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    April 15, 2014

    The worst of Coachella 2014

    Coachella's first weekend was amazing this year! Except when it wasn't. Here are the parts of the festival that rubbed us the wrong way. Saturday Night dust storm (above) Conditions may not have been as bad as they were during last year's Red Hot Chili Peppers set, but Saturday night's dusty condi ... More >>

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    April 2, 2014
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    March 31, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 3/31-4/6

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    December 19, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts of 2013, part two

    As 2013 winds down with a wintry bang, the unforgettable live music moments from the second half of the year are enough to still keep us warm. Some of the bands who were included in our best concerts list from the first half of the year came back to rock our stages with equally potent -- if not bett ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Top 10 best record labels in Minnesota

    One of the main reasons that the Minnesota music scene continues to flourish -- in addition to the plethora of talented bands, of course -- is the abundance of forward-thinking, well-organized record labels that are spread throughout the state. These labels put out records by fledgling bands on the ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Prof Outdoors at Cabooze, 9/7/13

    Prof Outdoorswith Run the Jewels, Get Cryphy, Evidence, Fashawn, Soulcrate and Later Babes, Long D.O.E., and MaLLyCabooze, MinneapolisSaturday, September 7, 2013Prof played his biggest headlining show ever outside of the Cabooze on Saturday, selling out the 4,000-capacity area and putting on the bes ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 9/4 - 9/10

    The weather has cooled down, but the music hasn't. Plenty of acts, large and local, are hitting up the Twin Cities this week. Mumford & Sons leave their mark on St. Paul Wednesday at the Xcel while Taylor Swift stops by later for the weekend. Alt-J plays a sold out two night show at First Avenue ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Prof: This show is the biggest bite we've ever took

    Twin Cities MC Prof has spent the last two years tearing the roof off of every stage he's graced coast-to-coast. Naturally, the sky's the limit this Friday when he performs outside for his own Prof Outdoors Festival. Gimme Noise spoke to Prof about how he spent his summer and what makes this event t ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013
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    July 30, 2013

    Report: Fine Line Music Café sold to owners of Aqua

    The Fine Line Music Café has been sold to the owners of Aqua Nightclub & Lounge. According to the club's website, the new ownership and management by Minneapolis Event Centers operated by Entourage Events Group begins on August 6. The sale comes not long after the venue's 25th birthday last Nov ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    El-P and Killer Mike at Varsity Theater, 7/19/13

    El-P and Killer Mike with Despot and Kool A.D. Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Friday, July 19, 2013 We of the millennial generation grew up in the golden era of the Dynamic Duo. On wax and on the basketball court, players and artists that could have been superstars in their own right formed partnersh ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013
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    April 2, 2013

    Top 10 Twin Cities hip-hop venues

    It's hard to believe with the reputation it now holds that there was a time when the Twin Cities wasn't booking too many hip-hop acts. Once we were still flyover country to many of the national touring acts, and the local underground scene had yet to rise to prominence and prove the power of homegro ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Pitchfork Music Festival releases full 2013 lineup

    The Pitchfork Music Festival lands at Chicago's Union Park July 19-21, and after the initial tease of R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle & Sebastian, the full lineup is now here!One of the main curiosities for Twin Cities music fans is how the acts announced might filter into First Avenue's music festi ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Jennifer Lawrence and SNL remind us Minnesota radio still lacks hip hop

    Saturday Night Live still thinks the state of hip hop radio in the Twin Cities is laughable. Over the weekend, we returned to the fictional studios of B-108 in Shakopee, "Minnesota's home for blazing hip hop," for another early morning joke at our scene's expense. This time, guest The Hunger Games s ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    The 2012 Pazz & Jop poll, including my ballot, is live!

