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    October 29, 2014

    Mike Mictlan: "I Was the Aztec Ancient Interstellar Galactic Traveler"

    Mike Mictlan | 7th St. Entry | Saturday, November 1Doomtree MC Mike Mictlan dropped his latest project HELLA FRREAL this week. It's a powerfully crafted combination of the abstract, hardcore, and inspirational parts of the rapper's brain. As grimy and hard-hitting as his last project, SNAXXX, Mictla ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    P.O.S.'s Ipecac Neat is 10 years old

    It's been a decade since a young P.O.S., a.k.a. Stefon Alexander, released his debut, Ipecac Neat. It was the first official Doomtree full-length that sparked their ascension from hip-hop outsiders to local legends and nationally recognized artists. The raw and uncompromising album draws equal inspi ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with an enthralling live performance from Weird Visions, which features Holly Hansen from Zoo Animal, Grant Cutler, and Arlen Peiffer. We've al ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Top 10 best record labels in Minnesota

    One of the main reasons that the Minnesota music scene continues to flourish -- in addition to the plethora of talented bands, of course -- is the abundance of forward-thinking, well-organized record labels that are spread throughout the state. These labels put out records by fledgling bands on the ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013
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    December 17, 2012

    Doomtree Blowout VIII at First Avenue, 12/14/12

    Doomtree Blowout VIII night oneFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, December 14, 2012The wings and teeth didn't book another week-long set of shows like last year's Blowout celebration, but that's beside the point. Oh Minneapolis, we have such high standards. Never mind that P.O.S has kidney issues. Or ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2012

    From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music

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    October 29, 2012

    P.O.S. releases We Don't Even Live Here at First Avenue, 10/26/12

    P.O.S. With Marijuana Deathsquads, Mike Mictlan, Audio Perm, the Tribe and Big Cats!, and DJ Ander Other First Avenue, Minneapolis Friday, October 26, 2012 P.O.S. was determined that his sold-out show at First Avenue on Friday night was nothing but a dance party, casting aside any lingering sombe ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Doomtree's Mike Mictlan debuts SNAXXX! mixtape (Download)

    Mike Mictlan is a bit of a rascal. He's also H-E-L-L-A F-R-R-E-A-L (pronounced "hella for real") and the "brown Tom Sawyer" if we are to believe his assertions on the newly dropped SNAXXX! mixtape. This is no ordinary hip-hop collection, thanks to the inventive production of 2% Muck, who created 11 ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    The Doomtree cosmetics line -- inspired by Dessa's lipstick

    See Also:Dessa develops a lipstick for charitySo we already know Dessa has teamed up with the Elixery on a lipstick, and is donating proceeds to a favorite charity (CARE, which empowers and educates women around the world). But what about the rest of the Doomtree collective? Are they feeling left ou ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012
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    September 10, 2012

    Summit Backyard Bash with Doomtree, 9/8/12

    Summit Backyard BashWith Doomtree, Now, Now, Halloween, Alaska, Heartbeats, and Caroline Smith and the Goodnight SleepsSummit Brewery, St. PaulSaturday, September 8, 2012See Also:Slideshow: Summit Backyard Bash"Would you mind clapping, or are you all too drunk for that?" This was an actual request m ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012
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    April 18, 2012

    Rock the Garden Festival 2012 lineup

    The tenth installment of Rock the Garden, the Walker Art Center and 89.3 the Current's yearly outdoor music festival, is coming on Saturday, June 16. And the lineup is now officially public!Updated: The tickets are all sold!One of the notable acts this year is the wild and oh-so-colorful Merrill Gar ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11

    ​Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from fertile local soil? For those times that worrying that people ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Ghostmouth's Sean Chaucer: My dad can beat up your band's dad

    ​First impressions are hard to take back, but even with ludicrousness of a name like Ghostmouth, the Twin Cities band's members take themselves seriously. With their new album, which is actually a collection five years in the making, the band share with their fans a new maturity that opens an elem ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Trampled by Turtles, Doomtree top Gimme Noise SXSW day party

    ​As promised, Gimme Noise is proud to announce our showcase for next week's South By Southwest Music Conference. Two local heavyweights lead the lineup in Duluth folk-bluegrass troupe Trampled by Turtles, and the Twin Cities hip-hop collective Doomtree. The rest of the lineup includes the infectio ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012
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    December 14, 2011

    Minnesota's Best Albums of 2011

    Low, Doomtree, Brute Heart top best local releases

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    December 6, 2011

    Mike Mictlan's Blowout night in the Entry, 12/5/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Mike Mictlan and FriendsDecember 5, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisAlong with a new batch of intensely-collaborative rap songs, No Kings came with a determined mantra that truly came to life at last night's Mictlan-curated stint at 7th Street Entry for the 7th Doomtree Blowout. ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Sims kicks off Doomtree Blowout Week, 12/4/11

    Photos by Nick Wosika​Sims Blowout night with One Be Lo, Astronautalis, and Brother Ali December 4, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis For anyone else, seven nights in a row of one musical act would be over the top. When that act is the Doomtree crew, seven consecutive nights of the Twin Cities ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Doomtree Entry show announcement--Mike Mictlan's special guests on Monday

