Rich Garvey

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Five Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 7

    Welcome to this month's Gimme Noise Beattape. The beats keep coming from our talented Twin Cities producers. Here's a Soundcloud mix featuring a range of styles and a consistency of quality. Enjoy!

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Cherry Sky Studios: We're just writing, cracking jokes, having a good time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    The Level Heads: We put ourselves through a songwriting boot camp

    Since connecting in college over a mutual hunger for creating music, rapper Lipset and producer Lokes have built a name for themselves as the Level Heads. Currently, they're  gearing up for the official release of Head's Up, built from a running series of monthly releases. The album features a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Gimme Leaks #4: Four Twin Cities hip-hop albums you may have missed

    There's a glut of hip-hop coming out of the Twin Cities, and it can be a lot to try to digest. In the spirit of the Gimme Noise Mixtape series that ran on this blog, we now present to you a more focused album roundup, selecting recently released albums by local rappers that deserve recognition. Welc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Grouplove, Mason Jennings, The End of The World

    If you are reading this, congratulations! You have survived the apocalypse!  Now you can celebrate your life by checking out some local music. There are various End of the World parties happening at First Avenue, 331 Club, Triple Rock, The Amsterdam, Cause and more. Saturday, life goes on. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    The Level Heads on Current Affairs EP, playing with a live band

    By Lily TroiaMike Lipset and Logan U'u (aka MC Lipset and producer Lokes) may only be 25 and 24 respectively, but the hip hop duo known as the Level Heads already seem to have their proverbial ducks in a row. The two met five years ago, in Logan's U of M dorm room recording studio, but it wasn't unt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    T.Q.D. drops new album Taketh Away at Hell's Kitchen

    ​After taking some time away from music last year, T.Q.D. of the Background Noise Crew sat down and wrote his latest album Taketh Away in under a month. "I don't like to work on things slowly. My attitude is, let's get it done," says The Quiet Dude. "I've never made an album this fast. I know what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 5

    ​​​Here goes the fifth installment of the Gimme Noise mixtape round​up! Stream below or download here.Also, this Thursday at Honey we'll be celebrating the series with performances from some of the artists that have been featured so far - 925ve, Guante, Rich Garvey, Freez and Mike Frey, The ... More >>

  • Music

    October 12, 2011

    Wize Guyz bring old-school to Minneapolis hip-hop

    Lojik and Dextro recall the genre's roots