For the month of September, Fifth Element will hold their monthly open mic with Christopher Michael Jensen as the host. Softporecorn will kick off the night with a set during the 5-6pm registration period. From 6-8pm artists of all ages will have 3 minutes on the mic to showcase their skills. Artists can bring USB drives or phones containing their music, if you get the chance to perform be courteous and wait until all of the performers are finished before leaving. Whether you think you have what it takes to shine or simply want to try out some new stuff in front of peers, make sure to mark your calendars.
Location: 629 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, September 3rd @ 9PM
As the events continue to pour in, you don’t really get the feeling that summer is officially winding down. There are plenty of things to do this weekend, but one thing you should keep an eye on is Thraxx at the Triple Rock. The event will feature performances from Ness Nite, Drelli, KAS, Tricky, Lewii Lew, and T$EN$IE; a solid lineup for the price of $3. This one is 18+ and the homie BVCKWOODS, DJ Smoove, and SAJNT, will be spinning throughout the night. Click the link below to RSVP for $3 tickets ($7 @ door) and make sure to keep an eye out for more information.
A new trailer has just been released for an upcoming drama from writer/director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines) called The Light Between Oceans, based on the bestselling novel by M.L. Stedman. Critically-acclaimed actors Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave, Macbeth), Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl), and Rachel Weisz (The Foundtain, The Bourne Legacy) lead the cast in the story about a lighthouse keeper and his wife living on the coast of Western Australia who rescue a baby adrift in a rowboat, and raise the child as their own. As the years pass, however, the keeper comes to discover the child’s real mother, and an emotional conflict ensues. The film is so far scheduled to be hit theaters on September 2nd. Check out the trailer here on MADE. Enjoy!
Gunner Stahl continues to be one of the best in his class when it comes to photography, the Atlanta artist recently posted the September edition of his ongoing portrait series via Illroots. During his travels he often snaps photos of artists in back stage settings, situations that other photographers and fans alike can admire. Cameos from September include A$AP Rocky, Earl Sweatshirt, Playboi Carti, Father, and Ian Connor among others; click the link for the full album via Illroots.
Four-time Oscar-nominee Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Boyhood) will be on the big screen again this month with a limited release of his biographical-documentary Seymour: An Introduction. The film was first seen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014 and then at the New York Film Festival in the United States, and now will see a limited public theatrical release on Friday, March 13th. Musician/piano-teacher Seymour Bernstein, who left his career as a concert-pianist to become a teacher, is the focus of this documentary as he shares stories and insights from his life with director Hawke. This is Ethan Hawke’s first directing project since The Hottest State in 2006, a movie he adapted from his own novel of the same name following a young actor trying to make his name in New York City while coping with his relationship with his singer/songwriter girlfriend. Be sure to check for theaters in your area that may be showing Seymour this Friday.
Director Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play) is best known for his work on documentaries like Touching the Void and One Day In September, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2000, but his next project will be a return to the motion picture genre with a new suspense-thriller called Black Sea. The film stars Academy Award nomineeJude Law (Enemy at the Gates, Cold Mountain) as a submarine captain who, let go by his former employers, sets out for a voyage amid the depths of the Black Sea in search of a lost Nazi U-boat rumored to have been carrying loads of gold. Also starring in the film are actors Scoot McNairy (Argo, 12 Years A Slave), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly), and Jodie Whittaker (St. Trinian’s, One Day). Screenwriter Denis Kelly (Utopia, Pulling) wrote the script, and it actually looks like a pretty cool thriller, so keep it in mind when you go to the movies this weekend. You can watch the trailer above.
Location: 318 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, September 26th @ 8PM
Macy Gray will grace the Twin Cities tonight for a show at Fine Line. Macy’s back on the road after a long hiatus, but we’re sure she’ll still impress (Did you see Lauryn Hill?). This event is 18+ and tickets are on sale now for a reasonable $27 bucks, they’ll be $30 at the door. If you’re interested in going you should grab your tickets ASAP, we’d be willing to bet it sells out, click the link below to cop yours.
Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago When: Monday, September 22nd @ 8PM
Sir Michael Rocks will headline at his home turf Reggie’s Rock Club tonight. Mikey also has a show in Minneapolis on the 20th, but the Chicago event will also include performances from Robb Bank$, Shorty K and Pouya. Last time we saw Mikey was at Double Door during the MGD Sounds Tour and he did a pretty good job. Tickets for this one are $10 and the event’s 18+, click the link below and keep an eye out for more.
Location: Union Park (1501 W Randolph Street), Chicago When: Sunday, September 21st
Some of Chicago’s music heavy weights have joined forces to bring together AAHH! Fest. Common, Lupe Fiasco, Rhymefest & Kanye West present what’s looking like one of the city’s stand out events of the year. Hosted by Dave Chappelle (block party 2!?), the event is broken up into 2 segments, the early portion will focus on local artists and brands while promoting safety and gun violence awareness. The late segment will feature performances from Lil Herb, MC Lyte, De La Soul, Jay Electronica, Lupe Fiasco, Common and a very special surprise guest. Needless to say, this is a must attend event for everyone in the CHI. General admission tickets are on sale now for $60 and you can cop reserved seating tickets for $125. This just might be a historic moment in Chicago hip hop, if you can make it out DO IT; click the link below for tickets.
At first glance you might not think this camera, is actually a phone. Panasonic’s newly released point and shoot camera features powerful specs as both a phone and camera. Why exactly are we featuring this clunky phone/slimmed down digital camera? Well, lets just let the stats do the talking.
2.3Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor
4.7-inch 1080p screen
2GB of RAM
Gigantic 1-inch sensor is a full 20 megapixels!!!
Leica F/2.8 28mm lens
DSLR-style manual controls for exposure, aperture, and ISO compliment
4K video shooting.
Last thing, this device will be priced at just over $1000