As Minneapolis’ bar scene becomes more and more introverted, the old diamonds in the rough are beginning to reclaim their old shine. Dive bars like Liquor Lyle’s, Mortimer’s, Gringo’s & C.C Club are busier than ever proving that it’s not all about the trendy spots. Situated on 28th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis’ Lyn-Lake neighborhood, the C.C Club maintains a staple, statue like presence in the area. Popular for it’s happy hour specials (2 for 1s) the corner bar also serves up some damn good “dive” food (cheese curds, burgers etc). Pool tables, dart boards, and video games complete the scene; along with plenty of thirsty locals looking to have a good time. A perfect place to pregame or grab a last call, don’t be surprised if you bump into someone you know after a few visits. If you’re ever near 28th & Lyndale and in need of a drink, stop on into the C.C Club.
The homie GainesFM recently opened for the Migos when they stopped by MYTH. The budding Twin Cities artist is scoring opening slots for some of the hottest artists out, as well as some truly legendary MCs. Peep the recap video from the Migos show above and keep an eye out for more from GainesFM.
The SPVCE crew has been making a lot of moves as of late. Today, RP Hooks released another new visual, this time for a record dubbed “Roll Call.” Shot by Dogfood Media, the video is simple, but fits the record extremely well. The vocal mixing on this track is next level, Hooks continues to make impressive strides as an all around artist. Rebellious and fiery, “Roll Call” is another solid record from an artist who should be on EVERYONE’S radar. Check out the video for “Roll Call” above and stay tuned for more from RP Hooks.
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.
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.
Mac Irv is arguably one of the Twin Cities most slept on heavy hitters. Hailing from Minneapolis’ northside, Irv’s tales of redemption and street grit have begun to resonate throughout the cities. His latest video “Misfits” delivers a powerful message while still captivating the listener musically. The visual shows how a few minor decisions can possibly change the outcome of one’s day, a scuffle at the corner store, a will to not fold under peer pressure; lessons to be learned for any kid growing up in the inner city. Check out the video for “Misfits” above and be on the look out for more from Mac Irv.
Allan Kingdom took to Twitter last week to announce the release of a new music video, as well as the release of a new project dubbed Lines. Directed by Cole Bennett of Chicago based Lyrical Lemonade, the colorful visual fits the record well. The green screen approach isn’t always effective, but Bennett does a good job of keeping things fresh. Allan’s versatility shines bright, his prowess with auto-tune has translated into songs with a lot of depth. This one could easily hit air-waves just in time for the summer. Check out the video for “Know About It” above and keep an eye out for Lines April 7th.
Nazeem & Spencer Joles are heating up right now coming off their recent Soundset 2017 announcement. That’s right, the south side kids made the cut this year and also appear to be working on a new EP. Dubbed Years of Obscurity, the first offering from the project comes in the form of a new video titled “Lake St.”. The fight club-esque visual completes the songs gritty aesthetic, we could definitely get used to the kid Liban starring in videos. Chill with a splash of tension underneath the surface, “Lake St.” actually does a good job capturing the feeling of the real street. Check out the video above and be on the look out for more from Nazeem & Spencer Joles.
The Pengest Munch is back with episode 10 at Morley’s. The Chicken Connoisseur links up with Bonkaz for a tour of Thornton Heath and some good eats. High scores across the board and you know the crep was on fleek. Check out episode 10 above and keep an eye out for the next installment.