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Friday Five: Mark Mallman, Atmosphere, and more new Minnesota music videos

Mark Mallman, “The End Is Not The End” Following in his creative video-making tradition (see: “Terrified” and “It’s Good To Be Alive”), Mark Mallman plays with images using Prisma, a photo-animating app. The video jumps into the in between, showing people in dreams both individual and somehow shared. It’s split-screen; it’s “both and”; it’s questioning — and it urgently defies any typical narrative arc. As Mallman […]

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Review and photos: Soundset 2016 showcases hip-hop’s great range

On stage at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds at Soundset 2016, Sway Calloway shared some words on hip-hop culture: “It’s multifaceted and multidimensional.” The Sway in the Morning host was introducing legendary hip-hop crew (and Jimmy Fallon house band) the Roots, who proved his point in one neo-soul-to-swing-to-beatboxing set. But all day long, Soundset brought together disparate artists […]

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Atmosphere and Trampled By Turtles join Bonnaroo 2015 lineup

From June 11-14 in Manchester, Tennessee, Atmosphere will represent for Minneapolis’s Southside and Trampled By Turtles will represent Duluth at Bonnaroo. The annual music festival announced the first wave of its lineup yesterday via an innovative method—fans had to call a phone number to learn who was in the lineup, one artist at a time—that […]

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Atmosphere to open for Imagine Dragons at free Target All-Star Concert

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is an occasion for popular players from disparate teams to come together on the same field, so it’s appropriate that Minneapolis indie hip-hop legends Atmosphere will share a stage with Top 40 rockers Imagine Dragons at a concert associated with the All-Star Game. On July 12 at TCF Bank Stadium, […]

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Atmosphere, A Firm Handshake, Psymun, and more: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Atmosphere: Southsiders On their eighth studio album, out today via Rhymesayers, Slug and Ant pay homage to the Southside of Minneapolis, where the duo have made their homes and careers, name-dropping local landmarks and sprinkling the album with soundbites from around town. Slug’s always thoughtful lyrics look out as well as in, while Ant’s creative, […]

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Artist of the Month: Atmosphere

Unbelievably, these guys will be celebrating their 20th anniversary next year! There are not many groups or solo artists who’ve had such a consistently successful career over that many years and are still going strong. The core duo of Slug and Ant have touched the lives of not only hip-hop fans and artists in the […]

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Atmosphere, Cruel Love, Very Small Animal, Korda 2 Komp: Minnesota record releases this week

Atmosphere, Seven’s Travels (10th Anniversary Edition) Ten years after the album’s original release, Rhymesayers Entertainment presents a new incarnation of Atmosphere’s Seven’s Travels, available now in stores and online. Released on two white vinyl discs and featuring the original cover design, the legendary local rap duo’s fourth official album is also accompanied by a disc […]

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Atmosphere announce fourth annual Welcome to Minnesota tour

Now in its fourth year, Atmosphere’s Welcome to Minnesota continues to grow. This year, the tour is so big that the state of Minnesota can’t even contain it; in addition to taking their usual lap around greater Minnesota, Atmosphere will bring their tour over the border for a night in Fargo, North Dakota. The tour […]

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