Dessa Chats With The A.V. Club


“With the release of Dessa‘s A Badly Broken Code, all of the five MCs in the talent-rich Twin Cities rap collective Doomtree finally have solo albums under their belts. Dessa infuses the group’s signature underground hip-hop with the lyrical prowess of a slam poet and the melodic ear of a torch singer, bringing a new voice to the testosterone-dominated world of rap…”

Read Jack Spencer’s full A.V. Club interview with Dessa here.

***Wanna see her live?  You’re in luck, because she’ll be in Madison supporting P.O.S. alongside F. Stokes and Astronautalis this Friday, March 19th at The High Noon Saloon. ***

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Video From TEN, Our New Years Eve Party Featuring Kid Sister, Doomtree, F. Stokes, Dirty Disco Kidz and more!

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Women MCs, A Letter From Dessa: Politics, Pleasure, And Art

Two of our talented female New Years headliners: Kid Sister and Dessa, are skilled in spinning, writing, and rhyming.  Unfortunately for the masses, the hip hop and electronic music industries tend to be male playgrounds.  We’re proud to host these self-defined artists, and hope you will support them as well.  In response to an internal conversation about this party, Dessa wrote the following letter to our readers to share a bit about her experience as a female MC .


My membership in Doomtree has been the largest single factor in my career as a hip hop artist. I make music with with smart, funny, good-hearted guys who aren’t particularly concerned with the fact that I’m a woman. So my gender hasn’t played a very large role in my process of making music.  My gender has, however, affected the presentation of that music.

Dessa, Sims, and Paper Tiger (of Doomtree) added to New Year’s Eve Bill

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Yup, even more collossal artists have been added to the bill for TEN, our New Year’s all-night dance party.  It’s already promising to be one hell of a show considering F. Stokes, Dirty Disco Kidz and our headliner, Kid Sister are also performing. A free champagne toast at midnight and free breakfast in the morning doesn’t hurt either, and we still have more details to announce in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned.

Get your tickets here.  They’re still available, but they won’t be for long!

Special note:  We are donating $1 per ticket sold to AIDS Network. Ring in the new year by helping out a great cause.

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Monday Concert Connection: TGIF


The High Noon Saloon is the place to be this Friday!  Its stage will host the gorgeous, smokey, country-tinged folk of Pieta Brown early in the evening, followed by Doomtree‘s ferocious beats and underground hip hop sound.   Who says it’s too early to start planning your weekend?  Kick it off in style with a night of great music!  Read on to find out how you can win tickets to these shows.

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