North Coast Official After Party w/ Allan Kingdom & Alex Wiley

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Location: 235 N Ashland Avenue, Chicago
When: Friday, August 29th @ 9PM

With North Coast Music Festival right around the corner, it’s about time for some after party announcements. Of all the events going down after the fest, the above show at the Cobra Lounge will be one to remember. St. Paul’s own Allan Kingdom will headline his first Chicago show with Alex Wiley and Saba also slated to perform. A Billion Young will rock the 1s and 2s with a couple more artists waiting to be announced. This event is 21+ and tickets are on sale now for $5! If you know what’s up, you wont miss this show; click the link below for tickets.

NorthCoast After Party w/ Closed Sessions

Metasota – Mushed Rooms

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Yesterday, Metasota and Sound Verite Records dropped some newness with “Mushed Rooms”. The newly released track is featured on SVR’s compilation tape New Space:Moon Rock Vol.1,  which showcases a nice window of what Minneapolis music has to offer. After listening to “Mushed Rooms”, it had us throwing it on repeat to catch every last word, as the erie beat rides steady. It appears that it is that time of the year again, as more and more legitimate music lands onto our computers and into our eardrums. Press play and Enjo¡

Panama, Aaron and the Sea and False Teeth @ Live Triple Rock

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When: Saturday August 2nd, 2014 |Doors @ 8:00 pm | Tickets $10 |
Where: The Triple Rock Social Club | 629 Cedar Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55454

This upcoming Saturday, False Teeth and Aaron and the Sea will be joining Panama on their Northern Hemisphere tour. Tickets are only $10, which we highly suggest grabbing before it is too late. The group out of Sydney, Australia, will be playing a select list of shows in the U.S., and Minneapolis happens to be one of their few stops. We have a hunch the next time they make it through, it won’t be at a venue as small as Triple Rock. Mark this one on your calendars, and we hope to see you there.

 

 

8th Annual Red Stag Block Party – In Cahoots!

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This weekend, Red Stag will be throwing their 8th Annual Block Party. If you attended last year, or in recent years, you know the block party is continuously growing in popularity. This year, the In Cahoots! theme, is bringing Minneapolis its first collaboration festival. What exactly does this mean? Well, 8 Minnesota breweries are teaming up together to make up 4 teams. The goal for each team, is to create a delicious new brew to debut to Minneapolis. Each attendee is supposed to vote on their favorite brew, and the winning team will get to donate a portion of the events proceeds to a local charity. The event itself is FREE, so make sure to stop by and have a brew.

Event Features:  Sonny Knight & The Lakers, E.L.nO., Shiro Dame, Alpha Consumer, Frankie Lee, MC Foxy Tann, dance collective Epitome No Question, North Star Roller Girls, and more!

Brew Teams: August Schell Brewing & Sociable Cider Werks |Fulton Beer & Dangerous Man| Bang Brewing & Summit Brewing | Bent Paddle Brewing & Fitger’s Brewhouse |

SVNSET WΛVES – SVMMΞR SVN vol. 2

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This morning made for a perfect day to wake up and go for a nice bike ride through Minneapolis.  SVNSET WΛVES dropped this fresh compilation of electronic artists, and it managed to make its way into this morning’s cruise. Since SVNSET WΛVES’ music blog features interviews and reviews of a variety of electronic artists, it is only right that they help promote and release a compilation tape of the music they support. Hmmm, sounds familiar. Anyways, take a listen if your into synthesizers, beats, and sharing fresh new music.

Pizza Luce Block Party 2014

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Pizza Luce has announced the lineup for their upcoming block party and it’s looking pretty stacked. This year they’ve delved a little deeper into the hip hop scene with majority of the acts belonging to the genre. At this year’s event there will be live performances from GRRRL PRTY, Carnage The Executioner, Heiruspecs, deM atlaS and Black Market Brass to name a few. The block party will return to it’s 4th street location downtown to the chagrin of many party goers. This event is FREE, so make sure to come on out Saturday, August 9th is the day to mark on your calenders, check out the official lineup below.

12 p.m. Love Lake
1 p.m. Gin Strings
2 p.m. Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra
3 p.m. Carnage
4 p.m. Charlie Parr
5 p.m. Black Market Brass
6 p.m. Dem Atlas
7 p.m. Heiruspecs
8 p.m. Mark Mallman
9 p.m. Grrrl Party

Dogg Days 2

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Location: XXXXXXXXXXXX
When: Saturday, August 2nd @ 2PM

It’s about to be that time, when the heat & humidity rise to nearly unbearable heights leaving us running for the AC. In less than a month, the good guys at the Dogg Pound will be hosting their 2nd annual Dogg Days BBQ/Party at their HQ. The festivities will begin around 2PM with some chillin and grillin, but around 8PM things will transition into a house show. The night will feature live music from Glow Mechanics, The Crash Bandits, The Okerlunds, Dan Mariska & The Boys Choir along with Blue Green; rounding out what should be an awesome night. BYOB and BYOF (Food) for those who are extra thirsty/hungry.

Uptown Art Fair 2014

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Location: Lake Street & Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
When: August 1st-3rd // Fri: Noon-8PM, Sat: 10AM-8PM, Sun: 10AM-5PM

The Uptown Art Fair is right around the corner and it’s looking like a good one. With an annual attendence close to 400,000, the Uptown Art Fair is definitely the biggest art festival of the year. Local & national artists will converge on Lake & Hennepin with tents, booths and live art displays all along Hennepin avenue. The UAF is a kid friendly event, so if you plan to get your drink on; think of the kids before doing anything wild. This is a great chance to snag some art for a good price or simply check out what people are bringing to their respective tables. Keep an eye out for more info as we get closer to the event.

New Space w/ Greg Grease, Allan Kingdom & Shiro Dame

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Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Friday, August 1st @ 7PM

Summer is finally officially here and it’s looking like a good one. In addition to the numerous street festivals planned for this year, a plethora of events are beginning to surface. Sound Verite & City Pages recently announced an event titled “New Space” to kick off the month of August. The night will feature performances from Greg Grease, Allan Kingdom & Manny Phesto to name a few, along with DJ Just Nine on the 1s & 2s. This one’s 18+ and advance tickets are only $7, they’ll also be available at the door (pending sell-out) for $10. If you’re smart, you’d cop your tickets SOON.

Vin Diesel Is Still Looking To Make Third Installment In ‘XXX’ Franchise

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Vin Diesel is currently wrapping up the next installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise, with an eighth installment also seeing rumors flying about in Hollywood, and The Last Witch Hunter already lined up as his next project. That being said, the actor has not completely walked away from Xander Cage, the character that was dubbed the American version of James Bond when he first hit theaters back in 2002, and even though the second installment with Ice Cube was not nearly as memorable, Diesel still plans to reprise the role in The Return of Xander Cage (title pending of course). Although there is no set schedule for production to begin on XXX 3, Diesel has already reported that part of the project will be filmed in the Phillippines, which may indicate that the production has been moving further along than we are being lead to believe, but at this point this is all just speculation. Maybe Diesel can bring some legitimate credibility back to the franchise that, along with The Fast and the Furious and Pitch Black, helped boost him to celebrity status in Hollywood, but we’ll just have to sit tight and wait to hear for more news on this one.