By Sarah Purkrabek Festivalgoers, we feel for you. You've spent quality time to get your glow sticks, furry boots, and concert goodies ready, but the DJs aren't always working as hard as you are. Expect to hear, well, lots of songs you've heard before. In fact, whether it's Electric Daisy Carnival, ... More >>
Time to really get stoked about the Get Cryphy 6th Anniversary celebration on Friday, March 7. Get Cryphy's past Mainroom shows have been chock full of brief hype sets from a slew of local rappers interspersed with the crunk and hyphy madness, and it's always been a way to truly bring the house ener ... More >>
Steve Aokiwith Waka Flocka Flame, Borgore, Felix Cartal, and DeorroEpic, MinneapolisSaturday, November 9, 2013Steve Aoki brought an insanely intense crowd of young dancing maniacs to a number of peaks with his unique brand of gigantic sounds and chaotic showboating. Saturday at Epic, the variety sho ... More >>
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 >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.Vampire Weekend is an anomaly. A band that's as popular amongst the hipsters as it is the straights. It's one of the only bands that works at both Ame ... More >>
The DJ crew that taught local hip-hop heads to love club bangers celebrates half a decade
By Nicole CrosbieFormer Poison frontman Bret Michaels has kicked off his solo summer tour, and will perform at the Medina Entertainment Center this Saturday. See what Michaels has to say about reality television, his health, his new album, and reuniting with Poison in his interview with Gimme Noise.
Get Cryphy 4 Year AnniversaryWith Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy2Times, Last Word, Fundo, and more.First Avenue Mainroom,Friday, February 24, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.The combination of crunk and hyphy hip-hop subgenres serves as a decent shorthand for what the four-man Get Cryphy crew s ... More >>
Is it safe to say the hip-hop's current era of triumphantism is officially over? Does anyone really troll R&B/rap stations expecting to be challenged in any way? The answer to the first question is a resounding yes; the answer to the second is a booming no. There's no way around the fact that ... More >>
Does it sound as awkward as it arrived? (Short answer: nope)Three weeks ago, the Beastie Boys's "Make Some Noise" single from new album Hot Sauce Committee leaked on the web to overall excitement and positive criticism, and now the entire album -- their 8th as a trio -- has escaped top secret sta ... 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 >>
For those of you that thought you'd never hear another Shaggy song again, you're in for a sappy surprise.
We get on with the business of singling out the past decade's least defensible, most insufferable tunes.
T-Pain autotunes Obama, Lady GaGa smells of Teen Spirit, the Ting Tings go disco & more!
New mashups including Daft Punk vs. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Deep Purple vs. Usher, the Doobies vs. Air France and more!
5. Trama, Mr. T ziptape, out as a free download on April 14: Comedic highlight: "If I Was Emo," in which our hero croons, "I would get great reviews in the hip-hop local news/because I'm not seen as a threat, and my rhymes make you boo-hoo-hoo/If I was emo, I wouldn't have to wear gold/and my fake f ... More >>
2001[not really Doomtree] Building Better Bombs, Bottle Rocket single, 100 black discs limited edition [no label][not really Doomtree] Building Better Bombs, I Will Burn mini CD [no label][not really Doomtree] Cenospecies, In Definition (Peak Records), 2001: "Hip Hop"Note: Here's probably the firs ... More >>
The Songs We Can't Escape
Generator, oscillator: Make a circuit with me!
He's collaborated with Lil Jon. He's opened for Young Jeezy. He's worked at the same record store for eight years. For North Side rapper Contac, hip-hop dreams are just around the corner.
'Hustle & Flow' gives props to a pimp's upbeat rap
"Let Me Love You," "Caught Up," "Lovers and Friends," "Daughters"
Modern rock singles aren't going steady anymore
Three local hip-hop CDs spark the party you missed
Ciara featuring Petey Pablo, "Goodies"
The Plastic Constellations discuss manpiles, drinking games, and the best spring break ever