Location: 917 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, February 1st @ 9PM
Brooklyn’s own Talib Kweli will be live at The Cabooze this week as he continues his tour across the nation. The now legendary MC has a cult following that stretches international boundaries, his most recent release, “Fuck The Money,” further satisfying fans. Styles P, a God MC in his own right, will provide support as well as a set from K’ Valentine. This one is 18+ and the door is $25, click the link below for more information.
The homie Mouse Sucks dropped his new EP, Justatethebootyandifeelgreat a couple of weeks back. Mouse is in rare form on this project, unabashed confessions, sexual frustrations and relationship issues are front and center. Otherworldly production paired with Mouse’s unadulterated lyrics combine into some shit you’ve definitely never heard before. Justatethebootyandifeelgreat actually feels like a proclamation, he’s not talking about eating the booty, he’s really telling us he just fuckin did. Check out the EP for yourself below and stay tuned for more from Mouse Sucks.
The good people over at VICE have been churning out nothing but goodness as of late, among their many new ventures they’ve started a new series called “Streets By VICE.” The new series focuses on one specific street that embodies a particular city, the first one being Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The historic avenue weaves through a large variety of the borough’s many eclectic neighborhoods, along the way Krishna stops to talk to people who help define the area. Check out the video above and keep an eye out for the next one.
In preparation for his upcoming project, the homie Mouse Sucks recently released a new track titled “Me Af/Bae Af.” Comprised of 2 tracks, the record is split down the middle with a spastic, possibly drug induced ode to his own weirdness; and an abstract, crawling croon. 2 completely different sounding instrumentals, Mouse not only shows off his vocal versatility, but also his production skills. Awkwardly catchy, but genuinely so and that’s why we like Mouse. Check out “Me Af/ Bae Af” below and keep an eye out for more from Mouse Sucks.
Location: 64 N 9th Street, Brooklyn (NY) When: Wednesday, August 26th @ 7PM
Pigeons & Planes will join forces with Staple Pigeon to bring another “No Ceilings” to Rough Trade Records (BK) tonight. The event will feature performances from Allan Kingdom, London O’Connor, Kevin Abstract, and Well$; each of which are currently on the up and up in their own right. Quite possibly the dopest event in Brooklyn this Wednesday, this one is all ages so head down to Williamsburg for what should be a good night.
Finding Novyon will be live in Brooklyn tonight along with Dansvidios. Each of these artists are known to bring a good live show to the table so all of our New York City brethren should think about checking it out. The show will also feature performances from A-Town, Light Upp and Ness Rhyme, a solid lineup for only $5. This one is 18+ and tickets will be available at the door, if you happen to be in Brooklyn tonight; head down to the Lox Lounge for what should be a good night.
Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago When: Friday, May 1st @ 9PM
Less than a week after his show at Minneapolis’ Skyway Theatre, Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) will be live at the Metro in Chicago. Mos has been known to put on a great show, any fan of good music (not just hip hop) can appreciate what he brings to the stage. The event is 18+ and general admission tickets are available for $35, you can purchase VIP balcony seats for $51. Take it from someone who attended the Minneapolis show, this WILL be a good time; click the link below to grab your tickets.
Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago When:Sunday March 8th @ 8PM
Two legendary MCs will be gracing the stage at Metro on Sunday. Talib Kweli & Immortal Technique will embark on their, “The People’s Champions Tour”, which will also feature, Niko IS, CF, and Hasan Salaam. This is definitely a great chance to see two of hip hop’s true titans, the event is 18+ and tickets are $25, click the link below to buy yours.
A few days ago the Dojo Fam dropped a new track titled “With The Pussy”. Produced by Drum Fu and featuring Dio Ganhdih, “With The Pussy” is a playful family affair. For the record Dojo Fam has 8 members, you might lose count of how many people jump in and out. The Fam’s upcoming project Where’s Shawn is due out this St. Patrick Day (17th), check out “With The Pussy” above and stay tuned for more.
When:Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 @ 8:00pm Where: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis
Looking for plans for Mardi Gras in Minneapolis? Well, no need to look further. The ultra funky band out of Brooklyn will be making a stop at First Avenue tomorrow. If you are not familiar with Lettuce, they bring heavy rhythms and bass that slap your eardrums into outer space and back again. The group is one of the funkiest and we expect this to be one hell of a show.
Tickets are selling for $20 – so make sure to grab them before they’re gone.