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.
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.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul When: Wednesday, March 15th @ 7:30PM
Legendary NYC MC, Rakim, will be live at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall tomorrow. A man who needs no introduction, Rakim announced back in October that he’ll be reuniting with Eric B after a nearly 25 year dispute. No word on whether Eric B will be on stage, but the news is welcoming to all hip hop fans alike. This show will also feature performances from Farr Well, Truth Maze, and a set by DJ Francisco. Unfortunately for the youngins this one is 21+, but everyone else will be glad to know that tickets are still available for $25. Click the link below to buy yours now before they sell out.
The Cool Kids are heating up as of late with recent news breaking that they’ve been working on a new project. Their latest release is titled “Running Man” and features Houston MC Maxo Kream. The up beat banger is primed for the streets, all three artists put forth solid verses playing off each others energy. Chuck’s production is still as crisp as ever, check out “Running Man” above and keep an eye out for more from The Cool Kids.
The Country Bar has been back for quite sometime now, but it hasn’t quite recaptured it’s once lively atmosphere. DJ Just Nine and DJ Frank Castle are looking to change all of that with their RODEO dance party. Drinks will be as low as $3 after 10PM, so make sure to arrive thirsty. They still offer those famous wings too, click the link below for more info.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, April 1st @ 9PM
Baby Shel will be in town this week for a show at the 7th Street Entry, however, the main event comes at the top of April when he will headline the Nomad. The night will also feature performances from Dot Ducati, Spiffy Wilds, and Juice Lord, along with a few special guests. This show is 21+ and the door is $10, the Nomad is always a good time so make sure to mark your calendars.
Metasota is fresh off a 30+ date tour across the western United States, but still has found time to release new music. Although short, the veteran Minneapolis MC blesses us with some incredible bars over a laid back instrumental. Word play and flow for days on this one, make sure to check out “Gone Home” above and click his soundcloud for the other 4 (yes, FOUR!) records he dropped yesterday.
Location: 111 N 5th Street, Minneapolis When: Friday, March 3rd @ 10PM
Soulja Boy has been all over the place lately, whether it’s one of his multiple on going beefs or issues with the law. His up and down battle, turned boxing match, with Chris Brown could have been one of the most watched events of the year if it weren’t for Breezy backing out. The event will also feature CRAM, Lyric Marid, GainesFM, J. Plaza and more, DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip will hold down the 1s & 2s. This one is 18+ and early bird tickets are still available for $20 ($25 GA), click the link below to grab yours now.