Welcome to Artcetera. Arts-and-entertainment writers and critics post movie news, concert updates, people items, video, photos and more. Share your views. Check it daily. Remain in the know. Contributors: Mary Abbe, Aimee Blanchette, Jon Bream, Tim Campbell, Colin Covert, Laurie Hertzel, Tom Horgen, Neal Justin, Claude Peck, Rohan Preston, Chris Riemenschneider, Graydon Royce, Randy Salas and Kristin Tillotson.

TC rapper Lizzo makes Rolling Stone's "10 to Watch" list

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Minnesota musicians Updated: June 19, 2014 - 4:57 PM
Lizzo headlined the Fifth Element stage at last month's Soundset Festival. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

Lizzo headlined the Fifth Element stage at last month's Soundset Festival. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

And the buzz just keeps building on Lizzo. Back in town to kick off Rock the Garden on Saturday, the Twin Cities’ breakout rapper of 2013 was just named one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone.

Lizzo headlined the Fifth Element stage at last month's Soundset Festival. / Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

The monthly feature listed off “OutKast” and “Janelle Monae” in the “For Fans of” category – talk about good company – and describes Lizzo’s Lazerbeak-produced debut album “Lizzobangers” as sounding like “smoking spliffs in an all-girl gang at a sleepover.” She’s mentioned alongside the likes of North Carolinan harmony rockers Matrimony and Miami party-pop singer Dahlia on the list.

It’s good timing on the international front for the real-life Melissa Jefferson to earn such a noteworthy press clip, since “Lizzobangers” was just re-released overseas via Virgin Records. British newspaper the Guardian also gave the record a four-star review over the weekend. She's heading back to England right after Rock the Garden to perform at the Glastonbury Festival.

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT