*This show has been rescheduled, due to weather, for Fri, July 22, 7 pm.
This is THE Summer Music Festival at Northrop show to be at. Both groups are strong enough to carry their own show, but will go well together with their different flavors of hip-hop and rap.
Outkast-inspired beats from the groovy Bight Club will get the crowd loose and ready to go. Tony Rabiola and Jeremy "Nutz" Nutzman are nothing but themselves. They blow the constraints of the labels up with their genre-crossing music. And they are known to bring it on stage. This is not a show that you want to skip the opener. Their debut LP will be released on July 24, called Dreamworld Vs. Minneapolis. The album is, as their Myspace says, "a swaying landscape of dance tracks, head-bangers and baby-making music."
Sims and Doomtree pal Lazerbeak headline Friday Night Live with Sims' irresistible verses and Lazerbeak's solid production. Any self-respecting Twin Citiean has heard of the powerhouse hip-hop collective Doomtree that Sims and Lazerbeak belong to, along with Dessa, P.O.S., among others. Sims just released a new album, Bad Time Zoo. Check out this super-creepy video of "Burn It Up" from the album. You'll never look at rabbits the same again. As for his style, his bio says it best: "Over the pulse and sway of Lazerbeak's urgent, expansive production, Sims raises 50-story verses and swings wrecking-ball choruses."
Plus, as always, the show is full of free shebang. The show is free, there will be free Jimmy John's while supplies last, and there will be raffles for a $20 Kafe 421 gift certificate. Plus, if you fill out one of our surveys, you can get a half-off Punch Pizza coupon.
We'll see you there for the best free Friday night show of the summer!