Location: xxxxxxxxxxxx When: Friday, March 31st @ 9PM
Lyric Marid is having a good 2017, things can only get better now that his latest project Sota Seoul is out. The Mill City Collective artist will hold his release party at an undisclosed location next week, word around town is that there will also be soul fool in the building. The event will also include performances from BdotCroc, Why Khaliq, Nathan Ejuwa, Major G, and Knucky; a sold lineup that should impress. Deeply Rooted Tribe and Mr. Peter Parker will handle the hosting duties rounding out what should be a great night. This one is $20 and the address will be sent to you promptly, 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 this April. 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: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, March 21st @ 9PM
Tonight, the homie Shrimpnose will hold the release party for his latest project, Not Really, at Honey. The event features a healthy cast of producers including Phib, NRMN, Talia Knight and Blamsiss among others. K. Raydio will host the night and the event is 21+. The door is only $5, so make sure to stop by Honey if you’re looking for something to fill out your week.
South side MC, Drelli took to Twitter yesterday to release the video for his track “Chiquita.” Directed by Gabe Hostetler, the video captures the record’s playful sound taking on a tennis like theme. Teased for months, the video is a breath of fresh air in a hip hop world filled with similar aesthetics. A banger from the jump, check out the video for “Chiquita” above and be on the look our for more from Drelli.
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. Not much is known about Lines, so I guess we’ll just have to attend the show to find out what’s in store. This event is 18+ RSVP tickets are still available for $10 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, March 25th @ 8PM
Alex Wiley has come a long way and the Chicagoan continues to see success as an established artist. His “Stoner Symphony” tour is in full swing with Minneapolis just ahead of his homecoming stop in the windy city. The event will also feature performances from Elijah Fhima and Mike Dreams, a solid lineup; especially at 7th Street. This show is 18+ and you can still purchase tickets for $15, click the link below to grab yours now.
Allan Kingdom took to Twitter last week to announce the release of a new music video, as well as the release of a new project dubbed Lines. Directed by Cole Bennett of Chicago based Lyrical Lemonade, the colorful visual fits the record well. The green screen approach isn’t always effective, but Bennett does a good job of keeping things fresh. Allan’s versatility shines bright, his prowess with auto-tune has translated into songs with a lot of depth. This one could easily hit air-waves just in time for the summer. Check out the video for “Know About It” above and keep an eye out for Lines April 7th.
The corner of Lyndale Avenue and Lake Street has gone through quite the transformation over the last few years. The new Country Bar, Iron Door Pub, and Lyn-Lake Brewery have breathed life into what was beginning to look like one of the southside’s biggest question marks. If you remember Rusty Quarters, 1Up, or any of the other failed attempts at arcade bars, you know that the people over at the newly established Up-Down are definitely on to something.
The bar feels like an arcade first which is a great thing, they offer a wide array of games including pineball, jumbo jenga and ski-ball. You’ll see plenty of your favorites like The Simpsons, Off-Road, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and NBA JAM, but there are also plenty of gems in their collection. If you came for the booze you wont be disappointed, Up-Down offers around 60 taps as well as a full bar. Food? They have a small kitchen that serves up pizza by the slice, not mind blowing but definitely a good filler between pints. Pinball aficionados might scoff at the limited selection, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better one in the cities. Be aware that this place can get packed during evening hours and over the weekend, if you’re there to play you should aim for week days or earlier hours.
Up-Down is by far the best “barcade” I’ve ever been to in the Twin Cities, there is plenty of room for improvement, but there really isn’t much to complain about either. If you follow our advice on when to attend you should be good, click the link below for their official website.
Location: 1506 Como Avenue SE, Minneapolis Hours: Tues-Wed: Noon-6PM, Thurs-Sun: Noon-8PM
Last week we finally got the chance to stop by PIFF in Minneapolis’ Como neighborhood. Purveyors of cool, the space is loaded with dope clothing, an entire wall of rare kicks and even an arcade game that allows you to win sneakers. Among the many items on display around the store, jaw droppers include a Supreme motorcycle helmet, BAPE x Adidas NMDs, Nike SB “Blue Lobsters,” and Yeezy’s. They also offer their own PIFF brand clothing, as well as The Hundreds and Carrots. A new, larger space across the street is currently in the works, so you know things will only grow bigger. A vast amount of HEAT for anyone looking to stay fresh, click the link below for a better look at what they have to offer.
Location: 1506 Como Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Saturday, March 25th // 1PM-3PM
Chicago’s own Alex Wiley will be in Minneapolis this Saturday for his “Stoner Symphony” tour. He’ll be making a stop by PIFF early in the afternoon for a meet & greet event with fans. If you’re looking for something to get into before the show, stop by PIFF to meet Wiley and check out some fresh gear. Click the link below for tickets.