Along with Papa Hemingway in Cuba, there are some great limited releases hitting theaters this weekend. First off is a new drama from actor-turned-director Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Horrible Bosses), Nicole Kidman (Eyes Wide Shut, The Interpreter), Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction, Catch Me If You Can), and Catherine Hahn (Step Brothers, Parks and Recreation) titled The Family Fang, which is based on the book by Kevin Wilson. The film follows a brother and sister as they return home in search of their famous parents, who have gone missing. Seems fairly promising, but you can be the judge.
Next up is an Italian film titled The Wait (L’attesa) from director Piero Messina (La Porta, Terra) and starring internationally known actress Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Godzilla) about a mother who unexpectedly meets her future daughter-in-law at a villa in Sicily and waits with her for her son to arrive, concealing some dark secret the entire time. Continue reading →
Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago When: Thursday, April 28th @ 6PM
Lil Uzi Vert has been making a lot of waves over the last year or so, but the Atlanta artist has only recently begun to really cashing in on his new found stardom. The good people over at Lyrical Lemonade are bringing Uzi to the Metro in Chicago tonight. The lineup for this one is absolutely stacked and will also include performances from Martin $ky, Webster X, Logan Cage, Roy French, and Warhol.SS. This event is all ages and advance tickets are still available for $30 ($36 @ door), click the link below to grab yours now before they sell out.
Amare Symoné has been catching our ears and eyes as of late. Imported from Cali, the Chicago artist continues to establish herself as someone who deserves to be on everyone’s radar. Her latest single, “Break of Mind,” starts off with tribal drums but quickly gives way to a lush, complex instrumental that suits her well. The young songstress really takes off during the second verse showing off an affinity for poetry. After teasing a few shots on Twitter, we’re definitely excited to see the visual for this track. Check out “Break of Mind” above and stay tuned for the official music video.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, April 28th @ 9PM
The people of Minnesota are no strangers to the band Umphrey’s McGee, every year you’ll find these guys headlining a variety of venues, usually with back to back dates. This year they’ll be playing 3 consecutive nights at First Avenue’s main room, but Thursday’s after party in the entry is definitely something to note. Tonight’s show will feature performances from PHO, Doks Robotiks, and Chalk; a solid lineup that’ll keep the energy high after Umphreys in the main room. This one is 18+ and tickets are currently available for $10 ($5 crossover), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, May 6th @ 8:30PM
It’s almost that time of year again, next Friday the homie DJ low will be holding his b day party at The Cabooze. His “My Parent’s Bassment” series continues to grow with each installment, a truly good time for people looking to dance their nights away. No word on any special guests yet, but we’re sure you’ll see plenty of familiar faces throughout the night. This one is 18+ and tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 ($10 @ door), click the link below to grab yours now.
Although starring in one of the most successful film franchises of all time hasn’t always been great for acting careers (with the exception of Harrison Ford), that doesn’t seem to be the case with The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley. The young actress has just signed on to star in a new drama called The Lost Wife, a remake of the Israeli film Kolma. The Force Awakens and Star Trek director J.J. Abrams will be producing the project for Marielle Heller (A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Diary of a Teenage Girl), who will direct the film. Unlike many of her co-stars, who signed on for follow-up projects once it was announced they would be appearing in Star Wars, Ridley held off on contractual obligations until after the first film was already released in theaters. She is currently filming the second installment in the new Star Wars trilogy, which is being headed by director Rian Johnson (The Brothers Bloom, Looper). The Lost Wife is based on the book by Alyson Richman about a young couple in pre-World War II Prague who fall in love and are remorsefully separated when the Nazi’s invade the country in 1939. The script was adapted by Marc Klein (Serendipity, A Good Year), and the producers are aiming to show the film at Cannes before it opens to worldwide audiences. We’ll keep you posted for further updates.
The final trailer has arrived for director Bryan Singer‘s upcoming X-Men feature, Apocalypse. If you haven’t been following, the last X-Men movie was Days of Future Past, which found Wolverine going back in time to alter the timeline of the X-Men movies to prevent the end of the world. This new timeline picks up in what I’m guessing would be at least the the late 1980s, and finds Mystique responsible for training the new generation of X-Men to fight Apocalypse, the world’s first and most powerful mutant, who happens to be immortal. Apocalypse awakes after thousands of years and begins amassing power; having seen what humanity has become, he recruits a team of powerful mutants (including Magneto) to cleanse mankind and create a new world order. Screenwriter Simon Kinberg (Sherlock Holmes, Fantastic Four) wrote the script from a story written by himself and director Bryan Singer (X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Days of Future Past), as well as writers Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris (Superman Returns, Krampus). Continue reading →
Outside of Travi$ Scott, the city of Houston has been pretty quiet as of late. One artist who is trying to change that is Slihmm, a young MC with a versatile bag of flows and a deep penchant for lyricism. Unlike the swangin, screwed up records from a decade ago, Slihmm attacks instrumentals using his pen as a sword. “Nightly’s” laid back piano allows for him to show off his rhymes, but one can’t help feeling like the record ends before it is able to blossom. A solid effort, we’d like to see a few fully crafted records from the kid, check out “Nightly” above.
Location: 199 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul When: Sunday, July 24th
With the release of Drake’s highly anticipated album, Views From The 6 on the horizon, the Toronto artist has announced a summer tour with Atlanta’s own Future. The “Summer Sixteen” tour will begin July 20th in Austin, before heading north throughout the mid-west. There aren’t many concrete details regarding the event, but we do know that general admission tickets will be on sale at noon on August 29th. Click the link below for more info and stay tuned for the updated ticket links.