This weekend is looking like a glorious one for anyone in the Twin Cities. Not only will we celebrate the life of the late great Prince, Record Store Day festivities will also be plentiful across the metro. One of the more notable RSD events is Fifth Element/Rhymesayer’s annual sale at their headquarters in Uptown. This year they’ll be offering 20% of select vinyls and up to 50% off select CDs, they will also have a boat load of merch and used vinyl to dig through. If that wasn’t enough, there will also be live sets from DJ Keezy, Destiny Roberts, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, and DJ Just Nine. This event is free and open to all ages, make sure to come early if you’re serious about scoring some of the hotter deals.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, January 6th @ 7PM (18+)
The first week of 2017 is looking like yet another good one for live music in the Twin Cities. Among a plethora of events being held throughout the week, SIMS of Doomtree will headline First Avenue’s mainroom this Friday. Don’t let his super cool style give you the wrong idea, SIMS is one of the best MCs in the Twin Cities and has the track record to prove it. The event will also feature performances from Milwaukee’s own Webster X, Chicago duo Air Credits (Hood Internet & Show You Suck), and Nazeem & Spencer Joles. A STACKED lineup for a reasonable $15, click the link below to buy your tickets now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, December 13th @ 9PM
IPR & Rhymesayers will join forces tonight for what should be a great show. The event features performances from quick spitting J. Plaza, hard hitting Nazeem & Spencer Joles and Creeps & Geeks; a solid lineup for the price of FREE.99. This one is 18+, so make sure to get there early to insure your entrance.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Thursday, September 22nd @ 6PM
The Twin Cities are known for ending the summer in style, 2016 has been no different. Among a plethora of high level and lesser, but still intriguing shows; Houston’s own Ugly God will be making his MPLS debut tonight. The buzzing artist will be joined by CRAM, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Drelli, Infinite One, and the Vice Boys; as well as DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip on the 1s & 2s. A lengthy, but solid lineup no doubt, the event is 15+ and tickets are still available for only $15. Click the link below to grab yours now and be on the look out for more info.
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Last night, we made our way into the Pourhouse in downtown Minneapolis. The night featured a large list of artists. With Dis-Play & AKAGOD (Gorgeous Gang) holding their release show, they were supported by Nazeem & Spencer Joles, J. Plaza and CRAM to name a few. Here is a glimpse from the night and we have more photos to come. Stay tuned.
Location: 10 S 5th Street, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, September 7th @ 9PM
The Pourhouse is looking like the place to be this tonight. Dis-Play & AKAGOD will be holding the release show for their new project under the moniker Gorgeous Gang. The event has a stacked lineup with other performances including Nazeem & Spencer Joles, J. Plaza and CRAM just to name a few. This one is 18+ and tickets are currently available for only $, click the link below to grab yours now.
This last Thursday, we were in attendance for the CRAM Vol.2 Release show, at Triple Rock Social Club. CRAM was joined by Mike The Martyr, Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Denim Matriarch and a other few special guests. As CRAM set fire to the stage, each song was built with energy, pumping up the crowd like a methodical crescendo. If you couldn’t make it out, take a look at a few pics below and stay on the lookout for more performances by the above artists.
Location: 629 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Thursday, July 7th @ 8PM
This week is looking like yet another good one for Minnesota music. The CRAM guys will be holding a release party for their project CRAM Vol.2 later this week at the Triple Rock. The crew will be joined by Mike The Martyr who will also be releasing Ghost Dose 2, as well as performances from Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Denim Matriarch and a few special guests. This event is 18+ and advance tickets can be purchased now for only $7 ($10 @ door), click the link below to cop yours now.
Two nights ago, the Cabooze was lit. The evening featured a stacked lineup: The Palmer Squares, CRAM, Spencer Joles & Nazeem, Boofsquad and beat sets from Phib & Lolambie, PRIME.CUT and Blamsiss. If you didn’t make it out, we got your back with a few highlights above. This is just a glimpse of another successful night of hip-hop in the twin cities with many more to come. If you are still just hearing about some of the above artists, take a moment to press play and vibe out as Minneapolis continues to churn out dope music.
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Location: 320 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, December 18th @ 10PM
Dylan LP will be hosting a new event above the Red Sea tonight and the lineup looks pretty solid. Fleeky Friday will feature performances from Nazeem & Spencer Joles, Empire x GyM, Stifnaut, and Big Kitty, an eclectic group to say the least. The door is only $5, things will probably fill up quickly so if you plan to go, get there early.