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.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, December 30th @ 9PM
The homies from Gold Culture will be throwing a Stranger Things themed dance party at the Cabooze just before New Years Eve, the weekend promises to be packed with fun things to do and this is definitely one of them. The event will feature performances from Medicate, Bathing Belles, Tekk Nikk, and Lizea Harper; as well as DJ Low on the 1s and 2s. The door is 18+ and pre-sale tickets are currently available for $5 ($7 @ door), click the link below to buy yours before the price goes up.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, December 23rd @ 9:30PM
DJ Keezy’s dance parties are always a good time, but the Klituation is a step above the rest. The events feature all female lineups that include some of the Twin Cities most talented artists across genres such as Rap, Hip Hop, and R&B, as well as photographers, designers, dancers, visual artists, and many many more. This time around the event will feature the likes of Lexii Alijai, Maria Isa, DJ Sophia Eris, Lady Midnight, Manchita, Sarah White, Serene Supreme, and Destiny Roberts to name a few. These are 18+ and tickets are still available for $15, these are always a good time, so we recommend clicking the link below and buying your tickets now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Sunday, December 31st @ 8PM
P.O.S has a busy December ahead of him. His “Chill, Dummy” tour just kicked off it’s European leg with 10 stops across 6 countries. Shortly after returning to the states he will team up with Surly Brewing for what should be an awesome NYE party. The night will also feature performances from Later Babes, as well as DJs Ander Other and Rowsheen. This is bound to be a high energy affair and there’s no telling who else might make an appearance throughout the night. This show is now SOLD OUT, your best bet for tickets might be Facebook or Twitter.
The good people over at Jugrnaut (Chicago) recently celebrated their 10th anniversary with a party at the Annex. It’s no small feat to last 10 years in an industry as trend driven as street wear, but Jugrnaut has managed to maintain their brand identity with a fresh look time and time again. Peep the visual above and stay tuned for more releases as we get closer to Christmas.