Earlier this year Prof took fellow Minnesotans Finding Novyon, Metasota, and Willie Wonka along for his “Time Bomb Tour.” The tour had a slew of dates bringing the artists all the way up the west coast, before hitting British Columbia and swinging back to Minneapolis. Minor set backs aside, the tour looks like it was a ton of fun, check out the recap for yourself above.
Location: 1829 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, May 26th @ 8PM
Soundset weekend will feature a bunch of awesome events and pre-parties, one of the more notable being “Minnisodope.” The Viking Bar will host some of the Twin Cities’ hottest up and comers with performances from Saint Laron, GYM, Rich Garvey, Mixie DBest, and Blamsiss, as well as DJ Low on the 1s & 2s. There will also be artwork and clothing from Bones N’ Furr and Red Letter, respectively. This one is 21+ and the door is only $8, if you’re looking for somewhere to kick off your Soundset weekend, look no further.
The SPVCE crew has seen an uptick in activity as of late with multiple members releasing new music while taking stages across the metro. Despite some misunderstandings the crew is as solid as ever, Dogfood Media assisting their rise with well captured visuals. GoodKarmaNiles recently dropped a new video titled, “Paper Racer,” gritty and dark in signature SPVCE style it holds true to the record’s feel. St. Paul’s own Tek and one of the southside’s youngest up and comers, Hard R, contribute solid verses; it’s good to get a better look at the entirety of the crew on the same track. At the very end you’ll get a bonus look at “Ghost & Gordan,” check out the video for “Paper Racer” above and be on the look out for the full “Ghost & Gordans.”
Here are the official set times for Soundset this upcoming weekend. Take a peek and start getting your plans set now, it’s always better to have an idea of what/who you want to see.
Dwynell Roland broke out big in 2016 after the release of his project, The Popular Nobody. He kept the momentum going into 2017 supporting P.O.S on the western leg of his national tour, an opportunity that proved the valuable for the young artist. He recently did an in-studio performance of his song, “Whirlwind,” with The Current. Joined only by producer Travis Gorman, Dwynell’s vocals sound remarkably identical to the actual recording. Check out the performance for yourself above and keep an eye out for more from Dwynell Roland.
Drelli and the So Cold team have been heating up lately with all of the members recently firing off new music. With Allan currently traversing Europe for his “Lines” tour and Finding Novyon preparing to release his debut album, That’s My Dawg, Drelli is making waves of his own with a new record titled “White T.” His 3rd release in a month, Drelli’s sound appears to be growing with each new release. Allan Kingdom & Finding Novyon provide melodic support creating a vibe that sucks the listener right in. Ephemeral in nature, “White T” will have you pressing replay as soon as it ends, check it out above and stay tuned for more from Drelli.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
Hours: Mon-Fri: 4PM-2AM, Sat-Sun: 8AM-2AM
In recent years, Minneapolis’ West Bank has begun the transformation from a place often overlooked, into a bustling, multi-cultural strip with plenty of cool bars, good restaurants and venues to enjoy live music. One such bar/venue is the Nomad World Pub, which is located just across from Palmer’s; a couple of blocks from the Triple Rock. In addition to a constant rotation of live acts, the Nomad offers bocce ball, pinball (brand new) and even curling in the winter, along with a separate patio complete with a fire pit. Drink specials like 2 for 1s and the good ole’ prefix (PBR & shot) are offered pretty much every night and the music is always on point whether it’s rock, hip hop, soul or a DJ spinning. The Nomad is often at that perfect capacity, not too packed, but far from empty, however; there always seems to be a random influx or two throughout any night, probably due to it’s location between so many other bars. If you’re into futbol, the Nomad is one of the best places in town to catch a match in peace, and game days are usually accompanied with extra specials. All in all, the Nomad World Pub is a great bar to kick back a few brews and enjoy some good local music, they always have good beers on tap and they consistently book quality bands/artists. If you’re ever on the West Bank in search of a place to drink, stop by the Nomad and check out what they have to offer.
The south side’s own Metasota recently announced his first headlining tour! A busy man no doubt, he wrapped up another tour with Prof, Finding Novyon and Willie Wonka earlier this year. The “Black Excellence” tour will also feature local heavy weights Greg Grease and The Lioness, a formidable squad for any stage. Mark your calendars and make sure to keep out for more info regarding tour dates.
Location: 2526 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, May 21st @ 9:30PM
Sophia Eris will celebrate her birthday tonight with a party at Icehouse. Sophia will take the stage along with a few special guests, we’re sure you’ll see plenty of familiar faces. Drink specials and industry deals will also be available, this one is 21+ and the door is only $5.
Location: 1400 12th Avenue NE, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, May 20th @ 9PM
Art-A-Whirl weekend is nearly upon us and the festivities are looking as good, if not better than any previous year. The people from Public Functionary and CMND + CTRL, will join forces for “Aphotic,” a late night party that will include live production, artwork, and DJ sets. Psymun and Devata Daun will both show off their live production skills while DJ Just Nine, DJ Frank Castle, and Ms. Lakesha provide DJ sets. This one is only $5, they may even have a small bar for attendees who are 21+. Click the link below for more information.