It’s no secret that Muja Messiah is one of the Twin Cities’ most impressive lyricists, yesterday he proved once again why he has earned such admiration. Freshly married and just ahead of his upcoming album release with Roc Marciano, Muja tears the booth to shreds with a spitfire freestyle over a medley of instrumentals. Greats have a way of making it look easy and that’s exactly what Muja Messiah does in the above video. Check it out and make sure to keep an eye out for Saran Rap, which is due out October 13th
Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, May 25th @ 9:30PM
The boys from Beasthead just released their new EP, I Owe You For This, and the release party is set to go down tonight at Icehouse. It’s been awhile since we’ve gotten a new project from them, but they’ve always delivered well crafted work. Their live shows have transformed since the days of Tallest Trees, so we’re looking forward to seeing where they’re at now. The lineup for the night also features Cool Pollution, MAKR, and DJ sets by Keith Millions. This event 21+ to enter and the door will only cost you $7, click the link below for more information.
Location: xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Minneapolis
When: Friday, April 14th @ 9PM
This weekend, WhyWorld will host yet another solid set of dope music. This time around, Sloslylove, Vundabar, Wealthy Relative, and Astral Samara will take the stage, there will also be visual art from Andrew Swenson. If you’re lucky enough to receive the address make sure to come with positivity and nothing but respect for the house. A $5-$10 donation is highly encouraged, BYOB, BYOW.
Sundance 2017 proved a huge success yet again. This year a number of impressive entries from a broad array of categories caught our attention, including Wind River, The Discovery, I Am Not Your Negro, Mudbound, and the outlandish comedy Wilson with Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Now that the celebration is over and everyone in Hollywood is looking forward to the Oscars at the end of the month, here are a few more mentionable entries you should look for in theaters in the coming months. Continue reading
Last week, Andre Mariette held the release show for his new album, From A Seed. The event was packed, performances from Doks Robotiks, Jenessa Lasota, Tony The Scribe and Unknown Creatures rocked the house keeping energy high throughout the night. Andre is a formidable artist who isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, it’ll be interesting to see what’s his next move. Check out some of the pics below and keep an eye out for recap pt.2.
Next week on July 21-24, the 47th Annual Comic Con International will take place at the San Diego Convention Center. This year will play host to an impressive line-up of films, both new and old. The festival features a series of discussions, forums, and film showings. This year’s special guests include Stan Lee, Christopher James Priest, J. Michael Straczynski, G. Willow Wilson, Jason Aaron, Michael Barrier, and Allen Bellman. Some of this year’s movie highlights include Labyrinth (1986), Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979), Battlestar Galactica (1978), Highlander (1986), Flash Gordon (1980), Batman the Movie (1966), Top Gun (1986), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Deadpool (2016), and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Click here to see the full schedule at the Comic Con 2016 website.
Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, who achieved stardom as a child actress for starring as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), has passed away at the age of 69. Duke was featured on her own television show, The Patty Duke Show, from 1963-1966 and went on to be a star of television shows and movies, as well as a number of big screen productions. Duke struggled, not only with drugs throughout her career, but also with inherent mental illnesses. She eventually overcame her demons and became a mental health advocate and president of the Screen Actors Guild. Her talents and contributions to film and mental health will be missed.
A new western starring Natalie Portman (Leon: The Professional, V for Vendetta) titled Jane Got A Gun is opening in theaters nationwide this Friday, January 29th. Directed by Gavin O’Connor (Miracle, Warriors) from a script by Brian Duffield (Insurgent, The Babysitter), Anthony Tambakis (Warriors, Cinnamon Girl: California Dreamin), and Joel Edgerton (The Rover, The Gift), the film follows a woman who enlists the help of her former lover to protect her outlaw husband from a gang that haunts her path and who wishes to kill him. Co-writer Joel Edgerton appears in the supporting cast with actors Ewan McGregor (Big Fish, The Men Who Stare At Goats), Rodrigo Santoro (300, Focus), and Noah Emmerich (The Truman Show, Little Children). The trailer is available here on MADE. Enjoy!
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Sunday, January 24th @ 8PM
This Sunday the Nomad is the place to be for anyone looking to check out some dope local artists and producers. Son-ic will bring together Rich Lee, Major G, Travis Gorman, Crxsh, Ness Nite, and Thirty8 for production sets; as well as artwork by Suki The Saint, Ron Brown, BEñat, and Zaki. This event is 21+ and the door will only be $3, if you’re looking for something to do on Sunday, look no further.
Director Spike Lee‘s update of Aristophanes’ play Lysistrata set in the violent streets of modern-day Chicago titled Chi-Raq is opening in theaters today. Set primarily in Chicago’s Southside, the film utilizes modern gang violence to tell Aristophanes’ tale of a group of women who decide to keep sex from their male counterparts in order to encourage them to stop the street violence that is destroying their homes and families. Lee adapted the screenplay with writer Kevin Willmott (The Battle for Bunker Hill, Jayhawkers), which features actors Nick Cannon (Bobby, Day of the Dead), Teyonah Parris (How Do You Know, They Came Together), Wesley Snipes (Blade, Demolition Man), Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, Unbreakable), John Cusack (The Raven, Hot Tub Time Machine), and Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Lullaby). For Hudson, the film carries a unique weight: she has lost three family members to the gun-violence dividing the streets of Chicago. Comedy veteran Dave Chappelle (The Chappelle Show, The Nutty Professor) is also expected to make an appearance. The trailer is here on MADE; check it out in theaters today.