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  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. A seductive new (and slightly NSFW) video from Tickle Torture emphatically gets things going this week. Keep reading for new clips from the Ericksons, Munqs, Allan Kingdom ( ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Five Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 8

    Welcome to the eighth installment of the Gimme Noise Beattape, a collection of sounds from Twin Cities producers and beatmakers. As the final weeks of summer slide past, a suitable soundtrack emerges. Here are some great beats from a new cadre of musicians, all of whom stem from the vibrant local sc ... More >>

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    August 11, 2014

    Review: Pizza Luce Block Party 2014

    Pizza Luce Block Party Saturday, August 9, 2014 It's telling that more than one artist at the Pizza Luce Block Party shared jokes about stumbling in for a slice in the midst of a late-night bender. Pizza is the fuel that keeps America partying, and Luce is an oasis for wayward revelers in a town th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Claire de Lune on Tiny Deaths: I made songs I would listen to

    Claire de Lune first showed up on the local music radar as a vocalist in the soulful hip-hop trio the Chalice. Those vibrant ladies caught Twin Cities listeners' rapt attention as well as the top spot in our 2012 Picked to Click poll. Claire has shifted her creative focus to an electro-pop group s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    The best Minnesota rap albums of 2014 (so far)

    The local rap scene has already shown itself to be in control in 2014 -- and we're only halfway through. Creativity is coming from all corners of the Twin Cities. Gimme Noise compiled our picks for the best rap albums thus far.See also:Ten best Minnesota albums of 2014 (so far)

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    June 23, 2014

    Rock the Garden Day 1, 6/21/14

    Rock The Garden Day 1with De La Soul, Matt & Kim, Best Coast, Jeremy Messersmith, and LizzoWalker Art Center, MinneapolisSaturday, June 22, 2014Rock the Garden's first two-day event kicked off on a sunny Saturday afternoon next to the Sculpture Garden. It was an incredibly apt setting for the go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Northern Spark 2014: Music recap

    Northern Sparkwith Dosh, GRRRL PRTY and othersMultiple locations, MinneapolisSaturday, June 14, 2014Beyond concurrent events happening at multiple locations, Saturday's fourth annual Northern Spark was especially difficult to accurately cover on account of the incessant torrential downpour. Still, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with an imaginative video from Skittish, who cleverly work themselves into some old-time archival footage to craft a truly original clip. In ad ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with a new video from the Sudden Lovelys, a hard-working duo out of Nordeast Minneapolis who are set to release a new album in March. We're als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    The Best Love Is Free 5 at First Avenue, 2/15/14

    The Best Love Is Free 5 with Astronautalis, Psalm One, K. Flay, VAYNS, Allan Kingdom, False Teeth, and Symmetry First Avenue Mainroom and 7th St Entry, MinneapolisSaturday, February 15, 2014The fifth and final Best Love Is Free occupied both the First Avenue Mainroom and the 7th Street Ent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    VAYNS: The universe aligned us together

    Experimental hip hop and R&B is coursing through VAYNS. The project combines the talents of two genre-busting locals, Botzy (Culture Cry Wolf) and vocalist/producer MunQs. Each song off their self-titled EP -- which features guest spots from Ashley DuBose and Sophia Eris -- was created in the mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get into things this week at Local Frames with a wild new video from Marijuana Deathsquads, in advance of their big show tonight at Triple Rock. We're also featuring new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Lizzo at Triple Rock, 12/28/13

    Lizzo: Lizzobangers Release Partywith Lazerbeak and Plain Ole BillTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisSaturday, December 28, 2013Having taken her act on the road with Har Mar Superstar for a good chunk of the tail-end of 2013, Lizzo returned to Minneapolis for a solo performance to finally celebrate ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2013

    Twin Cities Music Yearbook 2013

    Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions

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    December 5, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going this week with an enthralling live performance from Weird Visions, which features Holly Hansen from Zoo Animal, Grant Cutler, and Arlen Peiffer. We've al ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013
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    October 24, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 16, 2013

