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 the strikingly gorgeous new video for the Ocean Blue's soaring new single, "Sad Night, Where Is Morning?" which was deftly directed by vete ... More >>
Strange Doom Sayers Tour
With B. Dolan, Mike Mictlan, and Toki Wright
Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Strange Doom Sayers tour seems like such a natural combination of underground talent that it's surprising the artists involved haven't made it an annual gig. Part ... More >>
Permed Out Showcase 3 With Audio Perm, Greg Grease and Mike the MartyrThe Cabooze12/22/12The Audio Perm crew packed the house once again at their third Permed Out Showcase, a night devoted to producers Cory Grindberg, Taylor Madrigal, and Julian Fairbanks and the rappers for whom they make beats. Th ... More >>
#10. Audio Perm: 32 points"We haven't done one photo shoot where every member has been in it," says Audio Perm rapper 80H20 with a laugh. That's because the AP crew, which has risen to prominence putting in work and a fresh approach to the Twin Cities rap sound, is more than 10 members deep.
Each Au ... More >>
See Also:Download MaLLy's The Last Great... for free!Atmosphere unveils remaining 2012 U.S. tour datesAfter much anticipation from those following local hip-hop, the first leak from the upcoming rap compilation Flood Watch has dropped. "Shameless" features Slug, MaLLy, Mike the Martyr and Haphduzn, ... More >>
See Also:Audio Perm Block Party showcases Twin Cities hip-hop, offers up free mixtapeProducer crew Audio Perm discuss tomorrow's Permed Out Showcase at HoneyLast December's Permed Out Showcase packed Honey in Northeast past capacity with rowdy rap fans eager to catch a whole show devoted to the prod ... More >>
Audio Perm is ostensibly a three-person rap producer crew, but as tomorrow's Audio Perm Showcase will prove, the movement is much larger than that. The night will feature the beatmakers providing the backbone to a number of the younger hip-hop generation's notable figures, including Chantz Ero ... More >>
While we only have space to feature the top 10 finalists in our Picked to Click issue (or 13, this year, because of several ties), we think it's important to publish the complete list of ranking bands so you can see how the points were awarded all the way down the line. And just for added nerdlin ... More >>
It's not uncommon to find a rap act sharing a bill with a bunch of rock and pop acts at one of the Twin Cities' many block parties, but aside from mammoth outdoor fest Soundset you're hard-pressed to find a summer shindig that caters specifically to the local rap scene. Next weekend, thanks to a ... More >>
A lot of really excellent local rap mixtapes have dropped recently, and in an effort to make sure the cream of the crop don't get lost in the fray, Gimme Noise has put together a mixtape of our own compiling, the best we've heard. Stream the album below or download it here, and read on for s ... More >>