The SPVCE crew has seen an uptick in activity as of late with multiple members releasing new music while taking stages across the metro. Despite some misunderstandings the crew is as solid as ever, Dogfood Media assisting their rise with well captured visuals. GoodKarmaNiles recently dropped a new video titled, “Paper Racer,” gritty and dark in signature SPVCE style it holds true to the record’s feel. St. Paul’s own Tek and one of the southside’s youngest up and comers, Hard R, contribute solid verses; it’s good to get a better look at the entirety of the crew on the same track. At the very end you’ll get a bonus look at “Ghost & Gordan,” check out the video for “Paper Racer” above and be on the look out for the full “Ghost & Gordans.”
Here are the official set times for Soundset this upcoming weekend. Take a peek and start getting your plans set now, it’s always better to have an idea of what/who you want to see.
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: 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.
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.
Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, May 26th // 7AM-11AM
Sway will bring his “Sway In The Morning” radio show to Minneapolis for Rhymesayers’ Soundset Music Festival. This year the live broadcast will be held at Icehouse, a solid venue for this year’s Friday Fire Rap Cypher. The show is open to the public and serves as the official kick off for Soundset weekend.
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.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Tuesday, May 16th @ 9:30PM
The “Best Damn Beat Battle” will return to Honey next Tuesday for it’s 7th installment. The events usually feature beat sets from local producers, as well as a tournament style battle that can swell to 20 participants. As of right now some of the confirmed producers participating include MICROPENIS, past champ Wealthy Relative, Student 1, D.Lee, and James Arrow among others. This one is 18+ and the door is only $5, click the link below for more information.
Location: 2520 26th Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Sat-Sun, May 27th-28th // 3PM-2AM
Memorial Day weekend is coming up quickly, so it’s time to start making plans. Rhymesayer’s annual Soundset Music Festival usually takes the cake, but the Twin Cities still offer a TON of other options over that weekend. Memory Lanes’ annual block party is always one of the year’s better neighborhood get togethers. This year’s musical lineups don’t disappoint with a whooping 20+ acts on the bill spread across 2 days. The weekend will include performances from Dillinger Four, Black Market Brass, JC Brooks, Sarah White, Crunchy Kids, and Tony Peachka to name a few. The lanes will be open and the Summit beers will be on deck, these are family friendly until 10PM, when the party turns 21+ inside. Both days will run you $5 or you could stop by after 10PM for free entry, we suggest you cough up the $5. Click the link below for more information.
Memory Lanes Block Party 2017 via Facebook
Devon Reason Has released 3 new songs over the last month, his latest featuring Baby Shel. Produced by Travis Gorman, the bass rolls along luring the listener into a hypnotic nod. Devon Reason has always been known for his firey delivery reminding you why on “No Reply.” 2 of the Twin Cities’ sharpest lyricists, Baby Shel and Reason go back and forth, bar after bar. A track that’s bound to have a few venues rocking this summer, check out “No Reply” above.