    Picked to Click 2013

    The 23rd installment of Picked to Click, or when the rappers took over

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    October 15, 2013

    Picked to Click 2013: #3. GRRRL PRTY

    #3. GRRRL PRTY: 65 points The three entertaining ladies of GRRRL PRTY are captivating enough to host their own hip-hop version of The View. Instead, these friends' in-jokes and convivial banter color one of the area's most exciting new rap acts. Here, Lizzo's joined by Sophia Eris, her cohort from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Picked to Click 2013: #1. Lizzo

    #1. Lizzo: 87 points"I'm so glad you ain't asked a question about being a woman in hip-hop," says Lizzo midway through a conversation with City Pages. That makes a whole music scene of us. Everything you need to know on that topic is addressed on her debut full-length, Lizzobangers. "I ain't your h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    P.O.S. and Astronautalis Four Fists record release at Triple Rock, 10/08/13

    P.O.S. and Astronautalis Four Fists record release with GRRRL PRTY and Allan Kingdom Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Tuesday, October 8, 2013"Happy fucking Tuesday," P.O.S. exclaimed halfway through his breathless Four Fists set with Astronautalis at the Triple Rock. And indeed, it didn't reall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we are celebrating a bit of a milestone with our 50th installment of Local Frames, and it's packed with some terrific new videos from emerging area talent. We kick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Summit Backyard Bash with Secret Stash Revue and Haley Bonar, 9/7/13

    There's a hell of a lot of good beer to drink in this state. Minnesotans love beer almost as much as we love our underachieving sports teams and musical heroes. As the number-two brewery in this land of sky blue waters, Summit looms large in the recent craft-beer boom our cities have been experienci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Eve at Epic, 9/1/13

    Eve With Niles Miller, The Lioness, and GRRRL PRTYEpic, MinneapolisSunday, September 1, 2013Eve has been off the music radar for a while now, but her latest album Lip Lock finally saw release a few months ago after years of delays and setbacks. She's mostly focused on acting since 2002's Eve-Ol ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    GRRRL PRTY announces Icehouse residency

    After the success of the Marijuana Deathsquads and Totally Gross National Product residencies at Icehouse over the past few months, we now have word that there will be a GRRRL PRTY Wednesday night residency at the stylish Nicollet Avenue nightclub over the coming months. The evenings will feature pe ... More >>

  • Feature

    June 19, 2013

    Your guide to 10 Thousand Sounds Festival

    The Walkmen kick off City Pages' inaugural music festival in the heart of downtown Minneapolis

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    June 11, 2013

    The Chalice: Collaborating in Minneapolis has helped us all out

    Could there be a better group than the Chalice to play host to 10 Thousand Sounds' first go around? In short, no. It's only been 12 months since these three ladies dropped their first single, "Push It," but they've been quick to leave a mark with their brash, sassy, and fun-loving brand of hip hop. ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Soundset 2013: A music and photo timeline

    Ah, Soundset. The sixth installment of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip-hop festival had a breakout year in terms of attendance -- a reported 28,000 fans came out -- and talent, with a lineup including Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, along with the host artists Atmosphere. Many folks pegged A$AP ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    City Pages' inaugural 10 Thousand Sounds Festival lineup is here!

    With temperatures in the Twin Cities starting to head consistently north of freezing, chatter regarding summer music festivals is also on the rise. So it's as fine a time as any to proudly announce that City Pages has a live music event of its own coming up -- the inaugural 10 Thousand Sounds Festiv ... More >>

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    February 19, 2013

    The 14 Twin Cities college bands you need to hear

    Gimme Noise's fondest memories from college aren't set in $100 million athletic centers or on perfectly manicured lawns, but rather in dingy basements and coffee shop stages. The student music scene has always made big contributions to the Twin Cities as a whole -- local immortals like the U of M's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    The Best Love is Free IV at the Fine Line, 2/9/13

    The Best Love is Free, featuring Cecil Otter with Later Babes, I Colossus and Sophia Eris Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis Saturday, February 9, 2013Now that the Best Love is Free showcase and the Twin Cities have had a steady thing going for a few years here, it's become quite a prosperous and hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Local Frames: New videos from Retribution Gospel Choir, Usonia, Farewell Milwaukee, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: 2/6-2/12

