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CHVRCHES With Still Corners Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis June 8, 2013 The hotly tipped U.K. act CHVRCHES have generated a swelling buzz in the U.S. based on just an EP and singles. And at their sold-out Fine Line show on Saturday night, the Glaswegian trio also confidently demonstrated that th ... More >>
Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. with Rocky Diamonds and That Guy SodaEpic, MinneapolisSaturday, February 16, 2013A full and pumped crowd awaited Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. on Saturday night at Epic, two rappers who've made their name on the mixtape circuit through a number of high-quality releases. The com ... More >>
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
Related:How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalSoundset 2012 lineup announcedDanny Brown on XXX, almost signing to G-UnitFrom the jump, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T is full of interesting paradoxes. He represents dirty-south rap with endless country swag that juxtaposes hip-hop's decidedly ... More >>
Minnesota's biggest annual hip-hop showcase enters its fifth year
You've been here before, haven't you? Killer chorus, solid hook, great pick-up, inspired singing, and then, bam: lame, bullshit verses. Verses so dire and undercooked that it'd have been better had the singer pulled a reverse-engineered version of Crash Test Dummies' "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm." Here are a co ... More >>
Photos by Jon BehmThis Halloween we found out that Method Man is a monster. His intensity on Friday night at First Avenue for the local leg of the Smoker's Club Tour entirely made up for numerous disappointments -- including the cancellation of lineup standout Big KRIT. As the show's top ac ... More >>
Every show this weekend is Halloween-themed... make sure you have a costume ready.
Photos courtesy of RhymesayersThe gigantic celebration of hip-hop that is the Soundset festival is already this Sunday. Now in its fourth year, this overwhelming explosion of rap, turntablism, graffiti, breakdancing, custom cars, skateboarding, and merchandise has proven itself a draw outside of ... More >>
Big BoiEach year, much debate occurs from fans and festival organizers alike about who outside of the Rhymesayers roster is going to play Soundset. In an attempt to both showcase a wide spectrum of regions and definitions of independent rap, Soundset manages to bring together some surprisin ... More >>
Big Boi co-headlines Soundset 2011The Soundset festival revealed its much-anticipated 2011 lineup this morning, and there are a few national surprises amongst the local mainstays: In addition to headliners Atmosphere, Brother Ali, and the full Doomtree crew, this year's fest will feature sets by ... More >>
I know, I know: I missed a couple weeks there, didn't I? Settling into a new year is always an awkward proposition for me - the date change, transitioning into a whole new set of releases, the January blahs. I'm over all that shit now, though, so let's kick off 2011 with a (belated) bang, shall w ... More >>
Here's a little free, unsolicited, pre-Christmas advice from Gimme Noise: Do let the iTunes gift cards Santa leaves behind burn a metaphorical hole in your stocking. No pain, no gain, after all - and if you're willing to hold your zombified-consumer rifle fire for a little while, the new year pro ... More >>