The Twin Cities’ own Big Cats is preparing for the release of his latest project, “Most Days,” which will be celebrated at the Icehouse next Saturday. Big Cats is well known for his production work having collaborated on projects with a wide range of artists including Toki Wright, the aforementioned Eric Mayson, Caroline Smith, Lizzo, and Haley Bonar among others. The night will feature some of his oft-collaborators in Chance York, Eric Mayson, and DJ Just Nine, as well as visuals from Psychographics. This show is 21+ and tickets are currently available for only $10, click the link below to buy yours now.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Talib Kweli and Metasota’s ongoing feud, the two MCs have been going back and forth ever since Meta’s now infamous tweet poking fun at Talib’s exemption from Jay-Z’s last series of tweets. The God MC himself took time out of his busy schedule to thank various artists including many from Talib’s old crew, except there was no mention of Talib himself. Meta took to Twitter with this observation, and lets just say that things escalated quickly. Recently more fuel was thrown onto the fire resulting in more back and forth insults on Twitter, but Metasota took things a step further by releasing a diss track titled “Get Bye.” Produced by MMYYKK, the record feels tailor made for Meta allowing him to waste zero bars addressing the situation. Punchlines and slick word play are all over this one, but it honestly feels like Meta was holding back. Check out “Get Bye” for yourself below and keep an eye out for more as things heat up.
The homie DJ Low will take over the Uptown VFW this Sunday for BABYGHOST’s B Day/ Halloween Dance Party. The event features a solid lineup including Travis Gorman, DJ BabyGhost, DJ Low, DJ Patrish, WNDRLND, and UJU; rounding out what should be a good time. This one is 21+ and the door is FREE, they will also be taking donations to aid those in Puerto Rico who are still dealing with hurricane damage. Click the link below for more info and make sure to come in costume!
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Friday, October 10th @ 10PM
This year, the month of October will feature a Friday the 13th in true Halloween spirit. Of all the things going on that weekend, the Nomad is looking like one of the more promising. Tek, Metasota, and Muja Messiah will all perform, three heavy hitters in the Twin Cities hip hop scene. This show will also serve as a pre-Halloween party, so come dressed up if you’re in the mood. This one is 21+ and pre-tickets are still available for only $10 ($13 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 755 Prior Avenue N, Suite 004, St. Paul When: Saturday, September 30th @ 8PM
For all of the amazing things that Can Can Wonderland is known for, many people overlook the establishment’s capacity as a music venue. Chance York & Big Cats! will be live at Can Can this Saturday with a lineup that looks very promising. The event will also feature performances from Student 1, Talia Knight, and Farr Well, rounding out what should be a fun night. This show is FREE, but 21+ after 9pm; click the link below for more info.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, September 29th @ 10PM
The silent dance party has become more and more popular throughout the U.S., but we’ve yet to hear of one going down at a notable location in the Twin Cities. DJ Keezy plans to change that this Friday with “SHHH: Silent Dance Party” at the Nomad. For those who are unfamiliar, silent dance parties usually feature 2 DJs playing at the same time while everyone wears headphones to listen in. The headphones usually have a switch which allows the listeners to flip between the 2 DJs. This event has a STACKED lineup of DJs including Sophia Eris, Tiiiiiiiiiip, Keith Millions, and Sarah White. This one is 21+ to enter and the door is only $10, if you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, look no further.
Location: 318 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, September 19th @ 7:30PM
The guys from Free Minds took things to an entirely different level in 2017. Not only do they throw some of the biggest shows in the state, their artists are starting to be at the forefront of the Twin Cities’ hip hop scene. Tonight, they’re bringing Baton Rouge’s own, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, up for his first appearance in the Twin Cities. The 17 yr old rapper took off after the release of his 2016 mixtape 38 Baby, then managed to dodge an attempted murder charge, among a slew of other mixtape releases. Free Minds’ own GainesFM will open up the night while Tiiiiiiiiiip holds down the 1s & 2s. This show is 18+ and GA tickets are still available for $20 or you can upgrade to reserved seating for $35. Click the link below to buy yours now.
Earlier this year, KAS released a record titled “Arizona,” but has since pulled back on new releases. That trend began to change earlier this month with his feature on Squire’s track “Daydream.” Last week, he popped back up with a self produced record dubbed, “Nirvana;” which sees a feature from songstress Joz. KAS has a way with vibes and Joz’ vocals help to add texture throughout the entire song. The kid has really grown into himself as an artist and looks like one of the more versatile up and comers. Another solid record from KAS, don’t be surprised if you hear this one on the radio. Check out “Nirvana” above and make sure to stay tuned for more from KAS.
Location: 17th Avenue S Between 32nd St.-34th St. When: Saturday, September 23rd // 3:30PM-10PM
The Powderhorn Porchfest will be back this weekend for it’s 6th year in the neighborhood. For those unfamiliar the festival features porches of actual homes as each respective stage. The event also features child friendly games, as well as vendors selling crafts and food. This festival is FREE and kid friendly, so come ready to have a good time, but also think about the little ones! Below we’ve posted the link to the official Facebook page along with the lineup and set times.
Location: 20 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Thursday, September 21st @ 9PM
Pledge Empire Records’ Prince Carlton continues his series of artist themed dance parties with “Nas Day.” Northeast’s, Honey, will play host to the event which is billed strictly as a dance party, meaning that there wont be any live performances. These have drawn some major crowds and word around town is that there will be a special Nas cake revealed at some point in the night. This show is 21+ and tickets are currently available for $10, click the link below to buy yours now.