Location: 501 Cedar Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Friday, October 10th @ 10PM
This year, the month of October will feature a Friday the 13th in true Halloween spirit. Of all the things going on that weekend, the Nomad is looking like one of the more promising. Tek, Metasota, and Muja Messiah will all perform, three heavy hitters in the Twin Cities hip hop scene. This show will also serve as a pre-Halloween party, so come dressed up if you’re in the mood. This one is 21+ and pre-tickets are still available for only $10 ($13 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Location: 205 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, June 20th @ 9:30PM
Ackronem has held down Honey for the entire month of June, bringing his “Summer School” residency to Northeast. The first two are in the books, but the 3rd of 4 will feature performances from Rich Garvey, Knucky Brown, Lifted Minds, and Gabriella Jacobs among others. These will be 18+ and the door is only $3 before 10PM ($5 after), click the link below for more information regarding the residency’s entire schedule.
The SPVCE crew has seen an uptick in activity as of late with multiple members releasing new music while taking stages across the metro. Despite some misunderstandings the crew is as solid as ever, Dogfood Media assisting their rise with well captured visuals. GoodKarmaNiles recently dropped a new video titled, “Paper Racer,” gritty and dark in signature SPVCE style it holds true to the record’s feel. St. Paul’s own Tek and one of the southside’s youngest up and comers, Hard R, contribute solid verses; it’s good to get a better look at the entirety of the crew on the same track. At the very end you’ll get a bonus look at “Ghost & Gordan,” check out the video for “Paper Racer” above and be on the look out for the full “Ghost & Gordans.”
Tek will bring his live band to the Uptown VFW tomorrow, the event will also feature a solid lineup. Maria Isa, Crunchy Kids, Blvck Madonna, and a few special guests will hit the stage, while Big Wiz handles the hosting duties. The Uptown VFW is a solid venue with a lot of space, you should definitely mark your calendars for this show. The event is 21+ and the door is only $10, click the link below for more information.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Wednesday, April 19th @ 8PM
First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry might be the place to go tonight for an event dubbed, “The Shimmy.” The lineup is pretty stacked featuring DJ Sets from Tek, Boogie WNDRLND, UJU, and Travis Gorman; as well as appearances from Sam Wayne, Prolly Tri$, 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.
Dre Day 2017 is upon us with Minneapolis’ version going down at the newly renovated Uptown VFW. If you’re unfamiliar with Dre Day, the event pays homage to the legendary producer with covers of his music, as well as performances from local artists. This year’s event will feature RP Hooks, Tek, BdotCroc, Carnage The Executioner, and Chance York among others. Tonight’s show is 21+ and tickets are still available for $12, click the link below to grab yours now.
Location: 1429 Washington Avenue S, Minneapolis When: Saturday, February 11th @ 9:30PM
The homie GYM will headline a pretty solid lineup tonight at Bullwinkle’s Saloon & Funbar. The event will also feature performances from Tek, ProllyTri$, Radio Ahlee and a few special guests; not bad for a FREE show. This one is 21+, if you’re looking for something to do, look no further. Click the link below for more info.
No Flashy Shit and Tek recently linked up on a very limited concert tee dubbed, “Rappers Paradise.” Tek designed the piece using a really dope juxtaposition, at $30 a pop these would be a nice addition to anyone’s wardrobe. There are only 25 available to the public, so if you want one you should click the link below and cop now.
St. Paul has often found itself on the short side of the stick when it comes to musical celebrations/festivals in the Twin Cities, but tomorrow’s For The Love Fest marks yet another step in the right direction. The lineup is absolutely stacked with performances from Muja Messiah, Greg Grease, Tek, Ashley DuBose, Maria Isa, Manny Phesto and Baby Shel among an incredibly long list. This event is FREE and an all ages affair, it will feature plenty of events for the kids to enjoy while also entertaining those above 21. If you’re looking for something to fill your Saturday evening look no further.
With Metasota’s upcoming album, RumDMT, on it’s way; it’s only right that he gives us a little preview. “Ain’t No Love” comes at the perfect time painting a picture of the current climate within many of the United States’ major cities. Meta has never been afraid to voice his opinion and when he does it’s always intelligent and heartfelt. Produced by Tek, the Twin Cities has a lot to be proud of with this one; Meta flows effortlessly over the heavy hitting instrumental. Check out “Ain’t No Love” above and keep an eye out for more from Metasota as we get closer to the release of RumDMT.