemidji ... More >>
Band ready for Soundset and new album The Family Sign
Photo by Dan MonickWell the day is finally upon us. Atmosphere's latest, The Family Sign fills the record store bins and lands itself on your turntable today.
On the same day as Atmosphere launches it's short tour of this here frozen tundra state, the "Welcome to Minnesota Tour" in Mankato, we get hit in the face with a new track, "Just for Show," from their upcoming lucky number 7th full-length release, The Family Sign, slated to drop April 12 worldwi ... More >>
Photo by Dan MonickTurns out Atmosphere's new localvore single "Minnesota Nice" was just the group's way of tiding fans over until they were ready to announce the release of their next full length, as they announced today that their seventh official full length album, The Family Sign, will drop o ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterFrom rappers to B-boys, custom car crews to hype men, the Canterbury Park festival grounds--a grassy lowland down a hill from the acre of asphalt that hosted last year's Soundset--became a sprawling hip-hop carnival Sunday, loaded down with 17,000 fans ready for an all ... More >>
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