The homie DJ Low will take over the Uptown VFW this Sunday for BABYGHOST’s B Day/ Halloween Dance Party. The event features a solid lineup including Travis Gorman, DJ BabyGhost, DJ Low, DJ Patrish, WNDRLND, and UJU; rounding out what should be a good time. This one is 21+ and the door is FREE, they will also be taking donations to aid those in Puerto Rico who are still dealing with hurricane damage. Click the link below for more info and make sure to come in costume!
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, November 16th @ 8PM
Greenroom Magazine continues their great run of shows in 2017 with Princess Nokia this November. The NYC bred artist’s most recent release, 1992 Deluxe, has been well received by critics and fans alike continuing her track record of quality releases. Nokia will be joined by Minneapolis based songstress, Ness Nite, as well as DJ AndThatsBreon. This show is 18+ and tickets are still available for only $20, click the link below to buy yours now before they sell out.
Location: 2920 Talmage Ave SE, Minneapolis When: Saturday, November 4th @ 9PM
The Blockfort is becoming a go to spot for artists looking to engage their fan bases in a more intimate setting. They’ve had consistently solid lineups and their next event continues that trend. The night will feature performances from Lex Allen, Nick Jordan, Mixie D Best, and Gabriella Jacobs, don’t be surprised if you see a special guest or two throughout the night. Tickets for this one are still available for $7 ($10 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Friday, October 10th @ 10PM
This year, the month of October will feature a Friday the 13th in true Halloween spirit. Of all the things going on that weekend, the Nomad is looking like one of the more promising. Tek, Metasota, and Muja Messiah will all perform, three heavy hitters in the Twin Cities hip hop scene. This show will also serve as a pre-Halloween party, so come dressed up if you’re in the mood. This one is 21+ and pre-tickets are still available for only $10 ($13 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 755 Prior Avenue N, Suite 004, St. Paul When: Saturday, September 30th @ 8PM
For all of the amazing things that Can Can Wonderland is known for, many people overlook the establishment’s capacity as a music venue. Chance York & Big Cats! will be live at Can Can this Saturday with a lineup that looks very promising. The event will also feature performances from Student 1, Talia Knight, and Farr Well, rounding out what should be a fun night. This show is FREE, but 21+ after 9pm; click the link below for more info.
Minnesota’s own Corbin (F.K.A Spooky Black) and L.A. based producer Shlohmo are currently on the back end of their 16 date tour which started in Orange County, California on September 7th. His long awaited homecoming date was sold out well before the night of the show and it was only fitting that it took place at the first venue Corbin ever performed.
With a line around the block long after doors opened, the energy in the air was palpable. D33J opened up the night with a great set leading into Shlohmo’s electric performance. A set full of crowd favorites and a few unreleased records, Shlohmo was impressive from start to finish. At only 27 yrs old he’s a producer/artist that all music lovers should have on their radar. As Shlohmo’s set wrapped up, chants of “Corbin, Corbin” could be heard louder and louder while he held the crowd in suspense. An artist who has a certain mystique about him, Corbin’s stage props and visual backdrop immersed fans in a stupor. His booming vocals and droning demeanor floated over Psymun’s production with a chemistry rarely matched among up and coming artists now a days. Towards the end of Corbin’s set, fellow St. Paul native Bobby Raps made a guest appearance sending the venue into an uproar. It was clear that these guys are beloved in their hometown and that the sky is the limit. Corbin and Shlohmo will finish off their tour on the east coast with dates in Boston (9/26) and Philly (9/27), before the final date in NYC (9/30). If you’re on the east coast, click the link below to grab tickets before they sell out.
The A$AP Mob is currently riding the wave off the Cozy Tapes: Vol.2, while they continue their international “Too Cozy” tour. The 17 track project is a kaleidoscope of fresh production and features from a few industry giants like Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Frank Ocean, and Quavo. Cozy Tapes: Vol.2 feels like a mixtape which in this day and age is actually a good thing, the record has a looseness about it that suggests that there is much more to come. A$AP Rocky obviously serves as the ring leader, but Ferg, Twelvyy, Na$t, and Playboi Carti all show off notable verses. As the A$AP Mob grows into a formidable label of cohorts it will be interesting to see how they manage all of these individual identities. Check out Cozy Tapes: Vol.2 below via iTunes and make sure to click the link below for tickets to their Minneapolis tour stop.
Location: 318 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, September 19th @ 7:30PM
The guys from Free Minds took things to an entirely different level in 2017. Not only do they throw some of the biggest shows in the state, their artists are starting to be at the forefront of the Twin Cities’ hip hop scene. Tonight, they’re bringing Baton Rouge’s own, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, up for his first appearance in the Twin Cities. The 17 yr old rapper took off after the release of his 2016 mixtape 38 Baby, then managed to dodge an attempted murder charge, among a slew of other mixtape releases. Free Minds’ own GainesFM will open up the night while Tiiiiiiiiiip holds down the 1s & 2s. This show is 18+ and GA tickets are still available for $20 or you can upgrade to reserved seating for $35. Click the link below to buy yours now.
Earlier this year, KAS released a record titled “Arizona,” but has since pulled back on new releases. That trend began to change earlier this month with his feature on Squire’s track “Daydream.” Last week, he popped back up with a self produced record dubbed, “Nirvana;” which sees a feature from songstress Joz. KAS has a way with vibes and Joz’ vocals help to add texture throughout the entire song. The kid has really grown into himself as an artist and looks like one of the more versatile up and comers. Another solid record from KAS, don’t be surprised if you hear this one on the radio. Check out “Nirvana” above and make sure to stay tuned for more from KAS.
Location: 17th Avenue S Between 32nd St.-34th St. When: Saturday, September 23rd // 3:30PM-10PM
The Powderhorn Porchfest will be back this weekend for it’s 6th year in the neighborhood. For those unfamiliar the festival features porches of actual homes as each respective stage. The event also features child friendly games, as well as vendors selling crafts and food. This festival is FREE and kid friendly, so come ready to have a good time, but also think about the little ones! Below we’ve posted the link to the official Facebook page along with the lineup and set times.