Soundset 2014 is this Sunday! The yearly pilgrimage to Canterbury is always a busy day of music and camaraderie, and last year's crowd was the biggest yet at about 30,000 attendees. The key to the most complete experience possible is a good schedule. Rhymesayers teamed up with the Nerdery to make pl ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We kick things off this week with the soulful, impassioned new video for "Lady, You Shot Me," from Har Mar Superstar, which finds the unabashed crooner taking his sound in ... More >>
One of the icons of independent hip-hop for over a decade, Murs returns to the Twin Cities this Saturday for a show at the Fine Line with fellow West Coast natives Fashawn, Kosha Dillz and Black Cloud Music. The fearless leader of the Road to Paid Dues Tour, Murs is traveling coast-to-coast to sprea ... More >>
It may not quite feel like it today, but spring has definitely sprung here in Minneapolis, and Augsburg College is planning a big celebration of the occasion this Saturday. Spring Fest is taking place at Augsburg's Murphy Square on April 21, and will feature a stellar, all-day music showcase hea ... More >>
covilha via Flickr.com As the seasons change, so do the types of events happening around town. This weekend we have two different Oktoberfest festivals, a block party (bring an umbrella), and free films.
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterFrom rappers to B-boys, custom car crews to hype men, the Canterbury Park festival grounds--a grassy lowland down a hill from the acre of asphalt that hosted last year's Soundset--became a sprawling hip-hop carnival Sunday, loaded down with 17,000 fans ready for an all ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterThe rapper Eyedea--Michael Larson off the stage--isn't one to paint himself into a corner. What he brings to the stage as an emcee is only one piece of what he does, and he keeps himself plenty busy, even when he's not on tour with his DJ partner Abilities. Between his ... More >>
The lineup for this year's Soundset has been released, and Rhymesayers bigwigs Atmosphere will headline once again with a slew of openers, including Def Jam duo Method Man & Redman, the Hieroglyphics crew (Del the Funky Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual, and Pep Love), and Rhymesayers art ... More >>
The local rap crew will play a massive hip-hop festival alongside big-name performers like Ice Cube.
Were you at the in-store? See if you made the cut in this new music video.
Slug, Murs, and Aesop Rock have dropped the first track from the trio's upcoming "Felt 3" collaboration.
Footage of Aesop Rock and DJ Big Wiz behind the scenes, working on the production for the upcoming "Felt 3" release.
The Uptown Bar closes its doors, Estate appears on Gossip Girl, M.anifest releases new music & the Suicide Commandos get their own day.
The trio of indie hip-hop heavyweights will sign copies of their latest CD.
Halloween gets mashed, Slayer meets Motorhead, Murs takes Weezer to LA & Biz Markie gets a taste of France.
Estate song featured on ABC, Kill to Kill & No Bird Sing release new music videos & M.anifest releases new track.
Slug, Murs & Aesop Rock release a new "Felt 3" video, and lower the bar in the process.
Datarock, Murder City Devils and Soulfly set TC dates & Felt 3 performs with Aesop Rock.
A new clue from the Slug and Murs collaboration, plus a free mp3.
Murs and Slug collaboration starts to take shape, Dan Wilson announces home town tour & next week's best new releases.
Rolling Stone give Owl City big props, Pete Yorn performs for The Current & footage of Chickenfoot at the Myth.
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It's the hip-hop equation we can't wait to solve.
Gay Witch Abortion play on the Miss, Slug and Murs to release new album & next week's best new releases.
Prince writes for the ladies & Bob Dylan's childhood lyrics found?
A few more goodies to get us excited for Sunday's extravaganza.
In a recent interview, Slug dishes on his latest projects.
French film highlights student-teacher power struggles—with attitude
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
Slug, P.O.S., Eyedea and Abilities, MF Doom, and others celebrate ten years of Rhymesayers
Vox Vermillion settle differences, move forward
A blow-by-blow account of Slug's weeklong stand in the 7th St. Entry
Picked to Click Voters spew forth their most vehement opinions about the local music scene
Going under the knife with the Swiss Army
Slug and St. Patrick Costello recall a brush with Avril Lavigne, their status as Scottish Royalty, puking on cue, and dropping trou