One of the only, and best, hip hop festivals in the country is only 16 days away. Sunday May 27th, at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN., up and comers like Danny Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and Action Bronson hit Minnesota with legends like Atmosphere, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon among others. Gates open at 11:00AM, with DJs hitting the stage right away. Hip hop all day hosted by Brother Ali, then be sure to hit up the Afterparty at First Avenue beginning at 10pm (18+). Grab some friends and make the drive down, start your summer off the right way.
And oh yeah, all this for only $38!
If you need more reasons (30) to go, check out the video below.
Welcome to the best weekend of the summer… Well, at least a preview of it. In a little less than 48 hours, some of music’s most popular acts (such as Eminem, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket) will grace the Grant Park stages and treat more than 100,000 fans a day to nights they will never forget. Obviously you’ll be there. There’s a lot of time before 8 pm though, and a lot of talent. Check these bands out!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday suggestions after the jump ———->
This past Sunday I got to catch one of my favorite groups perform at Wicker Park Fest. The Chicago band that can be classified as anything from indie to rock, Filligar, graced the Center Stage of the festival. Singer Johnny Mathias, doing his best Tyler The Creator impression by performing with a broken foot, wowed the crowd with energizing vocals while brothers Pete (drums) and Teddy (bass), and longtime friend Casey Gibson accompanied with dizzying melodies that made you feel weird if you didn’t find yourself humming along or tapping your foot. I’ve followed this band for quite some time now, really noticing the progression they have made musically…now playing a more traditional kind of rock, which has led to sell outs all across the nation.
Check out my pictures from the bands performance and listen to all of their CD after the jump. Continue reading