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Four-sevenths of Doomtree debut new group, Shredders

This morning, Sims, P.O.S, Lazerbeak, and Paper Tiger of Doomtree unveiled Shredders, a new side project already complete with merch and a self-titled EP. Not to worry, Lazerbeak writes on the crew’s website — this is not the end of Doomtree. But it is a cool project that fans of the OG crew should appreciate. Since […]

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A holiday gift guide for Minnesota music fans

The Lyrics: 1961-2012 by Bob Dylan Just because Bob Dylan didn’t celebrate his Nobel Prize in Literature win, doesn’t mean you can’t. The Lyrics not only showcases classics like Dylan’s 1960s canon and later works like Blood on the Tracks, but continues to record his most recent writings right up through Tempest. Bonus: The Lyrics also includes many of […]

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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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Review and photos: Doomtree Zoo is colorful, sometimes wild at CHS Field

Since December’s last Blowout show ever, Doomtree have kept busy; sites like First Avenue, Boston Calling, and Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival have all seen high-energy sets. Among fans, though, a question still lingered: what—if anything—could replace the Blowouts? This year, the answer is Doomtree Zoo. A one-day festival at CHS Field (home to the St. Paul […]

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Doomtree lead cavalcade of Minnesota artists heading to SXSW

Coming off their explosive First Avenue show last Wednesday, local hip-hop group Doomtree have a lot to look forward to. Starting March 5, the crew (minus Lazerbeak) play 11 shows around the western U.S.; then, Dessa criss-crosses the other side of the country with Welcome to Night Vale. The band will be in Denmark for the […]

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Photos: Doomtree celebrate a jubilant Last Blowout Ever

On Saturday night, Doomtree closed out their ten-day #LastBlowoutEver extravaganza with one final night in the First Avenue Mainroom. Playing to one of the most full Mainroom audiences I’ve seen, Doomtree put together a marathon show with two hour-plus sets and an intermission DJed by Fundo and featuring an all-star list of Twin Cities MCs and singers: […]

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Artist of the Month: Doomtree

The roots of Doomtree took seed sometime around 2001, when P.O.S. and MK Larrata decided to launch a record label/production crew. While the roster has changed between now and then, the most well-known Doomtree lineup has been in place for several years. It’s a seven-member musical arsenal of DJs, beat-builders, rappers, and producers: P.O.S., Cecil […]

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