T.I. Epic, Minneapolis Friday, April 19, 2013 Some nights you walk into a club wondering if an MC is still relevant. Then you watch a 32-year-old pro blast through more than two dozen songs in a little more than an hour, flaunting a nimble flow and basking comfortably in the familiarity of his hits ... More >>
This week marks several musical events in the Twin Cities. Duluth folk-bluegrass stars Trampled by Turtles celebrate ten years with three sold out shows (Wednesday - Friday) at First Avenue/7th Street Entry. Saturday, April 20 marks a very special occasion that is celebrated internationally, that's ... More >>
It's hard to believe with the reputation it now holds that there was a time when the Twin Cities wasn't booking too many hip-hop acts. Once we were still flyover country to many of the national touring acts, and the local underground scene had yet to rise to prominence and prove the power of homegro ... More >>
The Minnesota Twins have decided to take their in-game music in a new direction by letting go of music director Dan Edwards. So when the season begins on April 1, a new man with ties to another local sports team has been hired to fill the role.The move was confirmed to Gimme Noise by Joe Pohlad, Dir ... More >>
Well, what DO you know? Joe Mauer is keeping with tradition and T.I.'s "What You Know" remains the song we'll hear booming in Target Field when he walks to the plate in 2013.Today on Twitter, Dustin Morse who is Director of Baseball Communications and Player Relations for the Minnesota Twins confirm ... More >>
Summer un-officially began this month as pitchers and catchers reported to Florida to mark the start of another season of trying to survive in Twins territory. Even though about 12 inches of snow covers Target Field, we can still daydream of April 1 when the skies will be blue, and Joe Mauer and Jus ... More >>
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 >>
Opening up about everything from new album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color to politics and religion
SEE ALSO:-- Twins fan crafts Joe Mauer "jersey" out of bushy back hair-- Joe Mauer is 29th highest-paid athlete in world, according to Forbes-- Joe Mauer should dump T.I.'s "What You Know"Joe Mauer remains an undeniably productive player, ranking second in the American League in on-base percentage t ... More >>
Joe Mauer takes a lot of heat, but as one of the world's highest-paid athletes, he's more than adequately compensated for whatever mental anguish he incurs.With total earnings of $27 million between June 2011 and this month, St. Paul's favorite son is the 29th highest-paid athlete in the world, acco ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed -- and judging by the attendance you haven't -- Joe Mauer is hurt again. As of today, he's hitting .314 and putting up a better year than the last, but it's still not enough for the Homer Hanky-less crowds at Target Field this season. People are getting impatient, b ... More >>
Australian hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea's "Pu$$y" has made her famous (calm down, it's just a song, guys). But if you take the striking blonde's raunchy subject matter at face value, then you've got it all wrong. At just 21 years old, the eager artist is surprisingly self-aware amidst the hip-hop game ... 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 >>
Related:How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalSoundset 2012 lineup announcedDanny Brown on XXX, almost signing to G-UnitFrom the jump, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T is full of interesting paradoxes. He represents dirty-south rap with endless country swag that juxtaposes hip-hop's decidedly ... More >>
Sometimes a song comes along and you just hate everything about it. Everything is wrong: your sensors are howling, the hair stands up on your neck, and it's some nightmare shit where unless you can somehow get away from or destroy whatever device is causing the awful song to play, your head will ... More >>
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that nearly every building gets used as a music venue during the annual music festival. And starting Thursday, writers and photographers from the music blogs of the Village Voice Media empire plan to go to as many of them as we possi ... More >>
If somehow you're not familiar with R&B superstar R. Kelly, here's the basic rundown: 1) He has one of the most beautiful tenors in all of pop music, and 2) He's a sex addict. Probably. At the very least, Kelly has an unabashed fascination with erotic encounters of the freakiest variety, and ... More >>
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Booka B -- photo by Anthem HeartYou're probably thinking, "Oh great, another dance night", but hold up on the judgment just yet. On its second monthly event after the first was a promising success last November as the official afterparty to "I AM MPLS," Anthem Heart's "Recess" is coming back on J ... More >>
Few DJs understand what makes a fun mash more than Chicago's The Hood Internet, and few producers display as much thoughtful versatility as Minneapolis' own Lazerbeak. So a sonic collab between the two is a welcome move as it was announced today that 'Beak's latest, Legend Recognize Legend, has g ... More >>
Last week? Last week was so several days ago. At this point - polishing off that third mug of crap, employer-subsidized coffee, valiantly procrastinating last week's leftover to-do items, beating yourself about the head and face to stay awake - you probably can barely remember what your name is, ... More >>
His name is Jimmy (left) "Dude, that's a nasty DJ set," a friend messaged me a few minutes ago upon hearing DJ Jimmy 2 Times' first mix for the Cryphy Radio series. He's not kidding -- the 48-minute mix is dripping with testosterone from the jump, smacking you upside the head with baller tracks ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkCommunist DaughterWe're entering a season of local CD releases, so prepared to be inundated over the next few weeks as we make our way through all the great local albums coming out this April. This week, we drove down to Prescott, Wisconsin to hang out with Johnny Solomon and hi ... More >>
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