    The second week of February is already underway with some great shows. Didn't get tickets to Lady Gaga? Have no fear. The Amsterdam will be hosting a Born this Way After Party with Lady Starlight and the Dirty Pearls. The silky voiced Cody ChesnuTT makes an appearance at the Triple Rock Th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2013
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    January 17, 2013

    Local Frames: New videos from Now, Now, Chastity Brown, Free Energy, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Twin Cities Best New Bands at First Avenue, 1/11/13

    First Avenue's Best New BandsWith the Chalice, Wiping Out Thousands, John Mark Nelson, Actual Wolf, Eleganza!, Strange Names, and Bomba de LuzFirst Avenue, MinneapolisFriday, January 11, 2013 With 50 percent of the 2012 Picked to Click cast on display, plus Eleganza! and Bomba de Luz for good measur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Twin Cities musicians on Christmas music at its best and worst

    Each December, you can bet your bough of holly that if a retail space has a PA system, it will pause its cheaply licensed Muzak in favor of Christmas' more expensive, but consumer-enabling, catalogue. Radio stations will cease regular programming for weeks, often witnessing an increase in listenersh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    2 Chainz at Myth, 12/13/12

    2 Chainz with Trigg Da Kidd and LizzoMyth Nightclub, St. PaulThursday, December 13, 20122 Chainz has already performed in the Twin Cities a few times at Epic, but Myth gave him a lot more to work with. It's more expansive and has far better sightlines -- for a place that's a bitch to get to. See ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Kristoff Krane on his new video being like chocolate-covered broccoli

    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 >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Local Frames: New videos from Mike Mictlan, Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles, Brother Ali, and more

    As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012

    After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen

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    October 16, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012: #1. The Chalice

    #1. The Chalice: 83 points "Our ladies' nights are really dope," asserts the Chalice's queen-bee rapper, Lizzo. "We get together and drink. That's how it started -- with red wine. If it were liquor, it wouldn't get done. Making tracks, turning tracks into a song, and turning tracks into a banger is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    The Chalice at 7th St Entry, 9/28/12

    The Chalice, with La Manchita, A. Wolf and Her Claws, and Audio Perm7th St Entry, Minneapolis9/28/12Judging from the excited vibe of all present at the sold-out Chalice release show at the Entry on Friday, a group like this is something local music fans have been waiting on for some time. Less than ... More >>

  • Music

    September 26, 2012

    The Chalice take hold of hip hop

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

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    July 20, 2012

    Wag Out Block Party acts give definitions of "wag"

    See Also:Claire de Lune's New Lion establishes her as more than just a "hook girl"Lazerbeak remixes, chills out Franz Diego's "Waggin' on the Scene"Franz Diego: 5 Questions with his wagnessThere's a growing movement in the music scene in South Minneapolis, one favoring collaborative energy and free- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Sean Anonymous on Mitt Romney, hypocritical hip-hop and his new EP

    See Also:Stone Arch Bridge Festival 2012: Dream Crusher interview in a limoSome rappers, especially locally, make cheesy beats on a computer, spit a couple bars at one local show then sit around and wine and bitch because Siddiq or Sims didn't come snatch em up because they totally killed it on that ... More >>

  • Music

    June 27, 2012
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    June 21, 2012

    Seyah on their electronica/R&B project, Aaliyah, and secrets

    Minneapolis' own Seyah, which consists of Nicholas Larson Perez and Tess Weinberg, explores the world of electronica and R&B on the new album, EP No. 1. While the name is simple, the music is anything but. The album exists purely in boundaries characterized by its own earnestness. It's resp ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Fun., Night Moves, Beats Antique

    Despite once again being moved to another venue, Fun. has managed to sell out the Myth for their trip to the Cities on Friday. If you weren't able to get tickets to this show, the 4onthefloor will be playing their brand of floor-stomping blues in the First Ave. Mainroom across town. Originating from ... More >>

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