Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul When: Friday, April 21st @ 8PM
Red Bull’s Sound Select division has been blessing the Twin Cities with great acts in 2017. Most recently, Francis and The Lights headlined Icehouse for one of the best shows so far this year. On the anniversary of Prince’s death, Bobby Raps will headline Amsterdam Bar & Hall, he’ll be joined by Izell Pyramid and Houston’s own Maxo Kream. As always Sound Select shows are only $5 w/ RSVP ($15 w/o), make sure to get there early because your RSVP does not guarantee entry. Click the link below for more information.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul When: Wednesday, April 19th @ 7PM
Legendary Houston MC, Devin The Dude, will be live at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall tonight. His ninth solo release, Acoustic Levitation, has garnered praise across most outlets, proving that Devin is still one of the best out there. Local support will include performances by Manny Phesto, BdotCroc, Rich Garvey, and DJ Snuggles; a solid lineup for what should be a great night. This one is 18+ and tickets are still available for $18, click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul When: Wednesday, March 15th @ 7:30PM
Legendary NYC MC, Rakim, will be live at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall tomorrow. A man who needs no introduction, Rakim announced back in October that he’ll be reuniting with Eric B after a nearly 25 year dispute. No word on whether Eric B will be on stage, but the news is welcoming to all hip hop fans alike. This show will also feature performances from Farr Well, Truth Maze, and a set by DJ Francisco. Unfortunately for the youngins this one is 21+, but everyone else will be glad to know that tickets are still available for $25. Click the link below to buy yours now before they sell out.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, Minneapolis When: Sunday, September 11th @ 6:30PM
Both Chicago and the Twin Cities’s hip hop scenes have shared a nice amount of success over the last few years. As some of the more notable graduates like Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Allan Kingdom, and Finding Novyon gain footholds on higher ground, both metros have an entirely new crop of artists blowing up. Supa Bwe & Kembe X are two of Chicago’s best up and coming artists, the latter recently receiving a deal from Kendrick Lamar’s TDE record label. If you’re unfamiliar you should definitely dig into a few projects, this event has a low key feel but it is a must attend for anyone looking for a great hip hop performance. Lucien Parker will open up the night and DJAY Mando will hold down the 1s & 2s, this event is 18+ and tickets are on sale now for $15, click the link below to cop yours now.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, Saint Paul When: Thursday, June 9th @ 7:30PM
Legendary funk musician, Dam-Funk, will be live at Saint Paul’s Amsterdam Bar & Hall next month. Since around 2009, the Cali artist has made incredible strides to become one of the nations most revered musicians. He’ll be joined by two of the Twin Cities’ hottest bands in ZuluZuluu and PHO, a solid lineup that should not disappoint. Plain Ole Bill and Twinkie Jiggles will hold down the 1s and 2s rounding out a great night of music in the capital city. This event is 18+ and tickets should be available at the door for $20, make sure to get there early to ensure your spot.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, Saint Paul When: Saturday, March 26th @ 8:30PM
This week is jam packed with awesome events, night after night. On Saturday, Saint Paul’s Amsterdam Bar & Hall might be the place to be. Big Cats will hold the release party for his album What If It Doesn’t Get Better, the Twin Cities vet will perform with support from Eric Mayson, Lydia Liza, and Nelson Devereaux. That crew alone can produce an entire night full of awesome sets, but there will also be a performance from Lexii Alijai, Sloslylove and Claire De Lune. Chance York will host the evening rounding out what should be a great night, this one is 21+ and advance tickets are currently available for $10 ($15 at door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, Saint Paul When: Friday, October 9th @ 7PM
This weekend is looking like another good one for live music in the Twin Cities. There will be a plethora of shows across Minneapolis, but Saint Paul also has a few notable events, namely RiverRock Music Group’s 1st “musical extravaganza.” The event will be headlined by Eric Mayson while opening performances include Grolar Bears, Sonic Intension, Homeless & Big Cats, and Upstanding Hoodrat; an eclectic bunch no doubt. This one is 21+ and advance tickets are still available for $8 ($10 @ door). If you’re looking to break away from the usual Minneapolis scene this is definitely a good show to check out, click the link below to buy tickets.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul When: Thursday, May 21st @ 8PM
The good people over at Greenroom have been summoned for Red Bull Sound Select #2 and this one looks real good. This time around, electro-funk bassist Thundercat will be live at Amsterdam Bar & Hall alongside Greg Grease & Yabil. The L.A. based Thundercat has a cult following and is known to bring the grooves wherever he plays, if you remember the Travi$ Scott show you know this is a must attend. Same rules apply, the event is 18+ and tickets are only $3 w/ RSVP ($10 without), click the link below to grab your tickets and make sure to check out Greenroom’s intro piece featuring Thundercat.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul When: Saturday, March 21st @ 8PM
The Rap For Life benefit is back again for it’s 5th round. This time around, the event will feature performances from Menage Quad, Metasota, Illuminous 3, Christopher Michael Jensen, False Teeth and Softporecorn. In addition to the live performances, there will also be spoken word by Ashley Seeler, EJ and Casey Coffin, along with live art by AnnaBomb, Alexis Politz and Sam Stoffel; rounding out what should be a great night. This one’s 18+ and tickets are $10 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting at risk youth. Good music for a good cause, can it get any better?
Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul When: Saturday, November 1st @ 6:30PM
The Stand4rd will start their November tour tonight, they’ll kick things off in their hometown of St. Paul with a show at Amsterdam Bar & Hall. This will mark Spooky Black’s first performance as well as the group as a whole. This one’s all ages and has already sold out, if you’re dying to go you’ll have to opt for Facebook or Craigslist. Keep an eye out for TheStand4rd’s debut album on the 4th.