You are probably reading this because it is made out of words. I digress.
The real story:
I worked all weekend; however, I found out earlier on friday about the numerous block parties happening over the next couple of days. Where there is a will there is a way, its hard to stop when there is so much going on around you. Luckily, I was at block parties all weekend getting drunk, having promiscuous sex on bridges near downtown, and checking out supremely awesome hip-hop acts.
Um, if you haven’t attended a block party in Minneapolis you don’t know what it is like to have an exclusively progressive music scene in your area. There are girls, music, booze, and tons of sights to take in and process.
I saw more fresh acts this weekend, with great potential, than I have in the recent years, and it was mostly free and very close to Downtown Minneapolis. I think I might’ve paid $10 for a ticket, unlimited beer, and I even got VIP access on accident. Whoops! My bad, but it was really good. These are social events to take advantage of and respect.
Summer time in Minneapolis is like this: Work a little, drink a lot, check out the block parties and what’s kicking with local musicians, and ride bike. Your favorite artists are everywhere, even in the crowd. Go and make friends. I would say it is a perfect city if you are interested in art, fun times, and music in any way at all. Come see what we got.
I was at The 331 this last weekend drinking and listening to an act I had not heard before, a hip-hop artist by the name of Sean Anonymous. So good, with such a sick-chill-awesome flow and the ability to rock the crowd. I was impressed and really happy that I had taken advantage of the free block party show at The 331.
There were classic cars, insane motorcycles, and art on display throughout the block, and around the back of the bar people gathered near a stage in preparation of the show.
Sean Anonymous has much empathy in his songwriting, and a realistic relatable idea behind it. His energy on stage was powerful, he had some guest acts, and a personality that was fun to take in from concert venue viewpoint. If you get a chance check him out at: Sean Anonymous Facebook , Sean Anonymous Twitter Handle .
I met Sean in the crowd after his set (or rather in VIP, above at he Thrifty Hipster Headquarters) and gave him my credentials, talked with him over some beer for a few moments. Asked for a CD, and joyously thanked him for hooking it up. Said mad respect, and here I sit listening, and I like what I hear.
In the album, Anonymo, he really goes into detail on how, and what its like to be a struggling artist. The hoops you have to go through. The beats on the album are bumping, the production is well rounded and interesting. Its fresh, heavy, and gangsteresque, with a tongue-in-cheek Minnesota nice feel, but in a passive aggressive way. This 7 track album is packed with creativity, intellectual understanding, and a head-bobbing feel, ya feel me? If you have a chance, give Sean Anonymous a listen, get his CD. I love the representation of Minneapolis that he facilitates throughout Anonymo. Honest and down to earth. Honestly worth being heard. No bullshit.
Highlights of the album: Mostly all of the songs. 1. Fast Forward, 4. Alright, and all the others beyond that are standout quality songs.
Lows: There aren’t many lows. Sean is representing Minneapolis, flowing like a fountain, and banging beats like I’m banging someone’s girlfriend or mother. But really its good. A real and personal artist with a great stage presence, worthy of an audience. I look forward to the next show.