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Greg Grease

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    February 25, 2014

    Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 2

    Welcome to the second mix in a monthly series highlighting local producers and beatmakers. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approach to crafting sounds. Last month featured artist breaking away from the traditional Minneapolis boom-bap pro ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Knox: I may be squeaky clean now, but it wasn't always that way

    Minneapolis rapper Knox is teasing out his long-awaited Kingdom Kulture one song at a time. Even before it's heard in full, he's already started to infiltrate the larger local consciousness, and his neighbors have noticed the difference. "People I was on the block with, they see me now, they think ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014
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    January 9, 2014

    I.B.E.: My live band, the Cavalry, is just breaking doors down

    Between backing I Self Devine's live set and joining forces with Greg Grease and Akrite to form TUSS Music, rapper I.B.E. had made a name for himself in Minneapolis long before he dropped his official solo debut This, That and the Third with producer Benzilla last summer. But his upcoming show at th ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    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 on Local Frames with a premiere of the brand new video from Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra, a new project led by local music luminary Sean Mc ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014
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    December 16, 2013

    Tall Paul on the Cold Flows for Warm Clothes benefit

    Those of us fortunate enough to enjoy the snowy holiday season from the warmth of our windowsills don't often think about how the same climate can turn deadly in a heartbeat for the homeless. Local rapper Tall Paul knows how brutal those conditions can be. Growing up in South Minneapolis and working ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 11/27-12/3

    This week not only marks Thanksgiving but also the beginning of December. Wednesday, Retribution Gospel Choir play the Amsterdam while the Ike Reilly Assassination take over the First Avenue Mainroom. If you're looking for plans on Thanksgiving, Davina and the Vagabonds will be playing the Dakota an ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    P.O.S. and Marijuana Deathsquads' remix album is finally here

    A year ago, the We Don't Even Live Here era officially began. P.O.S. snagged City Pages' Best Album of the Past 12 Months, and hit a new creative plateau with the fiery collection.On Tuesday, October 22, the collection gets new life as the POS/WDELH/MDS/RMX in the capable hands of Stef's frequent co ... More >>

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    September 26, 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've got a bunch of fantastic new videos in this week's installment of Local Frames, leading off with the provocative and playful new clip from Caroline Smith. This edition ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Warped Tour 2013 at Canterbury Park, 7/21/13

    Warped Tour 2013Canterbury Park, ShakopeeSunday, July 22, 2013Warped's tagline this year was "Best Day Ever." For some kids who wait all year for this day, that motto certainly rings true. The Vans Warped Tour plays out a little like a high school lunch room, but only with more misfits and kids that ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    Red Stag announces 7th annual Block Party lineup

    As the weather heats up, block party season is in full swing here in the Twin Cities. And typically one of the best free music festivals in the area, the Red Stag Block Party, has just announced the lineup they have planned for their big day. On Saturday, August 3, from 5-10:30 p.m., Red Stag will ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Toki Wright provides soundtrack for Trayvon Martin rally [Playlist]

    Photos by B Fresh PhotographyLeft: Toki Wright; Right: TK of Tipsy BikeAmong the thousands assembled at Hennepin County Government Center on Monday for the #HoodiesUpMN Trayvon Martin rally was rapper Toki Wright. The local Rhymesayers artist, music producer, DJ and educator decided to bring a sound ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    Eyeball the 10 Thousand Sounds festival poster

    The team at Burlesque of North America put out some of the finest concert posters in, well... North America. Their archive features designs for Bonnaroo, the Arcade Fire, Rock the Garden, and countless others. So it was a no-brainer that we wanted Burlesque's Mike Davis in on creating a limited run ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Sims: Finding out what makes people tick is my favorite thing

    Taking the stage at First Avenue this Friday will be Twin Cities hip-hop favorites Astronautalis and Sims of Doomtree performing a special collaborative set. Backed by a brand new hand-picked band, the two are set to give even longtime fans a brand new live experience. Gimme Noise spoke to Sims abou ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    The Chalice: Collaborating in Minneapolis has helped us all out

    Could there be a better group than the Chalice to play host to 10 Thousand Sounds' first go around? In short, no. It's only been 12 months since these three ladies dropped their first single, "Push It," but they've been quick to leave a mark with their brash, sassy, and fun-loving brand of hip hop. ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    10 Thousand Sounds Afterparty: Free Energy and BadNraD DJ sets

    After the Walkmen play their final note out at 8th and Hennepin and you've filled up on all sorts of food truck delight, we're proud to announce that the 10 Thousand Sounds festival lives on! On Saturday, June 22, at 10 p.m., a four-hour afterparty at Mill City Nights extends the day to ten hours of ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Rhymesayers releases "Soundset 2013 Let's Go!" teaser video

    With this weather, it's hard to believe that summer will ever arrive... but sure enough, warmer weather and music festivals will be right around the corner. In just over three weeks on May 26, Canterbury Park Festival Field will be packed with fans clamoring to see Snoop Dogg, Atmosphere, Brother Al ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Sims and Astronautalis announce joint First Avenue show, collaboration

    When Astronautalis moved in with Sims following a devastating fire that claimed his home in January, it was heartwarming to hear about the community and friendship that prevailed. But you can't expect two of the most creative minds in local rap to live together and not talk shop, which is just what ... More >>

