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Last night, we made our way into the Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis. The night featured a large list of artists. With Dis-Play & AKAGOD (Gorgeous Gang) holding their release show, they were supported by Nazeem & Spencer Joles, J. Plaza and CRAM to name a few. Here is a glimpse from the night and we have more photos to come. Stay tuned.
Last night, we made our way into 7th Street Entry for Rich Garvey’s album release for Man of the People. Let’s just say, he did not disappoint with this show. Rich was a man of his word, featuring a whole pageful of artists to make for an entertaining evening. The sold out crowd built energy from each performance, making for a hell of a show from start to finish. Make sure to stay locked here for more pictures to come and peep Garvey’s latest album below.
This past Wednesday night, 7th Street Entry was the place to be. Once again the night featured a stacked lineup, featuring performances by: Finding Novyon, Trapo, GainesFM, Lexii Alijai, Why Khaliq, and Tommy Martinez as well as DJ sets from Travis Gorman & DJ Smoove. With a good crowd and a variety of dope artists, the night ended up being another example of what Minneapolis has to offer on any given night. Take a look through some pics below and stay tuned for more.
Location: 200 E 1st Street, Duluth (MN) When: Saturday, September 5th // 12:30PM-10PM
This summer has seen the birth of a few big festivals/block parties in smaller cities that don’t usually delve into such projects. The Eaux Claires festival was a huge success, so it’s exciting to see that the city of Duluth has announced the lineup for their upcoming “Super Big Block Party.” The roster is pretty impressive with performances from Har Mar Superstar, Lizzo, Charlie Parr and Heiruspecs to name a few, a good variety of acts that will surely draw people from the Twin Cities metro. The block party is all ages and kids under 12 get in free, click the link below for more information via the official website.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, June 13th @ 10PM
Enough arguing, “Dequexatron” is by far the best hip hop based dance party in the Twin Cities. A well established rotation of special guests mixed with the antics of Tiiiiiiiiiip and Bobby Raps gets you pure dope….every time. These are 18+ and the door is only $5, they’ve been selling out lately so you’ll probably want to get there early. An awesome event to follow up “The Fucking Best Show Ever,” just make sure to show up early or take a chance at that walk of shame.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Thursday, June 4th @ 8PM
Minneapolis’ own ECID will be live at 7th Street Entry tonight. The veteran spitter will be joined by Scallop Hotels, Moonlight Grammer, Sayth, Wealthy Relative and DJ FooLProoF, rounding out what should be a great night. This one is 18+ and tickets are only $7 in advance ($10 @ door), a solid lineup for that price. Click the link below to grab yours now and keep an eye out for more info.
Sweetz P recently dropped a 5 track EP titled The Bake Sale, accompanied by the above visual for her track “Understand Me.” After releasing one of last year’s better projects, Sweetz continues to churn out quality music once again taking inspiration from her surroundings. Directed by KCP Visuals, a simple day in the life provides a nice back drop for the record. Check out the video for “Understand Me” above and check out The Bake Sale below.
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Corbin (formerly Spooky Black), but he and Bobby Raps changed all of that yesterday with the release of their Couch Potato EP. The 6 track collaboration is filled with dreamy instrumentals and lofty vocals, their early chemistry is proving true. Corbin seems firmly planted on this project, anyone who has seen him live knows the kid can sing and he further illustrates the point. Bobby Raps is not to be forgotten either, his production and versatility shines through on every track as he switches between rapping and singing. A great project from 2 of the Twin Cities’ fastest rising artists, check out Couch Potato below.
DJ Booth recently linked up with Allan Kingdom for the next installment of their “Freestyle” series. Entitled “Mandela,” the flute heavy instrumental meshes well with Allan allowing him to delivery comfortably. The kid Allan Kingdom has come a loooooong way in just 2 years, from pitching his tape anywhere anyone would listen to private flights with Kanye West, not too shabby. Clearly the front runner within the Twin Cities MUSIC scene (not just hip hop), Allan’s wave continues to grow with no signs of slowing down. A record that could have easily been placed on a project, “Mandela” is as solid as a loose record gets. Check it out below and stay tuned for more.