Location: 911 W Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, November 21st // 6PM-11PM

In the wake of KSTP’s ridiculously idiotic reporting of Mayor Betsy Hodges and Navell Gordon flashing “gang signs”, what have we all learned? Sure, the internet was set ablaze with hilarious memes and the infamous hashtag “#pointergate”, but not much has actually came of the scandal. That all changes tonight with Neighborhoods Organizing For Change (NOFC) and Soul Tools Entertainment bringing about the above event. The show features a stacked lineup with performances from Ashley Dubose, DJ Snuggles, The Lioness, Guante, MaLLy, BdotCroc, Freez, Manny Phesto, Metasota and Sean Anonymous just to name a few. The night is meant to show solidarity for Navell Gordon, the man pointing in the picture with Mayor Hodges, Navell will also take the stage with his debut performance. This one’s all ages and starts at 6PM sharp, if you don’t have anything going on you should definitely come down and support Navell and the North side.

Gray Friday @ Nether Bar


Location: 111 5th Street N, Minneapolis
When: Friday, November 21st @ 9PM

As Thanksgiving sits right around the corner, the anticipation for Black Friday and Christmas is already getting crazy. Tonight, the Nether Bar at Mill City Nights will host Gray Friday. The event features a full lineup with performances from J. Plaza & Millyunz, Lyric Marid, Cashinova, Deeply Rooted Tribe, Lil One and DJ Northstar. This one’s 18+ and advance tickets are on sale now for only $5, click the link below to cop yours now.

Gray Friday Tickets

[MADE] Recap – Before the Feast @ The Nomad


This Wednesday, we popped into Nomad for a free night of local hip-hop and alternative music. The night featured DJ Snuggles (cuttin up tracks), Black Magick, Late Arrival and Devata Daun.


Devata Daun opened up the night, which eventually led into Late Arrival’s first ever performance, followed up by Nomad’s very own Kama with Black Magick.

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Once again, The Nomad continues to bring in a variety of local artists with multiple rotating micro brews – as usual, there was no cover charge. Make sure stay tuned here for more recaps from MADE.

All City Vol. 2


Although the first installment of the All City series may have been more expansive, All City Vol. 2 takes a larger look at Minneapolis & Chicago’s hip hop scenes, while still incorporating a few other national artists. 2014 has been a great year for music in both Chicago & Minneapolis, with a lot of creativity brewing in the Mid-West. All City Vol. 2 takes some of our favorites from Chicago, Minneapolis and other cities across the nation. Check out the compilation below and keep an eye out for the All City feature.

(Photo Credit: Kevin Vogel)

V+D Set by BAK Arquitectos

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V+D Set by BAK Arquitectos // Mar Azul Forest, Argentina

Tech N9ne LIVE @ MYTH


Location: 3090 Southlawn Dr, St. Paul
When: Saturday, November 22nd @ 7PM

Underground legend Tech N9ne will roll through the Twin Cities tomorrow. Tech loves stopping up here with regular stops at least twice a year, and he usually puts on an awesome show. This time, he’ll be joined by Krizz Kaliko, Stevie Stone, and Ces Cru, rounding out the night’s lineup. The event is all ages (wait what?) and tickets are still available for $35, if you’re over 21 you may want to opt for the balcony passes for $50. Click the link below for tickets, if you’re willing to brave an all ages show at Myth; be our guests.

Tech N9ne Tickets

Windy City Soul Club

Windy City

Location: 1035 N Western Avenue, Chicago
When: Saturday, November 22nd @ 9PM

The Windy City Soul Club will once again inhabit the Empty Bottle in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood tomorrow. These events cater in 50s, 60s, and 70s funk & soul resulting in consistent good times. The Nomad’s “Dead Disco” dance night is the only thing that compares in Minneapolis, but for Chicagoans these can be considered a main event. Call that girl/guy you’ve been thinking about taking out and make sure to be ready to dance, these are 21+ and cover is only $5, no pre-sale tickets so make sure to get there early.

Har Mar Superstar LIVE @ Double Door w/ Tickle Torture

Har Mar Chicago

Location: 1572 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
When: Saturday, November 29th @ 8PM

Har Mar Superstar’s North American tour will stop in Chicago next Saturday at Wicker Park’s Double Door. A couple of weeks removed from his show at First Avenue, Har Mar will be joined by Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground (No…he isn’t dead), Toby Goodshank and local favorite Tickle Torture. A good show for people looking for something a little different, this one’s 21+ and tickets are still available for $16; click the link below to cop yours.

Har Mar x Pizza Underground Tickets

Towkio LIVE @ Lincoln Hall

Save Money

Location: 2424 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago
When: Friday, December 19th @ 7PM

The Save Money crew will be taking over Lincoln Hall in about a month. Towkio will be center stage as he’ll headline the event with performances from Hurt Everybody and Lucki Eck$ as well. A few special guests are also slated to appear so you never know who could end up throwing down. The show is all ages and tickets are available for $10 in advance and $12 at the door. If you’re interested in going, click the link below and cop your tickets NOW.

Towkio Save Money Tickets

Children of I.L.L.I.O.S – Blakk Suns

About a week ago, we received a track from Chicago duo Children of I.L.L.I.O.S titled “Blakk Suns”. Produced by LordxLumo, the calm, lull instrumental serves as a good foundation for both MC’s sharp cadences. Hailing from the West side, both Musa Reems and Kairo Jones prove that even at 17, they’re capable of commanding the track. With their debut project Journey Through The Blakk Sun in the works, it’ll be interesting to see what these guys have on deck. Peep “Blakk Suns” above and be on the look out for more from Children of I.L.L.I.O.S.