Saturday, October 23, 2010

M.anifest's New Video!

Ghanaian native and local Hip-Hop artist M.anifest released his new video for the song Coming To America. I love the fact that our beautiful city of Minneapolis acts as the backdrop to this great story told by the skilled MC.

Check out his website and follow him on twitter @manifestive for more info on this rising start of the twin cities Hip-Hop scene.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Gayngs video: The Last Prom On Earth

The Last Prom On Earth live at First Avenue with Prince on the sidelines, jamming to the song but he never got on stage. It would have been an amazing moment for those attending who had no idea he was even in the building, but classy as he is someone heard him say "they don't need me up there" and he just let Gayngs do their thing and have their day.

Red Pens CD Release Show

One of the new faces in Minneapolis indie punk rock scene RED PENS will be releasing their new CD "LIMITATIONS" a 6 song EP on November 2nd, 2010.
Howard W. Hamilton's raw distorted guitar sounds and melodic voice are a great compliment to Laura F. Bennet's complex and colorful drumming. This band delivers sound so big you wouldn't expect it from a two piece band.

Saturday, November 6
7th Street Entry / 9:00 pm / 18+

Opening the show will be ZOMBIE SEASON and FAUNA

Here's the Album info:

Limitations EP
1. limitations
2. good luck charm
3. far off
4. taco cha cha
5. i want more more
6. melted filmstrip

Friday, October 15, 2010

Gorillaz @ Target Center this sunday!

Gorillaz the cartoon musical project created in 1998 by British musician Damon Albarn and British cartoonist Jamie Hewlett is coming to town to play The Target Center this Sunday, October 17th, 2010.

The touring band, which includes members of The Clash Paul Simonon and Mick Jones will also feature some of the artists found on Plastic Beach, their third studio album. Among them Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Mos Def, Bobby Womack, Gruff Rhys, Mark E. Smith, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Kano, Bashy, De La Soul, Little Dragon, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, sinfonia ViVA, and The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music.

Opening for them will be Pharrel's band N.E.R.D.

PRINCE winter tour announcement!

His MPLS highness the one and only Prince, has announced a series of shows where he'll be the master of ceremonies. The press conference was held at the iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem NY. As with any and all things Prince related very few details were released other than the artists featured on the string of shows set to start "on a purple day in December of the year 2010."
The list of acts include Janelle Monae, the legendary Maceo Parker, Mint Condition, Esperanza Spalding and Graham Central Station.

Here's a little clip of the press conference from The New York Post