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.
Francis and The Lights have been around for quite some time, but it wasn’t until September of last year that they released their debut studio album, Farewell, Starlite!. A buzzy premier at the Eaux Claires music festival turned heads, leaving fans wondering what’s next? Minneapolis will get a special treat this Saturday when Red Bull and Totally Gross National Product bring Francis and The Lights to Icehouse. The event will also feature performances from Serpentwithfeet and Velvet Negroni, an amazing lineup for the small price of $5 ($15 w/o RSVP). This one is 21+ and you can RSVP by clicking the link below, make sure to get there early to ensure entry.
Chuck U is a Minneapolis artist who is becoming more and more popular, and it is quite obvious why. Whether it is monkeys, astronauts, robots or many other random animals, Chuck’s work is rather intricate and intriguing to say the least. His unique style of drawing has been used for various album covers and flyers around MPLS. You may have also seen some of his work over at the Indeed Brewery; they also use his art work on their cans. I decided to pick just a few of my favorite prints he has available, feel free to visit his website for plenty more.
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.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, March 14th @ 9PM
The kid Pilot Jonny has orchestrated a pretty dope show at Honey tonight. The event features a STACKED lineup with performances from V.I.C.E Boys, Devon Reason, Mac Drakula and Sole Guy among others. This one is 18+ and tickets are currently available for $8 ($10 @ door), click the link below to purchase yours now.
Nazeem & Spencer Joles are heating up right now coming off their recent Soundset 2017 announcement. That’s right, the south side kids made the cut this year and also appear to be working on a new EP. Dubbed Years of Obscurity, the first offering from the project comes in the form of a new video titled “Lake St.”. The fight club-esque visual completes the songs gritty aesthetic, we could definitely get used to the kid Liban starring in videos. Chill with a splash of tension underneath the surface, “Lake St.” actually does a good job capturing the feeling of the real street. Check out the video above and be on the look out for more from Nazeem & Spencer Joles.
Minneapolis isn’t very well known for it’s Jamaican cuisine, but a little food court stall from the Burnsville Mall has began making big waves in south Minneapolis. On a summer day you can’t miss Pimento, reggae can be heard blasting from the open store front from at least half a block away. Within that block you’ll no doubt smell the chicken & pork that’s been catching people’s attention. Formerly neighbors, Tomme Beevas linked his home recipes with Yoni Reinharz’ business savvy and a restaurant was born. After winning the Food Network’s, Food Court Wars and spending a few years in Burnville, the duo decided to open a new location in Minneapolis. The food indeed lives up to the hype. Succulent jerk rubbed chicken falls off the bone onto a bed of rice, plantains, beans and Jamaican slaw. They also offer some damn good pork and oxtails for those looking to get that truly authentic feel. The staff is helpful and the menu can be navigated with ease by just about anyone. Food for 2 will run you about $20, not bad for a fairly balanced meal with a home cooked feel; on Wednesdays they offer a solid 6 wings for $5 deal. If you live in the vicinity of 26th street & Nicollet, GET FAMILIAR! Otherwise it’s well worth the trip, click the link below for more information.
Location: 910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Fri-Sun, March 10th-12th // varying times
Legendary comedian Chris Rock will be live at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Minneapolis. Rock has been quiet since hosting the Oscars last year, but his “Total Blackout” tour has proven successful despite the absence. His 3 night stint will no doubt be a riot, Chris Rock is arguably one of the best stand up comedians of all time. Click the link below for information regarding tickets.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, March 10th @ 8PM
The Turnt Up crew has a very special party set for tonight. They’ll be celebrating the birthdays of both Franz Diego and Gabe Garcia, so you know this shit is going to be extra live. A whole cast of DJs will be blasting heat rocks all throughout the night, if you’re looking for something to do this Friday, look no further. This one is 21+ and the door is only $5, make sure to get their early to ensure your entrance.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, March 10th @ 8PM
GO95 & Stophouse have put together an awesome lineup at 7th Street tonight. Local MC J. Plaza has hit his stride as of late and will headline the evening. Baby Shel, Cashinova, and Sieed Brown will provide support along with DJ sets from Rich Lee & Nug Mama. This one is 18+ and advance tickets are available for only $5 ($7 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.