Here are the official set times for Soundset this upcoming weekend. Take a peek and start getting your plans set now, it’s always better to have an idea of what/who you want to see.
Location: 1265 Snelling Avenue N, St. Paul
When: Sunday, May 28th // All Day
The Familia team will once again host the skate competitions at this year’s Soundset Music Festival. There will be open skating all day, but there will also be a jam style best trick contest leading up to the Showdown at 4PM. The skate contests are a good way to mix things up between performances at Soundset, if you have some extra time make sure to stop by.
The homie GainesFM recently opened for the Migos when they stopped by MYTH. The budding Twin Cities artist is scoring opening slots for some of the hottest artists out, as well as some truly legendary MCs. Peep the recap video from the Migos show above and keep an eye out for more from GainesFM.
Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul
When: Wednesday, April 19th @ 7PM
Legendary Houston MC, Devin The Dude, will be live at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall tonight. His ninth solo release, Acoustic Levitation, has garnered praise across most outlets, proving that Devin is still one of the best out there. Local support will include performances by Manny Phesto, BdotCroc, Rich Garvey, and DJ Snuggles; a solid lineup for what should be a great night. This one is 18+ and tickets are still available for $18, click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Wednesday, April 19th @ 8PM
First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry might be the place to go tonight for an event dubbed, “The Shimmy.” The lineup is pretty stacked featuring DJ Sets from Tek, Boogie WNDRLND, UJU, and Travis Gorman; as well as appearances from Sam Wayne, Prolly Tri$, and GYM. Despite the flyer this show is only $5 and the door is 18+, not bad for a Wednesday night. Click the link below to purchase tickets in advance.
Allan Kingdom is indeed on top of his game. The Twin Cities artist recently released his latest album, Lines, and it doesn’t disappoint. The Northern Gentleman has built up an impressive catalog so far, Lines feels like the embodiment of everything he has given us thus far. Experimental yet calculated, the album is injected with a variety of sounds, at times it feels a little disjointed, but each song shows just how versatile Allan has grown to be. Some of our personal favorites include Leaders, Know About It, Feeling Magnetic, and Fuck My Enemies (ft. Kevin Abstract), all of which carry different sounds. Another solid project from Allan Kingdom, check out Lines below and stay tuned for more.
Right now, the Twin Cities’ hip hop scene is probably the deepest it’s ever been. For the first time in years, artists are breaking into the mainstream, drawing more attention than ever to our region; not to mention the Grammy and Emmy nods. South St. Paul’s Sieed Brown has definitely put his time in, an accomplished artist of his own, Brown recently released a new track titled “2 3.” Produced by StuhnnahBeatz, the playful instrumental is perfect for the sunny days ahead. Sieed strings tightly placed bars together without hesitation, another solid track from one of St. Paul’s up and comers. Check out “2 3” above and stay tuned for more from Sieed Brown.
Allan Kingdom is on fire right now, one of the Twin Cities’ brightest stars recently garnered another Grammy nomination. With the summer looming, Allan has been in rare form, releasing a new video and surprisingly announcing a new album titled, Lines. His most recent release comes in the form of a collaboration with London based producer Cadenza. The production fits Allan’s style like a glove, it’s almost as if it was tailor made. The Northern Gentleman sounds as confident as ever on each new release, we can’t wait to hear Lines, which is due out April 7th. Check out “Vibes” below and be on the look out for more from Allan Kingdom.
Allan Kingdom took to Twitter last week to announce the release of a new music video, as well as the release of a new project dubbed Lines. Directed by Cole Bennett of Chicago based Lyrical Lemonade, the colorful visual fits the record well. The green screen approach isn’t always effective, but Bennett does a good job of keeping things fresh. Allan’s versatility shines bright, his prowess with auto-tune has translated into songs with a lot of depth. This one could easily hit air-waves just in time for the summer. Check out the video for “Know About It” above and keep an eye out for Lines April 7th.