Exceptional local and national musicians play our Twin Cities clubs every night. Plenty of shows are worth the price of admission, but then there are the nights that are transcendent affairs. As the year reaches its summery midway point, Gimme Noise looks back at what we've seen and heard. Here are ... More >>
Cherry Sky Studios is a local rap collective comprised of rappers AhbiNav, eL.I.Be, T La Shawn and Rico Polo, and producers Diatonic and Steppenwolf. Right now, they're gearing up to drop their debut album as a crew. As individuals, they've already got projects under their belt, but Red Eye Flight i ... More >>
Right now it seems like Twin Cities rapper Prof has it all. He has a deal with Rhymesayers, the buzz of being the next big thing in hip-hop, as well as a coveted slot at this May's Soundset music festival. Unfortunately, he also has, as of this past week, what some might call the dubiou ... More >>
Smoker's Club Tour with Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Pro Era, Statik Selektah, Chevy Woods, and The Underachievers Epic, Minneapolis Sunday, October 27, 2013 "The Smokers Club" title for this buzz-courting hip-hop package tour conjures up images of the kind of recreational indulgence that would make Snoo ... More >>
And the feeling is mutual.Apparently, Barack Obama is a huge fan of Bob Dylan. In a Q & A featured in the Oct. 15 issue of Rolling Stone, Obama tells magazine co-founder Jann Wenner that Dylan is a perennial on the presidential iPod. That is, of course, when he's not listening to Nas and Li ... More >>
Dylan played an epic two-hour set during one of his only Midwest performances this summer.
Music Box Theatre re-opens its doors, City on the Make stream new album & next week's best new releases.
Shellac, Rancid, Digitata, and more
Nas to play First Avenue & Heiruspecs, Solid Gold & M.anifest to play Grand Old Day.
Freelancer Steve McPherson talks to P.O.S. about Canadian bacon, beats, bonus tracks, and the intricacies of his sophomore album on Rhymesayers.
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 Gopher Men's basketball team plays North Dakota State and, unlike the football team, does not lose. Check it out, they're 5-1!
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
Beautiful (mostly) and all yours, our sneek peek at the 6th Annual 'Sound Unseen'
From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew
Defining black music with a departing record impresario
Exuberant shows, offensive lyrics, multiple aliases. Meet Raw Villa, your new rulers.
Hip hop's morph master Kool Keith raps about beauty, porn, and life without bodyguards
With her humble poise and non-Diva tone, Mary J. Blige is the unlikely heiress to Aretha's throne