A deep hip-hop vocabulary has always set apart more exploratory artists like Outkast and Wu Tang Clan from the repetitive missives of Soulja Boy, but it was always a theoretical debate. Now, if there weren't already enough ways to pass judgment upon and categorize rappers, data Scientist Matt Danie ... More >>
So it's starting to actually feel like June! It's just in time because there's TONS of outdoor events to be had. Saturday marks the 10 Thousand Sounds Festival featuring the Walkmen, Free Energy, Greg Grease, Strange Names and more. Sunday Uptown celebrates the recent nice weather with music from&nb ... More >>
On Saturday, Detroit's Insane Clown Posse return to the Twin Cities as part of their Mighty Death Pop tour. While the Faygo-soaked show will be at the Myth in St. Paul, members Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have been coming to Minnesota for almost 20 years with generations of loyal Juggalos witnessi ... More >>
Kool Keith With Marijuana Deathsquads The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, Minneapolis December 12, 2012 Mid-week shows in winter are typically where good gigs go to die in Minneapolis. It takes a special type of artist to rise above the often crippling cold and work-related malaise that settles in over ... More >>
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 >>
â€‹When you think of rapper/singer/walking-psychologist's-desk-reference Nicki Minaj, the notion of getting your nails did probably doesn't spring to mind. Now you don't have much choice, because in January the Cash Money/Young Money queen is partnering with OPI to release six nail polishes named af ... More >>
What's the difference between cool confidence and performative laziness? After last night's show, we're not too sure either.
The Uptown Bar closes its doors, Estate appears on Gossip Girl, M.anifest releases new music & the Suicide Commandos get their own day.
Hip-hop's least scrutible performer comes to the West Bank tonight.
Sean Tillman never stops living the American Dream
Watch Har Mar Superstar's performance of "Tall Boy" from the October 26 edition of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
With the death of Pontiac, we look back at one of the most rock'n'roll cars ever made.
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A roundup of our latest concert and scene photos.
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Sunday School EP
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Why the library won't invite rap's greatest storyteller to children's hour
Busdriver laughs through car troubles and a struggling career
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