Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, June 2nd @ 9PM
We’re just a few days from ACKronem’s release party for his project Live Fast, Die Never, the Twin Cities MC will hold the event at Honey in Northeast. The night will feature performances from Catalyst, Unknown Creatures, Gabriella Jacobs, and ACKronem himself; as well as DJ sets from Softporecorn. deM atlaS will host the evening rounding out what should be a good night, this one is 21+ and the door is $10, the first 25 guests get in FREE so get there early. Click the link below for more info.
Pusha T just shook things up with the release of his new single, “Drug Dealers Anonymous.” The G.O.O.D Music President holds nothing back flaring his oft-slept on lyricism like a machete. Jay Z has been popping up a lot lately, but this is quite possibly his best verse in years, the veteran proves that he’s all but lost it. Not sure if this will appear on Pusha’s upcoming album, Goodfellas; but we can only hope that there’s more where this came from. Check out “Drug Dealers Anonymous” below and keep an eye out for more.
Location: 2506A Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55418 Hours: M/W/TH: 4-11 | TU: CLOSED | FR: 4-12 | SA: 12-12 | SU: 12-9
Last year, Fair State Brewing Cooperative emerged in Northeast Minneapolis. The co-op brewery is Minnesota’s first, and also happens to be one of the very few in the United States. Everything about the brewery is community driven, as they offer a variety of benefits.
What exactly does a co-op brewery have to offer, you might ask? Well, quite a bit if you want to purchase a share of the brewery and become a member. The cost, $200. If you are a beer nerd, this is actually a VERY fair price. Members will have first dibs on new releases, special discount on happy hours, the ability to have recipe input and voting rights within the brewery (and many other features). For the full article and definition listings, click HERE. Also, if you aren’t a Minnesota resident, don’t bother trying to buy a share, because you must be a resident.
With Daniel Craig (Layer Cake, Quantum of Solace) sadly stepping down from the role, speculation continues to circle the web as to who is going to replace him as the world’s most famous spy. Although MGM had reportedly offered Craig £68 million for a further two films, plus shares, inside reports have stated that Craig is simply done with the role, and is moving on. And so now must producers Barbara Broccoli (GoldenEye, The World is Not Enough) and Michael G. Wilson (For Your Eyes Only, License to Kill), along with the heads at MGM, decide on a new actor to further the franchise. The favored choice, at least according to all the rumors, is Avengers and High-Rise actor Tom Hiddleston, who has thus far denied all of the rumors, but who, I’m sure, is not completely against the idea. Another name that has come up is Aiden Turner (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Poldark), but according to a more recent report from the Daily Mail, Billy Eliot and Nymphomaniac star Jamie Bell is in actual talks with the producers to take over the role. Continue reading →
Atlanta’s hip hop scene has held the crown for nearly 10 years now and it isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Just as the last batch of artists hit their stride, an entirely new cast of MCs is currently catching fire. Chris Fresh is arguably one of the newest on the scene, his connections with the production crew 808 Mafia has jump started his rise. His single “What” had the underground going insane, it was only a matter of time before we saw a remix and this one proceeds expectations. With features from Lil Yachty, Playboi Carti, MadeinTyo, and UnoTheActivist; the record has enough buzz to blow your speakers. Check it out for yourself above and stay tuned for more.
Director John Brewer (Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, Nat King Kole: Afraid of the Dark) released his documentary on the late B.B. King back in 2012, but it wasn’t released in the US officially until 2014. That said, the film, titled The Life of Riley (B.B. King’s name was Riley B. King), is now available on Netflix. Narrated by Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Knight), the film features a plethora of musicians, friends, and family, who discuss B.B. King’s long and revolutionary career as an American bluesman, including Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr, Bono, Ronnie Wood, Dr. John, and Solomon Burke. B.B. King hailed from the flat delta land in Mississippi and eventually made his way to Memphis, Tennessee, where he began regular work as a blues artist. He secured a number of record deals, and when rock music took off in the ’60s, a new interest in King’s and other blues artists of his era as they had never experienced before. Continue reading →
Location: 1374 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta When: Friday, June 10th @ 8:30PM
The kid Finding Novyon continues his hot streak with yet another Red Bull Sound Select appearance. This time around Yung Lean will headline while Jace of Two-9 provides further assistance. The Sound Select program is firing on all cylinders across the country, not much to complain about when admission is only $3. This event is 18+ and the RSVP list is open, click the link below to RSVP and make sure to get their earlier if you want to get in.
This past Friday night, we made our way into Icehouse for the Crunchy Kids highly anticipated EP release show for, Crop. Even while competing with Art-a-Whirl weekend, Icehouse filled up and rounded out to be a successful night of music. The Crunchy Kids were joined by the likes of Doks Robotiks and a DJ set by Sarah White as well. If you missed out on the above performances, don’t worry cause we got your back. Make sure to stay tuned for more recaps to come.
May 23rd, 1980 saw the release of one of director Stanley Kubrick‘s most iconic films, The Shining. Initially a commercial flop, the film has gone down as an iconic Hollywood masterpiece, and one of Kubrick’s most celebrated films. Based on a novel by author Stephen King (Carrie, Salem’s Lot), who admittedly is not a big fan of Kubrick’s adaptation, The Shining combines a a series of bizarre elements with Kubrick’s carefully crafted filmmaking, exploring the darker side of the human subconscious. Kubrick was a popular director at the time the film came up for production. He had previously released such renowned films as 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971), which had earned him a great amount of control when it came to making his films. The production on The Shining, however, was not what anyone had expected, taking more than a year to film at a budget that ended up at $18 million. What’s more, critical reception was incredibly harsh against Kubrick and lead actors Jack Nicholson (Chinatown, The Departed) and Shelley DuVall (Annie Hall, The Portrait of a Lady), even though the film did end up grossing $44 million. Continue reading →
The Zoo York crew recently hit up the city of Barcelona capturing a solid amount of good footy. Ron Deily, Dave Willis, Gavin Nolan and Chaz Ortiz all make appearances in the video, it’s clear that Zoo York definitely has a promising future. Check out the clip above and keep an eye out for more.