The homie GainesFM recently opened for the Migos when they stopped by MYTH. The budding Twin Cities artist is scoring opening slots for some of the hottest artists out, as well as some truly legendary MCs. Peep the recap video from the Migos show above and keep an eye out for more from GainesFM.
The south side’s own Metasota recently announced his first headlining tour! A busy man no doubt, he wrapped up another tour with Prof, Finding Novyon and Willie Wonka earlier this year. The “Black Excellence” tour will also feature local heavy weights Greg Grease and The Lioness, a formidable squad for any stage. Mark your calendars and make sure to keep out for more info regarding tour dates.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Wednesday, April 26th @ 9PM
C.M.J has been on the grind for quite some time, some would even vouch for him as one of the hardest working artists in the Twin Cities. A great lyricist and a man who’s always down to help out the community, C.M.J will take over Honey tomorrow for the release of his new project, A New Age. It’s been awhile since we’ve gotten a project from him, so we’re sure the evening will be lit. The event will also feature performances from Rey Gordo, Kat Fox, Five Second Rule, and DJ Adatrak. This one is 21+ and the door is only $7, click the link below for more info.
Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Tuesday, April 25th @ 9:30PM
26 Bats! will bring their eclectic sound to the Icehouse tonight for the release of their new album Cave Cuts. The event looks like one of the most promising of the week with opening performances from Sarah White and Tony the Scribe. This one is 21+ and tickets are still available for only $6 ($8 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, April 27th @ 8:30PM
MMG’s own Stalley and the Broad Street Bully, Beanie Sigel, will be live at The Cabooze this Thursday. It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen Beans in the Twin Cities, so you can expect a healthy amount of hip hop heads in the building. The event will also feature opener GainesFM, as well as GO95’s DJ D-Mil. The door for this one is 18+ and tickets are still available for $20, click the link below to buy yours now.
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: 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.
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.