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B.J. Rosenberg

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Chow down with Hot Dish at the Best of the Twin Cities Party!

    Our annual Best of the Twin Cities issue is out and we want you to hit the red carpet with us and toast another year of the good life in our favorite sister cities. Join us on Thursday, April 24 at Muse Event Center as we drink, dance, and, of course, chow down on some tasty food. Click here to purc ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Midwest Music Showcase at Target Field 2014 schedule

    A new season of the Midwest Music Showcase will hit Target Field during Minnesota Twins games this year. Introduced last year, the format brought a range of local artists -- P.O.S., Trampled by Turtles, the 4onthefloor, and more -- out to the ball game to perform during pitching changes and between ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014
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    March 18, 2014

    P.O.S.'s Ipecac Neat is 10 years old

    It's been a decade since a young P.O.S., a.k.a. Stefon Alexander, released his debut, Ipecac Neat. It was the first official Doomtree full-length that sparked their ascension from hip-hop outsiders to local legends and nationally recognized artists. The raw and uncompromising album draws equal inspi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Interview with Mark Potter, P.O.S.'s kidney donor

    Last Thursday, Stefon Alexander, otherwise known as P.O.S., received a much-needed kidney transplant from his childhood friend, Mark Potter. Potter said the process started last July, just over eight months after P.O.S. canceled his We Don't Even Live Here tour and announced his need for a new kidne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Update: P.O.S. feels like "new dude" after kidney transplant

    Good news from the Doomtree camp: P.O.S. has finally found a kidney donor, and received a transplant last Thursday. In the fall of 2012, the rapper announced he had to cancel his U.S. tour in support of We Don't Even Live Here because of complications related to kidney failure.The rapper and his ban ... More >>

  • Music

    March 5, 2014

    Sweetz P goes bold on her new mixtape

    The rapper experiments on #liferrrs Guide to Watching Porn Without Headphones

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    February 14, 2014

    Psalm One: Hologram Kizzie is the wife of Hologram 2Pac

    Chicago's Psalm One forged a relationship with the Minneapolis rap scene upon signing to Rhymesayers in 2006, and has held a following and a connection ever since. Her latest work is as alter-ego Hologram Kizzie, who just dropped an album entitled Hug Life. Gimme Noise spoke to her ahead of her set ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Erik Hess

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Erik Hess, aka @fivesixzero, has been a regular City Pages contributor for the past few years now. Vita.mn, NME, Village Voice, and others have also featured his work. His live shots ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    A letter to 2013 and some thoughts for 2014

    Note: in his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Dear 2013, Oh, man. So you're officially over. That's kind of sad. You were mostly a very dope year -- at least for me, anyway, and truth be told, that's all I really care about becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2013

    Twin Cities Music Yearbook 2013

    Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Howler announce new album with fresh shenanigans

    We nearly got through 2013 without having to think about Howler. And if you need a refresher as to why people got sick of this scrappy and talented local garage rock act, go read this.Anyhow, today Jordan Gatesmith and co. announced in a very roundabout and cocky way that they're putting out a new a ... More >>

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    October 24, 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 new video from P.O.S., for a track from the Marijuana Deathsquads' remix of Stef's album, We Don't Even Live Here, which came out this w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    P.O.S. and Marijuana Deathsquads' remix album is finally here

    A year ago, the We Don't Even Live Here era officially began. P.O.S. snagged City Pages' Best Album of the Past 12 Months, and hit a new creative plateau with the fiery collection.On Tuesday, October 22, the collection gets new life as the POS/WDELH/MDS/RMX in the capable hands of Stef's frequent co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    P.O.S. and Astronautalis Four Fists record release at Triple Rock, 10/08/13

    P.O.S. and Astronautalis Four Fists record release with GRRRL PRTY and Allan Kingdom Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Tuesday, October 8, 2013"Happy fucking Tuesday," P.O.S. exclaimed halfway through his breathless Four Fists set with Astronautalis at the Triple Rock. And indeed, it didn't reall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 10/2-10/8

    This week marks the beginning of October. Why not celebrate fall with some rad tunes? Thursday brings the rapper Le1f to First Ave to get us dancing. Friday the ever ambient Why? plays the Fine Line, while local boppers Teenage Moods release their latest cassettes. Saturday, KT Tunstall is welcomed ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013
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    September 23, 2013

