Recent news reports have surfaced about director Martin Scorsese serving as executive producer for an upcoming feature-documentary about the psychedelic rock band The Grateful Dead. Although the project has yet to be titled, Amir Bar-Lev is already set to direct the film, which will cover the entire span of the band’s career from 1965-1995. Biographer/archivist David Lemieux will be lending a hand to The Tillman Story director, who hopes to have the film ready by the time we reach the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary. The documentary will include lots of archival footage and interviews with late band members Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, plus additional footage from surviving band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Phil Lesh. The Grateful Dead were formed in Palo Alto, California in 1965 and became well known for their psychedelic sound of rock, folk, and reggae fusion. Scorsese, himself, is well known for covering rock n’ roll icons. His last rock project was the George Harrison documentary Living in the Material World, but he has also covered groups like Bob Dylan, The Band and The Rolling Stones. We’ll keep an eye out for more news on this project. Scorsese is currently working on an upcoming rock n’ roll project for HBO featuring Olivia Wilde from a screenplay by Terence Winter (The Sopranos, The Wolf of Wall Street), so it will really fall to director Bar-Lev to get the project rolling, but we’ll keep an eye out for more news.
DJ Khaled recently took to the internet in a surprise move to endorse and announce the release of The Stand4rd’s debut album. No idea if this means Khaled has a hand in the project, but the release date has been set for November 4th. Just days after they kick off their tour in St. Paul, Minnesota, The Stand4rd are gearing up to take the industry by storm. Peep the visual above and make sure to cop your tickets and stay tuned for that album on November 4th.
Where: Surly Brewing Co. 4811 Dusharme Dr. Brooklyn Center, MN When: Saturday, October 25th | 11:00am – 5:30pm |
This Saturday marks the annual release of Surly’s Darkness. The highly sought after Russian Imperial Stout is only here once a year, so be prepared. Every year the brew is slightly different than the year before, due to the slight change in ingredients. The first 1,500 people will be eligible to purchase the unique 750mml Darkness bottles for $20. Lastly, there will be other unique casks being tapped throughout the day as well, including:
* Non-barrel aged Darkness dry-hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo
* Damien dry-hopped with Chinook and aged on Red Oak
* Overrated dry-hopped with Chinook
* Mole Bender (Bender with cacao nibs, vanilla, anch…o and chipotle peppers and aged on oak)
Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago When: Friday, October 24th @ 8PM
Detroit MC, Black Milk, will be rolling through Chicago tonight. The show lands 4 days before the release of If There’s Hell Below, Black Milk’s third project of the year. He’ll be joined by Denmark Vessey, ADAD and Juice, rounding out what looks like a solid show. This one’s 18+ and tickets are on sale now for only $13, click the link below to grab yours.
Location: 213 4th Street, St. Paul (Lowertown) When: Friday, October 24th @ 10PM
King Fuvi will be holding his album release party tonight in St. Paul. The event has a packed lineup with performances from King Fuvi himself, Garrison Grouse, Rob-1 and KADZ among others. The Bedlam Theatre is the place to be and this event is FREE. If that wasn’t enough, there will be giveaways throughout the night, rounding out what should be a good time. If you’re in Lowertown later tonight, make sure to stop by and check out some dope local music.
Location: 2447 N Halsted Street, Chicago When: Friday, October 24th @ 8PM
Chicago’s 2nd City Citizens will be hosting a show at the Tonic Room tonight. The night will feature performances from Troy Boy, Minneapolis’ own Metasota, Lamon Manuel and AMS, along with DJ sets from DJ Elliven. This event is 21+ and the door is only $6, if you come early you can even indulge in free Bacardi from 8:30PM-9:30PM. This should definitely be a good time, click the link below for tickets, did we mention free the booze?
Location: 11 5th Avenue S, St. Cloud (MN) When: Friday, October 24th @ 9:30PM
As Halloween sits right around the corner, a bunch of show announcements are coming out of the woodwork. One week ahead of Halloween, Sean Anonymous & DJ Name, Duenday, and DJ Gabe Garcia will all be live at The Red Carpet in St. Cloud. A night full of dope Minneapolis music, this event is 21+ and FREE. This should be a good time, if you’re in the St. Cloud area tonight, make sure get down to The Red Carpet.
Location: 1442 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago When: Friday, October 24th // 7PM-Midnight
This weekend is looking like another busy weekend full of events. Tonight, Naked Creativity 2 will go down at The Silver Room in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The event will feature live music and art with performances from Hyype, Roy French, Plain Dave, ADOT and Roman Flowrs among others. This one’s 18+ and tickets are only $5, if you’re looking for something to get into, think about hitting this up; it ends at Midnight so there’s still plenty to get into after.
With the release of Magic City right around the corner, the ever working Supa Bwe has dropped a new single. Entitled “Dead BWE Walking”, Supa’s now signature flow and croon is all over this record. The trippy, almost ambient instrumental gives Supa the room he needs to execute his un-orthodox flow well. Supa continues to lead the pack as 2015 looms ahead, whether he’s solo or riding with Hurt Everybody, it’s clear that the kid won’t be denied. Peep “Dead BWE Walking” above and keep an eye out for Magic City.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, November 1st @ 9PM
Minneapolis’ own Mike Mictlan will be holding the release show for his project HELLA FRREAL next weekend at 7th Street Entry. It’s shaping up to be a good 4th quarter for Mike and his Doomtree brethren with the Doomtree blowouts a month after his release show. This should definitely be a good time and there’s no telling who else will take the stage throughout the night. The event is 18+ and tickets are on sale now for $10 in advance ($12 @ door), click the link below to cop your tickets now.