Photo by Carlos Cruz



Nov. 24
8 p.m.

Seattle’s Grieves is wrapping up his latest tour, but not without making a stop in Minnesota, where he’s been beloved for years as a Rhymesayers mainstay and frequent Soundset performer. Audibly influenced by MCs like Atmosphere, the rapper arrived 10 years ago with an introspective and deftly technical style that earned him props from more established MCs like Mr. Lif. In 2010, Grieves signed with Rhymesayers, re-released his 2008 LP 88 Keys & Counting, and further developed his chemistry with producer and multi-instrumentalist Budo on 2011’s Together/Apart. Following 2014’s underwhelming Winter & the Wolves, Grieves’ fifth and latest album, August’s Running Wild, was made, in part, as a reaction to the media’s portrayal of him as an overly intense, gloomy dude. Over a propulsive, colorful, and occasionally even fun tapestry of sounds, Grieves ruminates on go-to subjects like anxiety and romantic frustrations, but with more personality and humor than usual. ProbCause, Sean Anonymous with DJ Name, and DJ Fundo open.