Minneapolis mavericks Atmosphere return this May with a new album, Southsiders, and are leading the charge with their new video "Bitter." We spoke to Slug about paving the road for a national underground hip-hop network for 20 years. See also: March 23, 2004: The Most Important Day in Indie Rap His ... More >>
Providence, Rhode Island's Strange Famous Records has managed to not only weather the indie hip-hop label genocide, but continue to put out new artists. Founded by Sage Francis just over a decade ago as a means to release his own material, it's since put out projects from indie-rap royalty like Buck ... More >>
Twin Cities hip-hop collective Doomtree has sparked a tremendous following, which has extended to its solo artists, including Dessa, the latest to break out to national attention. She has a new album Parts of Speech, and she performs at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday. We spoke to her about whiskey, women ... More >>
Doomtree/Rhymesayers MC P.O.S. and indie-rap favorite Astronautalis have taken their frequent collaborations to the next level by officially becoming a duo by the name of Four Fists. We have the premiere of their debut single "MMMMMHMMMMM" and spoke to Astro about what made them decide to tackle a f ... More >>
Today marks the start of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. Entering its ninth year, it started at a time when the eyes of the hip-hop nation weren't as glued to the culture's birthplace as it once was, allowing the festival each subsequent year to remind the world why New York hip-hop is not only pivot ... More >>
Now that 2013 is nearly half-over, it's clear the year's two biggest hip-hop stories eclipsing everything else are Kanye West's album/baby/stunts and Jay-Z's sudden commercial announcement about his new album. While they are rightfully big news, some really great stuff--from impressive new-comers, p ... More >>
For over a decade, Har Mar Superstar has been one of music's most consistently entertaining cult favorites. He's currently busier than ever, recently announcing his new album Bye Bye 17 in-between hosting his Nocturnal Emotions podcast and curating his monthly Last Fridays residency at the Knitting ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in this planet's many happenings, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. To break down the chaos, a few of Village ... More >>
Doomtree with F. Stokes Gramercy Theater Thursday, February 16, 2012 Better than: Getting flooded out at the Bowery Ballroom and canceling the show completely.
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.