Earlier this year, GainesFM broke through in a major way with the release of his EP, Smile. Since then he has opened up for some of the hottest acts in hip hop and will play Summerset’s main stage this year, not a bad 2017. A couple of days ago he dropped the video for his EP’s title track and it is a visual stunner. Directed by Robert Henry, the video utilizes a variety of special effects and cool locations. Topper Atwood’s heavy hitting production provides a solid platform for Gaines to switch things up a little with an autotune draped flow. One of those songs that always gets the crowd moving, “Smile” now has a visual that does it’s high energy justice. Check out the video above and be on the look out for more from GainesFM.
Location: 1829 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Friday, June 2nd @ 10PM
The homie DJ Low will celebrate his birthday at the Viking Bar this year. The event features a solid lineup with performances from Mac Drakula, as well as DJ sets from Minnie Blanco, Travis Gorman, BabyGhost, and Julian Fairbanks. Drink specials will be plentiful for those who come early, along with FREE giveaways and art by Stephanie Sayuri. A good time in the making, this one is 21+ and the door is only $3 before 11:30PM ($5 after), click the link below to RSVP.
Location: 2528 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, May 11th @ 10PM
The good people from CMND+CTRL will continue their monthly beat series at Icehouse with one of their best shows yet. This time around Falls, Travis Gorman, and The Cadillac of Tokyo will all perform live production sets, you’ll probably see a few special guests throughout the night too. DJs Rowsheen and Yon LGND will round out the night, this one is 21+ and the door is only $5, click the link below for more information.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Thursday, April 27th @ 9PM
Dwynell Roland came into 2017 as one of Minneapolis’ hottest up and coming MCs, long slept on, he’s finally getting some well deserved recognition. Just off of tour supporting P.O.S, Roland will headline the 7th Street Entry tonight. Powered by Go95, the event will also include performances from RP Hooks, co-Rotation members Devon Reason & Travis Gorman, Juice Lord, and DJ Fundo; a solid lineup for the price of $8. This one is 18+, click the link below to buy your tickets now before they sell out.
Location: 701 1st Avenue N, Minneapolis
When: Wednesday, April 19th @ 8PM
First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry might be the place to go tonight for an event dubbed, “The Shimmy.” The lineup is pretty stacked featuring DJ Sets from Tek, Boogie WNDRLND, UJU, and Travis Gorman; as well as appearances from Sam Wayne, Prolly Tri$, 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.
Travis Gorman has been having a good year. Over the first 9 months, the producer, who doubles as a DJ; has worked some of the largest stages in Minnesota and a few outside the state. Everything from Soundset to Red Bull Sound Selects across the map, his ties to Finding Novyon and the local Twin Cities hip hop scene are paying dividends. Gorman took to Soundcloud earlier today to release a new instrumental titled, “It’s Me.” Smooth as ever, the track coasts along nicely, one can imagine a variety of flows attacking the friendly beat. No word on if this one will ever manifest into an actual recording, for now roll one up and press play. Thank us later.
Last night, we made our way into 7th Street Entry for Rich Garvey’s album release for Man of the People. Let’s just say, he did not disappoint with this show. Rich was a man of his word, featuring a whole pageful of artists to make for an entertaining evening. The sold out crowd built energy from each performance, making for a hell of a show from start to finish. Make sure to stay locked here for more pictures to come and peep Garvey’s latest album below.
The homie Rich Garvey recently released a new track from off of his upcoming project, Man of The People. Titled “Better This Way,” the Travis Gorman produced instrumental provides a murky background for Rich Garvey and GainesFM. Both artists do their thing showing off a variety of flows throughout their verses. Garvey doesn’t waver once on the track, the vet has a lyrical prowess that is far above your typical MC. A dope record that we’re sure you’ll see performed at his upcoming release party, check out “Better this way” and click the link below for details regarding the release party.
Location: 501 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis
When: Saturday, July 2nd @ 9PM
A few of the homies will be throwing a party at the Nomad next weekend. DJ Snuggles, Travis Gorman, and Frank Castle will all hold down the 1s and 2s; along with a few special guest performances throughout the night. If you know the Nomad then you know this should definitely be a good night. The door is 21+ and tickets are only $5, if you’re looking for something to do during 4th of July weekend, look no further.