Naomi Long Madgett

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    November 20, 2014

    The Cabooze is 40: Memories and Highlights

    Open since 1974, the Cabooze has made its name through booking a variety of R&B, reggae, and rock acts, all the while supporting local bands who have gone on to play larger stages and to national audiences. Serving niches of R&B/blues in the '70s and jam rock today, the venue has a history o ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Zombie Pub Crawl, 10/11/14

    Zombie Pub Crawl Downtown Minneapolis Saturday, October 11, 2014 In the decade since its inception, Minneapolis's Zombie Pub Crawl has grown from a relatively small gathering of zombie-loving members of the local subculture to a Guinness World Record-breaking crowd of revelers dressed to the nines ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 10/10-10/12

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

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    August 26, 2014

    Five Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 8

    Welcome to the eighth installment of the Gimme Noise Beattape, a collection of sounds from Twin Cities producers and beatmakers. As the final weeks of summer slide past, a suitable soundtrack emerges. Here are some great beats from a new cadre of musicians, all of whom stem from the vibrant local sc ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts this weekend: 8/22-8/24

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    March 4, 2014

    Get Cryphy: Our theme this year is "Game Six"

    Twin Cities DJ crew Get Cryphy had a pretty huge 2013. A year ago, DJs Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy 2 Times, Last Word, and Fundo's triumphant five-year anniversary party at First Ave cemented their reputation as the reigning kings of the Twin Cities nightlife. Drawing on the skills they've honed backing A ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2013

    Twin Cities Music Yearbook 2013

    Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions

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    October 16, 2013

    Picked to Click 2013

    The 23rd installment of Picked to Click, or when the rappers took over

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    July 3, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts of 2013 (so far)

    At the halfway point of 2013's concert year in the Twin Cities -- things feel pretty satisfying. We've already experienced six months of polarizing sets, surprise shows, reunions, long-awaited returns, and this is before the Replacements have played a single note live.   Some the most deeply fe ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Antibody Wanna Dance: A fundraiser for photographer Erik Hess

    Chances are that you've probably never heard of Erik Hess. But if you keep up at all on the local music scene, and especially if you read this blog, then you've no doubt seen his photography before. Hess is one of our nightlife's most vibrant and prolific voices; on any given night, he's likely out ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we lead off with another uplifting video from inspirational signer/songwriter Zach Sobiech. "Sandcastles" is a collaborative duet with Sammy Brown that only adds t ... More >>

  • Music

    February 6, 2013

    Get Cryphy turns five

    The DJ crew that taught local hip-hop heads to love club bangers celebrates half a decade

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    January 8, 2013

    Get Cryphy crew announce 5th Anniversary party, release new mixtape

    The DJs behind high-energy dance nights Get Cryphy (this year's winners of City Pages' Best Dance Night) are pulling out all the stops for their 5th Anniversary celebration. The crew, comprised of distinguished local DJ's Plain Ole Bill, Jimmy2Times, Last Word, and Fundo, have a sure-to-be-hype show ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    The Best Love is Free 4 coming in February, artist submissions open now

    Released earlier this year, the third installment of The Best Love is Free's annual compilation CD boasted songs from Polica, Astronautalis, MaLLy, Prof, Culture Cry Wolf, and a ton of other representative voices throughout the Twin Cities. Now, TBLIF is gearing up for Volume Four, and there's ano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Grieves on his new record, stage fright and moving to Minneapolis

    Seattle MC Grieves has been on the road for quite some time. Playing shows in support of his Rhymesayers debut Together/Apart for over a year, Grieves winds down his tour this Saturday at First Avenue for his final show of 2012. We spoke to Grieves about life on the road, and what he has in store fo ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Atmosphere and more at Day of Dignity, 10/7/12

