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    November 21, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 11/21-23

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

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    November 21, 2014

    Tech N9ne Found Inspiration in an Instagram Comment

    Tech N9ne | Myth | Saturday, November 22Kansas City's Tech N9ne is perhaps the biggest indie MC in the world. Like seemingly every year, it's been a big year for Tech as he released a new collaboration album, aptly titled Strangeulation, and even got some national TV time by being behind home plate ... More >>

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    July 28, 2014

    Overheard at the Gathering of the Juggalos 2014: The best quotations

    Another Gathering of the Juggalos has come and gone, and with it thousands of face-painted, fun-loving freaks and misfits to and from the event's first year in Thornville, Ohio. While the move from the deep wilderness of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, to this year's decidedly more inhabited location did ma ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Kids Like Us: Life gets weird

    Rappers Eli Fhima and Sam Wayne were friends many years before they created Kids Like Us, adding classmate Lizzie Fontaine as their third member and vocalist. In fourth grade, they were the sound technicians for their elementary school play. In eighth grade, Wayne's family moved to Florida so his fa ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Tech N9ne at Myth, 5/10/14

    Tech N9ne Myth, Maplewood Saturday, May 10, 2014 Last night, Tech N9ne brought a wildly enthusiastic all-ages crowd out to Myth Nighclub for his Independent Grind Tour. Cameras scanned the crowd, perhaps filming for a future DVD release by Strange Music, the independent record label founded by Tec ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014
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    May 5, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 5/5-5/11

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

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    April 1, 2014

    Da Mafia 6ix at Amsterdam, 3/31/14

    Da Mafia 6ixwith Sozay, Whitney Peyton, Twisted Insane, and Compton MenaceAmsterdam Bar and Hall, St. PaulMonday, March 31, 2014Da Mafia 6ix, the current identity of Three 6 Mafia sans Juicy J and the late Lord Infamous, made the St. Paul appearance of their current 60-day tour mere days after Juicy ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014

    One label controls almost all of hip-hop, and that's a problem for music fans

    It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... 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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    October 14, 2013

    Tech N9ne at Myth, 10/11/13

    Tech N9newith Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Stevie Stone, Ces Cru, and AbsentMyth Event Center, St. PaulFriday, October 11, 2013Tech N9ne brought fans out in droves to the Myth on Friday. With a bill stacked with his independent label Strange Music's artists, the night was exactly the kind of ruckus you'd e ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Tech N9ne: I wouldn't take my face paint off for any amount of money

    Tech N9ne is the only rapper on the 2013 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list who wears face paint and has performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos six times. After raking in an impressive $7.5 million over the past 12 months, the Kansas City native appears on the list in between Swizz Beatz and 50 Cent ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 10/9-10/15

    Plenty to see in the Twin Cities this week! The Barenaked Ladies return to the stage at The State Theatre, while The Skyway theatre hosts Glasgow natives Franz Ferdinand. The Varsity Theater hosts a number of events this week; including Minus the Bear, Between the Buried and Les Claypool. Miran ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    15 gorgeous GIFs from Soundset 2013

    Soundset 2013 was the biggest of them all. With 28,000 bodies in attendance and Snoop Dogg gracing the stage, Rhymesayers Entertainment showed unprecedented growth for the sixth running of their yearly rap extravaganza at Canterbury Park.And what better way to capture the spirit and randomness of So ... 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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    May 22, 2013

    A peek behind Soundset 2013

    From Snoop Dogg to Atmosphere, the festival boasts a variety of talent

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    May 3, 2013

    Rhymesayers releases "Soundset 2013 Let's Go!" teaser video

    With this weather, it's hard to believe that summer will ever arrive... but sure enough, warmer weather and music festivals will be right around the corner. In just over three weeks on May 26, Canterbury Park Festival Field will be packed with fans clamoring to see Snoop Dogg, Atmosphere, Brother Al ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Soundset 2013 lineup: Atmosphere, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller & more

    "If we keep outdoing ourselves, who am I going to be playing after next year? Kanye?" was what Atmosphere rapper Slug said about last year's impressive Soundset lineup. Well, Soundset 2013 didn't get Mr. West, but it did land the G-funk legend Snoop Dogg. (Although, isn't he going by Snoop Lion thes ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    The Zombie Pub Crawl 2012 playlist

    Yes boys and girls, Saturday is that magical time of the year when zombies take to the West Bank's local watering holes and now Midway Stadium to get intoxicated with Brain Belt. The Zombie Pub Crawl is upon us, and with zombie-mania more in the media than ever, this year's should be the biggest yet ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Soundset, LMFAO, Edward Sharpe, Memory Lanes Block Party

    Despite the "Twin Cities hip-hop scene being oversaturated" this is the weekend that the Twin Cities hip-hop scene looks forward to the most. If you're thinking of heading down to Shakopee son Sunday for Soundset, better head there early or carpool; last year the traffic was held up for two hours. M ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011
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    November 16, 2011
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    July 8, 2011

    Weekend Checklist: Basilica Block Party, Josh Groban, Katy Perry, Warped Tour

    ​So here's to all those summer nights when my feet hit the sand, the waves break my fall, and all my friends outnumber the stars.

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    June 2, 2009

    June 2, 2009: The Pretenders & Andrew Broder

    New Owl City song released, Maria Isa says goodbye to the Dinkytowner & the Pretenders announce Zoo show.

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    December 17, 2008

    From Cool Kids to Kanye: Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums Of 2008

    From the Cool Kids to Kanye, hip-hop did it up in ... More >>

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    November 9, 2008

    DU Nation founder Lars Larson lists Top 10 gangster tracks

    larslarson1.jpgWith Tech N9ne in town this weekend, we started thinking about gangster rap and called Lars Larson for a Top Ten l ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008

    Weekend Checklist

    pos.jpgThe nights get darker, the amps go louder. P.O.S., Little Man, and Corpse Show Creeps get you from here to Monday.