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 with a new video from the Sudden Lovelys, a hard-working duo out of Nordeast Minneapolis who are set to release a new album in March. We're als ... More >>
To help fund a new album of acoustic material, rapper Kristoff Krane is releasing I Freestyle Life, a massive collection of 44 songs from previously released albums reflecting his eight year career as an artist. This batch of material -- the proceeds of which will fund Krane's next album -- includes ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. After using last week to highlight some of the year's best videos so far, we're back with a strong collection of new and exciting vids this time around, leading off with a t ... More >>
There's a glut of hip-hop coming out of the Twin Cities, and it can be a lot to try to digest. In the spirit of the Gimme Noise Mixtape series that ran on this blog, we now present to you a more focused album round-up, selecting three recently released albums by local rappers that deserve recognitio ... More >>
Kristoff Krane has spent years in the Twin Cities hip-hop scene cultivating a reputation as one of its most consistently innovative and provocative artists. In a career trademarked by bravery and a commitment to experimentation, Krane is bringing his bold artistry into the visual realm with his late ... 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 >>
See Also:Lazerbeak forms Mixed Blood Majority with Crescent Moon Kristoff Krane releases Fanfaronade this SaturdayFresh off of yesterday's announcement of the formation of Mixed Blood Majority comes more exciting news from the Kill the Vultures and No Bird Sing camp, as the two experimental hip-hop ... More >>
Despite the "Twin Cities hip-hop scene being oversaturated" this is the weekend that the Twin Cities hip-hop scene looks forward to the most. If you're thinking of heading down to Shakopee son Sunday for Soundset, better head there early or carpool; last year the traffic was held up for two hours. M ... More >>
Related: Eyedea 4 Africa benefit coming to Turf Club in JuneYeah, yeah, Soundset is this weekend. We see the tweets, the likes, and even the cover of this magazine. But in case you need a break or are a compulsive gambler and being around racetracks brings out the itch, how about a CD release party ... More >>
The Coloring Time crew.McNally Smith has an eclectic show planned for this Saturday, which could surely cure the winter blahs. The Deepwinter Bonfire will include performances by Coloring Time, which is a huge improvisational collective with an impressive laundry list of local musicians.Expect ... More >>
Fans of poetic and thought-provoking rappers like Kristoff Krane, No Bird Sing, and Astronautalis will find lots to love in the new single from DIY hip-hop artist Ecid, "Werewolf Hologram," which is also the title track off his forthcoming full-length record. Ecid dropped the video for his dark a ... More >>
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. - Garrison Keillor
Once again we're here to bring you 8 new tracks from local rap artists you should be keeping an eye out for, as we will every third Tuesday of the month. Be sure to also check out volumes one, two and three as well. Enjoy!
Photos by Ben ClarkIt would be easy to describe Coloring Time's first full-scale performance by simply listing the names of all of the collaborators who performed at one point or another last night. But what actually transpired sounded nothing like Peter Wolf Crier or Dosh or Alpha Consumer or th ... More >>
Photos by Ben ClarkAt the end of this year's Soundset (read our full recap here), Face Candy closed out the Fifth Element stage by turning their set into a collaborative freestyle that was dedicated to the group's founder, Micheal Larsen, and it carried a somber tone that contrasted quite vividly wi ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessNo Bird Sing CD-release with Kill the Vultures and Kristoff KraneApril 29, 2011Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisNo Bird Sing have always been big on collaboration, but that spirit of togetherness was off the charts on Friday night as the group invited a wide array of friends t ... More >>
Usher in May with new music...lots of CD releases this weekend!
Nearly four months departed, Eyedea's prolificacy continues to come to light. Rhymesayers is set to release the second album from Face Candy -- Larsen's improvisatory live group with J.T. Bates, Kristoff Krane, and Casey O'Brien -- titled Waste-Age Teenland. Another EP, called Freestyles, wa ... More >>
Dessa, BNLX, Kristoff Krane, and more
For many of his fans, he was known as battle rap legend and Rhymesayers recording artist Eyedea. For others, he was Micheal Larsen, the front man of genre-bending experimental groups like Carbon Carousel and Face Candy. For others still, he was known by his alter-ego Oliver Hart.But for most of t ... More >>
The bands who received nods in this year's Picked to Click poll aren't just limited to the 11 we featured in this week's issue. See below for a full list of all of the bands who received votes in this year's poll, with the total points awarded to each band.Remember: Voters were told to choose fiv ... More >>
Ed and Ashley Ackerson's new mood-pop band BNLX recently released their first music video for "You Left Me Here," a track off their first EP BNLX #1. The music video includes shots of BNLX performing at Cause (formerly known as Sauce) and stars local actress Annie Einan, who some may recognize as ... More >>
As part of the ongoing City of Music series, which features local musicians performing in unique locations around the Cities, MPLS.TV rounded up Eyedea, Kristoff Krane, Joe Horton and Robert Mulrennan of No Bird Sing, Crescent Moon of Kill the Vultures, and Peter Pisano of Peter Wolf Crier for an ... More >>
Hunting for Father reveals MC to be daring and visionary
TarltonExtra! Extra! We've got a turbo music section in the print edition this week, and it's all because of the big pair of Gayngs "Last Prom on Earth" shows this Friday at First Avenue. Read on for more about our Gayngs interview and two other features on fantastic local musicians, or pick up a ... More >>
The process for releasing Kristoff Krane's "Miracle" video has been nothing short of an ordeal. Most of the footage for the video was shot back in November of last year, and just days before wrapping up the shoot the hard drive that contained all the footage crashed and the data was almost lost. Kra ... More >>
The unique, entirely improvisational show will take place at Honey this Friday.
Download an exclusive mp3 from Graham's new project.
Watch a promo video featuring the talented MC and producer.
October 30 through November 1.
Band functions without DJ or bass player
This year's extravaganza features music on two stages and 19 local artists.
The series features free concerts at noon on weekdays.
The two solo rap artists will play a show with a unique twist.
Local hip-hop tracks spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
Military Special, Kristoff Krane, and Sleeping in the Aviary stand out amid a flurry of releases