Red Hot Art Festival 2014

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Location: 2nd Avenue & 19th Street, Minneapolis
When: July 26th & 27th // Sat: 11AM-7PM, Sun: 11AM-5PM

The Red Hot Art Festival will be returning this weekend for another go at Steven’s Square Park. Every year the block party turned full on festival grows bigger. This year attendees will be able to enjoy over 100 local artists, a plethora of local food vendors along with a long lineup of great music. Live performances will include Manny Phesto, Carnage, Chastity Brown, PornoNono, Moving Parts & Shiro Dame just to name a few. The event is free and all ages, if you’re looking for something to get into for the early hours of the weekend; this is it.

Galactic Pizza Open Mic

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Location: 2917 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Wednesday, July 23rd @ 9PM

Like every Wednesday, Phillip Morris will yet again host the open mic at Galactic Pizza on Lyndale. There’s no format with these so I’m pretty sure you can take the stage to showcase just about anything. From rap to rock to spoken word, if you want to share your craft; get on down to Galactic at 9PM for your chance to shine.

Alex Wiley – Ideas “Adderall” (Video)

The kid Alex Wiley linked up with Noisey for the release of his new visual “Ideas”. The record first appeared on Wiley’s latest project Village Party and is a stand out track on the tape. Alex Wiley is definitely setting himself apart from the pack right now as far as up and comers in Chicago, he’s having a great 2014. Check out the video for “Ideas” above and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Alex Wiley soon.

[MADE] Recap – The Rotation Live @ Honey 7.17.14

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Although, it has nearly been a week since the show, it is better late than never for a recap. Last Thursday night, we ended up hopping into The Rotation, and I can’t remember seeing Honey that busy on a Thursday night. The Rotation featured everyone as promised: Finding Novyon, Devon Reason, PrettyBoy, Travis Gorman, and Dwynell Roland.

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As The Rotation kept moving, the crowd kept moving with them. Each artist performed solo stuff, as well as group performances in no particular order – this made for one fluent night of music. If you didn’t attend this show or one of the last few they’ve performed at Honey, you are truly snoozing and need to keep up with what’s current.

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So you had to work or something and missed the first installment of The Rotation, don’t worry there will be more to come. Be sure to stay tuned here for all the latest from the artists mentioned above. If you need some catching up, thumb through the pics and press play below.
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Russet Residence by Splyce Design

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Russet Residence by Splyce Design // West Vancouver

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.

Emporium Barcade

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Location: 1366 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
P: 773-697-7922
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 5PM-2AM, Fri: 3PM-2AM, Sat: Noon-3AM, Sun: Noon-2AM

This place literally just popped up out of thin air. In June 2012 Emporium opened it’s doors at the forefront of the current “barcade” trend. Situated in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, just down the street from the bustling “6 corners,”Emporium established itself as one of CHI’s premier barcades. Location aside, they have an awesome beer menu. If you’re into whiskey (we are), they have a separate menu dedicated entirely to the “Ruckus Juice”. When it comes to the games, these guys hit the nail on the head; they might not have the biggest selection but they do have the classics: The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, NBA JAM, and Street Fighter. This place is dope but beware, if you come here late on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll probably end up doing more waiting and watching than actual playing; so go early or on odd days if you’re there strictly for the games. This place is ideal for a pre-game before the night begins, I’d highly recommend a stop if you’re near “6 Corners”.

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.

Nappy Roots LIVE @ The Cabooze w/ Botzy

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Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, July 24th @ 8:30PM

Remember Nappy Roots? They’ll be making a stop in the Twin Cities tomorrow. It’s been quite some time since the days of “Aw Naw” & “Po’Folks”, but it should still be cool to check out. Polkadot Mayhem’s Botzy will open the night and the event is 18+. Tickets are $12, if you’re interested in going; click the link below.

Nappy Roots Tickets

Jared Leto Possibly Taking Role In ‘Brilliance’ With Noomi Rapace

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Actor Jared Leto has a lot on his plate since he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor alongside Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club last year. The actor is in talks to take the lead role in Marvel’s Dr. Strange, and he may also take the lead in Brilliance at Legendary and Universal Pictures. Actress Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) is already attached the project, which was adapted by David Koepp from the novel by Marcus Sakey. The story follows a federal agent who is also a ‘brilliant’ because of his superhuman powers, who sets out to stop another ‘brilliant’ from starting a Civil War. Sounds pretty interesting, but I might want to read this one before I wait a few years to see it in theaters. If Leto takes both jobs his schedule is going to grow extremely tight, but we’ll see what happens.