Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, August 6th @ 8PM
Taylor Gang affiliate and fine Marijuana purveyor, Berner, will be live at 7th Street Entry next week on his “Cookies or Better” tour. The Sacramento MC will be joined by a cast of fellow west coasters in Demrick, J-Hornay, and Anonymous That Dude. This show is definitely going to get cloudy, tickets are only $13 in advance ($15 @ door) and the door is 18+.
The Red Stag will host their annual block party this Sunday at their HQ in Northeast Minneapolis. Billed as “A collaboration of craft brewing,” In Cahoots splits 10 local breweries into 5 teams pitting them against each other in a battle of the best brew. The teams are pretty solid this year with Dangerous Man & Sociable Cider Works as early favorites. There will also be live music from Mixed Blood Majority, Black Market Brass, Lydia Liza and many more. The event is FREE and the winning team gets to have proceeds donated to their charity of choice, click the link below for more information and make sure to head up to Northeast on Sunday.
Location: Lake Street between Elliot Avenue & 42nd Avenue When: Sunday, August 2nd // 11AM-5PM
This year’s Open Streets series will make it’s next stop along the eastern section of Lake Street. A section that includes many different cultural hot spots, you’ll also be able to stop by the Midtown Global Market on the event’s western border. Open Streets are family friendly events and will showcase live music, various games, local food vendors, local craft vendors, and a variety of other things to do. All ages of course, Open Streets: East Lake runs along the green way allowing for easy access, click the link below for more information.
Oscar-winner Tommy Lee Jones will be joining Matt Damon in the upcoming fifth installment in the ‘Jason Bourne’ series, thus far only titled Bourne 5. Captain Phillips and Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass will be returning to helm the project, which will also star series veteran Julia Stiles (The Bourne Supremacy, Silver Linings Playbook), Viggo Mortensen (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Hidalgo), and Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.). Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass will be writing the film along with returning Bourne screenwriter Christopher Rouse (The Italian Job, The Bourne Ultimatum), but no details regarding the plot are known at this time. Producer Frank Marshall (Indiana Jones-Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future) will produce with Jeffery Weiner under Captivate Entertainment. Stay tuned for more news!
MPLS MC Reo Galor took to Twitter earlier today to drop a new single titled “Gnarly.” A lighthearted pursuit of a good night ensues as the record unfolds. Reo brings the listener through an evening of excess, a much needed break from the daily grind. Produced by BC100, the instrumental allows Reo to show off his versatility. A solid record, we’re definitely interested to hear more. Check out “Gnarly” below and keep an eye out for more from Reo Galor.
Tom Cruise (Top Gun, War of the Worlds) is back on the big screen this week in yet another outing as Impossible Mission Force leader Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. This is the fifth installment in the MI series that started back in 1996 with director Brian De Palma (Scarface, The Untouchables) and screenwriter David Koepp‘s (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man) big screen adaptation of the popular TV series. Since then directors like John Woo, J.J. Abrams, and Brad Bird have stepped in to helm additional sequels, and now Rogue Nation is playing in theaters nationwide from Oscar-winning writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Jack Reacher). Joining Cruise in the supporting cast are actors Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, The Bourne Legacy), Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol), Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen, Hercules), and Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Con Air). This time out Hunt and company must take on the Syndicate, a rogue international group of special agents that are out to kill all the members of IMF. Reviews have been pretty positive thus far; fans of the series report lots of action, but you don’t need to have seen the previous films necessarily to enjoy it. Anyway, check it out on the big screen today!
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, August 6th @ 10PM
My Parent’s Bassment is back at the Record Room next Thursday and things are looking to get pretty wild. As always, DJ Low & Mike The Martyr will be spinning sets along with a few special guests. Word around town is that Low will be spinning a Drake exclusive set, right on time for that “3 Peat.” This one’s 18+, ladies are FREE until midnight and guys are FREE until 11PM; click the link below and grab tickets for $5 if you’re showing up late.
As most of you probably know by now the Drake/Meek Mill beef is starting to heat up. Of all the memes, vines and whatever other hilarious things being spread around the internet, someone has taken things to a new level with the “Save Meek Mill” charity. The website aims to donate proceeds to Philadelphia’s public school system, all in an effort to help Philly’s youth avoid growing up to be like Meek Mill. Over the top? Maybe, but at least there’s actually a good cause on the back end; click the link below to check out the website.
Chester Watson has had a good 2015 so far managing to balance a slew of festival slots and a steady stream of releases. His latest drop comes in the form of a video titled “Wrath of the Guided.” No stranger to the Twin Cities, Watson links up with Alan De Leon Taverna and Conner Evert on the visual’s production; 2 emerging artists in their own right. “Wrath of the Guided” is dank and eerie, Chester’s monotonous voice sounds right at home as the production picks up. At 18, Chester Watson has positioned himself as one of the MCs to watch in his class, check out the video above and stay tuned for more.
This weekend you can see a new documentary from award-winning documentarians Robert Gordon (The Blues, Johnny Cash’s America) and Morgan Neville (The Cool School, Twenty Feet From Stardom) titled Best of Enemies. The film chronicles a series of debates held between liberal thinker Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley Jr. in 1968. Intended to be a public commentary on the political and social issues of the day, the two ended up unintentionally changing modern media format from informed delivery of fact to exaggeration and speculation. Providing interviews for the film are the debaters, themselves, as well as Kelsey Grammer (X-Men: The Last Stand, Boss), John Lithgow (Shrek, Interstellar), Dick Cavett (The Dick Cavett Show, Forrest Gump), Noam Chomsky (The Oil Factor: Behind the War on Terror, The U.S. Vs. John Lennon), and Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor). The film received a nomination at the Sundance Film Festival for the Grand Jury Prize and also earned high remarks at this year’s Montclair Film Festival. Watch the trailer here on MADE, the film will be open on big screens Friday, July 31st.