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    October 20, 2014

    Iggy Azalea at TCF Bank Stadium, 10/17/14

    Iggy Azaleawith Walk The MoonTCF Bank Stadium, MinneapolisFriday, October 17, 2014One strange thing about an Iggy Azalea concert is that while it pulls from hip-hop, it also skips blithely past it. At its essence, Australian rap sensation puts on a pop concert, grabbing genre tropes to toy with alo ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    Nicki Minaj revives Mystery Science Theater 3000 in "Anaconda" video

    Nicki Minaj has always been unpredictable, but this is possibly her most surprising surprise. Recently, the rapper took a break from her non-stop ode to her backside during the roll-out for new single "Anaconda" to celebrate a cult TV show with Minnesota ties. Yes, somehow Mystery Science Theater 30 ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014
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    February 4, 2014

    Should rap lyrics be used in criminal trials?

    Legions of angry parents were already up in arms when gangster rap arrived on the scene. After the 1985 PMRC Senate hearings helped institute "Parental Advisory" stickers, albums by Ice-T and N.W.A. were among the first to be branded. Since then, rap as a musical form has continued to take its lumps ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Lady Gaga, will you please put on some pants?

    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.When Lady Gaga first hit the scene, no one was indifferent about her. You either loved her or hated her, and usually to a large extreme. But now, ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    20 female musician Halloween costumes... besides Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus. VMAs. 2013. It was the performance that launched a thousand thinkpieces on just about everything from the appropriation of culture and slut-shaming to wondering why Robin Thicke was getting off relatively easily. This Halloween, you can take the easy way out and throw on a flesh-colored ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Stan fans: The top 10 music stalker-fan groups ranked worst to best

    "Stan" describe a particular kind of obsessed fan. It comes from the Eminem song, as well as being a combination of "stalker" and "fan."See Also: 50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneRecently, a friend on Twitter pointed out the Wikipedia page for Stan fans, which includes a list of "Popular ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Longshot: I'm like Nas and Nicki Minaj had a baby

    Chicago transplant Longshot has been rapping for 11 some years and has started making an imprint on the Minneapolis rap scene since moving here in 2009. Continuing his steady trend of quality releases, his latest, Instant 4 Eternity, is being celebrated at Cause this Saturday. Gimme Noise caught up ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Get Cryphy 5th Anniversary at First Avenue, 2/8/13

    Get Cryphy 5th AnniversaryWith Slug, Brother Ali, MaLLy, Lizzo, Haphduzn, Sophia Eris, St. Paul Slim, Rapper Hooks, Lazerbeak, Big Dylan, Ander Other and moreFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, February 8, 2013The Get Cryphy crew capped off another solid anniversary show on Friday, ringing in five year ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    KDWB's Jingle Ball at Xcel Energy Center, 12/4/12

    KDWB's Jingle Ball With Psy, Train, Ed Sheeran, One Republic, Owl City, Cher Lloyd, Ellie Goulding, and Conor MaynardXcel Energy Center, St. PaulTuesday, December 4, 2012If a venue hands out earplugs as you are walking in, make sure you take them and use them. With as many screaming tweens as there ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012
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    November 28, 2012
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    October 26, 2012

    Halloween costume ideas, 2012: Music icons

    At this point, Halloween is pretty much upon us. If you haven't picked out a costume for all those parties and concerts this weekend, then it just so happens you're in luck. Instead of rocking the tired Jimi Hendrix look or that blase Elvis jumpsuit, go for something a little more modern, relevant, ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    The Chalice take hold of hip hop

    All-woman revelation represents ultra-talented ladies in the lead

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    September 12, 2012

    Prof is not a role model in "Me Boi" video

    See Also:Prof launches Midwest tour dates in OctoberProf on Summer Set and his pre-show ritualProf brags incessantly with Yelawolf on "New Kid"A lot of people got mad when Nicki Minaj made what Gimme Noise thought was an obvious joke about having a lot of money and voting for Mitt Romney. But the wa ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    The 2012 presidential election through a country music fan's eyes

