Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, December 31st @ 8PM
NYE 2016 is looking like one for the record books. Amid all the huge events and crazy dance parties going on, 7th Street Entry might be an oasis for people trying to avoid the madness while still enjoying top notch music. Zuluzuluu will headline the night with opening sets from Metasota, Destiny Roberts, and DJ Sophia Eris; no word on any special guests, but we’re sure you’ll see a few. Still a few weeks away, you’ll want to make your decisions sooner rather than later because this show will most likely sell out. 18+ to enter and advance tickets are only $15, click the link below to grab yours now.
It’s hard to believe that Chester Watson is still only 19 years old. After first being introduced to his music in 2012, then eventually meeting him in 2014; it feels as if the kid is a weathered veteran. He recently took to Bandcamp to drop a tape titled Past Cloaks, a collection of fan favorites and loose records that never made the final cuts. Through the years Chester has shown a penchant for highly complex lyricism, many continue to regard him as one of the brightest mcs in the next generation. Check out Past Cloaks below and click the link for his official Bandcamp page.
Location: 913 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Friday, December 16th @ 8PM
Red Bull and Greenroom Magazine will conclude their 2016 Sound Select campaign with none other than the “Baddest Bitch.” That’s right, Miami’s own Trina will brave the winter weather for what should be a great night at The Cabooze. She’ll be joined by Lexii Alijai, Princess Nokia, Yes Julz, and DJ Keezy completing an imposing lineup. With so much to do this weekend, it’s a plus that this show will only cost you $3 with an RSVP ($10 @ door). This one is 18+ and you can RSVP by clicking the link below. Remember, an RSVP does not guarantee entrance, arrive early to ensure you’re able to make it inside.
December has been jam packed with a lengthy list of top notch shows to choose from. This Friday, Chance York & Big Cats will takeover the Icehouse for their album release party. Dubbed Highest Self, Chance and Cats are sure to bring some thought provoking material to the table. The night will also feature performances from Greg Grease & DJ Just Nine, as well as a few special guests. This one is 21+ and tickets will be available for only $8 in advance ($10 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
The homies from No Flashy Shit will once again take over downtown’s club Seven for a pop up shop. The list of purveyors this time around includes Shepherd Goods, KNZ, Marena, BOOTYGANG, Gold Visions, Mermaids & Accolades, PRMT, LGND Clothing, and of course new products from No Flashy Shit. This is an all ages event and FREE, click the link below for a full list of participating brands.
Finding Novyon took to Twitter yesterday to preview an upcoming merch release. No word on exactly how many colorways will be offered, but Novy gave hints that there will be quite a few to chose from. He also hinted at an early, but limited release of the hats at No Flashy Shit’s upcoming pop up shop. Click the link below for more info regarding the pop up shop and stay tuned for more from Finding Novyon.
A couple of weeks ago we received a track from Lubi dubbed “Antisocial.” As you can probably guess from the title, the record is laced with feelings of isolation, but the instrumental gives off a triumphant vibe as opposed to one of a darker nature. A “show turner” no doubt, this is the type of track that might just make the venue go crazy. Check out “Antisocial” above and be on the look out for more from Lubi as he prepares is 2017 debut.
J. Plaza has had a good 2016. The buzzing Twin Cities artist took the stage at Rhymesayers & IPR’s First Avenue showcase last night alongside Nazeem & Spencer Joles. Known for his crisp visuals, thanks to the homies from Cereal Films, Plaza recently released yet another solid piece in “Fuck It.” High octane from the jump, “Fuck It” thumps hard while Plaza uses his intricate lyricism to inject energy into the track. J. Plaza was once one of the Cities’ best kept secrets, now he’s on the verge of something big in 2017. Check out the video for “Fuck It” above and stay tuned for more from J. Plaza.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, December 13th @ 9PM
IPR & Rhymesayers will join forces tonight for what should be a great show. The event features performances from quick spitting J. Plaza, hard hitting Nazeem & Spencer Joles and Creeps & Geeks; a solid lineup for the price of FREE.99. This one is 18+, so make sure to get there early to insure your entrance.
Location: 10 5th Street S, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, December 13th @ 6:30PM
Xavier Wulf has made quite a few stops in the Twin Cities over the last year, the Memphis artist is primed for a breakout year in 2017. The SESHOLLOWATERBOYZ are still very much alive, but he has more than earned his own solo tour. Tomorrow, Xavier willbe live at the Pourhouse with a lengthy list of openers including GainesFM, Hard_R, and Prolly Tri$ among others. This one is all ages and tickets are still available for $15, click the link below to grab yours.