This Saturday, the 17-year-old live performing Hip-Hop group will have their album release show. Their recent album, Night Falls, is their 6th studio album to be released. It is only right to come celebrate with MN’s veterans in the music industry. The night will also feature the likes of the upcoming emcee deM atlaS, Allan Kingdom and DJ Neviator. This Saturday night will be loaded with things to do, so make sure to choose wisely. Also, do not forget to be ready to party with us this Sunday for the big birthday bash. . . more details on this are soon to come.
As the month of April has cruised along, Nike has slowly leaked model after model of the kicks involved in the “Hacky Sack” pack. First we had the Koston’s and the Janoski’s, then they unveiled the SB Dunk Lows; now it appears they will include an SB Dunk High as well. All 4 pairs will feature the exact same color code, paying homage to the popular game by the same name. Word around town is that these will retail for $108 and can be expected to hit shelves on May 10th.
When people think of how much noise Minnesota’s music scene is generating, most quickly claim that Minneapolis is where all of the talent flocks. This may be changing with the resurgence of St. Paul hip hop behind the likes of Bobby Raps, Allan Kingdom & Spooky Black. You may remember when we posted “Ready” a month ago, since then Spooky Black has gone on to attract the attention of Fader, Ear Milk & Complex; however they mainly chase the videos, labeling the kid “America’s Yung Lean” (C’Mon son?). To top it off, none of these guys seem to recognize how essential Bobby Raps is to their overall sound; dude’s production has been top notch as of late (Can’t forget his raps either). A couple of days ago the duo dropped a new record in the form of “Motionless”, no video yet; but that wont stop us from bumping this. Peep the track below and keep an eye out for more.
The Austrian company, Johammer, has completely re-thunk the way we ride motorcycles with this beast. Just about every aspect has been created from the ground up. We have a newly designed frame, chassis and motor, to make for a one of a kind ride. The motorcycle is powered by only electricity, making for a universally sound ride. Johammer claims that it will go roughly 120 miles with it’s electric motor. This is groundbreaking, as most other vehicles of this type are being challenged by the government (go ahead and research what has happened with Tesla Motors). Just imagine using no gasoline and not sounding like a fucking war plane riding down the road; or not, that is up to the driver.
As Vic Mensa wraps up his European tour, we thought it would be perfect to throw up the next installment of Fader & PUMA’s joint web-series. Vic has been having a great 2014 since bursting onto the national scene in 2013. It’s definitely nice to see the kid doing his thing, peep the visual above for a look into the madness in Paris. Keep an eye out for the next one as we get closer to May.
Location: 1375 W Lake Street, Chicago When: Thursday, May 15th // 8PM-Midnight
Vans and Los Angeles-based indie label IAMSOUND are proud to present the Classic & City Event series to celebrate Vans’ storied Classics footwear collection. The free event series will travel to Brooklyn, Chicago and Los Angeles featuring live performances at each stop along the way. In the case of Chicago, the bands featured will be HAERTS & YAWN; the event will also feature giveaways of limited edition Classics footwear, totes and t-shirts customized by local artists and designers AND a one-of-a-kind stage installation by NuCalifornia. If that wasn’t enough, let us remind you that this is FREE; we’ve finally decided to start dropping all of our plugs to the public. If you’re interested in going, send an RSVP e-mail with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org with CHICAGO in the subject line.
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Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, May 6th @ 8PM
Chromeo will be swinging through Minneapolis for the “Come Alive” tour in a couple of weeks. First Avenue will host the duo and Fool’s Golds Oliver will feature as the opening act. The event is 18+ and tickets are on sale now for a reasonable $25. This one’s a must see show and it will more than likely sell out soon, it would be smart to grab your tickets NOW; click the link below and stay tuned for more.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Monday, April 28th @ 8PM
If you attended Hip Hop Harambee last year, you’ll be happy to know that Devin the Dude will be swinging through Minneapolis again next Monday. The “Buds & Suds” tour features Devin and west coast spitter (and grower) Berner, along with special guests Potluck, Cool Nutz and J. Hornay. This one’s 18+ and tickets are going for $17, if you’re interested in going you should cop your tickets now.
This weekend the Mid West Music Fest is set to take place once again. The festival, which has more than 70+ bands, is here to celebrate 5 years of music and community. The event began in 2010 and has grown to a whole new level since its birth and offers nearly every genre of music. The festival, which is over a three day span, will be happening over the course of this upcoming weekend on thirteen different stages. With featured acts of Lizzo, The 4onthefloor, Charlie Parr, Caroline Smith, and many, many more; expect this weekend to get crazy down in southern MN. The entire event is $60 for a 3-day pass, which also includes musicians’ workshops and a movie screening of Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart.
Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago When: Sunday, May 25th @ 7PM
Living legend, Talib Kweli will be live in Chicago next month for a show at the Metro. Rumors of a new Blackstar album are still swirling, but Talib plans to continue doing his thing regardless. This one’s 18+ and tickets are on sale now for $25, if you want to get a little extra bang for your buck; VIP passes are available for only $35. We imagine that this one will sell out pretty soon, if you’re interested in going; click the link below and cop your tickets NOW.