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Weird High w/ Finding Novyon, Adora Tokyo, Chris Hooks & More

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Location: 2731 E 25th Street, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, September 26th @ 10PM

Minneapolis’ music scene continues to grow even more diverse with a wide range of alternative spaces popping up across the city. Tonight The Creek will host Weird High’s launch party with a lineup that can’t be missed. The event will feature performances from Finding Novyon, Adora Tokyo (Vocal set), Chris Hooks (DJ Set), and Connye among others rounding out what should be a good night. This one is 21+ and there will be a suggested donation of $7 at the door. If you’re looking for something to do tonight look no further, click the link below for more information.

Weird High via FaceBook

[MADE] Recap – Studiiyo 23 – 5th Year Anniversary Block Party & TCSAX 6 | Pt.1

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Photos By: KVogz

[MADE] Recap – Pangea Album Release Show @ Icehouse 9.26.14

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This last Friday, Toki Wright and Big Cats released their debut album Pangea. As soon as the doors swung open, Icehouse was immediately filled with anticipation. Well before entering, it was quite apparent that Icehouse was the place to be.

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POS took to the stage first, getting the crowd hyped – and man is it good to see him performing regularly again. As Toki and Cats performed a plethora of songs from Pangea, they pervaded the venue with nothing but good vibes. With many familiar faces, friends and family came out to witness some of Minneapolis’ most talented musicians. It’s moments like these that we can’t take for granted, as we continue to have something unique happening here in MPLS. This night was a highlight, and will absolutely be remembered for some time.

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[MADE] Recap – Glow Mechanics “Factored In” EP Release Show | 9.18.14

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This last Thursday, Glow Mechanics released their latest record, Factored In. The CD release was held at Minneapolis’ 7th Street Entry, and definitely was not one to miss. The night featured a wide variety of music, for a measly $5. Glow Mechanics, Moses, Blue Green and Dansvidios, were all packed into a few hours of highly entertaining music.

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Energy, bass, rippin guitars, fresh cuts and break dancing consumed the night. Glow Mechanics, the dynamic hip-hop trio, once again shut down the intimate venue. If you weren’t able to attend, then make sure to get a physical CD of Factored In for $1. Merch was selling like crazy on all levels too, so if you weren’t able to snag your favorite Glow Mechanics gear, MADE Snapbacks etc., feel free to contact us directly.

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SurlyFest 2014

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Where: Surly Brewing Co., 4811 Dusharme Dr., Brooklyn Center, MN
When: Saturday, September 20, 2:00–6:17 p.m. | Tickets $40 |

The 7th annual SurlyFest is right around the corner. During the event, Surly will release this years version of their Octoberfest bier. The event will also feature live music and food. Live music will consist of: Umbrella Bed, DJ Shannon Blowtorch, The Party Penguins and The Bratwurst Bros. If you like beer, music and some tasty grub – come on down to SurlyFest.

New Space w/ Greg Grease, Allan Kingdom & Shiro Dame

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Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Friday, August 1st @ 7PM

August is officially here and it’s looking like a good one. In addition to the numerous street festivals planned for this month, a plethora of events are beginning to surface. Sound Verite & City Pages recently announced an event titled “New Space” to kick off the month of August. The night will feature performances from Greg Grease, Allan Kingdom & Manny Phesto to name a few, along with DJ Just Nine on the 1s & 2s. This one’s 18+ and advance tickets are only $7, they’ll also be available at the door (pending sell-out) for $10. If you’re smart, you’d cope your tickets ASAP.

NEW SPACE Tickets

8th Annual Red Stag Block Party – In Cahoots!

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This weekend, Red Stag will be throwing their 8th Annual Block Party. If you attended last year, or in recent years, you know the block party is continuously growing in popularity. This year, the In Cahoots! theme, is bringing Minneapolis its first collaboration festival. What exactly does this mean? Well, 8 Minnesota breweries are teaming up together to make up 4 teams. The goal for each team, is to create a delicious new brew to debut to Minneapolis. Each attendee is supposed to vote on their favorite brew, and the winning team will get to donate a portion of the events proceeds to a local charity. The event itself is FREE, so make sure to stop by and have a brew.

Event Features:  Sonny Knight & The Lakers, E.L.nO., Shiro Dame, Alpha Consumer, Frankie Lee, MC Foxy Tann, dance collective Epitome No Question, North Star Roller Girls, and more!

Brew Teams: August Schell Brewing & Sociable Cider Werks |Fulton Beer & Dangerous Man| Bang Brewing & Summit Brewing | Bent Paddle Brewing & Fitger’s Brewhouse |

[MADE] Recap – 2014 Bastille Day Block Party

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Let’s start out by saying, Bastille Day was an absolute perfect day to throw a block party. With thousands of people filling in Lake Street, Bastille Day went as planned from start to finish. The day featured delicious food, a few vendors, and most importantly, live music.

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With standouts such as GRRRL PRTY and Heiruspecs, the day was set up for one hell of an evening. Even though there have been  numerous block parties this year, the Bastille Block Party stood out as one of our favorites. 

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While we attended the block party, we focused a lot of our time and energy watching the photogenic girls in GRRRL PRTY. Every show, the girls throw down, making it pretty hard for others to top. 

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As Minneapolis continues to be a hotbed for artists, more and more block parties tend to fill our summer. It is times like these that we live for in Minneapolis: great atmosphere, perfect weather, and good music all make for one memorable day.

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[MADE] Recap – RIP Cause 07.10.14 | Phillip Morris x RP Hooks and more

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As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The bitter ending to Cause happened over the weekend, but it should be noted, the last hip-hop performances damn near set the place on fire (and probably should have). With the soon to be sports bar in place, we cross our fingers for a failed restaurant, which presumably leaves that side of Minneapolis dead. Before we get ahead of ourselves, lets focus on the night that was.

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After performances by Moonlight Grammar and ECID,  Phillip took to the stage while the bar was already packed thick. We’re talking’ inside to outside, people were flowing in and out the doors like it was your ladies time of the month. I mean, this was one of those special nights at Cause, and rightfully so, it happened a few nights before closing.

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After Phillip Morris wrapped up another good performance, Rapper Hooks took to the stage and immediately had people thrown’ up drinks – everyone got involved. With the lights dimmed low and smoke filling the air; the bar was buzzing heavy for this set. It really goes without saying, but, Cause featured the right crowd, on a perfect evening, making it one for the books. Now everyone’s question is, who will be the next to replace the iconic venue/restaurant??? I am not so sure there will be one, anytime soon that is…only time will tell.

Director Tate Taylor To Lead ‘In The Event Of A Moon Disaster’

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William Safire, a Pulitzer Prize winning author who also served as speech writer for President Richard Nixon in the late 1960s, regretfully passed away back in 2009, but he left us some interesting material from that era of history that saw the Civil Rights Movement, anti-Vietnam protests, and the rock-n-roll fueled British Invasion that brought The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to the American counterculture. A speech by Safire was discovered upon his death, entitled “In The Event Of A Moon Disaster,” which was written for President Nixon in the event that the 1969 Apollo 11 mission that took Neil Armstrong to the moon did not go according to plan. Now the screenplay, which was black-listed back in 2011, is being picked up by director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get On Up) for a feature-film. Former journalist Mike Jones, who wrote the screenplay, will be working with the director on the film, which they hope to be filming early next year.