Tonight, Greenroom Magazine and Show Me The Body will celebrate the release of their zine at the Greenhouse. The event will also feature music from Dreamcrushers and Psymun, as well as a few guests. The door for this one is only $10 and all attendees will receive a free issue of the zine. Click the link below to buy tickets now, space is very limited.
Totally Gross National Product will once again host their annual “Totally Gross National Party” outside Icehouse next Saturday. The local label has been known to bring a good party especially with their recent involvement in Red Bull’s Sound Select showcases. Last year’s event was tons of fun and this year’s looks no different with performances from Polica, Jason Feathers, RONiiA, Psymun and many, many more. Pretty sure this one is all ages and tickets are available for $18 in advance ($20 @ door). Icehouse will be providing food and beverages as well as the good people over at PBR. Click the link below to buy tickets and be on the look out for more.
The good people over at Greenroom Magazine dropped their 4th issue today. The purveyors of everything cool, Greenroom will be celebrating Familia’s 10th Anniversary with “The Fucking Best Show Ever” this Saturday, June 13th. Issue 004 is covered by TheStand4rd and also features spotlights on Taco, Chester Watson, Rhymefest, Jungle Pussy and many more. Click the link below to read “St. Paul Saints”, their cover story detailing the rise of TheStand4rd and make sure to grab a physical copy.
Location: 835 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Saturday, June 13th // 3:30PM –
Minneapolis is looking like the place to be this summer. With May already in the books as great, June is also shaping up to be yet another epic month. The good people over at Nike SB & Familia Skateshop have sponsored this year’s, “The Fucking Best Show Ever”, curated by P.O.S & Greenroom Magazine. Just like last year, “The Fucking Best Show Ever” looks to live up to it’s name with a lineup that might be one of the year’s best. The event will feature performances from P.O.S, Big Freedia, HO9909, Marijuana Deathsquads, Saba, Psymun, and Denitia & Sene as well as DJ sets from DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip and Ander Other. If that wasn’t enough, Thrasher and Diamond Supply are sponsoring a best trick contest for the skaters who think that have what it takes to win it all. At $15, this all ages event has a little something for everyone, click the ink below to grab your tickets before they sell out.
Location: 629 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, March 13th @ 8PM
This Friday, the Triple Rock Social Club will host Totally Gross National Product’s Red Bull Sound Select. The event features a pretty dope lineup with performances from Taggart & Rosewood, RP Hooks, Nicholas Perez, Psymun and Plain Ole Bill. For those that remember the Travi$ Scott show, you know that Red Bull pulls out all of the stops for their Sound Select shows. You can RSVP for $3 tickets or pay $10 at the door, click the link below to grab yours now and make sure to get there EARLY.
Location: 315 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Thursday, January 15th @ 9PM
The kid Chester Watson will be in town in a few days for a show at Kitty Cat Klub. The Florida artist will be joined by Psymun, K.Raydio and Art Vandelay, rounding out what should be a good time. Most of these artists are acquainted with each other in one way or another, so you can expect a good amount of chemistry and mixed sets. This one’s 21+ and tickets will be $10 at the door, Kitty Cat Klub is a pretty cool venue so you should definitely drop in if you don’t have anything planned.
Chester Watson recently dropped a new video for his track, “Trident”. The young MC is definitely on the up and up, a frequenter of Psymun beats; Chester has an odd link to Minneapolis. His sound is unique, but familiar; and not far from that “Golden Era” sound that the Twin Cities has prided itself on. The night time visual meshes perfectly with the song’s dark tones, Chester even pulls off an equally chill tre’ flip at 0:23. Check out the video for “Trident” above, and click the link below for tickets to his upcoming show at Kitty Cat Klub.
2014 was a great year for a lot of artists in both Minneapolis and Chicago. Now that our Top 14 Albums of 2014 list has concluded, it’s only right that we share some of our favorites that didn’t make the cut. Below you’ll find a list of such albums, ranging across the hip hop spectrum. Check out the list and dig in to some good music.
Finding Novyon – “Where’s Novyon”/”Keep Going”
Devon Reason – “Reasonable”
Manny Phesto – “Southside Looking In”
Muja Messiah – “God Kissed It, The Devil Missed It”
This was the track that started it all. Back in April, thestand4rd took to Soundcloud in a surprise move releasing their first track ever, “Doors”. Minneapolis’ hip hop scene was shaken to it’s foundations with a lot of people’s music forced to take a back seat, similarly to their album release, thestand4rd have proved time and time again that you should re-think matching their release dates. As a group, this one record served as a successful test; but solo, each of them continued to buzz harder than ever. Some cried 1 hit wonders, others bashed behind closed doors, but those in the know, knew that these guys were for real. Check out “Doors” below and be on the look out for more.
In the Twin Cities, you could argue that only Lizzo has had a better year within the hip hop community, than the group known as thestand4rd. Comprised of 4 artists, Allan Kingdom, Spooky Black, Bobby Raps, and Psymun; thestand4rd are as good solo as they are together. After each establishing themselves on the internet as artists to watch, thestand4rd was born with less than a handful of tracks to offer. Apparently, their tight-knit formula worked, by fall, the buzz for their album was spilling over into international waters. Shortly after the release of their first video, “Simple Needs”, they went on to announce a mini tour that spanned L.A., New York City, Chicago and more. Amazingly enough they would go on to sell out each show, garnering support from Kreayshawn, Mike Dean, FADER, MISHKA, and even DJ Khaled along the way. The album sounds like nothing that’s come before it, a completely unique breathe of fresh air. Check out thestan4rd EP below and be on the look out for more.