Location: 755 Prior Avenue N, St. Paul When: Saturday, January 27th @ 9PM
Can Can Wonderland has established itself as a legit place to check out local music of all varieties. This Saturday, they will host a hip hop showcase, aptly dubbed “Local Dope Sh*t.” The event features a healthy lineup of local mainstays and up & comers including Will Robinson, Kihndyn Peters, Axel Foley, and JaySoCreative to name a few. For those looking for a little more, there will also be a burlesque show on the main stage. This show is 21+ and the door is only $2, click the link below for more information.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Friday, March 18th @ 8PM
The homies frOm CRAM will be holding their first ever Spring Showcase later this week at The Cabooze. The group put on a good show in January and looks to up the ante with a very solid lineup. The event will also feature performances from Chester Watson, Chance York, Radio Ahlee; as well as beat sets by Prime.Cut, John Shrimpnose, Vante The Hippie and Wealthy Relative. Rich Garvey will handle the hosting duties rounding out what should be a good Friday night at The Cabooze. This one is 18+ and advance tickets are only $7 ($10 @ door), click the link below for more information and be on the look out for the ticket link.
Location: 1551 N Damen Avenue, Chicago When: Saturday, April 11th @ 6PM
With Chicago’s summer festival season right around the corner, Riot Fest, the Chicagoist, and Double Door have announced a showcase featuring Show You Suck. The actual Riot Fest isn’t until mid-September, but there’s no reason not to be getting excited. Gut Rot and 100Trill will open up the night, this one’s all ages and advance tickets are only $7 ($10 @ Door). Click the link below to grab your tickets.
Location: 415 E St. Elmo RD, Austin When: Saturday, March 15th // 12PM-12AM
Tonight there will be an awesome showcase featuring a long list of artists from the Windy City. Although the event is called “Chicago Connection”, there are a couple of non-Chicago artists involved including Dillon Cooper & Denzel Curry. Some of the familiar faces include: Lil Bibby, Show You Suck, Mick Jenkins, Dally Auston, Auggie The 9th & Saba among others. This one’s 18+ and should definitely be a good time, it’s an all day event so try and make it out before the crowds get thick.
Location: 611 E 7th Street, Austin When: Tuesday, March 11th @ 8PM
As SXSW gets underway, we decided that even if we can’t be there this year, we can still make an effort to keep people connected down in Austin. The City of Chicago showcase will be going down tomorrow at the Red 7 and the line up is looking pretty dope. Chance The Rapper seems to be headlining everything this year, he’ll be joined by The Autumn Defense, The Hood Internet, Show You Suck & ProbCause among others; while the event will be hosted by Hologram Kizzie. This one starts at 8PM so make sure to get there early, you don’t want to get stuck on the street.