Adam DeGross is our favorite concert photographer in Minnesota and in our humble opinion, he’s also one of the best. He recently covered Soundset and has been releasing photos steadily via Twitter and Instagram. Above you’ll find shots of Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, Mod Sun, Playboi Carti and more; keep an eye on his Instagram as he continues to release photos.
Last Sunday, Phantogram headlined the Palace Theater for the final night of the venue’s re-opening weekend. The sold out space was HUGE, cavernous at the upper levels, but the views were solid from pretty much all angles. The crowd arrived ready to have a good time and opening band, The Veldt, did a great job of harnessing that energy. The snow was falling outside, but you wouldn’t have known it by the size of the crowd just before Phantogram went on. The stage display made their performance even more dazzling and lead singer Sarah Barthel was electric from the moment that she stepped on stage. The sound throughout the evening was excellent as well as the lighting, the Palace is worthy of it’s place among Minneapolis’ top venues. Phantogram played a gamut of their most recent hits, including an encore performance that gave everyone more than their money’s worth. A stunning display, I’d recommend buying your tickets early the next time they’re in town. Check out the photos above and be on the look our for more from Phantogram.
Viceland recently released the second episode of their Noisey series, this installment took a closer look at Atlanta’s ever-rising hip hop scene. Once one of the city’s best kept secrets, photographer Cam Kirk has seen great success over the last few years photographing/documenting some of Atlanta’s most prominent artists. Vice coupled the release of their Atlanta episode with a chat with Cam, check out the video above and keep an eye out for more.
Writer, director, and lead actor Nate Parker (The Great Debaters, Red Tails)’s The Birth of a Nation is now playing in theaters across the country, but not in the light the young filmmaker was hoping for. The film struggled to reach $7 million in domestic box office sales in its opening weekend. Several factors could have contributed to the surprising low, but the most likely cause of the low turn out is Parker’s 1999 rape allegations during his time at Penn State. Although Parker was exonerated, news that his alleged victim committed suicide in 2012 and his handling of the case back in 1999 have caused a great controversy that has women’s rights and sexual assault advocate groups shouting boycott all across the country.
While Parker’s film may be controversial in its own right, the original Birth of a Nation, which was a silent movie released in 1915, was just as controversial, if not more so. The original Birth of a Nation is remembered for its blatantly racial undertones and simultaneous impressive contributions to filmmaking. Continue reading →
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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.
Last night, Lucien Parker headlined at The Cabooze and was joined by the likes of: GainesFM, Destiny Roberts, Sieed Brown, Kaleem The Dream and D.A.G. If you couldn’t make it last night, we got your back. Take a look below and stay locked this weekend for more events to come.
Last night, The Best Damn Beat Battle 4, was held over at Honey in NE., MPLS. With a variety of producers involved, the help of our judges, and our host deM atlaS, the night was definitely another to remember. The battle consisted of 16 producers, all competing for a the grand prize ($250). At the fifth and final round, it came down to both BLXCK.on.BLXCK and Dimitry Killstorm. With two completely different styles going head to head, it was all up to the final votes, with BLXCK.on.BLXCK taking the crown. Make sure to stay locked here for more to come and feel free to let us know who your favorite was below.