Dan Monick

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: The complete list

    Related:Cover Story: How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listIn 2012, rap music is as definitive a part of Minnesota lore as the Mall of America -- or anything else Muja Messiah name-checks in "Leech ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: #10-1

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: #20-11How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete list10> Mictlan Origin: Minneapolis/Hopkins/Los Angeles | Active: 2001 - present | Songs: "Prizefight," "Game Over, ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Atmosphere's 'The Family Sign' drops today, plus new video with cameo from Brother Ali

    Photo by Dan Monick​Well the day is finally upon us. Atmosphere's latest, The Family Sign fills the record store bins and lands itself on your turntable today.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    The Kills' Alison Mosshart rocks Dillinger Four t-shirt at SXSW

    Via Gawker, photo by Nilina Mason-Campbell​Perusing the internets in a flash of free time during the SXSW festival, I noticed something that computed awkwardly. Who is that on Alison Mosshart's t-shirt?

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Atmosphere announce 21-date 'Family Tour'

    Photo by Dan Monick​With their seventh full-length album, The Family Sign, due out April 12, Atmosphere have announced a 21-date 'Family Tour' that will kick off April 20 in Colombus. The tour doesn't include any local dates just yet (the group will complete their five-date loop of the outer areas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Slug of Atmosphere: 'Prince was a shitty version of Rick James and Parliament'

    Photo by Dan Monick​There's a bit of a kerfuffle happening on the interwebs today surrounding a new interview with Slug of Atmosphere published by Pitchfork. For the most part, it's a pretty standard interview -- Atmosphere are getting ready to release a new full-length, The Family Sign, on April ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Atmosphere set to release 'The Family Sign' on April 12

    Photo by Dan Monick​Turns 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Atmosphere announces 'Welcome to Minnesota' tour

    Photo by Dan Monick​Atmosphere is embarking on a hyper-local tour next month for a trek they are billing as the "Welcome to Minnesota" tour. Prof, Los Nativos, and DJ Abilities will be along for the ride on the five-date journey. There's no Twin Cities date on this tour, so metro fans will have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Dan Monick, Rhymesayers photographer, debuts 'Seven' book (INTERVIEW)

    Dan MonickSlug in 1998​ Seven years ago it was 2003, and if you're not quite convinced that's so far into the past, consider that the Iraq war was in its infancy, American Idol was only on its second run, and Avril Lavigne was killing it on the pop charts. Now that you're feeling ever-grateful it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Reporter's Notebook: P.O.S. transcript

    Freelancer Steve McPherson talks to P.O.S. about Canadian bacon, beats, bonus tracks, and the intricacies of his sophomore album on Rhymesayers.

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Meet The Musicians

    Checking in with some Minnesota music makers

  • Music

    March 10, 2004

    Barred For Life

    The Hold Steady's high-voltage crunch happens to sound great in bars. But please don't call them a bar band.

  • Music

    June 11, 2003

    Three Times the Rock

    Scenes from the new Triple Rock Social Club

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    August 30, 2000
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    August 9, 2000
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    November 10, 1999

    Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash

    Storming the stage with postpunk pirates Lifter Puller