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    May 13, 2014

    Summer Set Music & Camping Festival 2014 lineup

    The third annual Summer Set Music & Camping Festival returns in August, and the second phase of the lineup -- showing 60 acts --  is live today.A mix of EDM, jam, danceable indie rock, and hip-hop will hit Somerset Amphitheater just over the border in Wisconsin the weekend of August 15-17. ... More >>

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    May 13, 2014

    Listen: Bob Dylan covers Frank Sinatra for upcoming album

    After the massive, epic tangle of 2012's Tempest, Bob Dylan could be in a blue mood for his next studio album. Today, the legendary Minnesota-bred artist unveiled a cover of the 1945 Frank Sinatra hit "Full Moon and Empty Arms" and what could be the cover of his next album.Above, we see what looks a ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    Dillinger Escape Plan at First Avenue, 4/12/14

    Dillinger Escape Plan with Trash Talk, Retox, and Shining First Avenue, Minneapolis Saturday, April 12, 2014 Dillinger Escape Plan haven't played Minneapolis in some time, but their return made a huge impact. With excellent openers Trash Talk, Retox, and Shining rounding out a solid bill, it was an ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    Demi Lovato at Xcel Energy Center, 3/18/14

    Demi Lovatowith Little Mix and Fifth HarmonyXcel Energy Center, St. PaulTuesday, March 18, 2014Disney has been the cultivator for many arena acts, from Justin Timberlake to Miley Cyrus to Britney Spears (Demi's former The X Factor co-judge), and now Demi Lovato. Lovato certainly has what her predece ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014

    One label controls almost all of hip-hop, and that's a problem for music fans

    It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    Gimme Noise's most popular posts of 2013

    From underrated hipster bars to "pretty reckless" musicians, 2013 was a big year for the music scene in Minnesota. Raise your PBR a glass to the most-read posts on Gimme Noise from this year.

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    December 11, 2013

    Twin Cities Music Yearbook 2013

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

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    November 19, 2013

    Danny Brown is in the new Bob Dylan video

    Somehow, Bob Dylan has done it again. His 48-year-old song "Like a Rolling Stone" finally has a music video today, and it's by far one of the best music videos ever created.With several different complete versions filmed, the viewer can create millions of different combinations by "changing channels ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    10 things the Door Guy hates about you

    The Door Guy is a veteran of countless clubs around town. People say they've seen it all, but he's seen more. Write to him for everything from live advice to life advice.Dear Door Guy: I was one of those people in the front row at the Triple Rock last spring who got to endure the awkward experien ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Danny Brown on oral sex at Triple Rock: It takes two to tango

    When Danny Brown returned to town with Action Bronson earlier this month, he said Minneapolis was one of his "favorite cities to play... and I think you all know why." Unfortunately we do, Danny.Back in April at Triple Rock Social Club, the Detroit rapper was subjected to infamous bit of kissing o ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Danny Brown and Action Bronson at First Ave, 9/22/13

    Danny Brown and Action Bronsonwith Trash TalkFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisSunday, September 23, 2013The 2 High 2 Die tour touched down at First Avenue last night, bringing with it powerhouse rappers Action Bronson and Danny Brown and hardcore outfit Trash Talk. The thick crowd stayed at a nice ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/18-9/24

    Many musical rivers to cross in these coming days. Jimmy Cliff at First Avenue on Thursday will be a featured part of it. This week in the Twin Cities begins with The Eagles at the Target Center while Iron & Wine plays across the street at First Avenue. Thursday, Portland-based Typhoon makes an ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013
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    August 8, 2013

    Urban Lights celebrates 20 years of record store madness in St. Paul

    If these walls could talk. Urban Lights is one of the longest-running -- and underrated -- music shops in the Twin Cities, and is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this Saturday at Nomad World Pub. That's a pretty big deal; anything lasting 20 years in these ADHD days is nothing short of a miracle, ... 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 2, 2013

    Kitty Pryde calls Danny Brown Triple Rock incident "an actual sexual assault"

    Danny Brown's show last weekend at the Triple Rock, in which a member of the audience allegedly performed oral sex on him, has opened up a discussion about onstage sexual assault. Brown's tour mate and friend Kitty Pryde has written a lengthy piece on Vice's Noisey music blog on the incident, referr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Danny Brown's Triple Rock show sparks unseemly oral sex controversy

    Live performance is an incredibly intimate bond between artists and fans, but that intimacy got busted worse than Danny Brown's front tooth during Friday's show on Minneapolis's West Bank. At minimum, the Detroit rapper led several fans at the sold-out Triple Rock Social Club to believe, and many pr ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Danny Brown at Triple Rock Social Club, 4/26/13

    Danny Brown With Kitty Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Friday, April 26, 2013 With squinting eyes and a smile lit up like a 1,000-watt marquee, Danny Brown began his triumphant return to the Twin Cities by issuing a warning to the sold-out crowd. "This is not a rap show. If you wanna see rappi ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 4/24-4/30

    It's the last week of April, and the snow is finally melting away. Wednesday, local favorites Poliça play a show in the First Avenue Mainroom, while songwriter Josh Ritter plays a set the next night. Mill City Nights also welcomes Mindless Self Indulgence as new local band Ginkgo plays a set at the ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013
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    October 15, 2012

