Location: 2055 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, June 27th @ 9:30PM
Ackronem’s Summer School residency will conclude tonight with yet another solid lineup. This one will feature performances from Lucien Parker, Andre Mariette, Destiny Roberts, AYM, Lydia Liza, and DJ Adatrak. Ceewhy will handle the hosting duties and Anna Bomb will be on deck with artwork. This show is 18+ and the door is only $5 before 10PM, $7 after; click the link below for more information. Ackronem Summer School Class 4 via Facebook
Location: 6 W 6th Street, Saint Paul When: Saturday, March 26th @ 8:30PM
This week is jam packed with awesome events, night after night. On Saturday, Saint Paul’s Amsterdam Bar & Hall might be the place to be. Big Cats will hold the release party for his album What If It Doesn’t Get Better, the Twin Cities vet will perform with support from Eric Mayson, Lydia Liza, and Nelson Devereaux. That crew alone can produce an entire night full of awesome sets, but there will also be a performance from Lexii Alijai, Sloslylove and Claire De Lune. Chance York will host the evening rounding out what should be a great night, this one is 21+ and advance tickets are currently available for $10 ($15 at door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 701 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, February 4th @ 8PM
The homies from Doks Robotiks will be holding their album release party at 7th Street Entry tonight. The band will be joined by Lydia Liza, Lizea Harper, Sayth, and Sloslylove for what should be a great night. The show is 18+ and advance tickets are still available for only $6 ($8 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
For #3 on our list of the “Top 14 Albums of 2014”, we’ve selected Toki Wright and Big Cats’ album Pangaea. Back in September, the buzz for the project was absolutely through the roof, with great performances from Toki and his band all throughout the summer. I remember receiving this project a week before it’s release date, the first time I pressed play I listened to it in it’s entirety, this RARELY happens. By the time I was half way through, I was already pondering the idea of Pangaea as 2014’s top album. Everything about this project is great, the production, the overall message, the vibe, the lyrics, the vocals, and especially it’s ability to translate so well in a live context. Toki Wright & Big Cats were already highly esteemed, but the release of this project further solidified both artists. After selling out Icehouse for Pangaea’s official release party, one couldn’t help but feel like they’d witnessed history. As we enter our top 3, keep in mind that this could have easily been #1; check out Pangaea below and be on the look out for more.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, November 19th @ 9PM
The month of October was packed with awesome events and concerts, and November has been no different. Tonight, Christopher Michael Jensen will be holding a release party for the official video for his track “Beautiful View”. The record features Lydia Liza of Bomba De Luz (Toki Wright & Big Cats), who will also perform along with Beasthead and Catalyst. Honey is the place to be and this one’s 18+, tickets are only $5 so if you’re interested; head down to Honey tonight for what should be a good time.