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.
Soundset 2016 was a fuckin blast. The move to the State Fair Grounds proved a genius decision, everything about the experience was heightened to another level save for the bathrooms. Notable performances included Finding Novyon, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Mick Jenkins, Raury, Common, Prof, and Anderson .Paak among a host of others. Check out the wrap up video above and keep an eye out for more.
Nazeem & Spencer Joles shut 7th Street Entry the fuck down last week. The event sold out quickly and the performers wasted no time turning up. If you weren’t able to make it, the good people over at Common Culture gotcha covered, check out their recap video above.
Adam DeGross is a bad man. Quite possibly Minneapolis’ best concert photographer, he has a knack for never missing a beat when it comes to capturing the moment. Last night the BOOF SQUAD took over the 7th Street Entry and sure enough Adam was there to capture the night. The BOOF SQUAD always brings the energy, they’ve currently been killing every stage they’ve landed on; this night was no different. DeGross was recently named A$AP Ferg’s official tour photographer, big moves for someone who definitely deserves it; check out the recap above and stay tuned for more.