Devon Reason is a “rapper’s favorite rapper,” easily possessing one of the most lyrically proficient and concise flows in the region, he has continued to progress over the years. His latest track,”Long Gone” is a rush of energy from the moment that the bass drops. His ability to stay sharp is on full display, we just hope your system can handle the production. We hope this is just the tip of the iceberg, peep “Long Gone” above and keep an eye out for more from Devon Reason.
Went to high school with this kid. He was always bad ass behind the lens, check out his latest work above.
Skaters: Brady Albright, Grady Moquin, Blake Vang, Joe Hall, Stephen, Pestalozzi, Nathan Cameron, Trinity Alexander
Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul
When: Friday, April 21st @ 8PM
Red Bull’s Sound Select division has been blessing the Twin Cities with great acts in 2017. Most recently, Francis and The Lights headlined Icehouse for one of the best shows so far this year. On the anniversary of Prince’s death, Bobby Raps will headline Amsterdam Bar & Hall, he’ll be joined by Izell Pyramid and Houston’s own Maxo Kream. As always Sound Select shows are only $5 w/ RSVP ($15 w/o), make sure to get there early because your RSVP does not guarantee entry. Click the link below for more information.
Location: 2928 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11AM-9PM, Fri-Sat: 11AM-11AM, Sun: 11AM-6PM
Last weekend, we got the chance to stop by Legacy Glassworks in Minneapolis’ Lyn-Lake neighborhood and lets just say we enjoyed what we saw. Their space sits right off the corners of Lake and Lyndale, a growing intersection which has seen somewhat of a transformation over the last few years. Upon entering the store the first thing we noticed was the vast amount of artwork displayed all over the room, not too much clutter, just a TON of local glass work and artwork. Artisanal wares from necklaces to paintings, to glass pipes to beads, this place has it all at decent prices. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable, one thing that set this place a notch above others in my book. Word around town is that they even offer glassblowing classes from time to time. Whether your stopping in for something economical or looking to make an investment in a piece of artwork, they’ve got you covered; check out some of the pics above and click the link below for their official website.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul
When: Wednesday, April 19th @ 7PM
Legendary Houston MC, Devin The Dude, will be live at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall tonight. His ninth solo release, Acoustic Levitation, has garnered praise across most outlets, proving that Devin is still one of the best out there. Local support will include performances by Manny Phesto, BdotCroc, Rich Garvey, and DJ Snuggles; a solid lineup for what should be a great night. This one is 18+ and tickets are still available for $18, click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Wednesday, April 19th @ 8PM
First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry might be the place to go tonight for an event dubbed, “The Shimmy.” The lineup is pretty stacked featuring DJ Sets from Tek, Boogie WNDRLND, UJU, and Travis Gorman; as well as appearances from Sam Wayne, Prolly Tri$, and GYM. Despite the flyer this show is only $5 and the door is 18+, not bad for a Wednesday night. Click the link below to purchase tickets in advance.
The kid KAS has been low key as of late, but that all changed today with the release of a new track titled “Arizona.” The budding southside artist is known for his smooth, tropical sound and “Arizona” fits that mold to a T. Produced by the man himself, this record once again shows off KAS’ duel threat ability, which might be turning into a triple threat if he continues to produce like this. Right on time for the sunny days ahead, “Arizona” should get plenty of air-time in the coming months, check out the song above and keep an eye out for more from KAS.
Location: SE 7th St & SE 14th Ave
When: Saturday, April 22nd @ Noon
If you haven’t been over to SSSDude-Nutz yet make that a priority for the future. They offer an eccentric, rotating variety of donuts with equally eccentric names like the peanut butter laced “50 Tyson,” or cookies & cream inspired “No Flex Zone.” This Saturday they’ll host a block party with performances from MycDazzle and Madi Wayne, as well as DJ sets from The Breakfast Club, DJ Cilantro, DJ Rowsheen, and DJ Cig AM. Click the link below for SSSDude-Nutz official website.
Location: 2411 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, April 22nd // 9AM-7PM
This weekend is looking like a glorious one for anyone in the Twin Cities. Not only will we celebrate the life of the late great Prince, Record Store Day festivities will also be plentiful across the metro. One of the more notable RSD events is Fifth Element/Rhymesayer’s annual sale at their headquarters in Uptown. This year they’ll be offering 20% of select vinyls and up to 50% off select CDs, they will also have a boat load of merch and used vinyl to dig through. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be live sets from DJ Keezy, Destiny Roberts, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, and DJ Just Nine. This event is free and open to all ages, make sure to come early if you’re serious about scoring some of the hotter deals.
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