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.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, April 6th @ 10PM
Tonight, the Honey in Northeast will be home to, Bust-A-Yee! DJs vs MCs, an event that will pit the two against each other. On the DJ side of things you’ll have Mike The Martyr, Quincy James, and Cliantro; while the MCs will be GYM, Arvell Genius, and Pilot Jonny. This one is 21+ and the door is only $5, make sure to stop by if you’re looking for something to do tonight.
Our “All City” series is a collection of some of our current favorites from the Twin Cities. The series is meant to introduce music from the Twin Cities’ scene to wider national/international audiences. This installment features the likes of Allan Kingdom, Drelli, Finding Novyon, K. Raydio, Greg Grease and Dwynell Roland among others. We hope you enjoy All City Vol. 5 as much as we do, check it out below and stay tuned for volume 6.
Chicago artist Energe recently released another new track for his growing fan base, titled “Options.” Produced by Hardii, the up beat, dynamic instrumental allows for Energe to show off all of his strengths. As the beat transitions, Energe switches up his flows and cadences with ease delivering unwavering vocals. Another solid release from an artist who should definitely be on your radar. Check out “Options” above and stay tuned for more from Energe.
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Lyric Marid is having a good 2017, things can only get better now that his latest project Sota Seoul is out. The Mill City Collective artist will hold his release party at an undisclosed location tonight, word around town is that there will also be soul fool in the building. The event will also include performances from BdotCroc, Why Khaliq, Nathan Ejuwa, Major G, and Knucky; a sold lineup that should impress. Deeply Rooted Tribe and Mr. Peter Parker will handle the hosting duties rounding out what should be a great night. This one is $20 and the address will be sent to you promptly, click the link below to buy yours now.
Nightchain is one of the best DJ nights in the Twin Cities. Icehouse is one of the best venues in the Twin Cities. Add those 2 things together and you have one of the best events in the Twin Cities, especially when talking about Sundays. This time around the homie DJ Low will take the reins, you can expect a healthy dose of dance music and hip hop bangers. Of course Icehouse will have the drink specials on deck, this one is 21+ and the door is $5; stop by if you’re looking for something to fill out your Sunday night.
The Unknown Creatures crew will take over the Reverie tonight for their Spring Dance Party. If you haven’t been to the Reverie yet, you should definitely check it out, the sound is solid and their overall space is great for live shows. The night will also feature music from Nyasia, R.A.D x Booboo, Wizdom and a few special guests. This one is 18+ and the door is only $5, click the link below for more info.