Blink-182 might release their seventh album this year. Please try to contain your excitement. I'll be the first to admit that Blink-182's last album was a steaming pile of overproduced shit, but I love the dudes. In fact, they're the best band in history. They provided the soundtrack to millions of ... More >>
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Raekwon First Avenue, Minneapolis Sunday, November 4, 2012 For the closing of the afterparty of the first annual Twin Cities Sneaker.Art Exchange (TCS.AX) Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon the Chef was the main draw. Still, First Avenue only had maybe 75 people in it Sunday night and Raekwon was clearly ... More >>
#10. Audio Perm: 32 points"We haven't done one photo shoot where every member has been in it," says Audio Perm rapper 80H20 with a laugh. That's because the AP crew, which has risen to prominence putting in work and a fresh approach to the Twin Cities rap sound, is more than 10 members deep. Each Au ... More >>
The Wu loves coming to the Twin Cities. This year alone has featured three visits from Ghostface (including Soundset with Raekwon the Chef), a RZA show, and a GZA performance just a couple weeks ago. Now, Raekwon is coming back in early November as the featured guest at the first annual Twin Cities ... 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 >>
By Mike MaddenRelated:Bambu on the L.A. riots' 20th anniversary, his Soundset debutTraveling from his native Sacramento to take over Shakopee, Chuuwee might be the best bet among this year's Soundset freshmen to blow up by the time May 2013 rolls around. Not long removed from his excellent Wa ... More >>
Minnesota's biggest annual hip-hop showcase enters its fifth year
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.
For the many who hold Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers among their favorites, Ghostface Killah's upcoming visit to Minneapolis is an event that'll be remembered for some time. Mark 4/20 on your calendar, and along with De La Soul coming, Cabooze is pulling to get that "flyover rap capital" thing re ... More >>
They might be battle-hardened rap assassins, but the Wu-Tang Clan aren't above having a good time. The Clan were clearly up for a party on Saturday night at Epic, with Method Man admitting that hip hop is supposed to be fun: "Since when are hip-hop fans too cool to put their hands in ... More >>
The Wu Tang Killa Bees are on the swarm and headed toward Minneapolis tomorrow, and among the crew members ready to deliver a hot set of old favorites and new jams at Epic is Staten Island native Inspectah Deck. Whereas counterparts Method Man and Ghostface are known for their hyped-up character ... More >>
Pitchfork Music Festival 2010 Recap from MPLS.TV on Vimeo.We are pleased to present the fruits of MPLS.TV's labor this past weekend at the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival. Check out this fantastic recap video featuring interviews with Big Boi, Raekwon, Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork Media, Michael Showa ... More >>
Photo by Elli RaderHallelujah for hump day. Here's a sampling of the music content that you'll find in the print edition of this week's City Pages, which hits stands today.Ryan Paul & the Ardent prepare for EP-release By Rob van AlstyneWe talk to the evolving singer-songwriter about his tumul ... More >>
With the 24 members of Gayngs assembling themselves for a pair of "Last Prom on Earth" shows tonight at First Avenue, we asked ourselves: Who are some other awesome, ridiculously large supergroups and mega-collaborations? Here's a short list of our faves.
Lambert asserts that we may keep gettin' fatter drinkin' all this beer, but we're still prettier than them skinny girls. Ah, my favorite delusion.
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