To help fund a new album of acoustic material, rapper Kristoff Krane is releasing I Freestyle Life, a massive collection of 44 songs from previously released albums reflecting his eight year career as an artist. This batch of material -- the proceeds of which will fund Krane's next album -- includes ... More >>
The band's new Definition Sickness experiments with haunting beauty
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things going with a new video from P.O.S., for a track from the Marijuana Deathsquads' remix of Stef's album, We Don't Even Live Here, which came out this w ... More >>
Kristoff Krane has spent years in the Twin Cities hip-hop scene cultivating a reputation as one of its most consistently innovative and provocative artists. In a career trademarked by bravery and a commitment to experimentation, Krane is bringing his bold artistry into the visual realm with his late ... More >>
Spencer Wirth-Davis dedicates new release to his mother
See Also:Cover Story: Brother Ali in His Own WordsBrother Ali: The day I met Cornel West This week, hometown hero and indie rap superstar Brother Ali unleashes his new album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. Declaring that it's not only a new album, but a new chapter in his career, we decid ... More >>
Related: Eyedea 4 Africa benefit coming to Turf Club in JuneYeah, yeah, Soundset is this weekend. We see the tweets, the likes, and even the cover of this magazine. But in case you need a break or are a compulsive gambler and being around racetracks brings out the itch, how about a CD release party ... More >>
So much live music happening this weekend ranging the gamut of genres.
Photo by B FRESHBY ALLEGRA OXBOROUGH Six years ago I was barely 18, just old enough to legally attend the first Blowout. I went alone, in my home-stenciled hand-painted Doomtree shirt, and firmly held my position front and center for the whole show.
The year of someone's Lord two-thousand some-odd was monumental in many ways, a zeitgeist perfectly embodied by emerging artists like Ke$ha and Far East Movement. But where there's smoke there's fire or maybe burning incense and a ritual of popular exorcism. You may be thinking "that makes perfec ... More >>
photo by: Nick VlcekICE ROD. If you don't know anything about him, he's the rapper persona of artist Michael Gaughan (maybe you've seen his gorgeous paintings for the Gayngs and Moonstone records), a guy who writes songs that at face value seem jokey ("Your Body Is a Sk8park"), but upon deeper li ... More >>
Every year about this time for as long as we at Gimme Noise can remember (and for some of us, that's a long time), rock show crowds tend to thin out right when the weather gets nice. Yep, from your hardest-partying hipster to your mopiest darksider, everyone suddenly has the fever to see some day ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzPeter Wolf CrierHappy hump day! As with every Wednesday, we're pleased to offer a fine selection of print articles about local music in addition to today's blog posts. If you don't have time to pick up an issue of City Pages today, you can peruse the print music section onl ... More >>
Check out our handy guide to events around town raising money for Haiti.
Brother Ali, Sage Francis, Toki Wright, Sims, and more will join forces for a Haiti fundraiser.
Jeff Hanson passes, Gaslight Anthem announce TC date, the Pretenders pull out of MN Zoo show & next week's best new releases.
Sage Francis' label picks up Otter's 2008 release, Rebel Yellow
The two solo rap artists will play a show with a unique twist.
Pharcyde and MF Doom? Looks like the 500 pound gorilla of hip hop festivals put on some weight over the winter.
Jayhawks reunite for Basilica Block Party, Rock the Garden line-up announced & next week's best new releases.
Rock the Garden update, Metric to play First Avenue & recaps of Prince's three shows last Friday
A recap of the shows covered by our photographers this weekend.
March 27-29, 2009.
Backpack rap's visionary oracle spits tonight in the main room.
Freelancer Steve McPherson talks to P.O.S. about Canadian bacon, beats, bonus tracks, and the intricacies of his sophomore album on Rhymesayers.
Rapper-activist Sage Francis is coming to the aid of journalists (and others) arrested at the RNC.
It might be awhile before Against Me! play another basement
Wrong image, wrong religion, wrong city: Meet Brother Ali, hip hop's unlikely savior
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby