Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, April 19th @ 8PM
First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry might be the place to go tonight for an event dubbed, “The Shimmy.” The lineup is pretty stacked featuring DJ Sets from Tek, Boogie WNDRLND, UJU, and Travis Gorman; as well as appearances from Sam Wayne, Prolly Tri$, and GYM. Despite the flyer this show is only $5 and the door is 18+, not bad for a Wednesday night. Click the link below to purchase tickets in advance.
Tek will bring his live band to the Uptown VFW in a couple of weeks, the event will also feature a solid lineup. Maria Isa, Crunchy Kids, Blvck Madonna, and a few special guests will hit the stage, while Big Wiz handles the hosting duties. The Uptown VFW is a solid venue with a lot of space, you should definitely mark your calendars for this show. The event is 21+ and the door is only $10, click the link below for more information.
Location: 3820 E Lake Street, Minneapolis When: Saturday, April 22nd // 11AM-8PM
That’s right, the weather is getting nice and everyone’s just about ready to start taking advantage of these sunny days. Record Store Day marks the official beginning of Minneapolis’ block party season, year by year Hymie’s brings in spring on a high note. This time around the event will start early with a deep lineup consisting of local favorites, some of which include: Charlie Parr, The Blind Shake, and Black Market Brass to name a few. There will be 2 stages, food trucks and fun stuff to check out for all ages. This one is FREE, make sure to stop by if you’re looking for something to do.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Monday, April 17th @ 9PM
Next week, we’ll be apart of a dope show at Honey dubbed, Phase I. The event features a healthy lineup of producers, DJs, and artists a like including Prolly Tri$, Osho Pikaso, Lux and Longley, DJ Yashmeenah, Rowsheen, Nug Mama, and Baby Ghost. The event will also showcase clothing from local brands The Hesh and Pacify. Not bad for the price of $5, this one is 21+, click the link below to RSVP.
“THE ENDOWMENT is a celebration of Hip Hop culture and the spirit of resistance that drives it. Featuring some of the most dynamic, boundary-pushing performers in the Twin Cities hip hop scene, as well as dancers, poets, and the legendary DJ Kool Akiem on the wheels of steel, the intergenerational lineup is based around the theme of “what we inherit, we pass on.” In that spirit, the show is also a fundraiser for Twin Cities organization TruArtSpeaks, as well as the birthday celebration of the organization’s founder, Tish Jones.”
Tonight, Greenroom Magazine and Show Me The Body will celebrate the release of their zine at the Greenhouse. The event will also feature music from Dreamcrushers and Psymun, as well as a few guests. The door for this one is only $10 and all attendees will receive a free issue of the zine. Click the link below to buy tickets now, space is very limited.
Location: xxxxxxxxxxxx When: Friday, April 7th @ 10PM
Allan Kingdom recently garnered another Grammy nomination all while maintaining a strong presence in his home base of Minnesota. The So Cold Records front-man is preparing to release his newest project, Lines, which is also arguably his most highly anticipated. His new single “Know About It” has made ALL of the rounds as of late, lets just hope that it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Allan K sounds like the next big thing, he’s definitely put in the work. Even with the recent leak you can expect a fun night, this event is 18+ RSVP tickets are still available for $10 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Sunday, April 16th @ 10PM
Looking to finish of Easter Sunday with a party? Head over to the Nomad World Pub for what should be a great night. “Easter Spunday!” will serve as the release party for Axel Foley’s new EP, Adventures in The Sauce. Red Eye Tour mates, Muja Messiah and Eli Fhima will also take the stage, while DJ Frank Castle holds down the 1s & 2s. If that wasn’t lit enough, there will also be a special episode of The Godcast recorded, I can think of a million worse ways to spend $10. This one is 21+, click the link below for more information.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, May 5th @ 8PM
Chicago artist G-Herbo will be in the Twin Cities for Cinco de Mayo weekend. The young MC has maintained his wave even with the “drill” rap scene waning, he has always set himself apart with crafty lyricism and poignant stories of street life. The event will also feature SKNY, Sweetz P, and DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip, you already know this one’s going to be lit. The door is 18+ and general admission tickets are currently available for $22 ($45 for VIP), click the link below to buy yours before they sell out.
Enemy Planes will headline Icehouse tonight, their shows have been few and far between as of late, but they’ve picked things up recently. Beasthead will open up the evening rounding out what should be a solid night of music. This one is 21+ and tickets are still available for only $8 ($10 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.