The So Cold Records crew has been firing from all sides this year. With the release of his debut album, That’s My Dawg, slated this Friday (June 9th), Finding Novyon took to Twitter earlier today to release another single. Titled “Tall Hills,” the record features fellow So Cold member Allan Kingdom; the two are arguably the hottest one two punch in the Twin Cities. A summer anthem that should see PLENTY of spins at parties and lakes, “Tall Hills” is a banger that simply makes you feel good. Check it out above and be on the look out for That’s My Dawg this Friday.
Arvell Genius is preparing to release a new project, but today he took to Twitter to release a new video titled “Insanities.” Directed by Dogfood Media, who continues to build a solid rapport with SPVCE; the video’s simple nature fits the song’s chill, zoned out vibe. Arvell’s slowed, but complex lyrics hit hardest when he’s speaking introspectively and the video does a good job of making him the center focus. Check out the visual for “Insanities” above and stay tuned for more from Arvell Genius.
Location: 1829 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, June 2nd @ 10PM
The homie DJ Low will celebrate his birthday at the Viking Bar this year. The event features a solid lineup with performances from Mac Drakula, as well as DJ sets from Minnie Blanco, Travis Gorman, BabyGhost, and Julian Fairbanks. Drink specials will be plentiful for those who come early, along with FREE giveaways and art by Stephanie Sayuri. A good time in the making, this one is 21+ and the door is only $3 before 11:30PM ($5 after), click the link below to RSVP.
Sway once again brought his namesake morning show, Sway in the Morning, to Minneapolis for his annual Soundset weekend live recording. Filmed at Icehouse, the 1st part of the cypher features local and national artists including Sake Red, Frank Knizza, Darren Sipity, and Scooter Boy among others. A solid showing from majority of the artists who touched the mic, it appears Sway was feeling Minnesota. Check out part 1 of the cypher for yourself above and decide for yourself, stay tuned for part 2.
Location: 16180 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie
Hours: Everyday // 11AM-10PM
The Twin Cities metro has it’s fair share of culinary gems, but one step further into the true suburbs might surprise you. One such low key institution is Lions Tap in Eden Prairie. Dating back to 1933, the place has come a long way transforming into one of the top 500 restaurants in the nation. Craft beer? Yup, they’ve been brewing their own for decades. Burgers? Yup, they offer 6 varieties including Bacon Cheese, Mushroom Swiss, and California; all of which come in single or double. Throw in a basket of fries and you’ve got a damn good meal at just under $10. The “after soccer game” vibe isn’t so bad once your food has arrived, if you happen to find yourself out by Valley Fair or Mystic Lake Casino, I’d highly recommend a visit.
Location: 1032 3rd Avenue NE, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, June 3rd @ 10PM
Every year GYM throws a banging party for his birthday, this time it will go down at Domo Gastro over in Northeast, Minneapolis. The event features a lengthy lineup and you can expect more than a few special guests, making for a eclectic night of music. Both St. Paul and Minneapolis will be well respresented with performances from Saint Laron, Mac Drakula, Prolly Tri$, Vice Boys, Pilot Johnny, and Destiny Spike among others. This one is only $5 at the door, click the link below to RSVP.
We’ve been following this kid for quite some time now and his improvements have shown each step of the way. His last release was at the beginning of 2017, but Lubi recently took to Soundcloud to release a new track titled “Eyes.” Short and sweet, the record’s laid back, breezy vibe is a ballad of love. With spring upon us and the warmer months of summer ahead, this track fits the current weather very well. Lubi shows off his versatility offering a hook that will surely have fans singing along. Check out “Eyes” above and make sure to keep an eye out for more from Lubi.
Will Robinson recently released a new video for his track “Diabolical.” Produced by RumbleMusic, the high octane, horn heavy instrumental thumps along while Will manipulates his voice and employs cutting cadences to match the high energy. Shot and edited by M&A Production, the visual’s trippy, colorful editing make great use of Gold Medal Park’s beautiful scenery. An artist who can switch gears quickly, Will Robinson is someone you should keep on your radar. Check out the video for “Diabolical” above and stay tuned for more.
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.