Sylvan Esso are zipping down the interstate toward New York City in a Prius. There, vocalist Amelia Meath and beatmaker Nicholas Sanborn will perform on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with the Roots' bandleader ?uestlove adding live drums. They opt for "Coffee," a glitchy, bells-strewn track with a co ... More >>
Black Weirdo Partywith THEESatisfaction, Sarah White, Sweetz P, DJ Just Nine and MamaduGamut Gallery, MinneapolisFriday, May 23, 2014The basement of downtown's Gamut Gallery played host to the touring Black Weirdo Party, a traveling celebration and community space with the stated goal "To create an ... More >>
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 >>
As we have the tendency to do every third Tuesday, Gimme Noise once again compiles eight standout tracks from Minnesota artists for you to kick back and vibe out with. Download them all and listen to them on repeat from now until next month!
As of Tuesday, area hip-hop producer and Plastic Constellations album Lazerbeak has a new album out, Lava Bangers. Varying opinions have crossed the Gimme Noise desk regarding the collection -- which follows 2010's Legend Recognize Legend -- but three fellas over at Reviler weighed in effe ... More >>
Soundset coverage, local interview round-up, P.O.S. sets European dates & next week's best new releases.
The Stones Throw circus came through like a breezy wind Thursday night, wafting its peculiar brand of indie Hip Hop over an appreciative crowd that ran the gamut from nerdy rap head to slightly-cooler-but-still-n ... More >>
Donuts, fishscales, and bigger weapons
Stones Throw 10th Anniversary Tour @ Triple Rock From today's A-List: "There's indie rap, and then there's Stones Throw. The imprint that gave us Madvillain and Quasimoto also released a good number of rare funk reissues (from The Funky 16 Corners to Kashmere Stage Band's high school blowout Texas ... More >>
Hip-Hop producer Madlib sneaks up on you one brief track at a time
Why the library won't invite rap's greatest storyteller to children's hour
Common's 'Be' dreams a new vision for hip hop, begs us to become