Location: 629 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, September 3rd @ 9PM
As the events continue to pour in, you don’t really get the feeling that summer is officially winding down. There are plenty of things to do this weekend, but one thing you should keep an eye on is Thraxx at the Triple Rock. The event will feature performances from Ness Nite, Drelli, KAS, Tricky, Lewii Lew, and T$EN$IE; a solid lineup for the price of $3. This one is 18+ and the homie BVCKWOODS, DJ Smoove, and SAJNT, will be spinning throughout the night. Click the link below to RSVP for $3 tickets ($7 @ door) and make sure to keep an eye out for more information.
A couple of weeks ago we received some new music from Musa Reems of Children of I.L.L.I.O.S. A wordsmith with a great ear for instrumentals, Musa’s solo affair is only 2 tracks but worth the listen. On “Eclipse,” the budding MC shows off his poise switching gears effortlessly as the record progresses. No word on if there is more on the way, but we’re definitely listening. Check out Another Dos(e) above and stay tuned for more.
Just because summer is almost over doesn’t mean you have to put your ball caps away. The good people over at Familia recently released some dope sport caps in four super clean colorways. These are currently retailing for a mere $20, but they are going FAST. Click the link below or stop by to grab yours.
We’ve been vibing to this record for a good week, so it’s about time we officially post it. The homie Josh Johnson put me on to Bijah B and Jahkobi, two artists that you should put on your radar; their collaboration resulting in the above record. Although simple, the instrumental does it’s job allowing the sax to jump in and out with ease. The various breakdowns might catch you off guard, but the frenetic drops reign the listener in right on time. A medley of sounds, “Half Grey Skies” is very uplifting, we’re excited to see what’s next. Check it out for yourself above and make sure to be on the look out for more.
Location: 1375 W Lake Street, Chicago When: Tuesday, September 6th @ 5:30PM
MADEinTYO broke into the scene last year with his smash hit “Uber Everwhere,” and has since gone on to become one of hip hops most intriguing young prospects. The Atlanta based artist and his Private Club brigade has been touring the nation and they’ll be stopping in Minneapolis and Chicago for back to back shows next week. Both shows have the same lineup with performances from MADEinTYO, Salma Slims, MYNAMEPHIN, and Noah Wood$ among others. The Chicago show is all ages and tickets are still available for $20, if you want to go the full mile you can grab VIP passes for $70. Click the link below to grab yours now before they sell out. Word around town is that Jugrnaut is dishing out free tickets via their instagram (@Jugrnaut), hit them up!
When people living in Minneapolis think of where to get a good cup of coffee in a comfortable setting, most would probably name one of the numerous shops in Uptown or the Northeast neighborhoods. Nestled in the Stevens Square neighborhood sits one of the city’s best kept secrets, the Boiler Room. Situated on 3rd Avenue near 19th street, the Boiler Room is slowly establishing itself as the areas “go to” coffee shop. Providing 3 house blends along with a plethora of other drinks including mochas, espressos and a variety of teas; I’ve found the Boiler Room to be much better than your average Starbucks or Caribou. They also serve up some awesome waffles, rice crispy treats, brownies, cookies and amazing muffins; the chocolate chip banana nut being a favorite. Free Wi-Fi (of course) and a homey atmosphere like your best friend’s basement will have you wondering where the last 4 hours went. If you’re ever near 3rd ave or the Stevens Square neighborhood make sure to stop in for a cup of Joe, you wont be disappointed.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, Minneapolis When: Sunday, September 11th @ 6:30PM
Both Chicago and the Twin Cities’s hip hop scenes have shared a nice amount of successes over the last few years. As some of the more notable graduates like Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Allan Kingdom, and Finding Novyon gain footholds on higher ground, both metros have an entirely new crop of artists blowing up. Supa Bwe & Kembe X are two of Chicago’s best up and coming artists, the latter recently receiving a deal from Kendrick Lamar’s TDE record label. If you’re unfamiliar you should definitely dig into a few projects, this event has a low key feel but it is a must attend for anyone looking for a great hip hop performance. Lucien Parker will open up the night and DJAY Mando will hold down the 1s & 2s, this event is 18+ and tickets are on sale now for $15, click the link below to cop yours now.
Director Wes Craven went down in cinematic history for his iconic career in the horror film industry. Craven is behind such famous franchises as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, which of course brought the unforgettable characters of Freddy Kruger and Jason Voorhees to movie-goers worldwide. This was not, however, the reaction upon the release of a much earlier and grittier horror film Craven got behind in the early ’70s. The Last House on the Left was released on August 30, 1972. It was one of Craven’s first pairings with horror producer Sean S. Cunningham, and serves as a staple of cult horror films typical of the era. The film’s harshly realistic and graphic subject matter surrounds a pair of teenage girls who are abducted by a gang of escaped convicts and are subjected to rape, disembowelment, castration, and much more. Continue reading →
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Monday, September 8th @ 9PM
That’s right, The Best Damn Beat Battle is back for a 5th installment this September. You know the drill, the event will feature live beat sets as well as the 16 producer battle. No concrete word on who will compete yet, but if the lineup is anything like the last few we’re sure it’ll be a good night. Click the link below to RSVP and keep an eye out for more information regarding the event.
Legendary comedic actor Gene Wilder, best known for his roles in films like Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, passed away Monday after a struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. The actor was twice nominated for an Academy Award, one for his role in The Producers and the other as co-writer with Mel Brooks for Young Frankenstein. Wilder first gained attention in a production of Off Broadway’s Roots in 1961. He then continued working in television and on Broadway for a number of years, where he first caught the eye of filmmaker Mel Brooks. The actor starred in a production of Bonnie and Clyde in 1967 before teaming up with Brooks for his breakout role in The Producers, which earned him his first nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Continue reading →