Shabazz Palaces with Kill The Vultures, MMYYKK, Trelly Mo & Proper-T, & Porter Ray will play a Doomtree & Red Bull Sound Select Show at The Amsterdam in St Paul. Thur. Sept. 14th RSVP : win.gs/rbsstc0917
Dear Gaza Block Party with performances by Greg Grease, Dua, Taylor Seaberg, WNDRLND, David Maxwell + Blanda, Izell Pyramid, RRA, Egypto Knuckles & Lula Saleh
24th & Lyndale Sept.9th 3-10pm
Minneapolis Nazeem & Spencer Joles "Years Of Obscurity" the voice of today's youth.
Nazeem & Spencer Joles -- “The Jug”
Album: Years of Obscurity
After a few eventful months that involved festival appearances at Soundset and Summer Set, the young Minneapolis duo of Nazeem & Spencer Joles are heading into fall with the release of a new project called Years of Obscurity. Premiered with Elevator Mag, the dense, explosive “The Jug” is a standout from the nine-track sophomore record, released earlier this week.- City Pages
Minneapolis artist/producer Greg Grease offers a second look, following "Migraine" into his upcoming third record Down So Long with a song of the same name. The subversive, celebratory and triumphant funk spiral of "Down So Long". Check out his Bandcamp interview Greg Grease On Eschewing Escapism on “Down So Long”.
The Legacy Series is a new run of concerts at Icehouse dedicated to giving local music veterans a chance to perform a set of their all-time best songs, accompanied by a live band. First up is Minneapolis rapper Muja Messiah, whose catalog dates back to his material with the Raw Villa crew around the turn of the century. In a city not known for street lyricism, Muja has fit in with area introspectives like Slug and Brother Ali while standing out as a whip-smart MC who reflects on his gram-bagging, cop-dodging hustler’s ambition. In the last couple years, he’s solidified his status as a local legend, releasing a full-length album with I Self Devine, the astrology-inspired 9th House, and his latest solo album, PyrExpeditioN, almost entirely produced by Minneapolis’ Tek. That hot streak will presumably continue when Muja releases Saran Rap, his upcoming record with the supremely grimy New York rapper and producer Roc Marciano. With Sophia Eris and “special guests.”
by Michael Madden