    Hip-Hop Harambee at Nomad, 9/21/13

    Hip-Hop Harambee with International Reggae All Stars, Psymun & K.Raydio, Lizzo and Lazerbeak, Vandaam, Dred I Dread, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Devin the Dude, Shabazz Palaces and Big K.R.I.T.Nomad World Pub, MinneapolisSaturday, September 22, 2013The Hip-Hop Harambee once again provided a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Hip Hop Harambee 2013 lineup & set times

    Last year, Hip Hop Harambee emerged as a compelling new Twin Cities festival. Held at the Nomad World Pub, and featuring an outdoor stage in its parking lot, the event had room to grow into a sizable party once Sims and headliner Talib Kweli got up into the action.Now, the event is ready for its sec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Zula Juice delivery service: 5 questions for owner Renee Peters

    In the last few years, the Twin Cities have seen a major boom in the craft beer industry, but recently a new wave of beverage is stealing focus: Raw, fresh-pressed juice.Whole Foods and the Wedge Co-op have sold fresh fruit and vegetable juices for some time, but the major trend on the coasts is bla ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Caravan du Nord announces 2013 music lineup and locations

    The Caravan du Nord tour plays such a wonderful, vital role in spreading the musical talents of Minnesota artists to all corners of our state. The music lineup and locations for the Minnesota Music Coalition's 3rd annual tour have just been announced, and once again a litany of gifted local acts wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Men murdered in south Mpls alley appeared in rap music video shot two days earlier [VIDEO]

    On the evening of August 25, two men were found shot to death in a bullet-ridden SUV parked in an alley between the 2600 blocks of Cedar and 18th Avenues in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis. No arrests have been made in connection with the murders.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis police use peppe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    MN Music on-a-Stick at the Minnesota State Fair, 8/30/13

    MN Music-on-a-Stick With Trampled by Turtles, The Suburbs, Mason Jennings, P.O.S, and The Chalice Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, St. Paul Friday, August 30, 2013 At their second annual State Fair Grandstand showcase, MN Music on-a-Stick, 89.3 the Current brought a six-hour slate of acts that cov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    P.O.S and Astronautalis debut Four Fists collabo "MMMMMHMMMMM"

    It has long been understood that P.O.S and Astronautalis come together as Four Fists -- and they debuted live back in 2011 in Austin -- but only a select few could actually tell you what their collaboration actually sounded like. (Plus, these dudes have been plenty busy with, like, their own success ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2013
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    August 26, 2013

    Freddie Gibbs at the Cabooze, 8/24/13

    Freddie Gibbs Cabooze, Minneapolis Saturday, August 24, 2013 I got pounds of Keisha / Dope house fulla geekers / Looking for that white bitch, cocaina, have you seen her? Most of the Cabooze, about 75 percent full, is vibing and rapping along with this decidedly radio unfriendly but intensely catc ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Dan Israel named final Midwest Music Showcase artist to play Target Field

    The Minnesota Twins have done an amazing job this season integrating the fire of local musicians into the flow of their games. While it hasn't always translated into success on the playing field, the Midwest Music Showcase is a reminder that Target Field is only a few short steps from the downtown m ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013
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    August 14, 2013

    RAGELIFE: We're always like a bottle rocket

    RAGELIFE is a hybrid rap trio that crosses genre and state lines alike. Minneapolis rapper P/1 (aka Phonetic 1) joins rapper ¬°OYE! and DJ *hitmayne of Milwaukee to create an eclectic sound that balances the energies of raging house parties and slowed down chill sessions. Gimme Noise spoke with  ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    Watch: Trampled by Turtles play "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at Target Field

    After hitting a Twins game last Father's Day, Trampled by Turtles made their return to Target Field on Wednesday. The gorgeous day for an afternoon game against the Cleveland Indians got an extra boost from Dave Simonett and company as they picked through several songs during breaks of a contest tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Summer Set Music Festival, day two, 8/10/13

    Summer Set Music Festival, Day Two With Girl Talk, Passion Pit, Blackalicious, SBTRKT, Zedd, MaLLy, and Doomtree Somerset, Wisconsin August 10, 2013 Replace the palm trees of Coachella with corn fields, or swap out Lollapalooza's dramatic Chicago skyline backdrop for rolling Wisconsin farmlands, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    El-P and Killer Mike at Varsity Theater, 7/19/13

    El-P and Killer Mike with Despot and Kool A.D. Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Friday, July 19, 2013 We of the millennial generation grew up in the golden era of the Dynamic Duo. On wax and on the basketball court, players and artists that could have been superstars in their own right formed partnersh ... More >>

