Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Monday, April 17th @ 9PM
Next week, we’ll be apart of a dope show at Honey dubbed, Phase I. The event features a healthy lineup of producers, DJs, and artists a like including Prolly Tri$, Osho Pikaso, Lux and Longley, DJ Yashmeenah, Rowsheen, Nug Mama, and Baby Ghost. The event will also showcase clothing from local brands The Hesh and Pacify. Not bad for the price of $5, this one is 21+, click the link below to RSVP.
Allan Kingdom is indeed on top of his game. The Twin Cities artist recently released his latest album, Lines, and it doesn’t disappoint. The Northern Gentleman has built up an impressive catalog so far, Lines feels like the embodiment of everything he has given us thus far. Experimental yet calculated, the album is injected with a variety of sounds, at times it feels a little disjointed, but each song shows just how versatile Allan has grown to be. Some of our personal favorites include Leaders, Know About It, Feeling Magnetic, and Fuck My Enemies (ft. Kevin Abstract), all of which carry different sounds. Another solid project from Allan Kingdom, check out Lines below and stay tuned for more.
The SPVCE crew has always had a unique aesthetic and sound, some would even say they’ve influenced many of the younger artists coming up in the Twin Cities. 2 members, GoodKarmaNiles & Arvell Genius, recently released a visual for their track “Made For This.” The uptempo, heavy hitting instrumental rolls along while both artists contribute solid verses. SPVCE is really coming into themselves as a collective, hopefully this is just the tip of the iceberg. Peep the video for “Made For This” above and keep an eye out for more from SPVCE.
“THE ENDOWMENT is a celebration of Hip Hop culture and the spirit of resistance that drives it. Featuring some of the most dynamic, boundary-pushing performers in the Twin Cities hip hop scene, as well as dancers, poets, and the legendary DJ Kool Akiem on the wheels of steel, the intergenerational lineup is based around the theme of “what we inherit, we pass on.” In that spirit, the show is also a fundraiser for Twin Cities organization TruArtSpeaks, as well as the birthday celebration of the organization’s founder, Tish Jones.”
Location: xxxxxxxxxxxx When: Friday, April 7th @ 10PM
Allan Kingdom recently garnered another Grammy nomination all while maintaining a strong presence in his home base of Minnesota. The So Cold Records front-man is preparing to release his newest project, Lines, which is also arguably his most highly anticipated. His new single “Know About It” has made ALL of the rounds as of late, lets just hope that it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Allan K sounds like the next big thing, he’s definitely put in the work. Even with the recent leak you can expect a fun night, this event is 18+ RSVP tickets are still available for $10 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
CMND + CTRL will keep things moving this Friday with Medium Zach at Icehouse. These events have been eclectic to say the least and 008 should be no different. This one will also feature performances from Javi Santiago and Micahphones, as well as DJs Babyghost & YonLGND. The door for this show is 21+ and only $5, click the link below for more information.
Augsburg College will host an outdoor festival tomorrow dubbed “Grass Graze.” Going down on the campus’ J Lot, the event will feature performances from Poliça, Toki Wright, Milo, Destiny Roberts, Rich Garvey, Sniffle Party, and Julian Finch among others. This one is 18+ and FREE to students of Augsburg College, those of us who aren’t enrolled will have to pay $10 at the gate. Click the link below for more information and keep an eye out for set times.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, April 6th @ 10PM
Tonight, the Honey in Northeast will be home to, Bust-A-Yee! DJs vs MCs, an event that will pit the two against each other. On the DJ side of things you’ll have Mike The Martyr, Quincy James, and Cliantro; while the MCs will be GYM, Arvell Genius, and Pilot Jonny. This one is 21+ and the door is only $5, make sure to stop by if you’re looking for something to do tonight.
Right now, the Twin Cities’ hip hop scene is probably the deepest it’s ever been. For the first time in years, artists are breaking into the mainstream, drawing more attention than ever to our region; not to mention the Grammy and Emmy nods. South St. Paul’s Sieed Brown has definitely put his time in, an accomplished artist of his own, Brown recently released a new track titled “2 3.” Produced by StuhnnahBeatz, the playful instrumental is perfect for the sunny days ahead. Sieed strings tightly placed bars together without hesitation, another solid track from one of St. Paul’s up and comers. Check out “2 3” above and stay tuned for more from Sieed Brown.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Sunday, April 16th @ 10PM
Looking to finish of Easter Sunday with a party? Head over to the Nomad World Pub for what should be a great night. “Easter Spunday!” will serve as the release party for Axel Foley’s new EP, Adventures in The Sauce. Red Eye Tour mates, Muja Messiah and Eli Fhima will also take the stage, while DJ Frank Castle holds down the 1s & 2s. If that wasn’t lit enough, there will also be a special episode of The Godcast recorded, I can think of a million worse ways to spend $10. This one is 21+, click the link below for more information.