There’s only one spot that will give you an uncompromising insight into what shows of the urban variety will be hitting the Puget Sound area every week, and you’re looking at it. Juice Radio’s music director, D-Money, has compiled all the shows he has heard of that are professional and are worth your time.
Vitaminwater Uncapped Live: The FADER showcase “Vitaminwater Uncapped Live,” presented by Vitaminwater Water, is a free show for all ages at Nectar Lounge from 8 to 11pm. The night will feature performances from local Hip-Hop acts Dyme Def, Thadwick Tristen Trevor III and Swan Coltrane, who make up Helluvastate, THEESatisfaction, and DJ DV One. It may be free but admission requires an RSVP at this link: http://mailer.thefader.com/pages/rsvp/seattle-fader-presents-vitaminwater-uncapped-live
Neema: Neema will be celebrating the release of his newest album done with BoomBox Massacre, “Black Roses,” on Thursday and Friday at Neumos starting at 8pm with the Thursday show featuring performances from Neema, Mistah Fab, Wizdom, and Dice. Hosting will be done by Grynch while DJ Mack Long and DJ Doc the Lion will handle the playing of music. One night is $12 & both days are $20 in advance. This night is an all ages show with a section for drinkers. For tickets for Thursday visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1481433&search_source=etix or call Neema at (206) 422-7622 for V.I.P. To get tickets for this event and Friday go to http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/packageSearch.jsp?package_id=8745.
Sugar Does Seattle: Hip-Hop & Pop will be a part of the Sugar Does Seattle fashion expo for the 21+ at Volumne Night Club. Lisa Dank and P. Washington will be performing in addtion to a showcase of Northwest fashions and a fashion show with DJ Lady Jane spinning music that will make you move all night. In addition there will boutiques selling the fashions so carrying extra cash is highly encouraged. All of this is just $10 and VIP is running at $50. To buy tickets got to http://www.sugarartandfashionshow.com/tickets.html.
A.K.A.: A.K.A. will celebrating his newest release “Resurgence” at Surreal Ultra Lounge starting at 10pm with performances by Jon Salt, Mike “G” & M.A.R., Fame Rilla, JC Flow, and Q Dot. Hosting will by Tha Bizne$ Man & Dirtay with DJ No Mercy spinning the music. Ladies get into this one free till 11pm and guys are $10 no matter the time. Pre-Sale tickets are available by contacting A.K.A. at (206) 430-2060 & include a zero wait in line and guarenteed entry. Pre-sale V.I.P. tickets are $20 and include a copy of A.K.A.’s Album “Resurgence”also with a guarenteed lack of wait time wtih first entry into the show.
Neema: Neema will be celebrating two releases on the second night at Neumos with celebrations being shared between his album “Black Roses” and the release of Latin Rose’s “Love Stories” with the doors opening at 8pm. The Friday show which is only for the 21+ features performances from Neema and Latin Rose as well as Lace Cadence, That One Show, and Elevation 420. Hosting will be done by Eddie Francis while on the tables will be DJ Mack Long and DJ Doc the Lion. Just Friday is $12 while both days are $20 in advance. For tickets for just Friday visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1481435&search_source=etix or call Neema at (206) 422-7622 for V.I.P. To get tickets for this event and Thursday go to http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/packageSearch.jsp?package_id=8745.
KUBE’s Summer Jam: This year KUBE 93’s Summer Jam at White River Amphitheatre will start at 12:30pm for all ages with performances from Ludacris, Pitbull, T-Pain, B.o.B, New Boyz, Jeremih, & Big K.R.I.T. Tickets range from $35 to $91 with V.I.P.’s going at $175. To purchase V.I.P. email [email protected] Go to KUBE’s site for other further details at http://www.kube93.com/pages/summer_jam.html. To order tickets visit http://www.livenation.com/event/0F0046AFEFB44923, go to a ticketmaster outlet in person or call 1-800-745-3000.
Summer Jam Session: After Summer Jam the official afterparty for the 21+ will be at Jack’s starting at 9pm featuring performances from local emceees Crayzie, Emac, Jig, Da Blockstaz, Shaggz Up, and Archie Bellz. Hosting will be done by CH and DJ D-Doxx will be spinning the tables. For more info or bday reservations contact Brian Bigdeal Gatewood on Facebook. Also there are already going to be celebrations for about six birthdays with some of the musicians of Summer Jam making an appearance. Entry is just $5 at the door with proof of your Summer Jam ticket stub.
D1 Experience: The D1 Experience will host and headline the event “All the Way Unplugged 3” at the Gruv Lounge for the 21+ with the door opening at 8pm and the show at 9:30pm. WIth hosting by Ralph Porter the night will also feature performances from P. Washington, KNM, Leezy Soprano, and Mike Deez. More info contact Chris @ (253) 353-2295 or the D1 @ (253) 590-7336.
In addition tickets for Grit City Fest, Tacoma’s only music and arts festival on August 27th and 28th, went on sale a couple days ago. Until July 16th one day will cost $12 while both days are just $15. More performers are to be announced but so far Stalley, Seaweed, Sweetkiss Momma, City Hall, Grieves, Art vs. Science, Spac3man, Perry Acker, and the BreakLites will all be a part of festivities. To order your tickets now visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/186459 today! For more information visit http://gritcityfest.com.
To tell D-Money (Daniel Belles) about your event please email him at [email protected] or contact him at Facebook at www.facebook.com/dmoneyoffical.