Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, April 19th @ 8PM
First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry might be the place to go tonight for an event dubbed, “The Shimmy.” The lineup is pretty stacked featuring DJ Sets from Tek, Boogie WNDRLND, UJU, and Travis Gorman; as well as appearances from Sam Wayne, Prolly Tri$, and GYM. Despite the flyer this show is only $5 and the door is 18+, not bad for a Wednesday night. Click the link below to purchase tickets in advance.
The kid KAS has been low key as of late, but that all changed today with the release of a new track titled “Arizona.” The budding southside artist is known for his smooth, tropical sound and “Arizona” fits that mold to a T. Produced by the man himself, this record once again shows off KAS’ duel threat ability, which might be turning into a triple threat if he continues to produce like this. Right on time for the sunny days ahead, “Arizona” should get plenty of air-time in the coming months, check out the song above and keep an eye out for more from KAS.
Location: SE 7th St & SE 14th Ave When: Saturday, April 22nd @ Noon
If you haven’t been over to SSSDude-Nutz yet make that a priority for the future. They offer an eccentric, rotating variety of donuts with equally eccentric names like the peanut butter laced “50 Tyson,” or cookies & cream inspired “No Flex Zone.” This Saturday they’ll host a block party with performances from MycDazzle and Madi Wayne, as well as DJ sets from The Breakfast Club, DJ Cilantro, DJ Rowsheen, and DJ Cig AM. Click the link below for SSSDude-Nutz official website.
Location: 3820 E Lake Street, Minneapolis When: Saturday, April 22nd // 11AM-8PM
That’s right, the weather is getting nice and everyone’s just about ready to start taking advantage of these sunny days. Record Store Day marks the official beginning of Minneapolis’ block party season, year by year Hymie’s brings in spring on a high note. This time around the event will start early with a deep lineup consisting of local favorites, some of which include: Charlie Parr, The Blind Shake, and Black Market Brass to name a few. There will be 2 stages, food trucks and fun stuff to check out for all ages. This one is FREE, make sure to stop by if you’re looking for something to do.
The SPVCE crew has been making a lot of moves as of late. Today, RP Hooks released another new visual, this time for a record dubbed “Roll Call.” Shot by Dogfood Media, the video is simple, but fits the record extremely well. The vocal mixing on this track is next level, Hooks continues to make impressive strides as an all around artist. Rebellious and fiery, “Roll Call” is another solid record from an artist who should be on EVERYONE’S radar. Check out the video for “Roll Call” above and stay tuned for more from RP Hooks.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Monday, April 17th @ 9PM
Next week, we’ll be apart of a dope show at Honey dubbed, Phase I. The event features a healthy lineup of producers, DJs, and artists a like including Prolly Tri$, Osho Pikaso, Lux and Longley, DJ Yashmeenah, Rowsheen, Nug Mama, and Baby Ghost. The event will also showcase clothing from local brands The Hesh and Pacify. Not bad for the price of $5, this one is 21+, click the link below to RSVP.
Allan Kingdom is indeed on top of his game. The Twin Cities artist recently released his latest album, Lines, and it doesn’t disappoint. The Northern Gentleman has built up an impressive catalog so far, Lines feels like the embodiment of everything he has given us thus far. Experimental yet calculated, the album is injected with a variety of sounds, at times it feels a little disjointed, but each song shows just how versatile Allan has grown to be. Some of our personal favorites include Leaders, Know About It, Feeling Magnetic, and Fuck My Enemies (ft. Kevin Abstract), all of which carry different sounds. Another solid project from Allan Kingdom, check out Lines below and stay tuned for more.
The SPVCE crew has always had a unique aesthetic and sound, some would even say they’ve influenced many of the younger artists coming up in the Twin Cities. 2 members, GoodKarmaNiles & Arvell Genius, recently released a visual for their track “Made For This.” The uptempo, heavy hitting instrumental rolls along while both artists contribute solid verses. SPVCE is really coming into themselves as a collective, hopefully this is just the tip of the iceberg. Peep the video for “Made For This” above and keep an eye out for more from SPVCE.
“THE ENDOWMENT is a celebration of Hip Hop culture and the spirit of resistance that drives it. Featuring some of the most dynamic, boundary-pushing performers in the Twin Cities hip hop scene, as well as dancers, poets, and the legendary DJ Kool Akiem on the wheels of steel, the intergenerational lineup is based around the theme of “what we inherit, we pass on.” In that spirit, the show is also a fundraiser for Twin Cities organization TruArtSpeaks, as well as the birthday celebration of the organization’s founder, Tish Jones.”
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 tonight. 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.