    When it comes to political touchstones, country music is all about po' folks and old time religion, issues that largely resonate with folks no matter where they sit on the political spectrum. As we gear up for the November election, it's important to think about what you support -- not just politi ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Hecatomb drops First Blood hip-hop mix

    See Also:Carnage's comic-laced "Respect the Name" video debuts, plus an interview with the starAtmosphere unveils remaining 2012 U.S. tour datesDesdamona on Nicki Minaj, Sly & Robbie, and French fansDepending on what you read, Hecatomb is a sacrifice of 100 oxen or cattle to the ancient Greek an ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    KDWB Star Party 2012: Gym Class Heroes, Karmin & more

    Just in case your car stereo is in the shop, be advised that the 101.3 KDWB Star Party is on the horizon. On May 17, an assortment of scream-worthy pop commodities will fill up Myth.Seven of the eight acts on the bill have already been announced, and it's a lineup that's so far topped by the Gym Cla ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Madonna releases "Girl Gone Wild," adds second St. Paul show

    ​Madonna was so impressed with the response the Twin Cities has shown for her first date in the area in 25 years that she's added a second show. Now, the plan is to spend Friday Saturday, November 3 (sold out!) and Saturday Sunday, November 4 at Xcel Energy Center, and there are a new batch of tic ... More >>

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    February 19, 2012

    Prince & Bon Iver visit Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday Night Live

    Justin "Vernon" Timberlake.​Call this the skit from this weekend's Saturday Night Live that they expected would end up on the blogs. In it, the power couple of Beyonce and Jay-Z are receiving guests to visit their newborn Blue Ivy Carter. Portrayed by various members of the cast, LL Cool J, Nicki ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Five unexpected Valentines Day songs

    LeonardCohen.comA guitar case can hold more meaning than a box of chocolates.​Valentine's Day is approaching like a row of fresh-blooming tulips, a wall of menacing storm clouds, or a bit of both. This greeting card holiday always has musical implications, and the state of the love song is as com ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Madonna's 2012 world tour hits St. Paul in November

    ​There was absolutely zero chance that Madonna wasn't going to capitalize on her Super Bowl appearance this past weekend. Although it's unlikely that Madge will be able to pack M.I.A. (and her itchy middle finger), Nicki Minaj, and Cee Lo Green in her suitcase for this May-November excursion aroun ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011
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    December 14, 2011

    Twin Cities Year in Music 2011

    Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more

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    December 1, 2011

    Bon Iver, Brian Setzer, Mint Condition's Stokley Williams among this year's Grammy nominees

    ​All bets were on Adele heading into last night's Grammy nomination ceremony (now a nationally televised event tailored to milk the big reveal for every last commercial penny), and she certainly held her own, receiving a total of six nominations from the Recording Academy. Kanye West, too, scored ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011
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    October 25, 2011

    Nicki Minaj will paint your fingernails to chaos

    ​When you think of rapper/singer/walking-psychologist's-desk-reference Nicki Minaj, the notion of getting your nails did probably doesn't spring to mind. Now you don't have much choice, because in January the Cash Money/Young Money queen is partnering with OPI to release six nail polishes named af ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011
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    July 7, 2011

    Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj at the Xcel Energy Center, 7/6/11

    Photos by Stacy Schwartz​Britney Spears with Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and NervoJuly 6, 2011Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulAnother tour, another bloated, tepid, phoned-in performance from the persistently famous and persistently underwhelming Britney Spears.

