Reports are now confirmed that actor Bill Paxton passed away this Oscar-weekend at the age of 61 due to complications from surgery. Paxton began his career in Hollywood doing art department and background work before he was cast in a small cameo in The Terminator by director James Cameron in 1984. Since then, Paxton has gone on to star in many roles in an impressive number of iconic films. He again teamed up with Cameron for Aliens as Private Hudson in 1986, and has starred in blockbusters like Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014). His most recent project was the lead in a television adaptation of director Antione Fuqua’s 2001 cop-drama Training Day.
In addition to acting, Paxton also directed a number of pictures. He directed himself and co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Powers Boothe in the violent FBI drama Frailty (2001), and Shia LaBeouf in The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005). His final role will be in a film called The Circle, opposite Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Beauty and the Beast), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Big Short), and Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump, Bridge of Spies). His contribution to film throughout the years will surely be missed in the years to come. Thanks Bill for all of your great work. Our thoughts are with your family and friends. Continue reading →
Location: 111 N 5th Street, Minneapolis When: Friday, February 24th @ 9PM
A few of weeks back, Minneapolis’ own Student 1 dropped a new project titled Dichotomy. The record is highly collaborative with guest features on every track as well as a plethora of producers. The release party will also feature a healthy cast of artists with performances from Why Khaliq, CRASHprez and Juice Lord among others. GO95’s Mr. Peter Parker will host the evening rounding out what should be a good night. This one is 18+ and tickets are still available for $7, click the link below to grabs yours now.
There are few interesting indie releases opening in local theaters this weekend, alongside Jordan Peele’s directorial horror debut Get Out. The first is a war-drama titled Bitter Harvest, starring Max Irons (The Host, Woman in Gold) and Samantha Barks (Les Miserables, The Christmas Candle) as lovers facing the oncoming Ukraine Genocide of 1932-1933 under Joseph Stalin. The film comes from director George Mendeluk and follows a young artists (Irons) as he works to save his love, Natalka (Barks), from being rounded up and executed as part of the death-by-starvation camps that would be made all the more famous during Hitler’s time in Nazi Germany during World War II. The script comes from writer Richard Bachynsky Hoover and co-stars Terence Stamp (Superman, Young Guns) and Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile). Continue reading →
Location: 111 N 5th Street, Minneapolis When: Thursday, February 23rd @ 8PM
Red Bull Sound Select and Greenroom Magazine will kick off their 2017 campaign with Atlanta’s own YFN Lucci. The Georgia artist finished off 2016 with a bang and was named one of Billboard’s “Top 10 Hip Hop & R&B Artists to Watch in 2017.” SaveMoney member, Joey Purp, will provide support, as well as local MC Sweetz P. This one is 18+ and you can luck out on $5 tickets ($15 @ door) by clicking the link below.
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and the Skyway Theatre looks to kick the weekend off with a bang. Cloverfest advertises “5 stages of music, whiskey, and shenanigans,” with a lineup that includes Montreal producer/DJ Snails , Botnek, Allan Kingdom and RP Hooks among others. This event is 18+ and general admission tickets are currently available for $25, if you want to go the extra mile you can grab VIP passes for $420 (accommodates 4 & includes 1 bottle). Click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 6034 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago P: 773-582-4244 Hours: Sun-Thurs: 9AM-10PM, Fri-Sat: 8AM-10PM
Chicago literally has a thousand different taco stands and restaurants spread out across the city, from the North side to the South side you’d be hard pressed to go a couple miles with out seeing one. The fact that the taco scene is so saturated has taken a little away from the truly great taco joints that the city has to offer. We previously mentioned La Pasadita, but this time around we’re posting a southside restaurant; situated in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood, Paco’s Tacos is by far one of the CHIs top ten taco spots. The taco’s here are some of the largest that i’ve seen around the city, they literally stuff their steak tacos; usually leaving enough meet on your plate for another one. The only pitfall of this place is their operating hours, the West Lawn is far different (crime) than Wicker Park so it’s understandable; but it would still be nice to be able to stop in late. All in all, I think Paco’s easily stacks up to other, more well known places like La Pasadita, Taco Burrito King & Zaca’s; if you’re ever on the southwest side in need of grub look no further.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, February 24th @ 8PM
Fool’s Gold artist, Black Atlass, will be live at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry this Friday. The Canadian producer, singer and songwriter has come on strong over the last few years connecting with global brands like Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent along the way. His ambient, oft-low tempo production meshes well with his sharp vocals, songs like “Tonight” and””Haunted Paradise” have proven to be hits. Official tour special guest OVERWERK will open up the night, as well as local favorite C. Kostra. This one is 18+ and advance tickets are still available for $12 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 913 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, February 22nd @ 10PM
The Hyptonized Minds crew had a LONG run back in the 90s & 00s and they continue to tour the country as individuals. Three 6 Mafia’s long time collaborator, Project Pat, will be in Minneapolis tomorrow for what should be a great night at The Cabooze. The event will also feature performances from K Park, Tae Supreme, Young Nuk, DB Tha Rasta, and Scale Gang. This show is 18+ and general admission tickets are still available for $20, you can go the extra mile and grab VIP meet & greet tickets for $40 (free wing buffet included). Click the link below if you’re interested.
The 67th Berlin Film Festival, better known as Berlinale, kicks off each year shortly after the Sundance Film Festival ends, and continues with an impressive line-up of independent films, ranging from comedy to drama and even science fiction. This year the festival closed with the premiere of James Mangold‘s R-rated comic entry Logan, which will see the last outing of Hugh Jackman as the immortal and tormented Wolverine, opposite Patrick Stewart reprising the role of Professor Charles Xavier. In addition, director Danny Boyle‘s long-anticipated follow-up to Trainspotting also debuted at the festival, and saw the original cast return for a look at how the characters are dealing with the realities of life 20-years after the drug-induced original. The festival also played host to a solid line-up of independent films. Unfortunately we’re not able to afford the trip (or take the time off) to make it to Berlin for the 10-day celebration, so this all based on reviews and speculation, but here are just a few noteworthy entries we figured were worth mentioning… Continue reading →