The Bodega Boys are back with episode 64 of their now illustrious podcast. Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are arguably the best new faces on television with their Viceland show, their combination of humorous takes and hilarious guest interviews proving to be a winning formula. Fresh from Vegas the guys put their spin on a variety of topics, check it out above.
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.
The south side’s own Metasota recently announced his first headlining tour! A busy man no doubt, he wrapped up another tour with Prof, Finding Novyon and Willie Wonka earlier this year. The “Black Excellence” tour will also feature local heavy weights Greg Grease and The Lioness, a formidable squad for any stage. Mark your calendars and make sure to keep out for more info regarding tour dates.
Location: 2526 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, May 21st @ 9:30PM
Sophia Eris will celebrate her birthday tonight with a party at Icehouse. Sophia will take the stage along with a few special guests, we’re sure you’ll see plenty of familiar faces. Drink specials and industry deals will also be available, this one is 21+ and the door is only $5.
Location: 1400 12th Avenue NE, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, May 20th @ 9PM
Art-A-Whirl weekend is nearly upon us and the festivities are looking as good, if not better than any previous year. The people from Public Functionary and CMND + CTRL, will join forces for “Aphotic,” a late night party that will include live production, artwork, and DJ sets. Psymun and Devata Daun will both show off their live production skills while DJ Just Nine, DJ Frank Castle, and Ms. Lakesha provide DJ sets. This one is only $5, they may even have a small bar for attendees who are 21+. Click the link below for more information.
Location: 1315 Tyler Street NE, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, May 20th // Noon-10PM
Art-A-Whirl weekend is finally here and there’s a lot of fun things going on throughout Northeast Minneapolis. The good people from Bauhaus Brew Labs will once again pack their enormous parking lot with an awesomely curated lineup. Bauhaus will host a couple of events this weekend, but Saturday’s is clearly the main event. The evening will feature performances from Caroline Smith, Heiruspecs, Communist Daughter, Black Market Brass, and Zuluzuluu to name a few; you’d be hard pressed to find a better show for FREE. This event is all ages (21+ to drink), but they also kindly ask everyone to leave their dogs at home. Click the link below for more information regarding what else Bauhaus has in store for Art-A-Whirl weekend.
Location: 1829 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, June 2nd @ 10PM
The homie DJ Low will celebrate his birthday at the Viking Bar this year. The event features a solid lineup with performances from Mac Drakula, as well as DJ sets from Minnie Blanco, Travis Gorman, BabyGhost, and Julian Fairbanks. Drink specials will be plentiful for those who come early, along with FREE giveaways and art by Stephanie Sayuri. A good time in the making, this one is 21+ and the door is only $3 before 11:30PM ($5 after), click the link below to RSVP.
Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, May 28th @ 11AM-9:30PM
The good people from Rhymesayers announced the lineup for their annual Soundset Music Festival awhile back and it doesn’t disappoint. Last year was the first year at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and the event proved to be a huge success. This year’s festival features another STACKED lineup with performances from Ms Lauryn Hill, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, T.I., Lil Uzi Vert, Pusha T, Talib Kweli, and Denzel Curry among MANY others. Locals on this years lineup include the stand4rd, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Mod Sun, Zuluzuluu, Sophia Eris, and J. Plaza, all of whom deserve their respective slots. General admission tickets are currently available for $84, but VIP passes are already SOLD OUT. Although general admission will probably not sell out, ticket prices increase as we get closer to the event date; it would be wise to purchase your tickets sooner rather than later. Click the link below for tickets and more information regarding the festival.
With Lil Yachty’s new album, Teenage Emotions, set to drop Saturday, May 26th; he’s began rolling out the merch for eager fans. One of the more interesting offers is the “Super Deluxe” bundle that includes a tee shirt, a hat, a copy of the album, AND a replica of his $30K rainbow grill. If you’re dying to cop you’ll have to shell out $50, click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 711 15th Avenue NE, Minneapolis
When: Fri: Noon-11pm Sat: Noon-11pm Sun: Noon-8pm (May 19th-21st)
With Art-A-Whirl coming up this weekend, Northeast Minneapolis will once again take center stage. The annual festival celebrates an astonishingly wide variety of artistic mediums, while showcasing artists at pretty much every level of the industry. Indeed Brewing’s annual 3 day festival, “Whirlygig,” will once again be a favorite spot to grab a beer; it has arguably the best Art-A-Whirl location out of any brewery due to it’s close proximity to a plethora of art studios. Indeed, the beer will be flowing, but the weekend will also feature performances from Mark Mallman, Marijuana Deathsquads, Ayvah, Pert Near Sandstone, Lydia Liza, and Fury Things among others. This event is family friendly, but they’d prefer you leave your friends of the four legged variety at home, the black top can get quite hot and this event will be PACKED. 21+ to drink of course and wristbands that allow you to drink are only $1. Check out each days respective lineup above and make sure to bring CASH, this is a cash only event; click the link below for more information.