It's the most magical, miraculous time of the year, as this week the good people wicked clowns at Psychopathic Records bring us this year's Gathering of the Juggalos. No longer at Cave In Rock, Illinois, this year's festivities will take place at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, or as the 2014 com ... More >>
Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>
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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Fresh off his recent Rhymin' Gosling tour with Louis Logic, Ecid has some even bigger local shows coming up soon: His homecoming show at Triple Rock on Friday, and Soundset. Gimme Noise talked to the rapper and producer about his new road-tested material and his evolving approach to live performance ... More >>
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 >>
The annual pop mega-concert that is the 101.3 KDWB Jingle Ball has solidified. This year's show, which hits the Xcel Energy Center on December 10, will feature the owners of two of pop's biggest hits in 2013, Michele Bachmann impersonator Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. The "We Can't Stop" and "Blurr ... More >>
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 >>
YelawolfWith Vajra, Trouble Andrew, and RittzEpic, MinneapolisOctober 19, 2012 Yelawolf was in a weird mood from the jump on Friday night at Epic. And by jump I mean the shocking plummet he took from the second-floor balcony at the club in the beginning of his set. Hands down the most memorabl ... More >>
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It was 1998, the Smokin Grooves Tour was in its second year, and a group of friends and I were geeked out about going to the show. Public Enemy, Gang Starr, Wyclef Jean, Cypress Hill and others were booked, but everyone was waiting and most excited for Busta Rhymes, known for his killer live show ... More >>
Drugs rule. If that sounds like a sentiment your hardcore stoner pals would echo, realize that I'm being literal here; drugs really do rule. According to this Associated Press story, it's official: drugs kill more Americans annually than traffic accidents. Your chances of being taken out by a tex ... More >>
Somewhere out there, in the dank, festering recesses of converted suburban sub-basement apartments plastered with Shinehead, Insane Clown Posse, and House of Pain posters and heaped high with Noam Chomsky texts and shrinkwrapped Jerky Boys cassettes live people who genuinely want -- nay, need ... More >>
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