Location: 501 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis Hours: Mon-Fri: 4PM-2AM, Sat-Sun: 8AM-2AM
In recent years, Minneapolis’ West Bank has begun the transformation from a place often overlooked, into a bustling, multi-cultural strip with plenty of cool bars, good restaurants and venues to enjoy live music. One such bar/venue is the Nomad World Pub, which is located just across from Palmer’s; a couple of blocks from the Triple Rock. In addition to a constant rotation of live acts, the Nomad offers bocce ball, pinball (brand new) and even curling in the winter, along with a separate patio complete with a fire pit. Drink specials like 2 for 1s and the good ole’ prefix (PBR & shot) are offered pretty much every night and the music is always on point whether it’s rock, hip hop, soul or a DJ spinning. The Nomad is often at that perfect capacity, not too packed, but far from empty, however; there always seems to be a random influx or two throughout any night, probably due to it’s location between so many other bars. If you’re into futbol, the Nomad is one of the best places in town to catch a match in peace, and game days are usually accompanied with extra specials. All in all, the Nomad World Pub is a great bar to kick back a few brews and enjoy some good local music, they always have good beers on tap and they consistently book quality bands/artists. If you’re ever on the West Bank in search of a place to drink, stop by the Nomad and check out what they have to offer.
Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul When: Sunday, May 28th // All Day
The Familia team will once again host the skate competitions at this year’s Soundset Music Festival. There will be open skating all day, but there will also be a jam style best trick contest leading up to the Showdown at 4PM. The skate contests are a good way to mix things up between performances at Soundset, if you have some extra time make sure to stop by.
The Timberwolves may have missed the playoffs for a league worst 13 times in a row, but they ended the year with a bang revealing a new logo. The new look is a little more colorful and continues to pay homage to the Timberwolves’ original logo. No word on what the uniforms will look like, but the overall colorway is pretty cool, check out this amazingly dope trailer below.
With the winter season upon us, it’s time for the snowboarders to start hitting the slopes again. The 1817 crew recently unveiled their new park at Buck Hill christening it with a solid session. Peep the video above and stay tuned for more snowboarding clips as winter sets in.
The Zoo York guys were recently in Barcelona taking time off to shred while they tour Europe. For those that don’t know, Barcelona is a skaters paradise with minimal security and LOTS of awesome spots to hit around town. Check it out for yourself above and stay tuned for more.
Location: 835 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Saturday, September 10th @ 4PM
The guys from Primitive Skateboards will be at Familia’s HQ this Saturday. The team features some of the skate world’s top guns in Paul Rodriguez and Shane O’Neill, as well as youthful talent like Nick Tucker and Wacson Mass. The demo portion of the event begins at 4PM sharp, while the signing starts at 6PM. Make sure to get there early in order to secure a decent spot.
We know you probably don’t want to see any snow just quite yet, but this video is amazing. Red Bull recently dropped the trailer for their upcoming snowboarding film, The Fourth Phase. From the back hills of Wyoming to some of Asia’s enormous peaks, the visual showcases stunning scenery. Check it out for yourself above and stay tuned for more.
The Zoo York crew recently hit up the city of Barcelona capturing a solid amount of good footy. Ron Deily, Dave Willis, Gavin Nolan and Chaz Ortiz all make appearances in the video, it’s clear that Zoo York definitely has a promising future. Check out the clip above and keep an eye out for more.
The boys from VICELAND and Thrasher are finally ready to roll out King of The Road 2015. This year’s contest will feature Birdhouse, Toy Machine, and Chocolate; 3 well equipped teams who each have pretty storied histories. In episode 1, King of The Road’s creator Michael Burnett, gives a little history lesson while reminiscing on previous years. A good time no doubt, click the link below to check out the 1st installment via VICELAND’s official website.