[ALBUM] Doomtree – All Hands

The Minneapolis hip-hop collective known as Doomtree has seemingly figured it out.  For the second album in a row, they holed themselves up in a cabin and did nothing but write and record – and for a second album in a row, they hit the nail on the head.  All Hands perfectly highlights all facets of ...

The Best Minnesota Albums of 2014

Minnesota is, and probably always will be, one of the most underrated music hot beds.  It has finally gained some traction on the hip-hop side of things with the success of Soundset Music Festival but for the rest of the bands it’s still a struggle to get out of the shadow of Husker Du, Prince, ...

Local Artist of the Week: Greg Grease

There aren’t many hip-hop artists in the Twin Cities rising faster than Greg Grease.  After being named City Pages’ Best Hip-Hop Artist of 2013, a lot of peoples’ ears became a lot more open and receptive to what Grease had to say.  I think a lot of fans were surprised not to see a Rhymesayers ...

[FESTIVAL REVIEW] Soundset 2013

Soundset turned 6 yesterday. This year’s party had all the essential elements with familiar friends including P.O.S., Brother Ali and Atmosphere, as well as festival newcomers, The Reminders, Juicy J and Snoop Dogg. As a fellow writer gawked last year, the side-by-side stage set up was amazingly convenient. However, I’m a little concerned with how ...

[Event] Doomtree Blowout 8

Doomtree‘s presence in the Twin Cities is ever growing.  In addition to the group’s release of their second full length album No Kings in 2011, nearly every member has released a solo project in the past two years.  Part of their appeal, personally, is that they often make guest appearances at each other’s solo shows. ...