Guante (better known to those closest to him as Kyle Myhre) has made big splashes in the Twin Cities both as a slam poet and rapper. His new full-length disc of music is the concept album, An Unwelcome Guest, created in collaboration with Big Cats, a local producer who has served up beats for Sage Francis, Jolie Holland and Haley Bonar, among many others. 3-Minute Egg went to a rehearsal on the eve of the CD release show and spoke with Guante and Cats about their joint effort. [Courtesy of 3-Minute Egg]
Trú Rúts Endeavors — a label of local hip-hop artists, writers and poets — hosted a stage at the Ripple Effect concert, on the Minnesota State Capitol lawn, during the second day of the Republican National Convention. Among the performers were See More Perspective and El Guante. 3-Minute Egg combines footage from that performance with a new interview, where See More and El Guante discuss teaming up and infusing politics into their music. You can catch them on stage Oct. 11 at the Nomad World Pub as part of the “Junkyard Empire” EP release party. [Courtesy of 3-Minute Egg]
Quilombolas blends ska, reggae, rock and funk into a multilingual stew. The Minneapolis band celebrated the release of its new CD, The Common Past, with an energetic show Saturday at 7th Street Entry. 3-Minute Egg takes you on stage and into the basement to talk with the band. For more information about the band, go to www.myspace.com/truruts or www.myspace.com/quilombolas. Subscribe to 3-Minute Egg. It’s free and supports the local arts scene. For more information, go to www.3minuteegg.org.