Monthly Archives: April 2015

HI-A-TUS @ Gamut Gallery


Location: 1006 S Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, April 30th @ 9PM

HI-A-TUS is back for their April installment tonight. The Greenroom curated event is hosted by Sarah White and Alicia Steele and will feature special guests Ander Other, $pacetyme and DJ Keezy. These are a good time especially for those looking to get down in a low key setting. The event is 18+ and the door is only $7, make sure to bring your dancing shoes.

Joey Aich – Soup

After recently surviving a car crash with minimal injuries, Cleveland MC Joey Aich took a little time to reflect on life. Last week Joey returned with a new track titled “Soup,” an introspective record that sees Joey in good shape; showing off various flows on the off canter instrumental. Glad to see that the kid’s ok, check out “Soup” above and make sure to be on the look out for more from Joey Aich.

Hyype – Vital Ft. Boobielootaveli

Chicago spitter Hyype recently released a new track titled “Vital.” The Chicago MC links up with Miami’s own Boobielootaveli over a dark synth ridden instrumental. Both artists hold their own with a pair of quick witted verses that display each of their lyrical ability. Hyype has been a little quiet as of late, but we have a feeling that all of this will change very soon. Check out “Vital” above and stay tuned for more from Hyype and The 11th Realm.

PUMA Suede Classic “Allover Splatter”


PUMA recently released a pair of super clean kicks for the upcoming summer months. PUMA dresses their Suede Classic in an “Allover Splatter” taking a que from current trends. Not super into PUMA’s but the Suede Classic should definitely have at least one spot in everyone’s closet. These should be available now at your local PUMA retailer for $90 or you can click the link below and grab them now via Rakuten.

PUMA Suede Classic “Allover Splatter” via Rakuten

Places + Faces: Episode 8 (SXSW)

Places + Faces returns with episode 8 featuring a healthy dose of SXSW action. Whoever this kid is, he managed to hit some of the most anticipated showcases while down in Austin. This episode features performances and cameos from Two-9, Mike Will Made It, Rae Sremmurd, Travi$ Scott, Young Thug, Metro Boomin and Danny Seth among others. Check out episode 8 above and stay tuned for the next installment.

Tribeca Film Festival Closes 2015 Celebration With ‘Goodfellas’ Showing And Cast Reunion

Actors Robert DeNiro (Left), Ray Liotta (Center), and Paul Sorvino (Right) were all present to celebrate the Goodfellas anniversary.

This year the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City closed it’s curtains with a special showing of Martin Scorsese‘s 1990 mobster classic, Goodfellas. The film was shown in a new remastered 4K print, and to celebrate the 25th Anniversary, members of the cast, including Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Robert DeNiro (The Godfather Part II, Casino), Ray Liotta (Hannibal, Identity), Lorraine Bracco (The Basketball Diaries, The Sopranos), Paul Sorvino (The Gambler, Romeo + Juliet), and Debi Mazar (Batman Forever, Entourage) reunited at the Beacon Theatre for the special showing. Robert DeNiro introduced the film with a brief speech, noting that Joe Pesci (Home Alone, My Cousin Vinny), who won the 1990 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Tommy, could not be in attendance. Director Martin Scorsese (The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street) and producer Irwin Winkler (Rocky, Raging Bull) were also absent, but the audience was able to view special video messages they had sent, as well as a live conversation (hosted by The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart) with the present cast members, who discussed their personal memories of the film. But the anniversary of the film is only part of the celebration; Goodfellas was filmed (and takes place) in and around New York City, complimenting Robert DeNiro’s goal of celebrating the film heritage of New York City by founding the Tribeca Film Festival. Needless to say I think he’ll have a hard time topping himself next year!

[MADE] Brews of the Week

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We are back at it with this week’s addition of MADE Brews of the Week and we happen to feature two Minnesota breweries. Our first choice is going out to Brau Brother’s Brewery with their Hop Session Super Pale Ale.

This lighter hop session ale is packed with flavor and drinkability. After one sip, you cannot help but notice the explosion of citrusy flavors and aroma.  Loaded with carbonation, this brew packs a punch up front with a super dry finish, leaving it to be one solid session ale. Sitting at a light 4.20% ABV, the Hopsession Ale can easily be consumed throughout the day.

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With the second brew of the week, we are featuring Third Street Breweries Spot Light IPA. The guys out of Cold Spring MN have a few solid beers floating around the Twin Cities, and it is right that we feature a brew from these guys.

The Spot Light IPA is a very well rounded IPA. Although, it is nothing significant, it is affordable and tasty. With a bready malt taste mixed with tropical hop notes, this beer will subtly get you drunk. This one pushes above 7% ABV with little to no traces of alcohol. Overall, this is a solid IPA that shouldn’t be overlooked.

A$AP Rocky – M’$

A$AP Rocky has been understandably quiet since the death of A$AP Yams, but all that changed recently with the release of “M’$.” With the announcement of his upcoming project A.L.L.A, Rocky is looking to continue the buzz that was briefly quieted. Produced by Mike Dean and C.N.O.T.E, “M’$” showcases Rocky’s transition, the Harlem rapper is now adopting new cadences providing a record that feels familiar but not at all the same as previous releases. I for one am happy that Rock has dropped new music, losing a close friend is never easy, but life indeed goes on. Check out “M’$” above and stay tuned for more from Rocky & the A$AP Mob.

[MADE] The Coastal Cruz: The Forest

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K&1_34 copyThis is the 4th installment to The Coastal Cruz series and we are proud to say we have a few more to go. The photos above were shot when we hiked through the coastal forests of California. These were shot not too far from where they filmed planet of the apes, as we discovered anything from redwoods and dense forests, to mysterious and open land. This was a personal highlight, being able to chill out and explore an entirely new world.

The Coastal Cruz || The Coastal Cruz: Landscapes  || The Coastal Cruz Landscapes: pt.2

Fort Wilson Riot – Easy Way

We recently received Fort Wilson Riot’s latest single “Easy Way” and we’ve got to say, these guys are definitely growing into something special. A groovy, free spirited record, “Easy Way” is spot on for the current upswing in warm weather. The record features a horn section that’ll have you jumping out of your seat, the instrumentation is how you say, completely one with the vocals. Every time I receive an e-mail from these guys I know what’s inside will lift my spirits and “Easy Way” does exactly that; a song that will no doubt have people from age 4 up to 65 dancing and smiling this summer. Fort Wilson Riot is currently in the midst of an onslaught of live performances including May 15th @ The Third Bird and May 23rd @ Memory Lanes’ Block Party. Check out “Easy Way” below and be on the look out for more from these guys, we’ll definitely be watching.