Glow Mechanics

Glow Mechanics is a Minneapolis hip hop trio. No other angle than making hip hop that's as hip hop as possible: fresh, interesting, thoughtful, fun, gimmick-free, and anti-corny.

"The MC names and sometimes goofy promotional photos suggest Glow Mechanics might be another coy, semisatirical hipster version of a hip-hop group, but there’s thankfully nothing ironic about the music. On the other hand, there’s also nothing too serious or pretentious. Songs on Factored In touch on everyday goings-on with clever wordplay and fun, jazzy or rocky beats, such as the ode to favorite breakfast spots in 'I Know People.' Fans of early Atmosphere, old De La Soul or Chance the Rapper might dig Glow Mechanics."

Star Tribune

"Fans of early Headshots-era Atmosphere might dig this lo-fi, wry hip-hop duo, which features the dueling verses of MCs Ghostmeat and Bev over skittering jazz and soul-sampling beats by Es El."

89.3 The Current

"Twin Cities hip-hop trio Glow Mechanics' new album, Factored In, comes at you at a rapid pace. Created by emcees Ghostmeat and BEV, and with beats by Es El, no song tops three minutes -- yet they stay with you long after they're over. Their hip-hop folds in everyday happenings with samples from jazz and funk infused with feeling."

City Pages

"Each time I hear something new from these guys, I’m a little bit more impressed. It’s hard not to be reminded of my initiation into the hip-hop appreciator’s guild when listening to the jazz- and soul-infused beats. When it comes to Twin Cities hip-hop, these guys are the whole package."

Music That Isn't Bad

Past Shows


Dec
23
rd
2021
7th St Entry
Dec
23
rd
2021
7th St Entry

Glow Mechanics

'Butcher's Block' Album Release Show
with Mickey Breeze and Jada Brown
Jan
8
th
2016
7th St Entry
Jan
8
th
2016
7th St Entry

The Crash Bandits

with CHARLIE SIREN, Glow Mechanics, Supportive Parents and more!
Jun
8
th
2015
7th St Entry
Jun
8
th
2015
7th St Entry

Pseudoubt

with Danger Ron & the Spins, Treading North, Glow Mechanics and more!
Apr
20
th
2015
7th St Entry
Apr
20
th
2015
7th St Entry
Oct
19
th
2014
Turf Club
Oct
19
th
2014
Turf Club

PremRock, Willie Green and Chuckie Campbell

A CLEAN, WELL-LIGHTED TOUR
with Glow Mechanics
Sep
18
th
2014
7th St Entry
Sep
18
th
2014
7th St Entry

Glow Mechanics

with DANSVIDIOS, BLUE GREEN and Moses
Mar
23
rd
2014
7th St Entry
Mar
23
rd
2014
7th St Entry

The Crash Bandits

with DAN MARISKA AND THE BOYS CHOIR, The Person & The People and Glow Mechanics
Dec
8
th
2013
7th St Entry
Dec
8
th
2013
7th St Entry

Glow Mechanics

SCHMO MECHANICS CD RELEASE SHOW
with RP HOOKS, CHANTZ EROLIN and Beasthead

More Shows

Nov
8
th
Turf Club

Hermanos Gutiérrez

Oct
27
th
Turf Club

We Are The Willows

with Lamar and Brent Penny
Sep
10
th
Fine Line

NOCHE DE VERANO SIN TI

with Cristian Baca
Nov
17
th
Turf Club

Welshly Arms and Motherfolk