Location: xxxxxxxxxxxx When: Friday, March 31st @ 9PM
Lyric Marid is having a good 2017, things can only get better now that his latest project Sota Seoul is out. The Mill City Collective artist will hold his release party at an undisclosed location next week, word around town is that there will also be soul fool in the building. The event will also include performances from BdotCroc, Why Khaliq, Nathan Ejuwa, Major G, and Knucky; a sold lineup that should impress. Deeply Rooted Tribe and Mr. Peter Parker will handle the hosting duties rounding out what should be a great night. This one is $20 and the address will be sent to you promptly, click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, April 11th @ 7PM
The homies from Cool Pollution are gearing up to release their new EP, From Kosmos With Love, at 7th Street Entry this April. The band just received two new members in Adriatic & Ian Sutherland, two accomplished musicians in their own right. The night will also feature performances from The Controversial New ‘Skinny Pill,’ City Counselor, Sloslylove, and Ghostband. This show is 18+ and tickets are currently available for only $6, click the link below to grab yours now.
Location: 1366 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago P: 773-697-7922 Hours: Mon-Thurs: 5PM-2AM, Fri: 3PM-2AM, Sat: Noon-3AM, Sun: Noon-2AM
In June 2012 Emporium opened it’s doors at the forefront of the then current “barcade” trend. Situated in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, just down the street from the bustling “6 corners,” Emporium established itself as one of CHI’s premier barcades. Location aside, they have an awesome beer menu, and if you’re into whiskey (we are), they have a separate menu dedicated entirely to the “Ruckus Juice.” When it comes to the games, these guys hit the nail on the head; you’ll find ALL of the classics: The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, NBA JAM, and Street Fighter. If that wasn’t good enough, they have a separate room dedicated entirely to pinball and live music. Emporium is dope but beware, if you come here late on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll probably end up doing more waiting and watching than actual playing; so go early or on odd days if you’re there strictly for the games. This place is ideal for a pre-game before the night begins, I’d highly recommend a stop if you’re near “6 Corners”.
Location: 10 5th Street S, Minneapolis When: Monday, March 27th @ 7PM
Cali native, Lil Debbie, will be at the Pourhouse next Monday for her “Cakes By The Pound” tour. Debbie has remained relevant since breaking it big with the now defunct White Girl Mob over 5 years ago. The event will also feature 1 Ton of Potluck, Demrick, Lil Skam, and Beaty White. This show is 18+ and general admission tickets are only $15, if you want to go the extra mile you can grab early bird VIP passes for $25 ($50 regularly), click the link below to purchase yours now.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, March 21st @ 9PM
Tonight, the homie Shrimpnose will hold the release party for his latest project, Not Really, at Honey. The event features a healthy cast of producers including Phib, NRMN, Talia Knight and Blamsiss among others. K. Raydio will host the night and the event is 21+. The door is only $5, so make sure to stop by Honey if you’re looking for something to fill out your week.
The kid Connor Marques has been making waves for quite some time now, the hard work has been paying off with a bunch of opening slots for high-profile artists. The V.I.C.E Boys stand out recently released a new visual and it’s pretty dope. Directed by Nate P, the simple yet aesthetically clean video utilizes a variety locations to it’s advantage. Connor’s high energy juxtaposes his relatively mild mannered flow, another solid release from an artist who should be on your radar. Check out the video for “Who Is You?” above and stay tuned for more from Connor Marques.
The homie Energe has been on quite the tear as of late releasing a slew of new records via his Soundcloud. One of which titled, “Henny Bold,” is a slow simmering banger. Energe rides each transition like a veteran as the instrumental builds. Everyone’s had one of those “Henny Bold” type nights, all liquid courage aside, this track is sure to turn up any party. Check out “Henny Bold” above and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Energe.
South side MC, Drelli took to Twitter yesterday to release the video for his track “Chiquita.” Directed by Gabe Hostetler, the video captures the record’s playful sound taking on a tennis like theme. Teased for months, the video is a breath of fresh air in a hip hop world filled with similar aesthetics. A banger from the jump, check out the video for “Chiquita” above and be on the look our for more from Drelli.
Location: xxxxxxxxxxxx When: Friday, April 7th @ 10PM
Allan Kingdom recently garnered another Grammy nomination all while maintaining a strong presence in his home base of Minnesota. The So Cold Records front-man is preparing to release his newest project, Lines, which is also arguably his most highly anticipated. His new single “Know About It” has made ALL of the rounds as of late, lets just hope that it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Allan K sounds like the next big thing, he’s definitely put in the work. Not much is known about Lines, so I guess we’ll just have to attend the show to find out what’s in store. This event is 18+ RSVP tickets are still available for $10 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
With the release of his new project, mark, around the corner, Bobby Raps has dropped yet another track. Titled “Had 2,” the self produced banger sees Bobby in his more conventional style rapping bar after bar over the trap heavy beat. Although many people dispute the lyrical substance of “trap” rap, Bobby shows on “Had 2” that you can indeed spit fire bars over trap production. Lil Bae provides a short verse towards the end, rounding out another solid release, check out “Had 2” below.