Location: 505 N 3rd St, Minneapolis When: Friday, December 15th @ 8:30PM
Modist Brewing is arguably the best place to be for hip hop tonight. The brewery will host Manchita (GRRRL PRTY), Sophia Eris (GRRRL PRTY & GO95.3), and Kristoff Krane, rounding out what should be a great night. Each of these artists has proved time and time again that they are some of the best among their peers. The brews will be flowing, the music will be on point, and Glam Doll might even have some donuts on deck; what more do you need to know? This one is 21+ and the door is only $10, click the link below for more info.
Indeed Brewing has always been supportive of the Twin Cities’ music scene sponsoring and even throwing a wide variety of events every year. Their upcoming event at Icehouse features an amazing lineup in Black Diet, PHO, and Ayvah. The show will serve as a reunion for Black Diet, who ruled the local festival circuit and critic’s picks lists between 2014-2015. PHO has established itself as a band that never disappoints, and Ayvah is one of the Twin Cities’ more promising up and coming artists. Anyone in attendance will enjoy heavy doses of soul, funk and R&B, from 3 great live performers. This one is 21+ and the tickets are available in advance for only $10 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now before this one sells out.
Danish menswear brand, SOULLAND, recently posted the official pics of their upcoming collaboration with Nike SB. The two companies have created a pair of SB Dunk Lows and Highs set to release on Friday, December 15th. The kicks are super clean, utilizing white suede and leather with subtle blue accents, the detail bestowed upon these sneaks is unmatched. Set to retail at $155 (USD), these will be extremely limited; so unless you can make it to SOULLAND’s flagship store in Copenhagen, your best bet will be to download the Nike SNKRS app. Clink the link below for more info.
The wait is over! Fans of the Star Wars saga are flooding movie theaters across the country today as The Last Jedi makes its nationwide debut. Following 2015’s The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi picks up roughly 30 years after the events of 1983’s Return of the Jedi, and finds a new band of heroes struggling to defeat the evil First Order. But unlike The Force Awakens, which was written and directed by JJ Abrams, The Last Jedi takes on a much darker tone, diving further into character backgrounds and bringing to light the tragic fate of Luke Skywalker and his failed Order of Jedi Knights. That means fans will get to see much more of Mark Hamill in the new film but, given the untimely death of Carrie Fisher, can also expect to see some beloved characters get killed off in the telling. Thus far most critics are hailing writer/director Rian Johnson‘s installment in the series, which is said to be entirely his own, despite what Abrams may have set up with in the previous film. Although The Last Jedi is expected to launch with a worldwide box office haul of roughly $425 million, it will likely not be enough to match the North American Box Office earnings record for 2016. Continue reading →
Towards the end of the month, the kids from Good Luck Finding Iris will hold the release party for their EP “Patience” at Public Functionary. The 4 member band has been under the radar to the masses, but those in the know have been clamoring for a full project. The event will feature performances from two of our personal favorites in Radio Ahlee and Shrimpnose, but will also feature Joz and Wulfchild. This one is all ages and tickets are still available for only $8. If you know like we know, you’ll cop your tickets sooner rather than later, click the link below to buy yours now.
Darren Sipity is one of Minnesota’s better pure MCs with a propensity for quick witted wordplay and slick metaphors. A few days back he sent us his new track “Shinaab Faces” which came as a pleasant surprise. Produced by Musikal, Sipity rides the laid back instrumental with heavy doses of introspection, reminiscing about times passed. A good one to kick back and roll one up to, check out “Shinaab Faces” above and stay tuned for more from Darren Sipity.
Nazeem & Spencer Joles have had an excellent year. Between releasing one of Minnesota’s best projects of of the year “Years of Obscurity,” playing Soundset and then Summer Set; it appears that they’ve found their formula for success. The duo recently took to Twitter to release the visual for their standout track “Holy Goat.” Dark and gritty, the visual does a great job of embodying the song’s sound. Imagery bordering the occult, the video is one of the duo’s best to date, it’s obvious that these two are just getting warmed up. Check out the video for “Holy Goat” above and be on the look out for more from Nazeem & Spencer Joles.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, December 20th @ 8PM
Dwynell Roland and Corleone Banks are now on their 4th year giving back to kids in need during the holidays. Their Toys For Tots events at Honey have not only brought in the toys for those who are less fortunately, it’s also brought together some very solid lineups over the years. This year, the event will feature performances from Student 1, Corleone Banks, Poncho, Sake Red, and Lian; Travis Gorman will also be on hand to hold down the 1s & 2s. This one is 18+ and the door is only $8, if you bring a toy to donate you will get in FREE. Click the link below for more info.
Decent burger joints are not dime a dozen. Sure, you can grab any old burger just about anywhere, but a quality patty with quality ingredients surrounding it isn’t always the easiest find. Over the last few years, Red Cow restaurants have began to make their mark in neighborhoods across the Twin Cities, one visit and you’ll understand exactly why. At their downtown location, rustic meets trendy decor envelops the dining room, kind of awkward at first; but really easy to get passed, especially when the food arrives. The proscuitto topped Barcelona and the bacon filled 60/40 are my favorites, but the Ahi Tuna and Vegey burgers are great, healthier options. The restaurant walks a tight wire, the dining room is perfect for date night, while the not so far bar doubles as a solid back drop for a few early drinks with friends. I can only imagine this location becoming even more crowded as the North Loop and Saint Anthony Main neighborhoods continue into full scale gentrification, but you can bet they will ALL be fed well. Cost comes with quality and location, this is not your $5 corner burger joint, but I assure you that your $12 will not be spent in vain. Check one of their locations out for yourself, click the link below for more information.