Heat, the Monks, TC Hip Hop, and Sound Unseen
Two articles in today's City Pages:
As you can imagine, it's a good week to go out in Minneapolis...
5th Annual Twin Cities Celebration of Hip Hop at First Avenue, a three-day festival with the official site here, more on Maria Isa here, and on last year's event here, here, and here. More at DUNation.com. DJ Pablo/DJ Verb X reggaeton afterparty in the VIP Room. (Blue Worm Records showcase in the Entry, too--official site.)
Sound Unseen madness. Sound Unseen Freeride, a public bike ride (complete with a "Bike DJ"), kicks off at the Cars R Coffins coffee bar and bike shop at 4:00 p.m. (3346 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.822.4130, www.crccoffeebar.blogspot.com) and makes several stops at various parties before winding up at the Soap Factory (register for free beverages via email at firstname.lastname@example.org). The festival's late-night dance party begins at the Soap Factory at 9:00 p.m. the same day, with Austin, Texas, electroclash band Ghostland Observatory, themed make-out rooms, films everywhere, and a collaboration involving Doomtree's Lazerbeak (21+, $15 includes complimentary drinks, 110 5th Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 612.623.9176, www.soapfactory.org).
More Sound Unseen: A noon music and bowling event at Bryant-Lake Bowl--"Bands Vs. Fans"--allows you to compete on teams against Revolver Modele, National Bird, the Haves Have It, Friends Like These, Mystery Palace, the Alarmists, STNNNG, and Mel Gibson and the Pants (810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612.825.3737, www.bryantlakebowl.com).
Bushman at the Lounge.