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    July 6, 2011
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    July 6, 2011
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    April 27, 2011

    Pitchfork rips are fun and entertaining

    ​Pitchfork ribbing is kind of like kickball, something people do perennially and with no really good reason. It's like baseball, right? It's been a minute since our tasteful overlords got some mud in their face, especially of their own making. So what a relief it was to see this morning, amids ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Nicki Minaj to join Britney Spears at Xcel Center show

    ​After some waffling by Enrique Iglesias (note to publicists: might be a good idea to check with the artist before announcing that they will be joining your tour on national TV), the Spanish pop star has dropped off the Britney Spears tour and has been replaced by buzzy new hip-hop artist Nicki Mi ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Girl Talk at First Avenue, 3/8/11

    Photo by Erik Hess​ After last night's sold-out Girl Talk show at First Avenue, classrooms across college campuses and cube farms in various office buildings probably feel a bit empty today. During peak time at the show it was clear a good portion of the city's twentysomethings were all dancing ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010
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    November 30, 2010

    2011 album trainspotting: Why not start now?

    ​Here's a little free, unsolicited, pre-Christmas advice from Gimme Noise: Do let the iTunes gift cards Santa leaves behind burn a metaphorical hole in your stocking. No pain, no gain, after all - and if you're willing to hold your zombified-consumer rifle fire for a little while, the new year pro ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    The Week That Was: P4K knights Kanye, Black-Eyed Peas at Super Bowl

    ​Holiday weeks are hell on columns like this one. Not because nothing happens, but because nobody's around to report on what's happening. In any event, here's what we were able to find out about what went down while we were hanging Christmas lights, getting sick, and stuffing ourselves full of tur ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    The Week That Was: Wyclef v. Bieber, Talib Kweli returns, N.E.R.D.'s self-canonization

    ​Last week, you hurried to begin Christmas shopping, finish buying Thanksgiving trimmings, and scrounge enough spare change to buy yourself a copy of Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday. And while you weren't paying much or any attention - and who could blame you? - all of this stuff happened.

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    November 1, 2010

    Nicki Minaj releases "Roman's Revenge" featuring Eminem

    Seriously​On Friday we 'examined' Kesha's recently released "Sleazy", which comes off as a talent-divorced Nicki Minaj pose; affectation lacking experimentation. Today our mostly unprayed prayers get answered, as Minaj releases a single from her upcoming Pink Friday, featuring Eminem in full fuck ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Katy Perry shoots fireworks from her boobs, Kesha's "Sleazy," and we wonder why

    Not what it looks like​Two of pop's most reviled (by critics) and popular (to people somewhere) ladies released some content this week. Kesha's "Sleazy" leaked today, while Katy Perry released a new video for her song "Firework." So different in mien, so similar in milieu; so where in the 'tw ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Kanye West's "Runaway": We watched it so you won't have to

    ​It's kind of an unwritten law of modern pop stardom: if you're a power-player, you need a movie. It doesn't have to last for two hours, but it needs to run longer than a traditional music video, it should let you flaunt your acting chops, and it should tell a story.

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    September 27, 2010

    I Am Not A Human Being: Track-by-track review

    I Am Not A Human Being is as crazy as its name​Lil Wayne dropped "I Am Not A Human Being" on iTunes today, unleashing his prison album on the free world.Previously, we speculated wildly about what the new album would sound like, noting that it was something of a coming out party for Young Money Re ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Kanye West's top three recent leaks

    ​In case you've been living inside of a Louis Vuitton handbag, Kanye West is kind of back. In a big way. As in, making himself totally unavoidable. Everywhere you turn, there he is again: popping up as an animated character on The Cleveland Show, closing out the Video Music Awards in the most bomb ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    "I Am Not A Human Being": Lil Wayne's Rikers prison album

    I Am Not A Human Being by Lil Wayne​On his Facebook page, Lil Wayne just posted the tracklist for "I Am Not A Human Being," the album  that he announced from his incarceration on Rikers Island.We can see from the tracklist that Drake is getting a big push (or perhaps supporting Weezy, conside ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010
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    April 14, 2010
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    April 14, 2010

    Dearling Physique, Dosh, Whitesand/Badlands featured in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Betsy Munro Photography.Domino Davis of Dearling Physique​It's Wednesday, hump day, rainy-then-sunny day -- and above all else, it's that day of the week when a new issue of City Pages hits the stands. Here's a quick rundown of all the great music content we have in store for our readers ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010
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    November 6, 2009
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