Mike Mictlan | 7th St. Entry | Saturday, November 1Doomtree MC Mike Mictlan dropped his latest project HELLA FRREAL this week. It's a powerfully crafted combination of the abstract, hardcore, and inspirational parts of the rapper's brain. As grimy and hard-hitting as his last project, SNAXXX, Mictla ... More >>
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It's been a decade since a young P.O.S., a.k.a. Stefon Alexander, released his debut, Ipecac Neat. It was the first official Doomtree full-length that sparked their ascension from hip-hop outsiders to local legends and nationally recognized artists. The raw and uncompromising album draws equal inspi ... More >>
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 >>
Minnetonka teen charms the Current with his second album
Photo by Cyn CollinsLocal indie-rock band Valet were a venerable Twin Cities music scene fixture right from their start in 1998, and for nearly a decade after. Like so many bands that stand the test of time, they formed via friendships. Robin Kyle, who moved to the U.S. in 1994, was performing so ... More >>
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.
In today's edition of "Wednesdays with Lazerbeak", the online blog and platform for the Doomtree mega-production wizard, there's a plethora of audio and visual wonderment. Aside from teasing us with news about the upcoming Doomtree full length, there's a killer new video for the Minnesota jam ... More >>
Two nights of shows vegan cupcakes and cookies discounted wieners hot young groupies paparazzi = Modern Radio 10-year anniversary celebration.
I dunno ladies, he ain't that skinny. But he sho' can sing.
2001[not really Doomtree] Building Better Bombs, Bottle Rocket single, 100 black discs limited edition [no label][not really Doomtree] Building Better Bombs, I Will Burn mini CD [no label][not really Doomtree] Cenospecies, In Definition (Peak Records), 2001: "Hip Hop"Note: Here's probably the firs ... More >>
Crack open our Twin Cities Local Music Yearbook and reminisce on an effed-up year
P.O.S.'s hardcore band release Freak Out Squares
Two Shows, Forty Local Bands
This one goes to 11!
MC Sims faces another year of Doomtree fanatics, political unrest, and construction work
Eleven things we're looking forward to that aren't the spring thaw
Picked to Click XV
With devotees frantic to save the club that introduced the world to the Ramones, the Talking Heads, and Blondie, we decided to ask for an opinion closer to home. Coincidentally, a few TC bands (come on, the Hold Steady are just as much ours as Brooklyn's) played their first (and maybe last) show at ... More >>
What ever happened to Buddy Holly's fishing license?
Picked to Click Voters spew forth their most vehement opinions about the local music scene
From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew
Warning: V9R9D may be your musical Viagra
Valet keep their musical ambitions in neutral
Minnesota's only full-time all-ages rock venue, the Foxfire Coffee Lounge, shuts its doors
For two years, the all-ages Foxfire Coffee Lounge has ignited the new music scene. Now its owner says the doors may have to close.
With a messy start and a star-making buzz, the Plastic Constellations have emerged as local rock's fountain of youth
Terry Eason transmits ingenious basement pop Via Satellite
St. Paul's Selby Tigers combine songs of innocence with punk-rock experience