You can go anywhere in the world and still recognize those two golden arches silhouetted against a solid red background. McDonald‘s is not only a name, it’s a brand. It’s one of the most renowned brands in the history of America, and by extension, the world. Despite the fact that we live in a post-Supersize Me society, McDonald’s is still one of the most daily-visited restaurants globally. In fact, McDonald’s has been around for so long that its name and label are now simply embedded in the American conscious. This weekend, however, fans of the fast-food-fav can see how it all began. Director John Lee Hancock’s The Founder is now playing in theaters nationwide. Starring Michael Keaton (Beetlejuice, Birdman), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, 22 Jump Street), John Carroll Lynch (Gran Torino, Crazy Stupid Love), Linda Cardellini (Grandma’s Boy, Avengers: Age of Ultron), BJ Novak (The Office, Inglorious Basterds), and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, The Master), The Founder tells the tale of Ray Kroc, the passionate salesman who took the McDonald brothers’ small burger shack and turned it into the internationally known conglomerate we know today. Continue reading →
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, January 19th @ 9PM
Rich Lee will once again take over the Nomad World Pub tomorrow for one of his Dollar Parties. This time around special guests include Yanna Ely and Reo Galor among others. This event is 21+ and as mentioned in it’s title, admission is only $1 dollar.
With tour season in full effect, PROF, Finding Novyon, Metasota, and Willie Wonka have began their joint tour throughout most of the western U.S. A monster lineup that is sure to put on a good show in any given city on any given night, the “Time Bomb” tour is a great chance for out of state fans to get familiar. Check out the dates above to see if they’re coming to your town or a town near year.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, January 21st @ 10PM
The homies from The Litestyle observer have resurrected their dancehall party at the Nomad. Dubbed World Wide Riddum, the event will showcase afrobeat, reggeaton, and dancehall genres further diversifying Minneapolis’ vibrant music scene. The first event will feature sets from Slamdunkapher, Verb X and Jimmy 2 Times; a solid group that should keep the party going all night. This event is 21+ and the door is only $5, stay tuned for more from The Litestyle Observer.
Location: 2555 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago Hours: Mon-Sat: 7AM-5PM, Sun: 9AM-3PM
Chicago is one of those cities where you can literally eat just about any type of food under the sun. Whether it’s Swedish pastries in Andersonville (really, that’s the name), Ethiopian food in Roger’s Park or tacos in Little Village; it’s all there. One of my favorite spots in the entire city is also probably one of the smallest, in the summer the line really stretches down the block. El Cubanito cooks up Cuban style steak sandwiches that could easily stand up to the traditional Philly that’s often favored. If you’re simply looking for a snack, they also make a damn good empanada; all of which can easily be had for under $10. Cuban food is often slept on, but one stop here and that’ll all change. If you’re ever near Logan Square and need a bite to eat, check out El Cubanito; you wont regret it.
Martin Scorsese agreed to serve as producer for an official Grateful Dead documentary back in October 2014. The Dead’s 50th anniversary was coming up the following year, and filmmakers wanted to have the project ready for the celebration. Unfortunately that didn’t happen, and the landmark event was ultimately celebrated with a massive 3-day concert over the 4th of July weekend in Chicago’s Soldier Field. Original members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Phil Lesh reunited on-stage for the event, which proved a huge success, despite the absence of Jerry Garcia, who died in 1995. Now, however, the 6-part documentary, appropriately titled Long Strange Trip from director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, Happy Valley), is set to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival before being released on Amazon Prime this May. Continue reading →
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, January 18th @ 9PM
The homies from LikeMinds will celebrate the release of their short film, W.A.R, tonight at Honey in Northeast. The event will also feature performances from Mac Drakula, Dylan LP, Radio Ahlee, Traiveon Dunlap & Candi, Unknown Creatures, and sets from DJ Brano. For those always looking to stay fresh, there will also be clothing booths from Space Boy and No Flashy Shit. This event is 21+ and tickets are only $8 at the door, if you’re looking for something to fun to do mid-week, look no further.
Location: 701 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, January 18th @ 8PM
Tonight, Why Khaliq will take over the 7th Street Entry for the release of his short film, The Night of The Mustard Seed. No word on what the film is about, but it will feature the likes of J. Plaza, Audiyo Element, DJ Mac Tims, Lost in The Wild, and Been Reza. The event is 18+ and advance tickets may still be available for only $7 ($10 @ door), click the link below to grab yours now.
The homies RP Hooks & GoodKarma Niles took to Twitter last night to release a new track titled “Ghost & Gordan.” The SPVCE crew has been very active as of late, whether it’s a slew of new music from individual members or a string of recent performances. Just ahead of their SPVCE House party on January 28th, “Ghost & Gordan” surely proves a point. The murky production falls inline with all things SPVCE, while Niles & Hooks flash a high level of chemistry. Peep “Ghost & Gordan” above for yourself and click the link for more info regarding their upcoming show.
The good people from Stance are known for their creative attire including a vast variety of socks. Yes….Socks. If you’re like us, you know that the power of the sock is one that can elevate your entire fit to the next level. Stance recently began their “Legends” campaign, one of the most notable releases being the “Tupac” Anthem sock featured above. Not your average sock, these come with a 3-D flair showcasing Pac’s signature bandana. A perfect head turner for the upcoming spring/summer, these are currently available for $20, click the link below for a better look.