This weekend marks the annual Doomtree Blowout at First Avenue. Tickets are still available for the Sunday show! Japandroids are also returning for two sold out nights at The Triple Rock. Amsterdam Bar & Hall is hosting Rock the Halls featuring bands like BNLX, Teenage Moods, and Fire ... More >>
The Mayans (or dumb folks from the present, depending on what you believe) predicted our impending doom for just over a week from now, but an impending Doomtree Day is coming even sooner. In conjunction with the opening night of the Doomtree Blowout 8 at First Avenue, Minneapolis mayor R.T. Ry ... More >>
From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
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 >>
Related: SoundTown 2012 lineup announced River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupYet another festival lineup came hurling toward the concert-going set late last night and it's a good one. This year's Lollapalooza performers include a bevy of top-tier Billboard-charting acts -- start ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Doomtree's tour stop in New York nearly got uprooted last week when a 106-year-old pipe burst on the street where their performance was supposed to take place. Although their show was two days after the flooding, Bowery Ballroom was still without proper running water on Thursday, and a four-hour ... More >>
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Photos by Erik HessMike 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 >>
We wrap up our exciting week of announcing the special guests for Doomtree's curated 7th St. Entry shows with Cecil Otter's night on Thursday, December 8th. As you probably already gathered, there are going to be plenty of stellar sets filled with enough amazing artists to keep the Entry absolute ... More >>
Photos by Allegra OxboroughDoomtree's Mike MictlanBY ALLEGRA OXBOROUGHBrooklyn took two heaping spoonfuls of Minneapolis this Wednesday at the CMJ marathon. Early in the day the Green Room Music Source booking agency curated an all-Minneapolis showcase at Spike Hill in Williamsburg. The show ... More >>
Minneapolis stalwart songstress Dessa drops her new record Castor, The Twin today via Doomtree. The album features re-workings of 10 of her songs along with her newest single, "The Beekeeper." Dessa notes, in a post on the Doomtree site, that if fans are planning to buy the record online, th ... More >>
In today's edition of "Wednesdays with Lazerbeak", the online blog and platform for the Doomtree mega-production wizard, there's a plethora of audio and visual wonderment. Aside from teasing us with news about the upcoming Doomtree full length, there's a killer new video for the Minnesota jam ... More >>
The beats never stop for the tireless crew of Doomtree. It was barely six months ago that Sims released his sophomore album, Bad Time Zoo, to overwhelming support from critics, peers, and fans. His smooth delivery and the intelligent persistence of his rhymes make Doomtree's youngest partner ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessDoomtree at SXSW 2011In keeping with their current rigorous schedule of record, release, tour, repeat, the seven current members of the Doomtree crew are heading back into the studio this week to record their second full-length, full-crew album, which will serve as the follow-up ... More >>
Two artists (Fugazi & the Wu Tang Clan) near and dear in every way to millions of peoples' hearts and minds, smooshed together by the Cities' most-favoritest cadre of shape shifters? We'll bite.
Brother AliBack before Soundset became the annual festival it is today, there was a Rhymesayers-hosted event by the same name that took over, and consistently sold out, the First Ave Mainroom every Wednesday, housing some of the big names on the company roster as well as visiting acts. The festi ... More >>
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 >>
With South by Southwest less than a month away (the music portion kicks off on March 16), we thought it a good time to start compiling our list of Minnesotans making the haul down to Austin, Texas this year.At first glance, it looks like there will be quite a few bands repping our great state -- ... More >>
It's Friday, and you're likely idling in your office and sitting on a fence between interminable boredom and weekend giddiness. I don't think we ever really grow up that much, considering we've been feeling that exact same conflicting emotion since the first grade. And remember when you told your mo ... More >>
Photos by Nick WosikaDoomtree 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.
Photo by Allison AllenIn case you haven't picked up a print edition of City Pages this week, we'd like to direct your attention to this interview with Doomtree producer and former Plastic Constellation Lazerbeak, a.k.a. Aaron Mader, who is releasing his solo debut next weekend at the Fine Line.
Doomtree MC runs through four definitive experiences
Grand Old Day is coming up fast -- the annual St. Paul street fest takes place this Sunday, June 6, and a whole slew of fantastic local bands are lined up to play. This year, admission into the portion of the festival that houses all of the music stages (including the City Pages stage with First ... More >>
Via Har Mar's Tumblr blogThere's no excuse for staying indoors this weekend. In addition to the flurry of musical lineups taking over Northeast for Art-A-Whirl this weekend, the Lyn Lake Street Festival has booked an airtight cast of musicians to perform at its festivities this Sunday afternoon. ... More >>
The Twin Cities is continuing its total domination of the Daytrotter site with yet another session by local artists posted today. Doomtree members Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, and Mike Mictlan traveled down to the Illinois recording studio to track a massive 12-song session."They come from a city, l ... More >>
The Doomtree producer will give a lecture about his history and practices.
With DJ TRL's Circus raging up the Clown Lounge, tonight is an excellent night to hit up the Midway's crown jewel.
Sage Francis' label picks up Otter's 2008 release, Rebel Yellow
The St. Paul-based music college is offering a one-of-a-kind program.
Every year I make mix CDs of my favorite tracks, with one song per artist per disc. Here's the '08 edition, local and national. It's all from 2008 unless otherwise specified, but there are a few oldies. At the bottom are my year-end lists, because I know you needed more of those. Happy holidays! MN ... More >>
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