    Day of DignityWith Atmosphere, Stalley, Brother Ali, MaLLy, Sims, Y.N. Rich Kids and moreMasjid An-Nur, MinneapolisSunday, October 7, 2012Day of Dignity returned for its second year with a cross-section of the greater Twin Cities hip hop community, and a combination of both performances and communit ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Doomtree's Mike Mictlan debuts SNAXXX! mixtape (Download)

    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 >>

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    August 24, 2012

    DJ Abilities on Summer Set, album with Jel and new mixes

    See Also: Summer Set Festival 2012 lineup Prof on Summer Set and his pre-show ritualLegendary Twin Cities turntablist DJ Abilities has been spinning heads with innovations behind the wheels of steel for over a decade. A two time DMC regional champion, as well as one half of Eyedea and Abilities and ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Sound Perspective exhibit showcases visual artists of the local music scene

    Here at Gimme Noise, we are quite fortunate to be able to feature the stunning music photography of many talented artists who regularly augment our reviews and articles with their consistently impressive work. The Future Presence Gallery in Northeast clearly feels the same way, and they have put tog ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Carnage's comic-laced "Respect the Name" video debuts, plus an interview with the star

    Last week, Carnage the Executioner unveiled the title track from his forthcoming full-length, Respect the Name. The song itself is "ripped straight out of your favorite '60s heist caper," but little did we know that the video accompanying the track has a bit of throwback flair too.In a video premier ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Get Cryphy 4 Year Anniversary at First Avenue, 2/24/12

    ​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 >>

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    February 22, 2012
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    February 22, 2012

    Get Cryphy celebrates 4 years of hard bangers and packed dance floors

    ​Sometimes being fashionably late can totally backfire. It was a typical Friday night in downtown Minneapolis. The line to First Avenue's Record Room was already flirting with 7th Street in length, and the party was already rocking inside. The music was pumping so hard the stars were about to jum ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    2012 Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards winners & some suggestions for next year

    ​If you haven't heard by now, the Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards recently celebrated its sixth year. What started out as a simple MySpace poll back in 2007 had turned into a semi-respectable affair -- often selling out venues filled with local heads connecting and having a good time -- but times hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    New Year's Eve Checklist: Dawes, MOD SUN, Prof, The 4onthefloor

    ​Your guide to all the best musical events happening on New Year's Eve.

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    December 27, 2011

    Prof announces headlining King Gampo tour

    ​Taking a cue from Atmosphere's quick-selling second annual Welcome to Minnesota tour, onetime Atmosphere tourmate Prof announced today that he will head out on a mostly regional tour next month, hitting four Minnesota stops along the way. Given Prof's wild success over the past year (he easily so ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Mike Mictlan's Blowout night in the Entry, 12/5/11

    Photos by Erik Hess​Mike Mictlan and FriendsDecember 5, 20117th St. Entry, MinneapolisAlong with a new batch of intensely-collaborative rap songs, No Kings came with a determined mantra that truly came to life at last night's Mictlan-curated stint at 7th Street Entry for the 7th Doomtree Blowout. ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    TC Hip Hop Awards post 2011 nominees

    ​The process for the annual TC Hip Hop Awards has always seemed a little mysterious, and this year's poll is no exception -- with little warning or ceremony, the awards show's hosts have published a comprehensive list of 2011 nominees to their sparse website and opened up the poll to the public fo ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Black Friday Record Store Day: A guide to special sales and events in the Cities

    Black Friday. Potentially the single most terrifying phrase in the English language, those two little words are a retailer's curse and a shopper's pipe dream come true. This year, if you somehow missed pitching your tent in the Best Buy parking lot in preparation for the sales, not to worry--there i ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: Complete list of ranking bands

    ​While we only have space to feature the top 10 finalists in our Picked to Click issue (or 13, this year, because of several ties), we think it's important to publish the complete list of ranking bands so you can see how the points were awarded all the way down the line. And just for added nerdlin ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Labor Day Weekend concert roundup

    Photo by Erik Hess​What a weekend! We kicked summer right outta town this long Labor Day Weekend by attending as many events as we could, from Blondie at Mystic Lake to Weezer, Dr. John, and Maroon 5 at the Great Minnesota Get Together to Minneapolis dance nights Get Cryphy and Too Much Love. As w ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Yelawolf with Prof and Muja Messiah at First Avenue, 3/30/11

    Photos by Denis Jeong Plaster​Yelawolf with Prof and Muja MessiahMarch 30, 2011First AvenueSeeing Yelawolf at Soundset last year solidified his talent for me, and I was excited to see him headline in a proper sweaty and loud club.  