    The Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll officially signals the death knell for any more opinions on 2012 music. But before we spend too much time evaluating Justin Timberlake's return and the ascent of Willow Smith, here's a last, fond look at the year that just concluded.On the one hand, raw ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012

    The Gimme Noise crew attended a lot of concerts, festivals, events, gatherings, and what have you this past year. As is the case with every year in live music in the Twin Cities, the cacophonous noises etched history into the walls of our storied venues and into our minds. There were a lot of firsts ... 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 4, 2012

    Craig Finn's top 10 albums of 2012

    Making lists of things is important. Lists are great for grocery shopping, keeping track of irresistable kisses if you're Daryl Hall, remembering things you're supposed "To Do," and the corralling of the finest albums of a musical year. The Hold Steady's Craig Finn knows this, and has added an extra ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    GZA at First Avenue, 9/20/12

    GZA with Bear Hands, Sweet Valley and Killer Mike First Avenue, MinneapolisThursday, September 20, 2012Without a word to the cheering, three-quarters full audience, dressed simply in baggy jeans and a grey, Pringle of Scotland sweater, Wu-Tang Clan heavyweight GZA (neé Gary Grice) stepped onstage a ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012
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    September 19, 2012
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    August 24, 2012

    DJ Abilities on Summer Set, album with Jel and new mixes

    See Also: Summer Set Festival 2012 lineup Prof on Summer Set and his pre-show ritualLegendary Twin Cities turntablist DJ Abilities has been spinning heads with innovations behind the wheels of steel for over a decade. A two time DMC regional champion, as well as one half of Eyedea and Abilities and ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Prof on Summer Set and his pre-show ritual

    See Also: Summer Set Festival 2012 lineupProf brags incessantly with Yelawolf on "New Kid" First Listen: Prof, 'King Gampo' (Free Download)One of the Twin Cities' favorite homegrown talents, Prof is gearing up to end his summer with a bang. With his new Yelawolf-assisted single "New Kid" already a m ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    El-P and Killer Mike at Fine Line, 7/5/12

    El-P, Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, and DespotFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisThursday, July 5, 2012See Also:Slideshow: El-P and Killer Mike at the Fine LineEl-P on Prince, his mother, and full-band rap shows as "dusted out Phish concerts"Killer Mike on being unhappy with Obama, and zombie ... More >>

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    July 4, 2012
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    July 4, 2012

    Killer Mike on being unhappy with Obama, and a zombie apocalypse

    See Also:El-P on Prince, his mother, and full band rap showsKiller Mike might be the most dangerous MC spitting right now. This isn't to say that modern hip-hop lacks for dissenting, uncompromising voices or agit-prop ideas, but given the visibility the Atlanta rapper born Michael Render commands ri ... More >>

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    July 4, 2012
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    July 3, 2012

    El-P on Prince, his mother, and full-band rap shows as "dusted out Phish concerts"

    Independent hip-hop trailblazer El-P is currently riding his career's highest critical wave. With his new album Cancer4Cure, as well as producing the new Killer Mike album R.A.P. Music, and a well-received performance on Late Show With David Letterman, things are coming together for the Brooklyn nat ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Bambu on the L.A. riots' 20th anniversary, his Soundset debut

    Related:*How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset Festival*Danny Brown on XXX, almost signing to G-Unit*Big K.R.I.T. on country rap, dream cars, and playing SoundsetBy Mike MaddenRealizing Bambu deliberately released his debut album, self untitled..., 10 years after the 1992 Los Angeles riots, it's ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Five songs that sound like screws tightening

    Sometimes pop and rock songs are at their best when the grooves are especially spiral-like or boa-constricted, when melodic ecstasy and sonic claustrophobia combine to create something amazing. This week, 5ingles explores that idea with five recent jams that aren't trying to make you listen passivel ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011
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    December 27, 2011

    Best nationally released albums of 2011

    ​It's a good thing we waited until the last week of 2011 to publish our final best-album lists, since a few bands managed to eke out stellar releases just this December (the Roots' undun and the Black Keys' El Camino in particular made their way onto a few staffers' lists). With only a few da ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Owl City and Big Boi collaborate on new record

    ​We're still sifting through the onslaught of interviews and other coverage that took place over the week of SXSW, but this caught our eyeballs: Apparently Owl City's next record is going to feature some sort of collaboration with OutKast's Big Boi.

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    March 19, 2008

    5ingles

    The songs we can't escape

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    December 20, 2006

    Ten Great Rap Albums from 2006

    Donuts, fishscales, and bigger weapons

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