"Allan Kingdom, Bobby Raps... Psymun, Spooky Black -- I see you! Keep winnin'! Keep bein' the best!" That's the booming voice of DJ Khaled. At minimum, a Miami rap mogul took 20 seconds out of a career normally reserved for teaming with Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West to propose a YouTube toas ... More >>
Running down the Polica-led lineup of this year's festival
Allan Kingdom doesn't quit. Less than a week after dropping his first full-length album, Future Memoirs (produced primarily by Kingdom, with help from Jonathan Kaslow and Plain Pat of Kid Cudi fame) he was on his way to Canada to record with the Standard, his supergroup with St. Paul's Psymun, Spook ... More >>
Chris Palko, better known as the rapper Cage, is not quick to grant interviews. He tends to disappear from the limelight for long stretches of time, popping back up with a new album or as part of a new underground rap group. Within the past decade, he has lent his talents toward collaborative work w ... More >>
Remember an April Fool's post earlier this month, about drones at Coachella? Well, it turns out it was prophetic. Those hovering propeller-powered crafts have indeed arrived at Coachella. They could be spotted this year floating surreptitiously above the crowds, during performances by MGMT, Outkast ... More >>
So many Coachella-goers spend months before the festival working on their tans, their outfits, their figures, and their breezy poses. There's a real glut of fabulousness, we have to say, both among those in attendance at the Polo Grounds and the parties surrounding the festival. Here are the 50 mo ... More >>
The imaginative rapper takes the stage as part of First Avenue's Best New Bands showcase
Lissie with Vance JoyVarsity Theater, MinneapolisWednesday, May 22, 2013When an artist says at the beginning of their show, "We're gonna play a lot of new stuff tonight," there's often a collective groan from the room, but when Lissie told that to the sold-out room at the Varsity, everyone hooted an ... More >>
Sometimes an individual passage can sum up an entire interview -- or can take on a life of its own that fits absolutely nowhere. In 2012, plenty of artists took the time to speak to Gimme Noise, and one of them was notably incensed that a place serving food that a person would ideally like to keep i ... More >>
It's difficult to label what kind of artist Lissie truly is. The Rock Island, Illinois artist has the soul of a blues musician and the mentality and swagger of a '70s rocker, yet will cover Kid Cudi as if "Pursuit of Happiness" was written for her. The singer is headed into the studio later this sum ... 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!
With hip-hop hitting a dull period, experimentation is full speed ahead. Many rappers, DJs and producers are testing new sounds and styles to push through the boredom of rapping a few lines and singing an R&B hook. Kristine Flaherty or K. Flay is at the head of the pack. By mashing the high Bay ... More >>
Right now, for the price of a movie ticket, you can watch Shia LaBeouf paling around with enormous extraterrestrial robots in the third installment of the Transformers franchise, running and yelling and making with cracks so wise that one could almost forget one is helping to bankroll the career ... More >>
It seems like pretty much every pop star on the Top 40 charts is planning to make their way to the Twin Cities this summer to play one of our two arenas, and this new date comprises a handful of high-profile stars: Lil Wayne will steer his tour toward St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center on August 9 wit ... More >>
Photos by Stacy Schwartz - click for slideshowLissieJanuary 20, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterTemperatures outside may be abominably subzero, but for the crowd assembled inside the Cedar Cultural Center for Lissie, last night was anything but cold. Lissie walked on stage with a big smile brighter tha ... More >>
Kid Cudi has been making the late night talk show rounds lately in promotion of his record, Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager, but the performance that caught our eye was his stop on Conan's show Monday night, where he proudly wore a vintage purple Prince t-shirt while he performed new ... More >>
Like death, taxes, and incomprehensible, wrongheaded Fox News/Tea Party memes, we've become used to Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Fridays series. Unlike death, taxes, and the GOP, G.O.O.D. Friday eucharists will cease to arrive at about the same time that Santa Claus begins his annual international rever ... More >>
If there's a Guinness record for "most pop artists performing on a pop single," it's probably held by "We Are The World" or its lame-ass sequel from earlier this year. But "All of the Lights" - the fourth single from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - boasts a longer and more random guest list t ... More >>
It's an apt acknowledgment of the proverbial elephant in the VIP room: the dizzying speed with which this unlikely future-of-rap candidate (and former TV star) has improbably become the anointed future of rap.
In tiny increments via social media.
These folks did well in the Aughts, and you can't have them, Hollywood. At least not for keepsies.
Turn off the lights and grab a glowstick (no, wait - don't). It's time to get funky nostalgic.
One of the world's most popular DJs talks to Gimme Noise before his set tonight at Spin.
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