South by Paloozarooella: Minneapolis

Still working on the name.

Cheers to our new traveling music segment. Today’s tunes come from the Austin of the Midwest: Minneapolis. Hand-picked by the playlist pundit, X-Files aficionado and sultan of sarcasm, Hannah Varn.

“A Midwest Hip-Hop Collective”, Doomtree, already well loved by the Twin Cities, is beginning to catch the eye of the nation. Be ready for them to be everywhere, and soon.

Minneapolis is all about the live show. Our latest obsession has been Poliça, a band that puts on an incredible performance both on and off their album.

In true collaborative MPLS fashion, the founders of Poliça were also a part of the Twin Cities super-group, Gayngs, which featured, among others, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and several members of the aforementioned Doomtree.

Haven’t had enough? A group of kids from a North Minneapolis YMCA, Y.N. Rich Kids, have taken the internet by storm with their annoyingly catchy song, “Hot Cheetos and Takis”.

Thanks, Han! (p.s. why havne’t I been following your Tumblr lately? So much rap & 90’s goodness.)

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  1. Posted 08/30/2012 at 8:45 AM | Permalink | Reply

    chip ear things (that’s the best, but also chipper jams and ear buds. however i know i’m bad at naming things. see: the woeful whale.)

  2. Posted 08/30/2012 at 10:00 AM | Permalink | Reply

    Really liking Chip Ear Things. Tucked away in the noggin.

  3. Posted 08/31/2012 at 9:54 PM | Permalink | Reply

    I second Chip Ear Things, if we get to vote. Also, you had me at Justin Vernon. (okay, so I’m saving this for later when I can listen to it. but you still had me at Justin Vernon.)

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