Location: 6 W 6th Street, St. Paul When: Friday, April 21st @ 8PM
Red Bull’s Sound Select division has been blessing the Twin Cities with great acts in 2017. Most recently, Francis and The Lights headlined Icehouse for one of the best shows so far this year. On the anniversary of Prince’s death, Bobby Raps will headline Amsterdam Bar & Hall, he’ll be joined by Izell Pyramid and Houston’s own Maxo Kream. As always Sound Select shows are only $5 w/ RSVP ($15 w/o), make sure to get there early because your RSVP does not guarantee entry. Click the link below for more information.
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.
Tek will bring his live band to the Uptown VFW in a couple of weeks, 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.
“THE ENDOWMENT is a celebration of Hip Hop culture and the spirit of resistance that drives it. Featuring some of the most dynamic, boundary-pushing performers in the Twin Cities hip hop scene, as well as dancers, poets, and the legendary DJ Kool Akiem on the wheels of steel, the intergenerational lineup is based around the theme of “what we inherit, we pass on.” In that spirit, the show is also a fundraiser for Twin Cities organization TruArtSpeaks, as well as the birthday celebration of the organization’s founder, Tish Jones.”
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis When: Tuesday, April 11th @ 7PM
The homies from Cool Pollution are gearing up to release their new EP, From Kosmos With Love, at 7th Street Entry tonight. The band just received two new members in Adriatic & Ian Sutherland, two accomplished musicians in their own right. The night will also feature performances from The Controversial New ‘Skinny Pill,’ City Counselor, Sloslylove, and Ghostband. This show is 18+ and tickets are currently available for only $6, click the link below to grab yours now.
Tonight, Greenroom Magazine and Show Me The Body will celebrate the release of their zine at the Greenhouse. The event will also feature music from Dreamcrushers and Psymun, as well as a few guests. The door for this one is only $10 and all attendees will receive a free issue of the zine. Click the link below to buy tickets now, space is very limited.
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Allan Kingdom recently garnered another Grammy nomination all while maintaining a strong presence in his home base of Minnesota. The So Cold Records front-man is preparing to release his newest project, Lines, which is also arguably his most highly anticipated. His new single “Know About It” has made ALL of the rounds as of late, lets just hope that it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Allan K sounds like the next big thing, he’s definitely put in the work. Even with the recent leak you can expect a fun night, this event is 18+ RSVP tickets are still available for $10 ($15 @ door), click the link below to buy yours now.
Augsburg College will host an outdoor festival tomorrow dubbed “Grass Graze.” Going down on the campus’ J Lot, the event will feature performances from Poliça, Toki Wright, Milo, Destiny Roberts, Rich Garvey, Sniffle Party, and Julian Finch among others. This one is 18+ and FREE to students of Augsburg College, those of us who aren’t enrolled will have to pay $10 at the gate. Click the link below for more information and keep an eye out for set times.
Location: 917 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis When: Friday, May 5th @ 8PM
Chicago artist G-Herbo will be in the Twin Cities for Cinco de Mayo weekend. The young MC has maintained his wave even with the “drill” rap scene waning, he has always set himself apart with crafty lyricism and poignant stories of street life. The event will also feature SKNY, Sweetz P, and DJ Tiiiiiiiiiip, you already know this one’s going to be lit. The door is 18+ and general admission tickets are currently available for $22 ($45 for VIP), click the link below to buy yours before they sell out.