November 17, 2014
This Thursday November 20, Soul Sounds Open Mic will have a special feature: “National Drop Out Crisis: Youth Poets Push Back.” This past summer, TruArtSpeaks tapped into the voices and expertise of young people addressing the national dropout crisis through spoken word, hip hop, and rap.
November 10, 2014
Nov. 13th - Lisa Brimmer is a poet and playwright residing in Minneapolis, MN. In 2009, she attended the Juniper Summer Writers Institute week long workshop with Dara Weir. Brimmer was a fellow through the Given’s Foundation of African American Literature in 2009 and worked with Ishmael Reed, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Laurie Carlos.
November 4, 2014
Join Guest host Keno Evol for this week's Soul Sounds Open Mic at Golden Thyme Coffee Cafe. This week's open mic features No Projection A group of multi disciplinary performance artists with roots on both sides of the river.
October 30, 2014
Soul Sounds Open Mic it's "Rap Verses." On Thursday, October 30 we celebrate the emcees! SSOM host Tish Jones says, "Bring your hottest 16bars, a full length song and a Hip Hop spirit. It's all about the cypher!" Catch up with the crew at Golden Thyme Coffee Shop at 821 Selby Avenue (at Milton). They start at 6 p.m., as usual.
October 20, 2014
Share a night of poems in response to the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and the activist work that is currently taking place. This is a space for poems about Mike Brown, Terrance Franklin, Ferguson, Police Brutality, new found consciousness, confusion, anger, hurt, loss, change, hope, and everything in between. The work that is taking place in Ferguson effects everyone in the United States, knowingly or unknowingly. This is an opportunity to add your voice to the conversation.
October 13, 2014
One of the hardest working and most underrated emcees in the business, MC Longshot is a well seasoned and professional hip hop artist from Chicago, Illinois. Aside from his undeniable talent and high quality music, Longshot propels his own life experience through his lyrics to inspire and motivate others.
October 8, 2014
This week’s Soul Sounds Open Mic will feature Downrange Telemetrics. They are poet Becca Barniskis and musician Nick Jaffe. Becca is the curator of The Dirty Hands Banfill-Locke 2014 Reading Series. Her chapbook of poems, Mimi and Xavier Star in a Museum That Fits Entirely in One’s Pocket, is also available both in vinyl LP and in digital formats as a collaboration with musician Nick Jaffe.
September 30, 2014
A handful of dedicated young people have been pulling through the streets of Frogtown and Old Rondo for an entire summer. Have you seen it? The buzz around this brilliant idea has created as much dedication from its followers as it has from the folks who have been pedalling the bike that pulls it.
September 22, 2014
Sunnie is a lyricist, choreographer, and performer. She focuses on women empowerment and building a voice for the next generation. She has performed at many places around the Twin Cities, including open mics, showcases, contests, banquets, and nonprofit speaking engagements.
September 15, 2014
On Thursday, September 18, Soul Sounds Open Mic will host Melvin Giles, community activist and the man navigating this summer’s Storymobile tour. Melvin makes no compromises in describing himself as a Peacemaker: he is known as “Peace Bubble Man.
September 9, 2014
Soul Sounds Open Mic marks this important date in global history by presenting a space for “Hard Truths and Deep Loss,” a date to reflect on the events of 9/11, its impact, varying narratives, opinions, intersections, and elegies
September 9, 2014
Laresa Avent is a young artist who believes very much in community and the importance of education. Laresa is not just an artist, but she is also an activist and an educator.