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Location: 2354 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago
When: Thursday, March 11th @ 8PM
YGP & Them Flavors will join forces tomorrow on an event dubbed “Midwest Standard.” With a focus on both music and art, the event will feature the sounds of Gosh Pith, A Billion Young, Karol Fox and Them Flavors themselves. On the art side of things, Julia Kriegel, Benjamn Marasco, Nicole Mizglaski, and Keith Smith will all be displayed throughout the venue. This one is 21+ and there is NO COVER, mark your calendars and click the link below for more information.
Despite popular belief, the city of Detroit is going through quite the renaissance, new minds and artists of all walks are helping to bring the city back from the depths. One such group helping to bring national attention to Detroit’s budding music scene is Gosh Pith, a duo whose music is pretty hard to confine to a box. A few weeks ahead of their upcoming “Gold Chain” tour, they dropped the video for their most recent release “K9.” The cinematic visual draws the viewer in instantly, the record only cements the overall experience as you watch the story unfold. Gosh Pith will be releasing their new EP, Gold Chain, on February 26th; check out more of their music below and stay tuned for more info regarding their tour.
Over the weekend, we made our way to a house party in Northeast, Minneapolis, to see Tickle Torture perform and are we ever glad we made it. Hot, sweaty and packed with naked-gold painted bodies – the night was not one to miss. Between hydrating with the unlimited margaritas and the bottles of wine that were passed around, there was an unhealthy amount of sweat…but it made it that much better. By the end of the night, some were naked and the gold paint wore off, all while confetti canons were fired. This was easily the most memorable Tickle Torture show to date and we were there to help capture the moment.
Stay tuned later this evening for the full album to be posted exclusively here through MADE.
It’s been well over a year since we premiered Chicago group Death By Icon’s first mixtape Trybecca, and yet once I began listening to their debut LP Hassah; it feels as if they’ve never left. Not too far from their original foray, but Hassah still commands it’s own unique feel. The pair sound sharper than ever on the vocals, they appear to know exactly how they wanted this one to sound with great results. The production takes a leap forward as well, there are traces of Trybecca but it feels more evolutionary. From the gritty, golden era “Sunderday” to the trap banger “Wake Up,” Hassah has a wide variety of sounds that coalesce rather nicely. Another step in the right direction for a group of artists who deserve to be on everyone’s radar, check out Hassah below.
Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, August 29th @ 3PM
Totally Gross National Product will once again host their annual “Totally Gross National Party” outside Icehouse next Saturday. The local label has been known to bring a good party especially with their recent involvement in Red Bull’s Sound Select showcases. Last year’s event was tons of fun and this year’s looks no different with performances from Polica, Jason Feathers, RONiiA, Psymun and many, many more. Pretty sure this one is all ages and tickets are available for $18 in advance ($20 @ door). Icehouse will be providing food and beverages as well as the good people over at PBR. Click the link below to buy tickets and be on the look out for more.
Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Tuesday, August 25th @ 9:30PM
Comonada Records will be holding their final residency at Icehouse next Tuesday. The 3 month series has featured the likes of Beasthead, StoLyette, Tired Tongues and Sloslylove among others; while tonight’s will feature AATS, CSL and Fort Wilson Riot. An awesome free night of local music at one of the city’s best venues, if you’re looking for something to fill out your night look no further.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Monday, August 24th @ 7:30PM
The homies from Beasthead will be headlining the 7th Street Entry on Monday with a few other local acts. StoLyette and Tired Tongues will open up the night rounding out what should be a good time. Those wondering about the recent roof collapse should have no fear 7th Street has since re-opened. This event is 18+ and tickets are currently available for only $5, click the link below to grab yours now.
Location: 715 Spring Street, Somerset (WI)
When: Fri-Sun, August 14-16th
Summer Set Music Festival is right around the corner. The lineup leans on electronic and hip hop crowds, but there’s a wide variety of artists within each genre. This year Big Gigantic, The Weeknd, Action Bronson, Tycho, Lettuce, Rae Sremmurd, Earl Sweatshirt and Saba will all take the stage. A healthy dose of Minnesota artists also made the cut including Hippo Campus, Manny Phesto, Lizzo, Kids Like Us & Beak Nasty. Tickets & camping for the event range from $100-$500, click the link below for more information.
Location: Grant Street & Willow Street, Minneapolis (Loring Park)
When: Saturday, August 22nd // 11AM-7PM
Along with Phoenix and Kansas City, Minneapolis has once again earned a spot on Chipotle’s “Cultivate Festival” route. The festival showcases just about everything Chipotle with in depth looks at the business process from farm to table. The event will also feature live music from Walk The Moon, Hippo Campus, X Ambassadors, Atlas Genius, Anderson East and DJ Christopher Golub. If that wasn’t enough there will be chef showcases featuring some of Minneapolis’ top culinary specialists as well as food trucks for those who come hungry. This one is all ages and FREE, click the link for more information via Cultivate Festival’s official website.