Super Dope Free Show w/ Auggie The 9th & Blakass Westley

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Location: 1366 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
When: Thursday, August 21st @ 7:30PM

Tonight, Auggie The 9th & Blakass Westley will take over Emporium for a free show. In addition to Auggie & Westley’s performances, there will also be sets from Ken Ross, Norman and Chris Melrose, rounding out what should be a good time. This event is 21+ and did we forget to mention it’s FREE. Classic arcade games, beer and dope live music, what more could you ask for on your Thursday night?

The Boulevard Music Fest

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Location: 3000 W Logan Boulevard, Chicago
When: Fri-Sun, August 22nd-24th // Fri: 5PM-10PM, Sat-Sun: Noon-10PM

The Boulevard Music Festival will once again take over Logan Square starting tomorrow evening. This year, they’ve absorbed Brazil Fest for a carnival fused party with music from Dean Ween Group, Digital Tape Machine, Tall Animals and The Uptown Sound among others. Last year, the festival drew a crowd near 30,000 so you can expect A LOT of brew and plenty of eats from some of the areas best restaurants. If you’re in Chicago this weekend, you should definitely take an hour or two to check out The Boulevard Music Fest, click the link below for more info.

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Ab-Soul LIVE @ Fine Line

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Location: 318 First Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, September 27th @ 8PM

TDE’s own Ab-Soul will be rolling through the Twin Cities towards the end of September. The “These Days Tour” is following up Ab’s new album by the same name, if you remember Soundset, then you probably remember Ab-Soul putting on a good performance on the side stage. The man is definitely slept on, he’s emerging as one of Hip Hop’s better wordsmiths. This event is 16+ and tickets will go on say tomorrow for $25 in advance ($28 @ door), if you’re interested in going, check back tomorrow for the tickets link.

Ab-Soul Info/Tickets

Flatbush Zombies & The Underachievers “Electric Koolade Experience”

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The Flatbush Zombies & The Underachievers recently announced a new tour set for the end of the year. The Underachievers shut down Triple Rock last time they came to Minneapolis and Flatbush impressed the crowd at Soundset back in May. The “Electric Koolade Experience” is set to roll through Chicago on October 19th while Minneapolis will see them one day later on the 20th. No word on venues or tickets yet, but we’ll be sure to get more information and links up ASAP.

A$AP Rocky: SVDDXNLY (Part 2/5)

A$AP Rocky’s Vice powered documentary continues with part 2. Aptly titled SVDDXNLY, the 5 part series chronicles A$AP Rocky’s rise to fame. In part 2, the crew gets a look at Rock’s tour bus all before taking some time to hang out with Macklemore and Drake. A$AP Rocky even shares a little about his late brother. There’s no denying A$AP Rocky, if you’ve ever seen him live then you know he puts on a great show. Peep part 2 of SVDDXNLY above and stay tuned for part 3.

Big K.R.I.T “Pay Attention Tour”

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Location: 318 First Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, October 16th @ 8PM

Big K.R.I.T will return to Minneapolis in mid-October on his “Pay Attention” Tour. If you were at Hip Hop Harambee last year than you remember K.R.I.T putting on an excellent show, however his set ended abruptly due to unknown causes. No matter, his performance was definitely the highlight of the night. This time around, K.R.I.T will be joined by Two-9 for what should be a good time. This event is 18+ and tickets are on sale now for $20, if you’re looking for VIP that’ll be $40 and if you want it all, the Meet & Greet package is $55. Click the link below for tickets and stay tuned for more.

Twin Cities Sneaker & Art Exchange IV

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Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, September 14th // Noon-6PM

Studiiyo 23 will hold their 4th Twin Cities Sneaker & Art Exchange next month. The event will once again go down at The Cabooze and will offer even more vendors for those looking to get their trade/sell game on. No word on the musical guests, but you can bet that they’ll have some dope tunes from some of Minneapolis’ hottest. These are all ages so if you plan to attend, think about the kids first before doing anything crazy or getting too intoxicated. With that said, mark your calenders and click the link below for tickets.

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Modern Country House by Gregory Phillips Architects

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Modern Country House by Gregory Phillips Architects // Berkshire, England

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

Banksy Robin Williams Tribute?

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Pictures of a supposed Robin Williams have been making the rounds on the internet with many believing it was painted by Banksy himself. Let’s get this straight, just because something is stenciled does not mean it was done by Banksy, especially in the wake of his ever-rising popularity. That being said, it’s definitely possible. The image shows William’s holding a clown head in a noose, dark, but fitting considering the circumstances of his death. Banksy hasn’t taken credit and probably wont, for now we’re left to ponder the possibilities.