Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, July 27th @ 9PM
Bust-A-Yee will be back at Honey this Thursday, but this time around they’ll be celebrating Axel Foley’s B-Day, so you already know it’s going down. The event will feature performances from Kiddo, Keith Millions, Po Etikit, as well as booths from Sly Apparel and Natural 7 Inspiration. This show is 21+ and the door is only $5, click the link below for more information.
Location: 913 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Friday, July 28th @ 8PM
Brooklyn born, ATL bred rapper/singer Nessly will be live at The Cabooze this Friday. He broke out in a major way in 2016 with his Solo Boy Band EP and has continued his upward trajectory in 2017 with a slew of bangers via Soundcloud, most notably “Falling Down.” The event will also feature opening performances from GainesFM, SPVCE, The Hooligans, and Student 1 among others. This one is 18+ and tickets can still be purchased in advance for $15 ($20 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Chester Watson took to Bandcamp a couple of weeks ago to release a new track titled “Smog.” The nomadic MC’s cryptic flow is wayward at times, but his scatterbrained lyricism is always peak. Short and sweet, check out “Smog” below and be on the look out for more from Chester Watson.
Location: 315 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Monday, July 24th @ 8PM
If you’re looking for something to get into tonight, look no further than “Pussy Power” at the Kitty Cat Klub. The event is meant to celebrate the power of our female creatives and will feature performances by Destiny Roberts, Mixie D, Destiny Spike, Gaberiella Jacobs, Steff, Elle PF, queenDuin, and Cypress. A great lineup with a wide range of sounds, this event is FREE and the door is 21+, click the link below for more information.
As the anticipation builds for Vic Mensa’s new album, The Autobiography: As Told By Vic Mensa, He’s followed his critically acclaimed mixtape with what appears to be a first single. Titled “Wings,” the record features 2 legendary artists in Pharrell Williams and Saul Williams, no relation. Over the years Vic has really showed us that is as versatile as any artist out there, “Wings” is another example of how his technical songwriting continues to expand. Still a half decade away from 30, Vic Mensa’s journey thus far has been enthralling to say the least. If “Wings” is an indicator of what to expect from his upcoming album, lets just say he’s raised the bar. Check it out below and stay tuned for more from Vic Mensa.
The corner of Lyndale Avenue and Lake Street has gone through quite the transformation over the last few years. The new Country Bar, Iron Door Pub, and Lyn-Lake Brewery have breathed life into what was beginning to look like one of the southside’s biggest question marks. If you remember Rusty Quarters, 1Up, or any of the other failed attempts at arcade bars, you know that the people over at the newly established Up-Down are definitely on to something.
The bar feels like an arcade first which is a great thing, they offer a wide array of games including pineball, jumbo jenga and ski-ball. You’ll see plenty of your favorites like The Simpsons, Off-Road, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and NBA JAM, but there are also plenty of gems in their collection. If you came for the booze you wont be disappointed, Up-Down offers around 60 taps as well as a full bar. Food? They have a small kitchen that serves up pizza by the slice, not mind blowing but definitely a good filler between pints. Pinball aficionados might scoff at the limited selection, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better one in the cities. Be aware that this place can get packed during evening hours and over the weekend, if you’re there to play you should aim for week days or earlier hours.
Up-Down is by far the best “barcade” I’ve ever been to in the Twin Cities, there is plenty of room for improvement, but there really isn’t much to complain about either. If you follow our advice on when to attend you should be good, click the link below for their official website.
Our “All City” series is a collection of some of our current favorites from the Twin Cities. The series is meant to introduce music from the Twin Cities’ scene to wider national/international audiences. This installment features the likes of Allan Kingdom, Drelli, Finding Novyon, K. Raydio, Greg Grease and Dwynell Roland among others. We hope you enjoy All City Vol. 5 as much as we do, check it out below and stay tuned for volume 6.
Arvell Genius recently released his debut EP, MYDVYZVRE#, a sonic exploration of self and an observation of the world around him. A member of SPVCE, the crew is known for their top notch production, all of which is done in house; MYDVYZVRE# is a perfect example. Arvell’s cryptic, often introspective observations sound schizophrenic at times, the vocal mixing adds to this feeling on tracks like “Assasssment” and “Loop.” At just under 20 mins, MYDVYZVRE# is a dense project that warrants multiple listens. Check it out above and stay tuned for more from Arvell Genius.
Location: 20 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Monday, July 10th @ 9PM
The people from Godspeed Music will kick off July at Honey with an event dubbed “Goosebumps.” The event features an eclectic group of artists including Babyghost, Chance York, Hard R, Juice Lord, and Young Reason, as well as artwork by Mixie. Honey continues to provide the perfect setting for a dope night of music and the energy should be high on this particular evening. The event is 21+ to enter and the door is only $5, mark your calendars and keep it locked for more updates.