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    March 29, 2011

    Yelawolf at First Avenue: Win free tickets via Facebook

    ​Yelawolf returns to First Avenue to headline the Mainroom tomorrow night, just five months after playing the same room as an opening act for Wiz Khalifa. "The tatted-up skater with a trailer park twang and a love for his Chevy could easily rely on his dirtbag charm and smooth vocals alone to garn ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    SXSW 2011: Minnesota roll call

    ​With South by Southwest less than a month away (the music portion kicks off on March 16), we thought it a good time to start compiling our list of Minnesotans making the haul down to Austin, Texas this year.At first glance, it looks like there will be quite a few bands repping our great state -- ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Get Cryphy 3-Year Anniversary: Get the megamix (DOWNLOAD)

    ​Back in Minneapolis today from New York City, DJ Jimmy2Times is gearing up for Friday's big 3-year anniversary of Get Cryphy, the rambunctious rap monthly he started with Plain Ole Bill in 2008 (you know it by now). It began in the VIP Room of First Avenue and now needs the Mainroom to house all ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: Alpha Consumer, Gay Beast, and more

    ​Who says January is a slow month for shows in the Twin Cities? This weekend is jam-packed with festivities, from the Current's sold-out sixth birthday party to CD-release shows for Alpha Consumer, Gay Beast, More Than Lights, and Say Like the French Say.Here's a rundown of our best bets for Frida ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010
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    May 28, 2010

    Soundset 2010: What to Watch

    P.O.S at Soundset 2009Photo by Denis Jeong Plaster​Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and that means it's time for Soundset 2010 to take over the parking lot of Canterbury Park in Shakopee. Every year, the annual Rhymesayers-sponsored hip-hop festival features a mix of local heroes, classic legends, ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Record Store Day returns!

    ​The third annual Record Store Day is quickly approaching! The yearly celebration of our vast nation's stalwart independents arrives this Saturday, bringing to early-rising hands ultra-limited releases from John Lennon to Joy Division, in-store performances everywhere, free food, and a lamentably ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2010

    Get Cryphy celebrates two years of getting buck wild at First Avenue

    DJs Jimmy2Times and Plain Ole Bill: "We just like really rowdy party music"

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    iPod Hijack! Doomtree's Top 10 Most Played

    Hall & Oates, Lazerbeak? Really?

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    May 13, 2009

    May 13, 2009: The Boss & Muzzle of Bees

    Summer Music and Movie series announced & Bob Dylan and Sick of Sarah release new music videos.

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    January 30, 2009

    TC Hip Hop Awards names winners Saturday

    This Saturday, the TC Hip Hop Awards celebrates its 3rd anniversary of giving the best of the best their rightful titles.

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    December 2, 2008
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    July 9, 2008

    Twin Cities rap scene offers anonymity through community

    Our writer explores local hip hop via five shows in four nights

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    May 11, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 5/12: Of Wolves and (Hot) Dogs

    Wolf puppies leave the den, a guy eats a lot of hot dogs, and why a link aggregator thinks I'm talking about Jenna Bush's wedding.

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    April 13, 2008

    KRS-ONE makes miracles happen: Jordan Selbo reviews

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    The legendary KRS-ONE sought to navigate and transcend a rough upbringing by developing a unique pedagogy of self-education and -awareness ... More >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2008

    Big Trouble featuring Crescent Moon

    Crescent Moon Is in Big Trouble

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    November 28, 2007
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    July 27, 2005
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