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.
Earlier this year Prof took fellow Minnesotans Finding Novyon, Metasota, and Willie Wonka along for his “Time Bomb Tour.” The tour had a slew of dates bringing the artists all the way up the west coast, before hitting British Columbia and swinging back to Minneapolis. Minor set backs aside, the tour looks like it was a ton of fun, check out the recap for yourself above.
The homie GainesFM recently opened for the Migos when they stopped by MYTH. The budding Twin Cities artist is scoring opening slots for some of the hottest artists out, as well as some truly legendary MCs. Peep the recap video from the Migos show above and keep an eye out for more from GainesFM.
Last Sunday, Phantogram headlined the Palace Theater for the final night of the venue’s re-opening weekend. The sold out space was HUGE, cavernous at the upper levels, but the views were solid from pretty much all angles. The crowd arrived ready to have a good time and opening band, The Veldt, did a great job of harnessing that energy. The snow was falling outside, but you wouldn’t have known it by the size of the crowd just before Phantogram went on. The stage display made their performance even more dazzling and lead singer Sarah Barthel was electric from the moment that she stepped on stage. The sound throughout the evening was excellent as well as the lighting, the Palace is worthy of it’s place among Minneapolis’ top venues. Phantogram played a gamut of their most recent hits, including an encore performance that gave everyone more than their money’s worth. A stunning display, I’d recommend buying your tickets early the next time they’re in town. Check out the photos above and be on the look our for more from Phantogram.
If you aren’t familiar with The Klituation, let me star t by saying it is one of the best dance parties in town. The all female lineup features mainstays such as DJ Keezy, Shannon Blowtorch, Sophia Eris, and more while a rotating cast of artists make guest appearances. The recap for round 2 was recently posted to YouTube, check it out above and be on the look out for the next one.
Last Friday, we had the privilege to catch Fool’s Gold artist, Black Atlass, live at our own 7th Street Entry. The evening started with a bang once local producer, c. Kostra, began playing gems off of his new project Now I Feel It. His ambient production and distorted vocals draped the crowd in a warm atmosphere that lingered well into Black Atlass’ energetic set. From the start you could tell that Black Atlass is a professional artist who is conditioned for stage performances. Each movement seemed deliberate and his vocals were unwavering. The poise and command were apparent as he breezed through last year’s Haunted Paradise, standing out with “Tonight” and the title track, “Haunted Paradise.” As he wrapped up his set, the energy in the venue was palpable. The headliner for the night was lauded producer and DJ, OVERWERK who took things up yet another level. His remixes brought majority of the venue onto the dance floor capping off an immersive evening. With the floor packed and everyone getting down the night ended on a high note, I was most impressed by Black Atlass, but each artist had a good set. Check out some of the pictures below and keep an eye out for more.
The homies from SPVCE held their first full on event at Icehouse last weekend. The anticipation leading up to the show was palpable and by all accounts it appears they delivered a great night. When the SPVCE crew falls through you can expect thick clouds of smoke to follow. Check out the short recap video above by Alan de Leon Taverna and stay tuned for more from SPVCE.
Last Fall, Muja Messiah, RP Hooks, and Eli The Prophet hit Eastern Europe and the Middle East for their Red Eye World tour. An exciting time no doubt, the trio went on to put in work while dodging charges after an incident involving a drone at the Vatican. The video above gives a small glimpse into their trip, check it out above and keep an eye out for more.