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March Madness: The 2012 Rap Bracket

It’s that time of year again. Every John Q is exiting his cubicle to head to the bar and watch the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with his buddies. The nation is in near-shutdown mode while our favorite annual sports fever—”March Madness”—is allowed to permeate our brains and make us so dependent … Continue reading

Best Songs of 2011: Top 10

10. “Shake Me Down” Cage the Elephant   Released January 11 on Thank You, Happy Birthday // The boys from Bowling Green, Kentucky didn’t hit the perfect note with their sophomore album, but this single is one of the best rock songs of the year. There is an aching in singer Matthew Shultz’ voice that … Continue reading

Video of the Day: “Wings” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

It’s finally here. After a projected spring release, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and director Zia Mohajerjasbi have released the music video for the song “Wings”. If you’re new to all of these names, don’t be ashamed; I didn’t know any of these guys until last autumn, but I did have the chance to meet Macklemore and Ryan … Continue reading

Soundset 2011: A Recap of the Day’s Events

10:07 AM — I arrive at my buddy Collin’s house. After a small breakfast, we head to pick up a couple more friends. We scoop them up, and begin the journey to Canterbury Downs for Soundset 2011, the biggest summer music event in Minnesota. This year, De La Soul, Big Boi and Atmosphere are billed … Continue reading

Playlist: Washington State

The state of Washington has produced an outstanding crop of musicians—possibly the best of any of the 50 states in our union. Besides the now-legendary grunge movement of the early 1990s, Washington has produced a couple of famous rappers and indie rock outfits, as well as classic rockers like Jimi Hendrix. Today’s playlist highlights the … Continue reading

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