[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 ...

Listen Before You Die: P.O.S. – Never Better

It’s not easily digested, that’s for sure. P.O.S.’s 3rd album, Never Better, is and will be the most abrasive piece to make the list of albums you need to hear before you die. I know it’s not for everyone; P.O.S. does too and therein lies the beauty. Best characterized by his lyrics in one of ...

[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 ...

Monday Mix-Up (4/22)

Here’s your spoonful of delicious Monday tunes. This particular playlist rises slowly from the ashes into romping good time – also known as a barn-burner, if you’re hip. You know the drill. Plug your headphones in, click play and enjoy the music. I’d also like to take a moment to point out that 8tracks has ...

Local Artist of the Week: Astronautalis

Andy Bothwell, better known by his stage name, Astronautalis, is more of an adopted member of the Twin Cities music community. After stints in Seattle and Dallas, the hip-hop journeyman has settled in Minneapolis and has wasted no time fitting right in…

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