From Big Cats to Chastity Brown, local gems showcased their talents
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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.
Vita.mn's Vth Anniversary Party with Hold Steady, P.O.S., Night Moves, and No Bird SingNovember 18, 2011Epic, Minneapolis"Congrats on throwing such an 'epic' party!" an acquaintance gushed to me shortly after arriving at Vita.mn's "Vth" anniversary bash on Friday night. I found her flub more ende ... More >>
The Plastic Constellations were something special when they first made an impression on the Twin Cities music scene of the mid-'90s. At the time the teenaged band started things up in their parent's basement and managed to finagle their Hopkins High School superiors to let them use school time to ... More >>
What started as an annual tradition during Art-A-Whirl has now transformed into a project of monumental proportions. Previously known as the Boat Project, which would invite local noise and experimental rock bands to play on the roof of a houseboat and out in the middle of the Mississippi River b ... More >>
Photo by B FRESHThough we mostly know Stef Alexander, a.k.a. P.O.S., for his rap skills and punk rock chops, he's also been making a name for himself lately as a talented remix artist. A few months back, one of P.O.S.'s remixes, "No Scrubs," was included on Doomtree's Gayngs regrind album, Affili ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessWe had an insanely fun time yesterday afternoon throwing the first ever Gimme Noise day party in Austin in partnership with First Avenue. The party was hopping from the get-go, thanks in part to the free beer offered up by Tiger, and we were thrilled to see a huge contingent of ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessCadence Hip Hop Series w/ P.O.S. & Big Zach of KanserOctober 28, 2010Dowling Studio, Guthrie Theatre, MinneapolisThursday at the Guthrie things were busier than usual. "It's not too often that we've got a big play and a rap show," I overheard from near the box office, while ... More >>
GAYNGS "The Last Prom On Earth" Rehearsal Footage from MPLS.TV on Vimeo.Filmmaker Isaac Gale shot this short video from one of the Gayngs rehearsals this week, as the group prepares for two shows this Friday night at First Avenue. Watch Zack Coulter, Justin Vernon, Mike Noyce, Ryan Olson, Brad Cook ... More >>
Prom-themed gig features local 24 indie superstars at First Avenue
Photo by Erik Hess This is why people love P.O.S: You used to see Stef Alexander hanging around at punk shows. You used to see him hanging out at hip hop shows. The first time you saw him play guitar it kicked your ass. The first time you saw him rap it kicked your ass twice. And then, the ... More >>
POS knows how to shake things up.
Paying homage to those who speak the language of creativity
Indie rap's celebrated Rhymesayer talks to Gimme Noise before his homecoming show Saturday at First Avenue.
A recap of the shows covered by our photographers this weekend.
Blitzen Trapper FAIL, Element closes, Atmosphere announce tour & news on next week's new releases
Rapper grows up, but still is young at heart
Freelancer Steve McPherson talks to P.O.S. about Canadian bacon, beats, bonus tracks, and the intricacies of his sophomore album on Rhymesayers.
P.O.S.'s hardcore band release Freak Out Squares