Location: 701 N 1st Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, March 23rd @ 9PM
Over the last year, Ness Nite has been in New York City, but that hasn’t stopped her from crafting a great album with oft-collaborator Mike Frey. The Minneapolis based producer and Ness Nite have turned their chemistry into one of 2018’s more refreshing offerings. The 12 track album showcases just how far Ness Nite has come in a fairly short amount of time. This Friday, she’ll headline First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry with openers DJ Rowsheen, DUA, and Izell Pyramid, a solid lineup for what should be a great night. This show is 18+ and tickets are still available for only $10 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Minnesota’s own Corbin (F.K.A Spooky Black) and L.A. based producer Shlohmo are currently on the back end of their 16 date tour which started in Orange County, California on September 7th. His long awaited homecoming date was sold out well before the night of the show and it was only fitting that it took place at the first venue Corbin ever performed.
With a line around the block long after doors opened, the energy in the air was palpable. D33J opened up the night with a great set leading into Shlohmo’s electric performance. A set full of crowd favorites and a few unreleased records, Shlohmo was impressive from start to finish. At only 27 yrs old he’s a producer/artist that all music lovers should have on their radar. As Shlohmo’s set wrapped up, chants of “Corbin, Corbin” could be heard louder and louder while he held the crowd in suspense. An artist who has a certain mystique about him, Corbin’s stage props and visual backdrop immersed fans in a stupor. His booming vocals and droning demeanor floated over Psymun’s production with a chemistry rarely matched among up and coming artists now a days. Towards the end of Corbin’s set, fellow St. Paul native Bobby Raps made a guest appearance sending the venue into an uproar. It was clear that these guys are beloved in their hometown and that the sky is the limit. Corbin and Shlohmo will finish off their tour on the east coast with dates in Boston (9/26) and Philly (9/27), before the final date in NYC (9/30). If you’re on the east coast, click the link below to grab tickets before they sell out.
Location: 315 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis When: Monday, July 24th @ 8PM
If you’re looking for something to get into tonight, look no further than “Pussy Power” at the Kitty Cat Klub. The event is meant to celebrate the power of our female creatives and will feature performances by Destiny Roberts, Mixie D, Destiny Spike, Gaberiella Jacobs, Steff, Elle PF, queenDuin, and Cypress. A great lineup with a wide range of sounds, this event is FREE and the door is 21+, click the link below for more information.
Location: 3090 Southlawn Drive, St. Paul When: Saturday, May 6th @ 7PM
Bay area songstress, Kehlani, will be live at the MYTH this Saturday. Brought to us by the good folks over at Greenroom Magazine, this show is NOT to be slept on. Kehlani will be joined by Ella Mai, Jahkoy, and Noodlez; rounding out what should be a great night. This one is all ages and tickets are still available for $25, click the link below to buy yours now.
The kid KAS has been low key as of late, but that all changed today with the release of a new track titled “Arizona.” The budding southside artist is known for his smooth, tropical sound and “Arizona” fits that mold to a T. Produced by the man himself, this record once again shows off KAS’ duel threat ability, which might be turning into a triple threat if he continues to produce like this. Right on time for the sunny days ahead, “Arizona” should get plenty of air-time in the coming months, check out the song above and keep an eye out for more from KAS.
Allan Kingdom is on fire right now, one of the Twin Cities’ brightest stars recently garnered another Grammy nomination. With the summer looming, Allan has been in rare form, releasing a new video and surprisingly announcing a new album titled, Lines. His most recent release comes in the form of a collaboration with London based producer Cadenza. The production fits Allan’s style like a glove, it’s almost as if it was tailor made. The Northern Gentleman sounds as confident as ever on each new release, we can’t wait to hear Lines, which is due out April 7th. Check out “Vibes” below and be on the look out for more from Allan Kingdom.
Minneapolis artist, GYM, took to Twitter yesterday to release his new mixtape Low Noise Vol. 1. Obviously hinting at more to come, the 5 track project breezes by at just under 20 mins. GYM really seems to be establishing his sound while continuing to push new boundaries. Check out Low Noise Vol. 1 above for yourself and be on the look out for more from GYM.
Sarah White finished off 2016 with the release of a new video for her record titled “Sweet Song.” Directed by Jovante Williams, the visual is striking to say the least. White’s voice glides over the dynamic instrumental holding all parts together like an adhesive. Cameos abound, the visual’s climax sees Sarah and her companion (deM atlaS) enthralled in each other, until finally giving into the electric energy around them. Check out the video for yourself above and keep an eye out for more from Sarah White.
About a month back, BlaccOut Garrison dropped a new track titled “City Love” for all of our listening pleasure. Produced by Flying Lotus, the record’s somber, piano laden instrumental complements BlaccOut’s introspective flow nicely. Delaney Kai’s vocals layer well on the chorus allowing BlaccOut to inject a little more emotion into the record. Another solid track from one of Minneapolis’veteran MCs, check out “City Love” below and keep an eye out for more from BlaccOut Garrison.
If you aren’t familiar with Ness Nite yet, do yourself a favor and GET FAMILIAR. After securing a top spot in the Star Tribune’s annual “Are You Local” contest, Ness Nite has gone on to turn heads with solid singles and great live performances. One such single is “Yes,” which features another up and coming artist in Nick Jordan. Earlier today they released their video which was directed and produced by Connor Evert and Alan De Leon Taverna; two of Minnesota’s premier visual artists. The cinematography fits the record like a glove as a late night fire dances in the background. Ness & Nick compliment each other well, the video is so immersive that it leaves the viewer wanting more. There’s no doubt in our minds that you’ll be seeing a lot more from each of these artists, check out the video above for yourself.