Location: 1429 Washington Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, February 3rd @ 9PM
Super Bowl week is upon us and by now it’s apparent that most of the festivities will be closed off to the average Minnesotan. Have no fear, the homies from Gold Culture have us all covered with a pre-party at Bullwinkle’s in Minneapolis’ West Bank neighborhood. The event will feature DJ Low and Rowsheen on the 1s & 2s, as well as a plethora of special guests who will drop in throughout the night. This one is 21+ and the door is FREE from 9-10pm ($3 from 10pm-4am, click the link below for more info.
Location: 755 Prior Avenue N, St. Paul When: Saturday, January 27th @ 9PM
Can Can Wonderland has established itself as a legit place to check out local music of all varieties. This Saturday, they will host a hip hop showcase, aptly dubbed “Local Dope Sh*t.” The event features a healthy lineup of local mainstays and up & comers including Will Robinson, Kihndyn Peters, Axel Foley, and JaySoCreative to name a few. For those looking for a little more, there will also be a burlesque show on the main stage. This show is 21+ and the door is only $2, click the link below for more information.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, January 12th @ 8PM
It’s almost that time again, Sean Anonymous will be holding his now infamous, annual birthday bash at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry this weekend. Sean will headline the evening, but the show will also feature performances from Why Khaliq, Cashinova, Lizea Harper, and Alan Fashbaugh (comedy set). Sophia Eris holds down the 1s & 2s, Metasota will take care of the hosting duties, and we can almost guarantee you’ll see a few special guests throughout the night. This one is 18+ and tickets are still available for only $8 ($12 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now before they sell out.
Location: 917 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis When: Friday, January 12th @ 8PM
The Free Minds crew has hit the ground running in 2018 with a headlining show from their lead artist, GainesFM, and now they’ll be bringing Xavier Wulf to The Cabooze. A favorite in the Twin Cities, Xavier Wulf’s Hollow Squad has continued to gain popularity among the youth. The Memphis born artist will be joined by Lil Tracy, Pollari, IDKJeffery, Student 1, and Devon Reason; lets just say there will be no shortage of high energy. This show is 18+ and tickets are still available for only $25, click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, January 3rd @ 8PM
Tomorrow, GainesFM will kick the year off with a headlining show at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry. The event features a lineup packed with heavy hitters including UJU, Baby Shel, Velvo, and Pilot Jonny; rounding out what should be a great night. This show will also serve a good cause, as every penny of the proceeds will be donated to a friend of FreeMinds ENT who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. This show is 18+ and tickets are still available for only $8, click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, January 13th @ 9PM
A few months back, Finding Novyon made the leap to L.A. without missing a step, the Twin Cities artist sold out his first headliner out west and continues to hone his craft. Just after the new year, he’ll make his first official return with a headlining show at the 7th St Entry; he’ll be joined by DUA, Student 1, and DJ TIIIIIIIIIIP. This is a show to mark on your calendars, the door is 18+ and tickets are currently available for $12, click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 505 N 3rd St, Minneapolis When: Friday, December 15th @ 8:30PM
Modist Brewing is arguably the best place to be for hip hop tonight. The brewery will host Manchita (GRRRL PRTY), Sophia Eris (GRRRL PRTY & GO95.3), and Kristoff Krane, rounding out what should be a great night. Each of these artists has proved time and time again that they are some of the best among their peers. The brews will be flowing, the music will be on point, and Glam Doll might even have some donuts on deck; what more do you need to know? This one is 21+ and the door is only $10, click the link below for more info.
Indeed Brewing has always been supportive of the Twin Cities’ music scene sponsoring and even throwing a wide variety of events every year. Their upcoming event at Icehouse features an amazing lineup in Black Diet, PHO, and Ayvah. The show will serve as a reunion for Black Diet, who ruled the local festival circuit and critic’s picks lists between 2014-2015. PHO has established itself as a band that never disappoints, and Ayvah is one of the Twin Cities’ more promising up and coming artists. Anyone in attendance will enjoy heavy doses of soul, funk and R&B, from 3 great live performers. This one is 21+ and the tickets are available in advance for only $10 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now before this one sells out.
Towards the end of the month, the kids from Good Luck Finding Iris will hold the release party for their EP “Patience” at Public Functionary. The 4 member band has been under the radar to the masses, but those in the know have been clamoring for a full project. The event will feature performances from two of our personal favorites in Radio Ahlee and Shrimpnose, but will also feature Joz and Wulfchild. This one is all ages and tickets are still available for only $8. If you know like we know, you’ll cop your tickets sooner rather than later, click the link below to buy yours now.
Darren Sipity is one of Minnesota’s better pure MCs with a propensity for quick witted wordplay and slick metaphors. A few days back he sent us his new track “Shinaab Faces” which came as a pleasant surprise. Produced by Musikal, Sipity rides the laid back instrumental with heavy doses of introspection, reminiscing about times passed. A good one to kick back and roll one up to, check out “Shinaab Faces” above and stay tuned for more from Darren Sipity.