Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay A2 Portable Stereo

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Band & Olufsen recently released their brand new Bluetooth stereo system. The device is among one of the more elegant wireless speakers on the market. The stereo allows for up to 8 devices to connect wirelessly through Bluetooth and features up to 24 hours of battery life. Unfortunately, as nice as the speakers sound, a price of $400 will turn many customers away.


Black Milk LIVE @ Reggie’s Rock Club


Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago
When: Friday, October 24th @ 8PM

Detroit MC, Black Milk, will be rolling through Chicago tomorrow. The show lands 4 days before the release of If There’s Hell Below, Black Milk’s third project of the year. He’ll be joined by Denmark Vessey, ADAD and Juice, rounding out what looks like a solid show. This one’s 18+ and tickets are on sale now for only $13, click the link below to grab yours.

Black Milk Tickets

Fall Throw Down w/ Sean Anonymous & Duenday

Sean Anon

Location: 11 5th Avenue S, St. Cloud (MN)
When: Friday, October 24th @ 9:30PM

As Halloween sits right around the corner, a bunch of show announcements are coming out of the woodwork. One week ahead of Halloween, Sean Anonymous & DJ Name, Duenday, and DJ Gabe Garcia will all be live at The Red Carpet in St. Cloud. A night full of dope Minneapolis music, this event is 21+ and FREE. This should be a good time, if you’re in the St. Cloud area, make sure get down to The Red Carpet.

Troy Boy x Metasota x Lamon Manuel LIVE @ Tonic Room

Troy Bou Meta

Location: 2447 N Halsted Street, Chicago
When: Friday, October 24th @ 8PM

Chicago’s 2nd City Citizens will be hosting a show at the Tonic Room tomorrow night. The night will feature performances from Troy Boy, Minneapolis’ own Metasota, Lamon Manuel and AMS, along with DJ sets from DJ Elliven. This event is 21+ and the door is only $6, if you come early you can even indulge in free Bacardi from 8:30PM-9:30PM. This should definitely be a good time, click the link below for tickets, did we mention free the booze?

Troy Boy x Metasota x Lamon Manuel Tickets

The Stand4rd LIVE @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall


Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul
When: Saturday, November 1st @ 6:30PM

The Stand4rd recently announced the venues and ticket sales for their upcoming tour in November. They’ll kick things off in their hometown of St. Paul with a show at Amsterdam Bar & Hall. This will mark Spooky Black’s first performance as well as the group as a whole. This one’s all ages and tickets are currently on sale for $15, if you know like we know, you’ll cop your tickets soon before this sells out. Click the link below for tickets and keep an eye out for more from The Stand4rd.

The Stand4rd LIVE @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall

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)

Nike SB Dunk Low “Dark Raisin”

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As the holiday season looms ahead, all of the major brands are turning up their stocks. Nike SB recently released a pair of “Dark Raisin” Dunk Lows and their actually pretty nice. Black suede, Raisin nubuck and white leather atop a gum bottom makes a surprisingly good fit. These should be available now at your local SB retailer or you can click the link below and cop via Premier for $85.

Nike SB Dunk Low “Dark Raisin” via Premier

Mayslack’s Bar


Photo By: Ed Khoeler

The Original Roast Beef Sandwich

Photo By: Becky S

Talk about a dive bar at its finest. Mayslack’s bar has it all with local music playing weekly, great drink specials, and the best of all, greasy one of a kind bar food. The establishment started in 1955 by Stan Myslajek, a former pro-wrestler. Stan created a gigantic garlic-infused roast beef sandwich which has not changed to this day. The sandwich is absolutely HUGE, I mean it takes a real man to stomach one of these down. While just about all of the food delivered infront of me looked delicious; the pizza, the nachos, and other sandwiches – when the decision came, I had to go with the original. I won’t be the first to say it but. . . “Nobody Beats Mayslack’s Meats!

Check out for their monthly band list and upcoming events.

Flying Lotus LIVE @ First Ave w/ Thundercat


Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, October 25th @ 8PM

With the release of You’re Dead! a couple of weeks ago, Flying Lotus has now embarked on his nationwide tour. He is slated to perform at First Avenue on this Saturday alongside Thundercat, for what should be a great show. FlyLo continued to be a favorite at music festivals this year and the release of his new album only adds to the anticipation of the event. With Thundercat handling the opening duties, $25 isn’t too bad of a price tag for tickets. The show is 18+ and tickets are on sale now, click the link below to cop yours today.

Flying Lotus Tickets

Naked Creativity 2


Location: 1442 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
When: Friday, October 24th // 7PM-Midnight

This weekend is looking like another busy weekend full of events. Tomorrow, Naked Creativity 2 will go down at The Silver Room in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The event will feature live music and art with performances from Hyype, Roy French, Plain Dave, ADOT and Roman Flowrs among others. This one’s 18+ and tickets are only $5, if you’re looking for something to get into, think about hitting this up; it ends at Midnight so there’s still plenty to get into after.