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.”
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.
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.
Location: 1315 Tyler Street NE, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, May 20th // Noon-10PM
Art-A-Whirl weekend is finally here and there’s a lot of fun things going on throughout Northeast Minneapolis. The good people from Bauhaus Brew Labs will once again pack their enormous parking lot with an awesomely curated lineup. Bauhaus will host a couple of events this weekend, but Saturday’s is clearly the main event. The evening will feature performances from Caroline Smith, Heiruspecs, Communist Daughter, Black Market Brass, and Zuluzuluu to name a few; you’d be hard pressed to find a better show for FREE. This event is all ages (21+ to drink), but they also kindly ask everyone to leave their dogs at home. Click the link below for more information regarding what else Bauhaus has in store for Art-A-Whirl weekend.
Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, May 26th // 7AM-11AM
Sway will bring his “Sway In The Morning” radio show to Minneapolis for Rhymesayers’ Soundset Music Festival. This year the live broadcast will be held at Icehouse, a solid venue for this year’s Friday Fire Rap Cypher. The show is open to the public and serves as the official kick off for Soundset weekend.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, May 18th @ 9PM
GainesFM, KT, and the entire Free Minds family have put in A TON of work over the years, but over the last year they have begun to build a certified empire. They’ll celebrate their birthday’s tonight at the Nomad, the event will feature sets from Finding Novyon, Chance York, Lyric Marid, Travis Gorman, DJ Smoove, and Baby Ghost. A solid lineup for the price of $10, this one is 21+ and tickets can be purchased at the door.
Location: 2520 26th Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Sat-Sun, May 27th-28th // 3PM-2AM
Memorial Day weekend is coming up quickly, so it’s time to start making plans. Rhymesayer’s annual Soundset Music Festival usually takes the cake, but the Twin Cities still offer a TON of other options over that weekend. Memory Lanes’ annual block party is always one of the year’s better neighborhood get togethers. This year’s musical lineups don’t disappoint with a whooping 20+ acts on the bill spread across 2 days. The weekend will include performances from Dillinger Four, Black Market Brass, JC Brooks, Sarah White, Crunchy Kids, and Tony Peachka to name a few. The lanes will be open and the Summit beers will be on deck, these are family friendly until 10PM, when the party turns 21+ inside. Both days will run you $5 or you could stop by after 10PM for free entry, we suggest you cough up the $5. Click the link below for more information.
Memory Lanes Block Party 2017 via Facebook
Devon Reason Has released 3 new songs over the last month, his latest featuring Baby Shel. Produced by Travis Gorman, the bass rolls along luring the listener into a hypnotic nod. Devon Reason has always been known for his firey delivery reminding you why on “No Reply.” 2 of the Twin Cities’ sharpest lyricists, Baby Shel and Reason go back and forth, bar after bar. A track that’s bound to have a few venues rocking this summer, check out “No Reply” above.