Nikko McFadden is making a name for himself, and this time around, it's for all the right reasons. After spending time selling drugs, living on the streets, and behind prison bars, McFadden is pouring his struggles into rhyme, recently...
By Denise DePaolo Submitted Images When Brother Ali last took the 605 Summer Classic stage in 2013, things didn’t go as planned. A huge crowd clamored to see the Minneapolis-based hip hop artist, and he was ready to give it his...
By Leah Vanden Bosch Images by Anthony Williams Nikko McFadden is making a name for himself, and this time around, it's for all the right reasons. After spending time selling drugs, living on the streets, and behind prison bars, McFadden is...
When Brother Ali last took the 605 Summer Classic stage in 2013, things didn’t go as planned. A huge crowd clamored to see the Minneapolis-based hip hop artist, and he was ready to give it his all, but Mother...
By Bobby Benedict Most music fans have heard of producers but have no real idea what they do or how they can affect music. Depending on the genre of music and depending on the producer, that effect can vary. I...
By Bobby Benedict  Image: DoeDeer Photography The scene has been simmering for a few years and the soup has finally melded all its flavors and hit just the right point. I've known so many bands over the past couple years that...
Blink-182, All Time Low, and The Wonder Years (Photo: mtv.com) by Bobby Benedict Ask anyone old enough to care about pop-punk and they'll tell you to shut up about that dead '90s genre. To many, pop-punk is blink-182 dancing around to "All...
By Bobby Benedict A band is a band. Local, regional, national, and international mean something to us all in terms of how we perceive a band. Too many people believe in the power of these words and some completely disregard their importance...
By Bobby Benedict Much like my waistline around the holidays, the Sioux Falls music scene is expanding immensely. The past couple months have just been announcement after announcement of great things happening for the scene. 2016 will bring three very distinct record...
By Austin Kaus In the world of skate punk, Joey Cape might be considered royalty. His band Lagwagon has released eight full-length albums since their inception in 1990. He’s also part of the all-star punk rock cover band Me First and...

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