I’ve been saying it for years: vinyl is the way to go and Millennials are finally catching on! Best Buy announced this week that its stores will stop selling CDs (compact discs) altogether this July 1. Meanwhile vinyl sales have been steadily rising over the last few years, becoming, once again, a high-demand item for music retailers who have been struggling to compete with digital streaming services and music downloaded from the Internet. According to The Guardian, vinyl sales saw a 53% increase between 2015 and 2016, the highest sales numbers for vinyl since 1991. Although vinyls have always been kept around by independent retailers like Half Price Books and local stores like Cheapo Records and Electric Fetus here in Minneapolis, retailers like Best Buy and Target have caught up with the trend. As some begin to drop CD sales, none seem to have any plans to stop selling vinyl. Continue reading →
Audiences received a horrifying treat this week at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The latest trailer for director Andres Muschietti’s new adaptation of author Stephen King’s infamous fright novel, It premiered at the ceremony. Taking place in the small town of Derry, Maine, It begins when several local children begin disappearing, leaving only gruesome evidence behind. As the townspeople continue to be terrorized by the strange occurrences, a group of local kids decide to join forces after realizing the culprit of the events is a demonic, evil clown called Pennywise. Fearing for their lives (and those of the entire town), they vow to hunt down and kill the nameless demon. Continue reading →
Soundset 2015 was nothing short of amazing and it appears that the world is taking notice. This year, the event was attended by a plethora of media outlets including MTV, Complex, FADER and more; a sure sign of Minneapolis’ upward trend in hip hop. It’s awesome to see the city getting placed on such a high platform, hopefully the guys from Rhymesayers put a few more local acts on the lineup so they can get some shine as well. Next year’s date is already set for May 29th and they’ll be upgrading the venue to the State Fair Grounds in St. Paul. You can expect even larger crowds, but who knows, maybe they’ll throw in a few extra stages to spread things out. Click the link below to check out MTV’s article.
The mtvU Woodie Awards are tonight and will be held at this year’s SXSW Music Festival. Childish Gambino will be headlining the event but it’s notable that Chicago’s own Vic Mensa, will also be taking the stage alongside Bleachers. This one is free for all SXSW badge holders so everyone should try to make it out, doors open at 3PM on March 13th at Red River & 1st Street.
UltraDemon has employed Chicago spitter Show You Suck on his new track entitled “Automatic” and the video is finally here. MTV Hive took the honors of premiering the visual a few moments ago providing a nice look for both artists. Check out the video above and stay tuned for more from Show as we get closer to the release of his upcoming project “Rad”.
Super late on this but we thought it would be cool to post anyway for those that haven’t seen it yet. A couple weeks ago MTV (MTVother) hit up Minneapolis to spotlight some of the local artists that make the city’s music scene so awesome. The short clip features appearances from Sean Anonymous, The Calice, Greg Grease, P.O.S, Doom Tree & Marijuana Death Squad to name a few; they also hit up a couple venues to showcase where exactly all these dope shows go down. Check out the above segment and stay tuned for more from Minneapolis’ ever growing music scene.
The good guys at Sound Verite & River Life will be bringing Greg Grease to the stage on August 23rd at Minneapolis’ 7th Street Entry. Greazy just tore up the stage at the Red Stag Block Party, so if you weren’t in attendance you should definitely make it out for this one. GRRL Party will be joining Greg on stage so it’s definitely going to be a night full of dope Minneapolis music, door’s open at 8PM and tickets are only $7 bucks; need I say more?
Stussy’s recent “Yo! MTV Raps” collab has been a breath of fresh air in a rap industry that is so often saturated with the same content. The above video gives insight into the legendary show “Yo! MTV Raps” and talks about the impact that it has had on hip hop as a culture. Lets hope MTV brings back some of the shows that were actually music related.
Later this year Dave Chappelle will be headlining the Odd Ball Comedy Tour, which is slated to make a stop in Tinley Park, IL August 31st. In honor of Chappelle, i decided to post this video; lol check it out.