Location: 315 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, September 30th @ 10PM
The Game will be live at The Venue tonight for what should be a good show. The Compton MC has been all over the headlines lately as his beef with Meek Mill intensifies. His most recent diss, “Pest Control,” set the internet ablaze creating a deafening buzz for the upcoming show. Mac Irv and Lyric Marid will open up the night, two artists who should definitely get things warmed up. This one is 21+ and general admission tickets are still available for $35, if you want to go the extra mile you can grab VIP passes for $55. Click the link below to purchase yours and stay tuned for more info.
Located in downtown St. Paul, Mickey’s Diner is quite possibly Minnesota’s most iconic diner. The classic box car was originally designed in New Jersey then transported to Minnesota in 1939. Known for their pancakes and breakfast plates, this is a place where a slim wallet can take you far. Milk shakes and malts are a must with any burger, everything is cooked to order so you’ll know it’s fresh when it hits the table. If it’s hockey season beware, things can get crowded quick, Mickey’s is a very small diner so make the trip during off hours. Click the link below for their official website.
Awhile back we received a record from Coldway all the way in Memphis, Tennessee. There’s always a lot of focus on Atlanta, but there are plenty of artists coming up throughout the south with current hot spots in Virginia, Tennessee, and Florida. Coldway’s new record “Kosher” steers away from his usual crooner style, an unabashed banger, this should keep the streets hot through October. Peep “Kosher” for yourself above and stay tuned for more from Coldway.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, October 6th @ 9:30PM
Next week is looking like yet another good one for quality live hip hop in Minneapolis. On Thursday, Lydia Liza and Christopher Michael Jensen will headline Honey for “Artists Against Sexual Violence” a benefit show. The event will also feature performances from Lizzie Fontaine, Nyasia, Kaoz, Kat Fox, and DJ Logoz the Kritick; while Jenessa LaSota will hold down the hosting duties. Good music for a good cause, this one is 21+ and the door is only $7. Proceeds from the night will be donated to the local non profit, the Sexual Violence Center, click the link below for more information regarding the organization.
Location: 315 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Sunday, October 9th @ 10PM
Next Sunday, the Kitty Cat Klub is looking like the place to be. Chicago’s own Vagabond Maurice & Sage The 64th Wonder will be in town for what should be a great performance. They’ll be joined by local favorites Devata Daun, Nick Jordan, and KAS; wrapping up a solid lineup. Rolling Rock will be sponsoring the event so come thirsty, this one is 21+ and FREE; click the link below for more information.
Chicago’s own Vagabond Maurice recently dropped a track dubbed, “Flowers For Icarus.” Produced by Chinsaku, the horn heavy instrumental rolls along with the bass nicely, allowing Vagabond to show off a variety of flows. You’ll probably want to play this one 2 or 3 times, the metaphors and references are too abundant to gather with one play through. Vagabond continues to impress, he’ll be live next week for what should be a good night. Peep “Flowers For Icarus” above and click the link below for more info regarding his upcoming show in MPLS.
A new independent drama from Oscar-winning writer/director Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank) is opening in select theaters across the country this weekend. The film, called American Honey, follows a teenage girl as she joins a group of misfits, or “traveling salesmen” and gets swept up in a life of alcohol, drugs, crime, young love, and all the drama that comes with it while hitchhiking their way across the Midwestern United States. Starring in the lead role is newcomer Sasha Lane, who is supported onscreen by Shia LaBeouf (Lawless, Fury), Riley Keough (The Good Doctor, Mad Max: Fury Road), McCaul Lombardi (Age of the Moon, Mindless), Arielle Holmes (Heaven Knows What, 2307: Winter’s Dream), and Isaiah Stone (Winter’s Bone). American Honey stole the show at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, winning the Jury Prize and securing a Palme d’Or nomination for director Andrea Arnold, whose acclaimed independent films have earned her a big name among the industry. The trailer for American Honey is available here on MADE. If you get a chance, I would definitely put it on your movie list for this weekend. Enjoy!
The Icehouse continues to be one of our favorite places in Minneapolis to enjoy live music. Next Saturday, Sean Anonymous & DJ Name will hold the release party for their new project, 2:44AM; the lineup happens to be stacked. The night will feature performances from Haphduzn, Dwynell Roland, DJ Fundo and a super secret special guest. Pabst will be on deck to provide the drink specials so make sure you come thirsty. This one is 21+ and advance tickets are still available for only $8 ($10 @ door), click the link below to grab yours now.
Location: 907 W Belmont Ave, Chicago P: 773-525-7900 Hours: Mon-Fri: 11AM-Midnight, Sat-Sun: 11AM-2AM
Philly’s Best is hands down one of the best restaurants that offer the Philly style cheese steak in the Chicago area. There are 3 locations, but our go to is the one on Belmont avenue; situated between Sheffield avenue & Clark street in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Once inside, any true philly steak enthusiast will quickly notice the authenticity of this place’s attitude; in comparison to OG steak places in Philly (Pat’s & Geno’s). The sandwiches themselves stack right up to the originals and they serve some pretty good pizza as well, if you’re on a budget don’t worry; you’ll leave full for about $10. If you’re ever near Wrigleyville or the Lincoln Park area i’d highly recommend a visit, you definitely wont be disappointed.