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    July 18, 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. We kick things off this week with a new video from Twin Cities quintet Speed's the Name, who are set to release a new record at the end of this month. We've also got a fresh ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013
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    July 17, 2013
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    July 5, 2013

    Watch: P.O.S and Astronautalis sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

    It's impossible to beat a gorgeous July evening in Minneapolis -- especially when P.O.S is the in-game entertainment at Target Field. The very first hip-hop show at the Minnesota Twins' stadium went off without a hitch on Wednesday as the rapper and a band of pals performed several songs from We Don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Hold Steady drummer opening Lake Street bar in Brooklyn

    According to our own cover story, Bobby "Rock Eagle" Drake (above) was an auto mechanic at Brookside Amoco in St. Louis Park just before he joined the Hold Steady in 2005. Since then, Drake's fortunes have changed -- drastically. Later this year, he and some of his New York pals in other bands, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Longshot: I'm like Nas and Nicki Minaj had a baby

    Chicago transplant Longshot has been rapping for 11 some years and has started making an imprint on the Minneapolis rap scene since moving here in 2009. Continuing his steady trend of quality releases, his latest, Instant 4 Eternity, is being celebrated at Cause this Saturday. Gimme Noise caught up ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    MN State Fair 2013 Grandstand adds Train, the Suburbs, P.O.S., and more

    The late-summer magnet for music fans that is the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand has just widened its offerings. New concerts packed into the late-summer blast of live, outdoor spirit have a distinctly nostalgic vibe with the additions of Train, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Smash Mouth, Sammy Ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Cock E.S.P. on 20 years: Breaking up is just another thing we're bad at

    Cock E.S.P. is a Minneapolis-based noise outfit that marks their 20th anniversary this year. And whether or not you are someone who can sit down and really enjoy the experience of listening to their music, it's pretty difficult to argue with the pure intent and ethos behind their work. They exist in ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    National Macaroon Day: Where to celebrate locally

    It is a little silly that practically every confection, cocktail, ingredient, and dish you can think of now has its own dedicated day and they just keep getting more and more specific and obscure. National hot pastrami sandwich day is January 14, crab meat Newburg day is September 25, and in an effo ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    15 gorgeous GIFs from Soundset 2013

    Soundset 2013 was the biggest of them all. With 28,000 bodies in attendance and Snoop Dogg gracing the stage, Rhymesayers Entertainment showed unprecedented growth for the sixth running of their yearly rap extravaganza at Canterbury Park.And what better way to capture the spirit and randomness of So ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Soundset 2013: A music and photo timeline

    Ah, Soundset. The sixth installment of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip-hop festival had a breakout year in terms of attendance -- a reported 28,000 fans came out -- and talent, with a lineup including Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, along with the host artists Atmosphere. Many folks pegged A$AP ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Eyedea's five greatest freestyle rap battles of all time

    Last month, I put together a list of the ten greatest rap battles of all time for our sister paper, LA Weekly. Included on that list was Twin Cities hip-hop icon Eyedea's unforgettable 1999 Scribble Jam finals with Freestyle Fellowship member P.E.A.C.E. My inclusion of it led to something of a debat ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Triple Rock shuts down Triple Double night due to violence

    Not long after its five-year anniversary, another popular dance night bites the dust. For the time being, the Triple Rock Social Club's Triple Double on Tuesdays has been shut down.The reason being cited is an understandable one. Too much negative energy, and too many fights in recent months. In oth ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Love is the Law Concert with the Suburbs, 5/14/13

    Love is the Law ConcertWith the Suburbs, Gay Men's Chorus, Jack Brass Band, P.O.S., Zoo Animal, and Hookers $ BlowEcolab Plaza, St. PaulTuesday, May 14, 2013"Life is like a summer's evening," a lyric from the Suburbs' Tuesday performance proved to the second-most memorable statement of the night. Af ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Love Is the Law concert celebrating marriage equality announced

    Love is the law.Well, it will be officially on Tuesday. Following Governor Dayton's signing of the Freedom to Marry Bill Tuesday afternoon, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will host a concert at Ecolab Plaza featuring the Suburbs, P.O.S., and several other local musicians celebrating the new legislatio ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Marijuana Deathsquads remix P.O.S., plan tour with Solid Gold

    It's truly a great time to be part of Marijuana Deathsquads. In addition to their engrossing "Music Rocks" May residency at Icehouse (which continues tonight with an MDS rap set, as well as a performance by Lizzo alongside Lazerbeak and Cliff Rhymes as they bring LIZZOBANGERS to life, and DJ Plain O ... More >>

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