The Unknown Creatures crew will take over the Reverie this Wednesday 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.
Location: xxxxxxxxxxxx When: Friday, April 7th @ 10PM
Allan Kingdom recently garnered another Grammy nomination all while maintaining a strong presence in his home base of Minnesota. The So Cold Records front-man is preparing to release his newest project, Lines, which is also arguably his most highly anticipated. His new single “Know About It” has made ALL of the rounds as of late, lets just hope that it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Allan K sounds like the next big thing, he’s definitely put in the work. Not much is known about Lines, so I guess we’ll just have to attend the show to find out what’s in store. This event is 18+ RSVP tickets are still available for $10 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, March 10th @ 8PM
The Turnt Up crew has a very special party set for tonight. They’ll be celebrating the birthdays of both Franz Diego and Gabe Garcia, so you know this shit is going to be extra live. A whole cast of DJs will be blasting heat rocks all throughout the night, if you’re looking for something to do this Friday, look no further. This one is 21+ and the door is only $5, make sure to get their early to ensure your entrance.
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.
James Baldwin‘s (1924-1987) life and legacy can now speak to modern audiences in a new documentary called I Am Not Your Negro. The film is finally getting a long overdue theatrical release from Magnolia Pictures this February 3rd after wowing audiences at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival. I Am Not Your Negro is a film from Haitian director Raoul Peck that envisions Baldwin’s final, albeit incomplete novel Remember This House as an uncompromising and complete narrative of race in America. The unfinished memoir focuses on the authors personal memories and relationships with three enduring Civil Rights leaders: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. Peck was allowed access to the entire Baldwin archives and composed the film over a period of 10 years, drawing from the incomplete manuscript and Baldwin’s own personal notes. It won the People’s Choice Documentary Award and, like Baldwin himself, is sure to stand as a vital testament to race in America today. Continue reading →
Director Sydney Lumet‘s 1973 undercover police drama Serpico earned Al Pacino his second Oscar nomination for Best Actor. While it was another in a long-running streak of Oscar nominations for Pacino that resulted in no wins until 1992’s Scent of a Woman, Serpico‘s other Oscar nomination was for Best Adapted Screenplay for screenwriters Waldo Salt (Midnight Cowboy, The Day of the Locust) and Norman Wexler (Saturday Night Fever, Staying Alive). Although Serpico proved to be the last Oscar-worthy project of Wexler’s, Waldo Salt had a much longer, and much darker story in Hollywood screenwriting history.
Waldo Salt was born on October 18, 1914 and grew up in Chicago an accomplished academic. He was so accomplished, in fact, that he graduated from Stanford University at the same time his friends were graduating from high school. Shortly thereafter, Salt was in Hollywood working as a screenwriter for MGM. There he worked on and assisted with various writing projects, but his first solo writing adaptation was with a 1937 film called The Bride Wore Red. The next year, Salt joined the American Communist Party, putting himself on the radar for the House Un-American Activities Committee during the Red Scare/McCarthy era 12 years later. Continue reading →
This past Friday night, we made our way into Icehouse for the Crunchy Kids highly anticipated EP release show for, Crop. Even while competing with Art-a-Whirl weekend, Icehouse filled up and rounded out to be a successful night of music. The Crunchy Kids were joined by the likes of Doks Robotiks and a DJ set by Sarah White as well. If you missed out on the above performances, don’t worry cause we got your back. Make sure to stay tuned for more recaps to come.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, May 6th @ 8:30PM
It’s almost that time of year again, next Friday the homie DJ low will be holding his b day party at The Cabooze. His “My Parent’s Bassment” series continues to grow with each installment, a truly good time for people looking to dance their nights away. No word on any special guests yet, but we’re sure you’ll see plenty of familiar faces throughout the night. This one is 18+ and tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 ($10 @ door), click the link below to grab yours now.
Location: 701 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis When: Monday, March 14th @ 9PM
The kid Daddy Dinero is almost 22 and to celebrate his big day he’s throwing quite the party at the 7th Street Entry. The “All Black” MC recently dropped a new project titled The Inauguration, he’ll be joined by Soda Supreme, Finding Novyon, and J. Plaza; with sets from DJ Kam Bennett and DJ Advance. This one is 18+ and tickets are currently available for at the door for $10.
Location: 320 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, March 3rd @ 9PM
The homie Zaki will once again take over the Red Sea next week for a dance party that can’t be missed. Just like last time, the event will feature special guests DJ sets from some of your favorites including, Mike Penthouse, Kwey, Dro, and Zaki. If you remember the last one then you already know to clear your schedule, this one is 18+ and the door is only $10; click the link below for more information.