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    November 11, 2014

    The Unveiling of Spooky Black Can Wait

    Picked to Click is City Pages' annual poll of critics, fans, and the local music industry to determine the best new musical talent in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. Spooky Black is one of this year's finalists. This piece is featured in this year's issue -- on newsstands and online Wednesday ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014
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    May 19, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 5/19-5/25

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    April 1, 2014

    U of M's Spring Jam announces 2014 music lineup

    In recent years, the University of Minnesota's Spring Jam has steadily expanded in both size and scope. And this year's schedule of activities and robust music lineup are their most ambitious yet. Spread over three days, from April 24-26, there will be a series of free concerts on both the Minneap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    The Internet at Triple Rock, 3/24/14

    The Internetwith Allan Kingdom and DJ WIllie ShuTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisMonday, March 24, 2014Syd tha Kyd and Matt Martians brought their spacey, experimental material to a full Triple Rock last night. They incorporated a grab-bag of elements from neo-soul to Tyler, the Creator's more B ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Soundset announces 2014 lineup

    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 >>

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    October 9, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 10/9-10/15

    Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013
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    September 23, 2013

    Hip-Hop Harambee at Nomad, 9/21/13

    Hip-Hop Harambee with International Reggae All Stars, Psymun & K.Raydio, Lizzo and Lazerbeak, Vandaam, Dred I Dread, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Devin the Dude, Shabazz Palaces and Big K.R.I.T.Nomad World Pub, MinneapolisSaturday, September 22, 2013The Hip-Hop Harambee once again provided a ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Coachella 2013 lineup (for real) is here!

    By Ben WesthoffThe Coachella lineup is here. It's actually here! There have been ten tons of fakes, some quite convincing, and many of which had the Rolling Stones headlining. (West Coast Sound, however, broke the story that they would not appear.) But never mind all that! The lineup is here, and t ... 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 >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2012

    Odd Future's Domo Genesis on hip hop's ambiguity

    "I don't even know what hip hop is anymore"

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    January 12, 2012

    Prince Paul talks 'Negroes On Ice', family, & the music business

    ​ Grammy award-winning hip-hop producer Prince Paul is known as much for his material with De La Soul, Handsome Boy Modeling School and Gravediggaz as he is for being kind of a jokester. So when Paul's people hit me up about his new "Negroes On Ice" project and were vague in their description ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Odd Future at First Avenue, 10/12/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Odd FutureOctober 12, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisAs I figured, waiting in line I noticed a young crowd for Odd Future (the show was all ages, and was finished by the time most of-age shows even have doors); some from slightly out of the city limits, some with their mothers, a ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Odd Future, "Sandwitches"

    ​Odd Future is a rap collective from California that released a new song today. They don't have a Wikipedia page. Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Jasper, Mike G, and Wolf Haley are some smart, spleenful skateboard kids that have recently been shouted out by GZA, cou ... More >>