Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Monday, September 18th @ 7PM
Andrew W.K. usually makes a pair of stops in the Twin Cities every year. This time he will bring his full band to First Avenue’s main room along with local rocker Mark Mallman. Andrew W.K. is known for his frenzied and animated live shows, his full live band should only heighten the experience. This show is 18+ and tickets are still available for only $20, click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, September 8th @ 10PM
Nazeem & Spencer Joles are two of the brightest young artists emerging within the Twin Cities hip hop scene. The duo followed up their 2016 project, The Album, with this years critically acclaimed, Years of Obscurity; it’s hard to imagine that they could have progressed so much. Arguably Minnesota’s best hip hop releases of 2017, Years of Obscurity feels like something that marks the beginning of a larger quest. The two will be live at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry tonight along with DJ Keezy, the door is 18+ and tickets are still available for only $10. This is a must see show that will most likely sell out, click the link below to buy your tickets now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, September 1st @ 6:30PM
TDE artist SZA has had a stellar 2017 behind the release of her highly anticipated album, CTRL. Received with critical acclaim across just about every major publication, SZA’s debut charted as high as #3 on the Billboard 200 (US). She’ll be live at First Avenue’s main room along with Smino and Ravyn Lenae, tickets for The Cabooze show sold out so fast that the location was moved to allow for more ticket sales. This is an all ages show and it is SOLD OUT, if you’re dying to go you’ll have to check Craigslist or deal with scalpers.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, August 25th @ 9PM
Tonight, the 🔥AF dance party will once again take over First Avenue’s main room. The sounds for the evening will largely revolve around Hip Hop with sets from DJ BVCKWOODS, DJ Greenery, Dreamcasts and DJ Izzie P, the homie GYM will hold down the hosting duties. This one is 18+ and tickets can still be purchased for $7 ($11 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, April 11th @ 7PM
The homies from Cool Pollution are gearing up to release their new EP, From Kosmos With Love, at 7th Street Entry tonight. The band just received two new members in Adriatic & Ian Sutherland, two accomplished musicians in their own right. The night will also feature performances from The Controversial New ‘Skinny Pill,’ City Counselor, Sloslylove, and Ghostband. This show is 18+ and tickets are currently available for only $6, click the link below to grab yours now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, March 16th @ 6PM
Long Beach’s own Vince Staples will be at First Avenue tomorrow evening. The Cali MC has come a long way and has definitely paid his dues with 3 solid projects, not to mention plenty of road experience. His “Life Aquatic” tour features woman of all trades, Kilo Kish, two great up and coming artists for the reasonable price of $20. This one is all ages and tickets are still available via the link below.
If you aren’t familiar with The Klituation, let me star t by saying it is one of the best dance parties in town. The all female lineup features mainstays such as DJ Keezy, Shannon Blowtorch, Sophia Eris, and more while a rotating cast of artists make guest appearances. The recap for round 2 was recently posted to YouTube, check it out above and be on the look out for the next one.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, March 2nd @ 8PM
PROF’s Time Bomb Tour will wrap up tonight with it’s homecoming show at First Avenue. These guys have been through some crazy times during their trip (van burglary, van breakdown), so it’s nice to see them all back home in 1 piece. The event will also feature Metasota, Finding Novyon, Cashinova and Willie Wonka; we also have a suspicion that you’ll see a few special guests. This one is 18+ and tickets are still available for $20, click the link below to buy yours now before they sell out.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, February 24th @ 8PM
Fool’s Gold artist, Black Atlass, will be live at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry this Friday. The Canadian producer, singer and songwriter has come on strong over the last few years connecting with global brands like Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent along the way. His ambient, oft-low tempo production meshes well with his sharp vocals, songs like “Tonight” and””Haunted Paradise” have proven to be hits. Official tour special guest OVERWERK will open up the night, as well as local favorite C. Kostra. This one is 18+ and advance tickets are still available for $12 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 701 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis When: Sunday, January 15th @ 8PM
Pine City MC Sake Red will make his Minneapolis debut this next Sunday and the bill looks impressive. The event will celebrate the release of his latest project, W.A.N.T.S, with performances slated from J. Plaza, Baby Shel, Nate Millyunz, Kashy, and Tae Supreme among others. DJ Quincy will hold down the 1s & 2s, while Lyric Marid handles the hosting duties. If you like good, no bullshit hip hop, this is the show for you. This one is 18+ and there are a limited amount of pre-sale tickets for $10, click the link below to purchase yours.