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.
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.
Nazeem & Spencer Joles have had an excellent year. Between releasing one of Minnesota’s best projects of of the year “Years of Obscurity,” playing Soundset and then Summer Set; it appears that they’ve found their formula for success. The duo recently took to Twitter to release the visual for their standout track “Holy Goat.” Dark and gritty, the visual does a great job of embodying the song’s sound. Imagery bordering the occult, the video is one of the duo’s best to date, it’s obvious that these two are just getting warmed up. Check out the video for “Holy Goat” above and be on the look out for more from Nazeem & Spencer Joles.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, December 20th @ 8PM
Dwynell Roland and Corleone Banks are now on their 4th year giving back to kids in need during the holidays. Their Toys For Tots events at Honey have not only brought in the toys for those who are less fortunately, it’s also brought together some very solid lineups over the years. This year, the event will feature performances from Student 1, Corleone Banks, Poncho, Sake Red, and Lian; Travis Gorman will also be on hand to hold down the 1s & 2s. This one is 18+ and the door is only $8, if you bring a toy to donate you will get in FREE. Click the link below for more info.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Monday, December 18th @ 6:30PM
Miami’s own Lil Pump will be live at First Avenue next Monday. The young artist is one of hip hop’s more controversial in recent years, the youth touts him as a new age star; while older generations regard him as a detriment to the culture as a whole. No matter your opinion on the subject, Pump has arguably one of the hottest songs of the year in “Gucci Gang,” and he continues to thrive as an independent artist. The Twin Cities’ own Devon Reason will open up the night, rounding out what should be a fun show. Tickets for this show are already SOLD OUT, so if you’re dying to go you’ll have to surf social media, try craigslist, or deal with scalpers. Good luck.