The homie Energe dropped a new record a couple of weeks ago titled “No Chances.” Murky from the jump, “No Chances” is a record that could easily find play on any radio station in the nation. Energe shows a lot of poise in each deliberately placed line, the track really develops as it goes then ends leaving the listener wanting more. Check out “No Chances” above and be on the look out for more from Energe.
Last Friday, we had the privilege to catch Fool’s Gold artist, Black Atlass, live at our own 7th Street Entry. The evening started with a bang once local producer, c. Kostra, began playing gems off of his new project Now I Feel It. His ambient production and distorted vocals draped the crowd in a warm atmosphere that lingered well into Black Atlass’ energetic set. From the start you could tell that Black Atlass is a professional artist who is conditioned for stage performances. Each movement seemed deliberate and his vocals were unwavering. The poise and command were apparent as he breezed through last year’s Haunted Paradise, standing out with “Tonight” and the title track, “Haunted Paradise.” As he wrapped up his set, the energy in the venue was palpable. The headliner for the night was lauded producer and DJ, OVERWERK who took things up yet another level. His remixes brought majority of the venue onto the dance floor capping off an immersive evening. With the floor packed and everyone getting down the night ended on a high note, I was most impressed by Black Atlass, but each artist had a good set. Check out some of the pictures below and keep an eye out for more.
Bobby Raps took to Twitter earlier today to release a new record dubbed “Purgatory.” Produced by the man himself, Bobby’s mastery of his own style is impressive. Dark and contemplative, “Purgatory” transitions from a somber tune into a full on banger. A record that serves as a sneak peek into his upcoming album Mark, “Purgatory” showcases Bobby’s unmatched versatility. Check it out for yourself below and make sure to keep an eye out for Mark.
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
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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.
Location: 6034 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago
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.