Welcome back to another Tuesdays With Lazerbeak! Humongous shouts to Sims for taking over the blog last week and letting me focus more on Doomtree Zoo stuff. If you haven’t checked out his cameo post yet, make sure you do that right HERE. I’m gonna start things off with a bit of a mystery this week. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes putting together a very special All Hands project as a way of saying thanks for the tremendous support everyone has been showing this album. That’s truly about all I can say at this moment, but click the image below to be one of the first to get a sneak peak of what’s in the works. More info coming much sooner than later. Very excited about this!
Hard to believe, but the Doomtree Zoo is now officially less than one month away! Actually it’s less than four weeks away if you’re getting technical. Check out these new awesome promo videos courtesy of none other than Ander Other and get even more pumped for the show. Plus if you live in the Duluth, Mankato, or St. Cloud areas, you might just see one of these pop up on your TV this month.
A lot of people have asked what’s the best way to get down to Lowertown St. Paul for the Doomtree Zoo, and we now have a definitive answer for you. Thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered up with the good people at Metro Transit to offer a voucher good for free rides on all Metro Transit buses and light rails from 11am to 11pm on October 3rd! All you have to do is click the button below and answer a simple two question survey. You’ll then be prompted to print out your voucher, and you’ll be on your way. HUGE SHOUTS to Metro Transit. Get your free voucher right HERE.
Thanks to everyone who has already grabbed a ticket to the Zoo. If you’re still on the fence, all you gotta do is check out the crazy lineup on the flyer below to be swayed. I’m still so elated with all the acts that agreed to play this first-ever concert. Grab your tickets and even more info on the Doomtree Zoo right HERE, and please help us spread the word. We’re really trying to knock this one out of the park (and you already know that pun is highly intended).
The Zoo isn’t the only big show we’ve got coming up in the next few months though. First things first: We’re getting ready to pack our bags once more and head down to Chicago for Round 2 of Riot Fest this weekend. If you’re in the area, make sure to come out this Sunday (9/13) and catch us from 1:30-2:15pm on the Rock Stage (right before De La Soul). We had a total blast at the Denver Riot Fest, and this one is gonna be a whole lot more of the same. Grab your single day Sunday tickets right HERE.
Then the following week we’ll be headed up to Canada for our first All Hands shows in that beautiful country. We’ll be in Victoria, BC on Friday 9/18 for Rifflandia Festival, and then Toronto on Sunday, 9/20 for the final Riot Fest. Click the flyers below for tickets and more details.
And don’t forget about the upcoming East Coast leg of the Off in the Deep Tour coming up in just a few short weeks! Still so outrageously pumped to be playing these shows with one of my favorite bands, Speedy Ortiz. If you’re in Philly, NYC, Portland (Maine), or DC, definitely come through and get there early to check these guys out. Tickets are starting to move pretty quickly. More show details and ticket info right HERE.
I think that about does it for Doomtree-related news this week. I’ll leave you with a handful of Local Bonus Jams, since so many songs have been coming out of the Twin Cities as of late. We’ll start things off with a new video from Prof, who has an album dropping on October 16th via Rhymesayers. Check out “Bar Breaker” below, and look for the cameos from our very own P.O.S and Sims towards the end.
Eric Mayson just dropped his very first solo project last week. You might not recognize the name, but this dude has played in and sessioned for a ridiculous amount of groups out of the Twin Cities. Caroline Smith, Toki Wright, Lizzo, and Crunchy Kids, just to name a few. We’re super stoked to announce that Eric will be sitting in with us for the big Doomtree Zoo show as well. Check out Detail below in its entirety and get familiar with the man.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/139064462″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
Mac Irv continues his streak of video singles with this new “Goal$” track. Shouts to Mac, Willie Wonka, and the whole team. Check out the video below.
Bain recently dropped a new vizual for one of the standout tracks from last year’s Love in Blue album (which was a total local sleeper hit). Check out “Let Me Know” below. Really looking forward to hearing more from this group.
Dwynell Roland just dropped this new “WORD” single a few weeks back and it’s nice. Check it out below.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/221636196″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
And finally, here’s a new single from our friend Mega Ran. He’s not technically from Minnesota, but I’ve got a beat on his upcoming RNDM album, so he’s getting thrown into the Bonus Jams this week by association. Check out “Losses” featuring Joell Ortiz and Murs below.
BAM! There you have it. I’ll leave you with a couple of Bonus Penny Pics before calling it a day. This little munchkin is growing up too fast. She started preschool two weeks ago and is riding the bus all by herself everyday like a big girl. Here she is on her very first day of school, waiting out on the stoop for the bus. Maaaaaan, I’ve been feeling all of the feelings about this stuff lately. So incredibly proud of her.
Here she is getting off the bus like a total champ. BAWSE STATUS.
OK, that about does it for this post. I hope you all have an extremely wonderful week and I’ll see you back here next Tuesday. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for that Pop Quiz, Hot Shot site!