The kid Finding Novyon lit up the internet earlier this week with the release of his new single, “Lots” featuring Allan Kingdom. With his upcoming project The Food Network on it’s way, one can only expect more big things from the rising artist. Starting last week, Novyon will hit a string of shows across Minnesota including stops in Duluth, Minneapolis, and Mankato as well as Portage, Wi & Fargo, ND. Some of the events will also feature the likes of Dwynell Roland, Baby Shel, Devon Reason and Manny Phesto, keep an eye out for more as Novyon prepares to release his forthcoming project The Food Network.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
Hours: Mon-Fri: 4PM-2AM, Sat-Sun: 8AM-2AM
This Thursday, Pornonono will continue their Minneseries at the Nomad. Somehow, the free Minneseries, has continued at the Nomad over in West Bank side of Dinkytown. For those looking for something legitimate, especially on a tight budget, the Nomad is the place to be. Just looking at the lineups in the coming weeks – you better make at least one if not two of these shows. Stay tuned here for some recaps from MADE. We hope to see you out there.
The homie Finding Novyon will be pretty busy this winter with 4 shows already lined up for the coming months. First, he’ll perform alongside Devon Reason as Finding Reason at the Cedar Cultural Center for “Cold Flows For Warm Clothes”, then it’s on to Honey & 7th Street Entry just ahead of Christmas. His final scheduled show will bring him back to Honey for Devon Reason’s album release party, rounding out what’s looking like a good next few months.
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: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, September 6th @ 8PM
Tickle Torture will be holding the release show for Spectrophilia this Saturday at 7th Street Entry. The group will be joined by Pony Bwoy and C. Kostra rounding out what should be an awesome night. Each of these 3 artists/groups have been making big moves this year so if you don’t have any plans, you should definitely consider this for your Saturday night. This one’s 18+ and tickets are only $8 in advance ($10 @ Door), click the link below to cop yours now.
Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago
When: Thursday, July 10th @ 6PM
With a couple of good, consistent summers under her belt, Chicago’s hip hop scene continues to produce talented artists from all sides of the city. Fake Shore Drive will team up with Fat Tiger Workshop to bring together a pretty dope show tonight. The event will include live performances from Lucki Eck$, Saba & the 197 All-Stars rounding out what should be a good time. The Westside is in full effect with some of the city’s hottest artists at the moment, tickets are only $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Click the link below for tickets and keep an eye out for more.
The Lyn-Lake Street Festival landed on the nicest day of the year so far in Minneapolis, and lets hope more of these are to come. While the festival went from 12-6pm, the open streets on Lyndale were only closed down and open to the public for the first four hours; which was sort of a mess once it opened back up. Once the traffic cleared, different groups of friends and family met up together at the main stage for the remainder of the day for live music and food.
Right before the streets opened back up, Toki Wright and Big Cats took to the stage for what ended up being another dope show from the collective artists. Toki threw down with some new favorites from Pangea and a couple throwbacks with “More Fiya” which got the crowd moving. Overall, it was well done performance, making for one of the highlights on the day. As summer proceeds, we definitely look forward in seeing more from the group.
While the Lyn-Lake Street Festival brought together a good crowd, the feeling of a true block party was felt when the streets were wide open to the public. Sure, four hours seems like enough time, but let the people have the last two hours. In the end, it didn’t stop people from having a good time; especially as the night was closed out by the funky/soulful Secret Stash Revue, who had everyone up and moving. Now as we move onward, we continue to have a variety of festivals in the coming weeks to look forward to. Make sure to stay tuned for many more to come.
Location: 235 N Ashland Avenue, Chicago
When: Wednesday, May 21st @ 9PM
Chicago’s Cobra Lounge will be hosting a suicide prevention benefit tonight. The event will feature performances by a couple of noteworthy artists in Cadillac Duke & Auggie the 9th, while DJ Manny Muscles will be spinning. A $5 donation is suggested with the proceeds going to the foundation, Hope For The Day. Good music and good beer for a good cause, what’s better than that?
Location: 629 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, March 22nd @ 9PM
The Black Market Brass band will be hitting the stage at Triple Rock tonight. The smooth, jazzy sounds will be accompanied by New Sound Underground and Pho rounding out what should be an awesome night of live music. The event is 18+ and you’ll be able to get in at the door for $8, if you’re going to be near the West Bank; this should be an awesome time.