**Just added will be Round 2 of our "Make America Battle Again" rap battle competition in partnership with No Coast Raps! Come and see the following MC's battle it out to take home a trophy and move on to the final round:
The Vesh (Angelo Vescio) vs Breakneck
Romes (Matthew Romes Pascarella) vs Analyrical
Date: Thurs. Oct. 20, 2016
Cost: FREE and 18+
Venue: Inbound Brewing, 701 N. 5th St., Mpls. MN 55401
What's Beerocracy you ask?
Beerocracy is a monthly non-partisan event series presented by Go Vote MN that is partnering with local breweries throughout the Twin Cities from June 2016 until the November election. Our goal for the Beerocracy events? To have some fun while getting to know each other and our community better while listening to some of the best local DJs, bands, and community leaders/organizations. We believe that together we can find ways to make our community stronger and more vibrant. #GoVoteMN
Tiiiiiiiiiip is a DJ and show organizer based in Minneapolis, MN. He serves as the backing DJ for 2x Grammy Nominated artist Allan Kingdom, as well as the touring DJ for Corbin (f.k.a. Spooky Black) & Bobby Raps. Tiiiiiiiiiip & Bobby collaborated (as DEQUEXATRON X000) on the hugely successful Hamburger Helper music project "Watch The Stove", which since its release in March of 2016, has garnered over 10,000,000 plays, and been featured on several major news outlets, as well as being nominated for a Cannes Lion award. As the A&R/Director of Marketing for Greenroom Magazine, Tiiiiiiiiiip has helped curate line-ups for major local shows, festivals, Red Bull Sound Select events, as well as organizing his own "Audio Perm Block Party" before the age of 20. Since 2014, Tiiiiiiiiiip has embarked on 3 nationwide tours, including a 10-date, sold-out tour w. thestand4rd, a 33-date tour w. "2016 XXL Freshman" Denzel Curry, and a 7 date European tour with Allan Kingdom. As a DJ, Tiiiiiiiiiiip has shared the stage w/ acts such as Future (2x), Kevin Gates (2x), Wiz Khalifa, Skrillex, The Isley Brothers, New Edition, Babyface, Erykah Badu, Aaron Carter, + many more.
Winners of the Star Tribune’s 2016 Are You Local? contest, Holidae is comprised of local talents Ashley Gold and Garrett Neal.
"This duo finds themselves paired with true equals, just with different talents. While Neal is heavily synth-driven, and “can get super nerdy on these things,” Gold explains that acoustic instruments are “where most of my heart lives.” Combined, they are an unstoppable ball of energy, laughter, and musical innovation. It’s danceable, accessible, and “sticky,” as Neal describes it. I mean, just try getting “Darkest Shade” out of your head once you’ve heard it. It sticks. So be it.
Neal is not short on words to praise his band-mate, emphasizing that Gold is “a staple, she’s been voted best voice [acoustic artist] by CityPages 2014… I had known about her voice even before I met her.”
Gold herself is a self-described “singer-songwriter-healer,” with a soft spot for music that needs no amplification. With just a guitar and one’s voice, “You’re sharing these intimate experiences and you’re hoping that somebody’s like ‘Yes, I feel that’ or ‘I’m not alone in this.'”
Yet her versatility and curiosity has led to success in a heavily electronically-managed genre. “We love where the music takes us, we love where it goes,” she says. “With this music, I get to do that, but I get to trick the audience in a way that’s like, they’re dancing or having a good time. And it’s still, I’m trying to tell you a vulnerable part of myself that probably lives in you, and let’s heal each other while we shake our asses.” -- Kelsey Simpkins, Rift Magazine