Tag Archives: Rap

Darren Sipity – Shinaab Faces

Darren Sipity is one of Minnesota’s better pure MCs with a propensity for quick witted wordplay and slick metaphors. A few days back he sent us his new track “Shinaab Faces” which came as a pleasant surprise. Produced by Musikal, Sipity rides the laid back instrumental with heavy doses of introspection, reminiscing about times passed. A good one to kick back and roll one up to, check out “Shinaab Faces” above and stay tuned for more from Darren Sipity.

Nazeem & Spencer Joles – Holy Goat (Video)


Nazeem & Spencer Joles have had an excellent year. Between releasing one of Minnesota’s best projects of of the year “Years of Obscurity,” playing Soundset and then Summer Set; it appears that they’ve found their formula for success. The duo recently took to Twitter to release the visual for their standout track “Holy Goat.” Dark and gritty, the visual does a great job of embodying the song’s sound. Imagery bordering the occult, the video is one of the duo’s best to date, it’s obvious that these two are just getting warmed up. Check out the video for “Holy Goat” above and be on the look out for more from Nazeem & Spencer Joles.

Lil Pump LIVE @ First Avenue

Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Monday, December 18th @ 6:30PM

Miami’s own Lil Pump will be live at First Avenue next Monday. The young artist is one of hip hop’s more controversial in recent years, the youth touts him as a new age star; while older generations regard him as a detriment to the culture as a whole. No matter your opinion on the subject, Pump has arguably one of the hottest songs of the year in “Gucci Gang,” and he continues to thrive as an independent artist. The Twin Cities’ own Devon Reason will open up the night, rounding out what should be a fun show. Tickets for this show are already SOLD OUT, so if you’re dying to go you’ll have to surf social media, try craigslist, or deal with scalpers. Good luck.

Finding Novyon LIVE @ 7th Street Entry

Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, January 13th @ 9PM

A few months back, Finding Novyon made the leap to L.A. without missing a step, the Twin Cities artist sold out his first headliner out west and continues to hone his craft. Just after the new year, he’ll make his first official return with a headlining show at the 7th St Entry; he’ll be joined by DUA, Student 1, and DJ TIIIIIIIIIIP. This is a show to mark on your calendars, the door is 18+ and tickets are currently available for $12, click the link below to buy yours now.

Finding Novyon Tickets

Gold Culture Presents: The Snowball Dance Party

Location: 917 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, December 30th @ 9PM

The homies from Gold Culture will be throwing a Stranger Things themed dance party at the Cabooze just before New Years Eve, the weekend promises to be packed with fun things to do and this is definitely one of them. The event will feature performances from Medicate, Bathing Belles, Tekk Nikk, and Lizea Harper; as well as DJ Low on the 1s and 2s. The door is 18+ and pre-sale tickets are currently available for $5 ($7 @ door), click the link below to buy yours before the price goes up.

Snowball Dance Party Tickets

DJ Keezy Presents: The Klituation

Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, December 23rd @ 9:30PM

DJ Keezy’s dance parties are always a good time, but the Klituation is a step above the rest. The events feature all female lineups that include some of the Twin Cities most talented artists across genres such as Rap, Hip Hop, and R&B, as well as photographers, designers, dancers, visual artists, and many many more. This time around the event will feature the likes of Lexii Alijai, Maria Isa, DJ Sophia Eris, Lady Midnight, Manchita, Sarah White, Serene Supreme, and Destiny Roberts to name a few. These are 18+ and tickets are still available for $15, these are always a good time, so we recommend clicking the link below and buying your tickets now.

Klituation Tickets

P.O.S NYE @ 7th Street Entry

Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, December 31st @ 8PM

P.O.S has a busy December ahead of him. His “Chill, Dummy” tour just kicked off it’s European leg with 10 stops across 6 countries. Shortly after returning to the states he will team up with Surly Brewing for what should be an awesome NYE party. The night will also feature performances from Later Babes, as well as DJs Ander Other and Rowsheen. This is bound to be a high energy affair and there’s no telling who else might make an appearance throughout the night. This show is now SOLD OUT, your best bet for tickets might be Facebook or Twitter.

Francis Brown – Coffee Ft. Spencer Joles

Francis Brown has proved himself to be very capable behind the mic, whether with his band Unknown Creatures or as a solo artist. His latest release comes in the form of a single titled, “Coffee,” which also features Spencer Joles. Produced by Aquarius Mind, the dreamy, hi-hat laden instrumental provides Brown with a canvas to unleash some of his inner thoughts. As the track progresses, the record morphs into something entirely different with Joles’ distorted vocals playing as an instrument itself. A well rounded release from an artist who you should be hearing a lot more of in 2018, check out “Coffee” above and stay tuned for more from Francis Brown.

Sweatshirt A Dance Party

Location: 2524 Nicollet Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Friday, December 1st @ 10PM

DJ Frank Castle & DJ Just Nine are back with a new dance party dubbed “Sweatshirt.” Arguably 2 of the best DJs in the Twin Cities, these two are known to bring the good vibes every time they take the stage. The event will go down at Pimento’s new side venue and will be hosted by the illustrious Mica Mary Jane. The night will feature hip hop and R&B along with a menu of rum infused cocktails, while the kitchen pumps out signature Jamaican fare all night. This one is 18+ and the door is only $5, click the link below for more info.

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Nomad World Pub

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Location: 501 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
Hours: Mon-Fri: 4PM-2AM, Sat-Sun: 8AM-2AM

In recent years, Minneapolis’ West Bank has begun the transformation from a place often overlooked, into a bustling, multi-cultural strip with plenty of cool bars, good restaurants and venues to enjoy live music. One such bar/venue is the Nomad World Pub, which is located just across from Palmer’s; a couple of blocks from the Triple Rock. In addition to a constant rotation of live acts, the Nomad offers bocce ball, pinball (brand new) and even curling in the winter, along with a separate patio complete with a fire pit. Drink specials like 2 for 1s and the good ole’ prefix (PBR & shot) are offered pretty much every night and the music is always on point whether it’s rock, hip hop, soul or a DJ spinning. The Nomad is often at that perfect capacity, not too packed, but far from empty, however; there always seems to be a random influx or two throughout any night, probably due to it’s location between so many other bars. If you’re into futbol, the Nomad is one of the best places in town to catch a match in peace, and game days are usually accompanied with extra specials. All in all, the Nomad World Pub is a great bar to kick back a few brews and enjoy some good local music, they always have good beers on tap and they consistently book quality bands/artists. If you’re ever on the West Bank in search of a place to drink, stop by the Nomad and check out what they have to offer.