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Left Handed Wave

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While reminiscing about my days living in Chicago, one of the memories that always stands out most was my oft-sightings of Left Hand Wave artwork throughout the city. Walks along Milwaukee avenue or Division would yield multiple sightings of the secretive crews street art, most commonly being a kid in some sort of suit (/bunny/banana is classic) waving with his left hand (hence the name). Some would be torn down, others would remain for months or until they succumbed to the elements. Since then they’ve began making prints, clothing, stickers and a host of other items that can all be purchased via their web-store. Take a look at some of what they offer above and click the link below for a better look.
Left Handed Wave

Special 20th Anniversary Screenings of Luc Besson’s ‘The Fifth Element’ Showing This May

In 1997, writer/director Luc Besson (Leon: The Professional, The Family) released his cult sci-fi classic The Fifth Element, featuring an all-star cast led by Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Pulp Fiction), Milla Jovovich (Dazed and Confused, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Chris Tucker (Friday, Rush Hour), and Ian Holm (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Day After Tomorrow). Set in the 23rd century, the film follows a cab driver in New York City whose life changes when he inadvertently picks up Leeloo. After being contacted by a strange priest, who informs him of Leeloo’s importance in defeating a great Evil, the three of them embark on a mission to save Leeloo and the universe at large.

The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound Effects/Editing and, over the years, has developed a massive cult following. It also furthered the career of Milla Jovovich, who went on to star in such films as Zoolander and the Resident Evil film series. As a special 20th Anniversary celebration, The Fifth Element will be playing in select theaters across the country on May 14th and 17th. Showtimes and locations for Minneapolis, Chicago, and Cincinnati are available below, but you can search for screenings in your area by zip code right here at the Fathom Events website. Be sure to make it out for the special occasion!

Minneapolis, MN – May 14th:

• Southdale Megastar 16 – 400 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435-7020, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

• Rosedale 14 – 850 Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 55113, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

• Arbor Lakes Megastar 16 – 12575 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN 55369-7407, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Minneapolis, MN – May 17th:

• Showplace ICON at The West End – 1625 West End Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416, 7:00pm

• Southdale Megastar 16 – 400 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435-7020, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

• Rosedale 14 – 850 Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 55113, 2:00pm and 7:00pm Continue reading

Energe – Options

Chicago artist Energe recently released another new track for his growing fan base, titled “Options.” Produced by Hardii, the up beat, dynamic instrumental allows for Energe to show off all of his strengths. As the beat transitions, Energe switches up his flows and cadences with ease delivering unwavering vocals. Another solid release from an artist who should definitely be on your radar. Check out “Options” above and stay tuned for more from Energe.

Energe – C.O.A

The homie Energe is on FIRE! The kid has dropped 4 tracks within the last month, what more do you want? The melodic instrumental allows Energe to show off his vocal range while maintaining somewhat of a gritty flow. A party track no doubt, “C.O.A” feels like a toast for friends and fans a like. Check out “C.O.A” above and be on the look out for more from Energe.

Alex Wiley “Stoner Symphony” Tour

Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, March 25th @ 8PM

Alex Wiley has come a long way and the Chicagoan continues to see success as an established artist. His “Stoner Symphony” tour is in full swing with Minneapolis just ahead of his homecoming stop in the windy city. The event will also feature performances from Elijah Fhima and Mike Dreams, a solid lineup; especially at 7th Street. This show is 18+ and you can still purchase tickets for $15, click the link below to grab yours now.

Alex Wiley Tickets

Alex Wiley Meet & Greet @ PIFF

Location: 1506 Como Avenue SE, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, March 25th // 1PM-3PM

Chicago’s own Alex Wiley will be in Minneapolis tomorrow for his “Stoner Symphony” tour. He’ll be making a stop by PIFF early in the afternoon for a meet & greet event with fans. If you’re looking for something to get into before the show, stop by PIFF to meet Wiley and check out some fresh gear. Click the link below for tickets.

Alex Wiley Tickets

Emporium Barcade

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Location: 1366 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
P: 773-697-7922
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 5PM-2AM, Fri: 3PM-2AM, Sat: Noon-3AM, Sun: Noon-2AM

In June 2012 Emporium opened it’s doors at the forefront of the then current “barcade” trend. Situated in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, just down the street from the bustling “6 corners,” Emporium established itself as one of CHI’s premier barcades. Location aside, they have an awesome beer menu, and if you’re into whiskey (we are), they have a separate menu dedicated entirely to the “Ruckus Juice.” When it comes to the games, these guys hit the nail on the head; you’ll find ALL of the classics: The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, NBA JAM, and Street Fighter. If that wasn’t good enough, they have a separate room dedicated entirely to pinball and live music. Emporium is dope but beware, if you come here late on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll probably end up doing more waiting and watching than actual playing; so go early or on odd days if you’re there strictly for the games. This place is ideal for a pre-game before the night begins, I’d highly recommend a stop if you’re near “6 Corners”.

Energe – Henny Bold

The homie Energe has been on quite the tear as of late releasing a slew of new records via his Soundcloud. One of which titled, “Henny Bold,” is a slow simmering banger. Energe rides each transition like a veteran as the instrumental builds. Everyone’s had one of those “Henny Bold” type nights, all liquid courage aside, this track is sure to turn up any party. Check out “Henny Bold” above and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Energe.

Jugrnaut “J Dilla” Tee

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Jugrnaut just released a new tee shirt celebrating the life of the late great J Dilla. The legendary Detroit producer remains an inspiration to artists from around the world, the guys from Jugrnaut specifically giving a nod to his classic album Donuts. Unfortunately for those outside of the Chicago area, this drop is in-store only for now. These will be limited, so head down to Jugrnaut if you like what you see.

The Cool Kids – Connect Four

Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks recently announced that they are indeed reuniting as The Cool Kids. This is welcome news for hip hop fans who fell in love with their aesthetic and sound nearly 10 years ago. Their most recent release comes in the form of a loose track titled, “Connect Four,” it’s almost like they picked up right where they left off. Peep “Connect Four” above and stay tuned for more from The Cool Kids as 2017 gets into full swing.