Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Friday, January 6th @ 7PM (18+)
The first week of 2017 is looking like yet another good one for live music in the Twin Cities. Among a plethora of events being held throughout the week, SIMS of Doomtree will headline First Avenue’s mainroom this Friday. Don’t let his super cool style give you the wrong idea, SIMS is one of the best MCs in the Twin Cities and has the track record to prove it. The event will also feature performances from Milwaukee’s own Webster X, Chicago duo Air Credits (Hood Internet & Show You Suck), and Nazeem & Spencer Joles. A STACKED lineup for a reasonable $15, click the link below to buy your tickets now.
This past weekend, we made our way over to the Pizza Luce Block Party and caught the last two performances on the night. With an energized and pizza drunk crowd – Pizza Luce’s block party made for another successful night. While we were only able to make it to the final performances of Sims & Mike Mictlan, followed by Har Mar Superstar – it was definitely not one to miss. Sims and Mike were joined by POS, while Har Mar was joined by other local favorites in Lizzo and Spyder Baybie. The night was solid all around and we hope this one continues year after year.
The Doomtree crew released their highly anticipated album, All Hands, today and it’s every bit as enjoyable as you’d imagined. For those that don’t know, Doomtree is a Twin Cities based collective (super collective?) that features P.O.S, Dessa, Mike Mictlan, Paper Tiger, Cecil Otter, Sims and Lazerbeak; a force to be reckoned with to say the least. All Hands marks a transition for the crew as they continue to be an underground favorite across the nation. Word around town is that they recorded the album in seclusion to avoid the outside influences that so often ruin the end product, it appears that they’ve been successful in their efforts. All Hands is a dynamic project from front to back with an eclectic feel, the fact that so many high quality artists have touched the project makes no difference, it sounds like a genuine collaboration between like-minded friends. Check it out below and make sure to cop it from iTunes for your personal collection.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Sunday, November 2nd @ 6PM
As election season heats up, Congressman Keith Ellison and Minnesota’s Get Out The Vote campaign have decided to throw what looks like an awesome show. Aimed at younger voters, the event will feature Hip Hop primarily with performances from Sims, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Heiruspecs, Gabriel Douglas and Guante among others. First Avenue is always a good time and at only $10, this show is pretty much a steal, regardless of the political overtones. It’s 18+ and tickets are on sale now, click the link below to purchase yours.
Location: 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Saturday, August 23rd @ 8PM
Astronautalis and Sims of Doomtree will be taking the stage at First Avenue this weekend. It’ll be a hometown affair for First Ave that weekend, Atmosphere will be taking over the main room on the 22nd as well. This event is 18+ and tickets are on sale now for $15, this should be another great night at First Ave; click the link below for tickets.