    A$AP Rocky at First Avenue, 10/13/12

    A$AP Rocky With Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q , and A$AP MobFirst Avenue Mainroom, MinneapolisSaturday, October 13, 2012The LongLiveA$AP tour rolled through Minneapolis on Saturday night, and the powerhouse trio of buzzing rappers A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, and Danny Brown played to a sold-out crowd o ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012
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    October 10, 2012
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    July 6, 2012

    El-P and Killer Mike at Fine Line, 7/5/12

    El-P, Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, and DespotFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisThursday, July 5, 2012See Also:Slideshow: El-P and Killer Mike at the Fine LineEl-P on Prince, his mother, and full-band rap shows as "dusted out Phish concerts"Killer Mike on being unhappy with Obama, and zombie ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Soundset 2012 captured in vivid new video

    Related:Soundset review, 2012Soundset photos, 2012Soundset 2012 evacuated amid tornado watchThe majesty and the drama of Soundset 2012 gets a reverent treatment in a new video featuring some of the main stages' highlights and a bounty of hip-hop fans. Captured with some high-end equipment this is an ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Soundset battled extreme weather at Canterbury Park, 5/27/12

    By Reed Fischer and Ian TraasSoundsetWith Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Astronautalis, Big K.R.I.T., and moreCanterbury Park Festival Field, ShakopeeSunday, May 27, 2012Related:Soundset 2012 evacuated amid tornado watchSoundset photos 2012Up until about 7:20 p.m., the fift ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Chuuwee on Watching the Throne, his Soundset approach

    By Mike MaddenRelated:Bambu on the L.A. riots' 20th anniversary, his Soundset debutTraveling from his native Sacramento to take over Shakopee, Chuuwee might be the best bet among this year's Soundset freshmen to blow up by the time May 2013 rolls around. Not long removed from his excellent Wa ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Truthbetold on Tribe & Big Cats! next record, Soundset strategy

    By Mike MaddenRelated:How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalOne of the groups set to make their Soundset debut this year, the duo of the Tribe and Big Cats! was born out of a somewhat unlikely relationship. MC Chris "Truthbetold" Hooks spent parts of his youth in Chicago's south side and began ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Big K.R.I.T. on country rap, dream cars, and playing Soundset

    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 >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Bambu on the L.A. riots' 20th anniversary, his Soundset debut

    Related:*How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset Festival*Danny Brown on XXX, almost signing to G-Unit*Big K.R.I.T. on country rap, dream cars, and playing SoundsetBy Mike MaddenRealizing Bambu deliberately released his debut album, self untitled..., 10 years after the 1992 Los Angeles riots, it's ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset Festival

    Minnesota's biggest annual hip-hop showcase enters its fifth year

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    May 23, 2012

    Danny Brown on XXX, almost signing to G-Unit

    ​Related:How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalSoundset 2012 lineup announcedDetroit's foul-mouthed rap innovator Danny Brown is several years older than many of his XXL Freshman Class counterparts at age 31, but in many ways his style is fresher than any of them. Last year's free album XXX ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Childish Gambino at Epic, 5/10/12

    Childish GambinoEpic Nightclub, MinneapolisMay 10, 2012Donald Glover is clearly a trained performer, holding the titles comedian, actor and rapper under his belt. Last night he came as the latter, playing to a packed house that seemed to know his every word and hang on every movement the man mad ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Five identity crisis songs: Danny Brown, Garbage, & more

    ​This week's edition of 5ingles spotlights songs by artists who seem to be undergoing an identity crisis -- musicians who aren't quite themselves, who apparently woke up a bit off of their game. So these five tunes sound sort of like what you've come to expect from their creators, but not quite, w ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012
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    March 28, 2012
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    March 19, 2012

    SXSW 2012's six worst moments, brought to you by #DEWeezy

    ​The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Soundset 2012 lineup announced, includes Big K.R.I.T.

    ​ Officially on its fifth year of making the Twin Cities a legitimate festival destination for hip-hop lovers, Soundset will celebrate a handful of years when it returns to Canterbury on Sunday, May 27.

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    December 27, 2011

    Best nationally released albums of 2011

    ​It's a good thing we waited until the last week of 2011 to publish our final best-album lists, since a few bands managed to eke out stellar releases just this December (the Roots' undun and the Black Keys' El Camino in particular made their way onto a few staffers' lists). With only a few da ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Artists of the Year 2011

    Alan Moore, Louis C.K., Bethany Larson, and more

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    December 21, 2011

    Artists of the Year, Northeast's Pearl Studio featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Emily UtnePearl Studio owners Zach and Noah Hollander​With the year-end review season in full swing, this week marks the publication of our annual Artists of the Year issue, which pays tribute to 15 local and national artists whose voices rose above the din in 2011. 

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    December 12, 2011

    The 10 best rap songs of 2011

    ​"I don't know art, but I know what I like." "There's no accounting for taste." "Opinions are like assholes." There's validity to each one of these statements, but that doesn't mean that anyone's going to agree with any feelings anyone else expresses about anything on the Internet. And while hip-h ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011
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