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GoodKarmaNiles – Paper Racer Ft. Hard R & Tek


The SPVCE crew has seen an uptick in activity as of late with multiple members releasing new music while taking stages across the metro. Despite some misunderstandings the crew is as solid as ever, Dogfood Media assisting their rise with well captured visuals. GoodKarmaNiles recently dropped a new video titled, “Paper Racer,” gritty and dark in signature SPVCE style it holds true to the record’s feel. St. Paul’s own Tek and one of the southside’s youngest up and comers, Hard R, contribute solid verses; it’s good to get a better look at the entirety of the crew on the same track. At the very end you’ll get a bonus look at “Ghost & Gordan,” check out the video for “Paper Racer” above and be on the look out for the full “Ghost & Gordans.”

Dwynell Roland – Whirlwind (Live on The Current)


Dwynell Roland broke out big in 2016 after the release of his project, The Popular Nobody. He kept the momentum going into 2017 supporting P.O.S on the western leg of his national tour, an opportunity that proved the valuable for the young artist. He recently did an in-studio performance of his song, “Whirlwind,” with The Current. Joined only by producer Travis Gorman, Dwynell’s vocals sound remarkably identical to the actual recording. Check out the performance for yourself above and keep an eye out for more from Dwynell Roland.

Drelli – White T Ft. Allan Kingdom & Finding Novyon

Drelli and the So Cold team have been heating up lately with all of the members recently firing off new music. With Allan currently traversing Europe for his “Lines” tour and Finding Novyon preparing to release his debut album, That’s My Dawg, Drelli is making waves of his own with a new record titled “White T.” His 3rd release in a month, Drelli’s sound appears to be growing with each new release. Allan Kingdom & Finding Novyon provide melodic support creating a vibe that sucks the listener right in. Ephemeral in nature, “White T” will have you pressing replay as soon as it ends, check it out above and stay tuned for more from Drelli.

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.

“Black Excellence” Tour w/ Metasota

The south side’s own Metasota recently announced his first headlining tour! A busy man no doubt, he wrapped up another tour with Prof, Finding Novyon and Willie Wonka earlier this year. The “Black Excellence” tour will also feature local heavy weights Greg Grease and The Lioness, a formidable squad for any stage. Mark your calendars and make sure to keep out for more info regarding tour dates.

Aphotic (Late Night Art-A-Whirl at PF)

Location: 1400 12th Avenue NE, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, May 20th @ 9PM

Art-A-Whirl weekend is nearly upon us and the festivities are looking as good, if not better than any previous year. The people from Public Functionary and CMND + CTRL, will join forces for “Aphotic,” a late night party that will include live production, artwork, and DJ sets. Psymun and Devata Daun will both show off their live production skills while DJ Just Nine, DJ Frank Castle, and Ms. Lakesha provide DJ sets. This one is only $5, they may even have a small bar for attendees who are 21+. Click the link below for more information.

Aphotic via Facebook

Sway In The Morning LIVE Broadcast @ Icehouse

Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, May 26th // 7AM-11AM

Sway will bring his “Sway In The Morning” radio show to Minneapolis for Rhymesayers’ Soundset Music Festival. This year the live broadcast will be held at Icehouse, a solid venue for this year’s Friday Fire Rap Cypher. The show is open to the public and serves as the official kick off for Soundset weekend.

GainesFM & KT’s Birthday Party

Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, May 18th @ 9PM

GainesFM, KT, and the entire Free Minds family have put in A TON of work over the years, but over the last year they have begun to build a certified empire. They’ll celebrate their birthday’s tonight at the Nomad, the event will feature sets from Finding Novyon, Chance York, Lyric Marid, Travis Gorman, DJ Smoove, and Baby Ghost. A solid lineup for the price of $10, this one is 21+ and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Devon Reason – No Reply Ft. Baby Shel

Devon Reason Has released 3 new songs over the last month, his latest featuring Baby Shel. Produced by Travis Gorman, the bass rolls along luring the listener into a hypnotic nod. Devon Reason has always been known for his firey delivery reminding you why on “No Reply.” 2 of the Twin Cities’ sharpest lyricists, Baby Shel and Reason go back and forth, bar after bar. A track that’s bound to have a few venues rocking this summer, check out “No Reply” above.

Allan Kingdom – The Fusion Ft. Denzel Curry


Allan Kingdom’s debut album, Lines, released earlier this year to wide spread acclaim. The young, St. Paul based artist has grown into one of the state’s most impressive musical exports. One of the standout songs on the album featured his long time collaborator, Denzel Curry. Dubbed “The Fusion,” the visual sees AK as a mad scientist of sorts confined to a lab full of beakers. Allan’s features felt very deliberate on Lines, Denzel Curry puts forth a great verse capping off a song that should definitely see some radio time. Check out the video for “The Fusion” above and keep an eye out for more from Allan Kingdom.