The So Cold Records crew has been firing from all sides this year. With the release of his debut album, That’s My Dawg, slated this Friday (June 9th), Finding Novyon took to Twitter earlier today to release another single. Titled “Tall Hills,” the record features fellow So Cold member Allan Kingdom; the two are arguably the hottest one two punch in the Twin Cities. A summer anthem that should see PLENTY of spins at parties and lakes, “Tall Hills” is a banger that simply makes you feel good. Check it out above and be on the look out for That’s My Dawg this Friday.
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.
Adam DeGross is our favorite concert photographer in Minnesota and in our humble opinion, he’s also one of the best. He recently covered Soundset and has been releasing photos steadily via Twitter and Instagram. Above you’ll find shots of Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, Mod Sun, Playboi Carti and more; keep an eye on his Instagram as he continues to release photos.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, June 10th @ 6PM
Buckfest is back! This year the festivities will go down at The Cabooze with deM atlaS and Psymun set to headline the event. The lineup features a lengthy list of artists from across the Twin Cities including Digital Friends, Micro Penis, Early Eyes, CRAM, and Lux + Longely among others. The guys from So Cold Records are sponsoring the event, so who knows who else will take the stage throughout the night. This show is 18+ and tickets are currently available for $20, click the link below to buy yours now.
Sway once again brought his namesake morning show, Sway in the Morning, to Minneapolis for his annual Soundset weekend live recording. Filmed at Icehouse, the 1st part of the cypher features local and national artists including Sake Red, Frank Knizza, Darren Sipity, and Scooter Boy among others. A solid showing from majority of the artists who touched the mic, it appears Sway was feeling Minnesota. Check out part 1 of the cypher for yourself above and decide for yourself, stay tuned for part 2.
Tyler The Creator’s album, Cherry Bomb, was yet another signal that the young artist is indeed one of hip hop’s most creative and dynamic. Whether it’s music, fashion, acting, or directing, Tyler has certainly established himself across a variety of mediums. His latest work comes in collaboration with Mikey123xyz, a California based clothing designer and director. Mikey documented Tyler during the process of finalizing Cherry Bomb and the road to it’s release. An interesting behind the scenes look, you can view the documentary in it’s entirety above.
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.