    ​Have you all recovered from the big news we dropped about Sims' opening acts yesterday? More importantly, did you make sure to get your tickets for the show? We continue our Doomtree Entry show reveal week with Mike Mictlan's stellar lineup for his show on December 5th. This should prove to be an ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    Sims talks about his Good Time Zoo tour and homecoming show this Saturday

    ​There's always something incredible about a tour homecoming show: The band rides into town high on the momentum of playing every day for a month straight, executing their set with the precision of a road-tested act. It's a phenomenon that Doomtree's Sims knows well, having toured the U.S. with bo ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Pizza Luce Block Party with P.O.S., 8/13/11

    Photos by Erik HessOrion Treon of Phantom Tails​Pizza Luce Block Party 2011August 13, 2011Pizza Luce Uptown, MinneapolisThough there are still a few worthy contenders left this summer (especially next weekend's double-header of the SoundTown Music Festival in Somerset and the West Bank Music Fest ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011
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    March 22, 2011

    Minnesota SXSW 2011 invasion: Complete

    Photo by Ben ClarkPhantom Tails at SXSW​It's a strange thing, going from the constant cacophony of thousands of bands playing at once down to nothing at all. But it's a process that is as much a part of attending SXSW as all of the incidentals of the festival: BBQ, suntan lotion, beer, beer, beer. ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Gayngs Affiliyated Showcase at First Avenue, 3/6/2011

    The Gayngs and Gimme Noise Affiliyated Showcase at First Avenue was nothing short of epic -- so epic, in fact, that even the word doesn't seem big enough. The colossal 15-band bill was a Minneapolis Best Of, with simultaneous billings in the Record Room, the Entry, and the Mainroom. Not to mention s ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Minnesota SXSW 2011 invasion: The battle plan

    ​As we mentioned last month, we have a record number of Minnesota bands heading down to Austin, Texas March 16-20 for the South by Southwest music festival. Naturally, there are more than a few showcases planned that feature all or mostly Minnesotan acts, starting with a string of SXSW send-off sh ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Gayngs return to First Avenue for 'Affiliyated' showcase

    Photo by Stacy Schwartz​Much ado has been made about the "supergroup" star power of Minneapolis-based collaboration Gayngs. It's no big secret that the band is a side project for scores of musicians who are involved in other projects -- and next month, Gayngs will return to the Twin Cities for the ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Doomtree Blowout VI at First Avenue, 12/10/10

    Photos by Nick Wosika​Doomtree Blowout VIDecember 10, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisThere was no stopping the Doomtree crew Friday night, as the five emcees, two producers, and smattering of special guests kept the momentum pushing forward for a solid three hours of nonstop music.

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    October 26, 2010

    Literary Death Match slays words tonight

    ​Sure, readings and other literary events can sometimes be a little stuffy. This is not so for Literary Death Match events. Why are they any different? Well, tonight's literary party involves four local authors who are as talented at performing as they are at writing, some quit-witted celebrity j ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Big Quarters replicate Run-DMC photo

    While heading home from a date in Berlin with Rhymesayers artists Freeway and Jake One, local hip-hop duo Big Quarters stopped in Paris and took a moment to recreate a classic Run-DMC photo in front of the Eiffel Tower. See below for Big Quarters' take on the photo (with special guest DJ Todda) as w ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    Dessa reflects on her artistic journey

    Doomtree MC runs through four definitive experiences

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    June 3, 2010

    CO Exhibitions' Joseph Belk talks art and Doomtree

    An interview with CO Exhibitions' Joseph Belk.

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    June 3, 2010

    Grand Old Day set times... there's an app for that

    ​Heading to Grand Old Day on Sunday? Load up your iPhone with this free app, which maps out the locations of all the stages and allows you to browse bands and set times. (And for those non iPhone users out there, see below for the old-school set times, all written out on a blog post like it's 2007 ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Doomtree to play Paid Dues Festival this year

    The local rap crew will play a massive hip-hop festival alongside big-name performers like Ice Cube.

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    December 22, 2009

    P.O.S. announces headlining tour with Dessa

    He's bringing his Doomtree crewmate along for the ride.

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    February 12, 2009

    Seawhores tonight at Turf Club

    A very special birthday show for a very special boy.

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    February 4, 2009
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    December 17, 2008

    Top 10 Local Albums of the Year

    Our favorite albums released in Minnesota this year, with a handful of honorable mentions

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    December 17, 2008

    Doomtree, Solid Gold, and Vampire Hands deftly dot Minneapolis's music timeline in '08

    Crack open our Twin Cities Local Music Yearbook and reminisce on an effed-up year

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    December 5, 2008

    Interview: Sims talks about upcoming album, Blowout

    simstiny.jpgAs a preview to the Cal Surf shoe party fronted by three of my favorite Doomtree members, here's an interview with Sims abo ... More >>

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    October 8, 2008
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    February 13, 2008
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    August 22, 2007
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    December 2, 2006

    City Planner: Weekend Edition (12/2-3)

    Doomtree Blowout @ First Avenue From Saturday's A-List: ""I think if you're not angry at something, living in America right now, then you're not paying enough attention," said Doomtree's Dessa in City Pages last year, and more than swing voters seem to have come around to that viewpoint. Once a cot ... More >>

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    October 12, 2005

    Tonight: 3rd Annual Anti-Columbus Day Celebration

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    In fourteen hundred and ninety two, while Columbus sailed the ocean blue, his ... More >>

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    March 3, 2004


    From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew

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