Monday: Daddy Dinero - The Best Out Show
A trill artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota making a presence on the rap scene. He's also known as Yeechie, it's his alter ego name.
Other performers on "The Best Out" include Lexii Alijai (St. Paul) and Tha Rift (Cleveland), plus locals Shaun Sloan, Tomorrow Genius, DJ Northstar, T Woods, and Storm.
Sounds like: Craig Xen, WAVY JONE$, French Montana
Tuesday: The Saint Johns
Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson of The Saint Johns have the ingredient every special duo needs: chemistry. The sweet Americana sound of their EP, Open Water helped land their first television appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. Recorded with a full band, thier most recent album, Dead of Night, is something more mature, more confident, and more ambitious.
Sounds like: Penny and Sparrow, Oh Honey, The Paper Kites
Over the last few years, the 27-year-old singer and songwriter, Aaron Maine, has released a wealth of material on a number of influential labels, including singles on Terrible (2014’s Prism), Birdtapes (2013’s Townie Blunt Guts) and Seagreen (2014’s Leather), as well as a beautiful yet crushing full-length on Exploding in Sound (2013’s Slow Dance In The Cosmos). And in the process he’s become a magnetic live presence while playing out in New York, gaining the notice of discerning listeners and labels alike. February 2016 marks the much-anticipated release of Pool, his debut full-length album.
Sounds like: Pinegrove, Chairlift, Blood Orange
Thursday: EDEN - SOLD OUT
Today, the 20-year-old vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist seeks to provide the world with an experience that is both uncompromising and authentic. In August of 2015 EDEN released his debut EP: End Credits. The free release, which he wrote and produced entirely in his bedroom, has amassed over 14.5 million cumulative streams to date. As a follow up to the success of End Credits, EDEN made one of his boldest moves yet: releasing his unique cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’ in November 2015. The cover gained a million cumulative streams in just a week.
Sounds like: Echos, Ryder, ROZES
Friday: Ryley Walker
In March, Ryley Walker's second album Primrose Green, emerged to critical hosannas from the likes of NPR, Village Voice, Uncut, and Mojo – in the process, earning admiration of musicians who had chalked up no shortage of turntable miles in Walker’s life. Word of mouth and critical acclaim ensured sell-out audiences at his British shows, whilst a sprawling tour of the USA around Primrose Green presented a perfect chance to workshop ideas for what would eventually become his third studio album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung.
Sounds like: Steve Gunn, Matthew E. White, William Tyler
The PR+MJ Experience with DJ Dave Paul from San Francisco playing album cuts, b-sides, un-released tracks, remixes, 12" versions and hits from the two artists as well as songs by such ancillary acts as Sheila E., The Jackson 5, The Time and Janet Jackson. The music is far from the only thing happening at this party, there's theme dancing, a face-off between guests repping The Purple One or The King of Pop, and much, much more. This is the perfect night out to lounge with your friends, make some new friends, get your drink on and dance your @ss off.
"For THIRTEEN years now, Dave Paul (proprietor of hip-hop label Bomb Records) has hosted and DJ'ed at the brilliant "Prince vs. Michael Jackson" parties. As selections of hits, rarities, and remixes from both artists are presented over the course of the evening, audience members square off in funky battle, holding signs bearing the mug of their favored entertainer to judge which one is the true king of pop. This sure ain't the place for cynics, but Darling Nikki's and Dirty Diana's are all welcome to participate." - SF WEEKLY
Sunday: Steve'n'Seagulls - SOLD OUT
Originally just a bunch of local yokels from moderately successful bands, this merry mess of country cousins one day decided, just for laughs, to hillbillify (yes, “hillbillify” is henceforth officially a word) and shoot on video the AC/DC staple “Thunderstruck”. Now on the verge of an international release of their debut album FARM MACHINE, the oafs in Steve ‘n’ Seagulls are as baffled of their rapid ascent to notoriety as ever.
Sounds like: Santa Cruz, Mandowar, Lanzer
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