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    April 18, 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.This week we kick things off with the first installment of Wiping Out Thousands' new video blog project, Crossing Wires, which aims to intimately and awesomely capture live pe ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Haphduzn: I've kind of got a lot of experience with struggle

    Haphduzn recently dropped his debut album Whittier Alliance, a collaboration with Wide Eyes' producer Dimitry Killstorm, and it sits comfortably in the pantheon of the Rhymesayers artists with whom he recently got off tour. A brutally honest and personal record, the straightforward raps come from a ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Soundset 2013 lineup: Atmosphere, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller & more

    "If we keep outdoing ourselves, who am I going to be playing after next year? Kanye?" was what Atmosphere rapper Slug said about last year's impressive Soundset lineup. Well, Soundset 2013 didn't get Mr. West, but it did land the G-funk legend Snoop Dogg. (Although, isn't he going by Snoop Lion thes ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts this week: 2/27- 3/5

    The shortest month of the year comes to an end, spend it out with the Minneapolis music scene! Dessa performs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Thursday while the Current hosts a live Local Current set at the Amsterdam. Friday, The Tribe and Big Cats say goodbye at Triple Rock, Vita.mn presents ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Solid Gold, Haley Bonar, Greg Grease among Minnesota musicians featured on free Record Store Day LP

    After Noiseland Industries' American Buffalo LP's became instant collectors' items following Record Store Day 2012, the Minneapolis boutique vinyl and CD manufacturer is once again set to deliver yet another reason to head out to your local record store on April 20. Noiseland will be distributing vi ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: 2/6-2/12

    The second week of February is already underway with some great shows. Didn't get tickets to Lady Gaga? Have no fear. The Amsterdam will be hosting a Born this Way After Party with Lady Starlight and the Dirty Pearls. The silky voiced Cody ChesnuTT makes an appearance at the Triple Rock Th ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Grouplove, Mason Jennings, The End of The World

    If you are reading this, congratulations! You have survived the apocalypse!  Now you can celebrate your life by checking out some local music. There are various End of the World parties happening at First Avenue, 331 Club, Triple Rock, The Amsterdam, Cause and more. Saturday, life goes on. ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists

    Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Japandroids, Doomtree, Bloodnstuff

    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 >>

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    November 28, 2012

    The Coup at Cabooze, 11/27/12

    The Coup With Villa Rosa & Greg GreaseThe Cabooze, MinneapolisTuesday, November 27, 2012 Marxist hip-hop must be a tough flag to march under. Embracing strong political ideals while simultaneously attempting to carve out a large enough fanbase to support their art couldn't have led to a lot ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Who's the Nate Silver of Picked to Click 2012?

    Many among us have heard the name Nate Silver a lot in recent weeks leading up to the U.S. Presidential Election. He's the number-cruncher who very closely predicted which state's Electoral College votes would go for Barack Obama and which would end up in Mitt Romney's paws. Googling "Nate Silver ma ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Mike Mictlan, Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles, Brother Ali, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... 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 18, 2012

    Hip Hop Harambee at Nomad World Pub, 9/15/12

    Hip Hop Harambee With Talib Kweli, Sims, Big Zach, and moreNomad World Pub, MinneapolisSaturday, September 15, 2012Saturday's Hip Hop Harambee, an all day hip-hop block party held in the parking lot of the Nomad World Pub, was by all measures a success. You couldn't have asked for a better day to ha ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Talib Kweli to headline Hip-Hop Harambee Block Party

    See Also: Talib Kweli talks about his new tour, album, and role models in hip-hop The name of the festival might be a bit unfamiliar, but for local hip-hop fans the stellar lineup certainly won't be. The Hip-Hop Harambee Block Party is set to take place on Saturday, September 15 in the Nomad World ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Lazerbeak remixes, chills out Franz Diego's "Waggin' on the Scene"

    The bump of Franz Diego's anthem "Waggin' on the Scene" has been a well-traveled song among local DJs for the past few months. Many have taken up the challenge to remix the song after a handy kit was posted back in February. A few of the notables to take up the charge were Audio Perm and Greg Grease ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Meta breaks down his latest H.I.P. in advance of Friday's release party

    Rapper Metasota decided he'd give us a gift for his birthday on January 19th with the free release of 9-track project H.I.P. (Happy I'm Present: 2 Week Theory), a solid and inventive album created on a whim in 14 days. The timeframe is beside the point, though. There are a number of strong idea ... 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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    August 16, 2011

    Audio Perm Block Party showcases Twin Cities hip-hop, offers up free mixtape

    ​It's not uncommon to find a rap act sharing a bill with a bunch of rock and pop acts at one of the Twin Cities' many block parties, but aside from mammoth outdoor fest Soundset you're hard-pressed to find a summer shindig that caters specifically to the local rap scene. Next weekend, thanks to a ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 1

    ​A lot of really excellent local rap mixtapes have dropped recently, and in an effort to make sure the cream of the crop don't get lost in the fray, Gimme Noise has put together a mixtape of our own compiling, the best we've heard. Stream the album below or download it here, and read on for s ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Midwest Konnect release "The Trailer" exclusively at Fifth Element

    ​@quaticSon of San Bernadino, CA and LeMons of Indianapolis, IN combine forces to form the hip-hop supergroup Midwest Konnect.  Fresh off their performance at this year's Soundset Festival, Midwest Konnect have released their limited edition CD, The Trailer (5/31/2011), exclusively at Fifth E ... More >>

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