Taylor Madrigal

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Six Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 6

    The ever-deepening Twin Cities hip-hop scene constantly has more talented producers stepping up. Here are six of our favorites for June, with some of the best monikers in the local game -- from 84 Caprice to the understated Tiiiiiiiiiip.Get this weekend off to a proper start with these powerful beat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Bun B at Fine Line, 4/5/14

    Bun Bwith Kirko Bangz, Rapper Hooks, Sean Anonymous and Taylor MadrigalFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, April 5, 2014Long before the South cracked the rap mainstream, UGK had a following that led to the pop charts. Saturday night at the Fine Line, founding member Bun B performed a range o ... 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

    February 28, 2013

    Local Frames: New videos from Van Stee, Aby Wolf, Gramma's Boyfriend, 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

    December 24, 2012

    Permed Out Showcase 3, Cabooze, 12/22/12

    Permed Out Showcase 3 With Audio Perm, Greg Grease and Mike the MartyrThe Cabooze12/22/12The Audio Perm crew packed the house once again at their third Permed Out Showcase, a night devoted to producers Cory Grindberg, Taylor Madrigal, and Julian Fairbanks and the rappers for whom they make beats. Th ... 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

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Picked to Click 2012: #10. Audio Perm

    #10. Audio Perm: 32 points"We haven't done one photo shoot where every member has been in it," says Audio Perm rapper 80H20 with a laugh. That's because the AP crew, which has risen to prominence putting in work and a fresh approach to the Twin Cities rap sound, is more than 10 members deep. Each Au ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Audio Perm expand to the Cabooze for Permed Out Showcase #2

    See Also:Audio Perm Block Party showcases Twin Cities hip-hop, offers up free mixtapeProducer crew Audio Perm discuss tomorrow's Permed Out Showcase at HoneyLast December's Permed Out Showcase packed Honey in Northeast past capacity with rowdy rap fans eager to catch a whole show devoted to the prod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Twin Cities rap mixtape roundup, Vol. 7

    ​As we do every third Tuesday, Gimme Noise returns with yet another mixtape of the local rap music that's making the rounds lately. Consider it our holiday gift.You can stream the mixtape below or download here.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Producer crew Audio Perm discuss tomorrow's Permed Out Showcase at Honey

    ​​Audio Perm is ostensibly a three-person rap producer crew, but as tomorrow's Audio Perm Showcase will prove, the movement is much larger than that. The night will feature the beatmakers providing the backbone to a number of the younger hip-hop generation's notable figures, including Chantz Ero ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Audio Perm Block Party showcases Twin Cities hip-hop, offers up free mixtape

    ​It's not uncommon to find a rap act sharing a bill with a bunch of rock and pop acts at one of the Twin Cities' many block parties, but aside from mammoth outdoor fest Soundset you're hard-pressed to find a summer shindig that caters specifically to the local rap scene. Next weekend, thanks to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards at First Avenue, 1/28/11

    Photo by Autumn ComptonSick performing "Purple and Gold"​Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards with Maria Isa, I Self Devine, No Bird Sing and moreJanuary 28, 2011First Avenue MainroomThe Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards is kind of an odd event. On Friday night, the First Avenue mainroom was full of hip-hop fans r ... More >>