Those of us fortunate enough to enjoy the snowy holiday season from the warmth of our windowsills don't often think about how the same climate can turn deadly in a heartbeat for the homeless. Local rapper Tall Paul knows how brutal those conditions can be. Growing up in South Minneapolis and working ... More >>
The 23rd installment of Picked to Click, or when the rappers took over
Ah, New Year's Eve. The biggest party night of the year -- and arguably the biggest headache. So many spots, so little time. Planning your NYE is on the same level as devising a tactical strategy for tax evasion or creating a really sick Halloween costume. How can you guarantee you won't end up in s ... More >>
By Reed Fischer and Ian TraasSoundsetWith Atmosphere, Lupe Fiasco, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, Astronautalis, Big K.R.I.T., and moreCanterbury Park Festival Field, ShakopeeSunday, May 27, 2012Related:Soundset 2012 evacuated amid tornado watchSoundset photos 2012Up until about 7:20 p.m., the fift ... More >>
Officially on its fifth year of making the Twin Cities a legitimate festival destination for hip-hop lovers, Soundset will celebrate a handful of years when it returns to Canterbury on Sunday, May 27.
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
Photos by B FRESH PhotographyMayda has exponentially grown into a music staple in stereo decks across Minnesota. If you have never experienced one of her vibrant performances, you surely have heard a catchy jingle she has written for commercial television, seen her face on flyers stapled to telep ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHAfter returning home from a month-long adventure in Ghana (and being featured in City Page's Year in Music review) filmmaker Justin Schell and artist M.anifest sat down with Gimme Noise to discuss the impact of their experiences, life-changing interactions with M.anifest's grandfa ... More >>
Twin Cities rapper M.anifest has been spending the past few weeks in Ghana, collaborating with his grandfather and getting ready to perform a few shows in his native country. All of his adventures are being filmed as part of the new documentary We Rock Long Distance, which will also feature multi ... More >>
The Matt Entenza gubernatorial campaign has been full of WTF moments. Remember, this is the guy who picked a FOX 9 news anchor/jewelry entrepreneur to be his running mate. Then there was that false report that the Minnesota faction of the National Organization for Women endorsed Entenza over Marga ... More >>
(Find out what's on top and bottom of this image at "Exquisite Robot." Artwork by Rogue Citizen)It's an insanely awesome weekend for free stuff. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have a dance night that encourages bold displays of affection, a party celebrating nerds, art that features both ... More >>
Listening to Mike's debut is like mainlining pure joy
Murs and Slug collaboration starts to take shape, Dan Wilson announces home town tour & next week's best new releases.
Trocaderos closes its doors for good, Toki Wright lands on MTV & the Dodos and Silversun Pickups announce local dates.
Chickenfoot and KMFDM schedule TC dates, Atmosphere locks down a summer tour & the Pretenders clear up the Zoo/Orpheum mess.
M.anifest previews new project, Gaslight Anthem to play Epic in October & recent show reviews.
Ani DiFranco sets First Avenue date, Good Day, Montag release album as free download & Brad Senne interviewed.
Is it time to get Amplified yet? Creator Anna Lee talks about her much anticipated fashion production.
Xcel adds cheap tickets to Springsteen in May, the Crystal Method to play First Avenue & Dillinger Four add tour dates.
Jwl B. is out of jail and she's kicking ass and taking names.
This one goes to 11!
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