Sauce Spirits and Soundbar in Uptown on Lyndale and Lake is on the rise as one of the hip places to be in Minneapolis. The relatively new nightlife spot has quickly become one of my favorite spots to see music, grab a cocktail, or just chill in the bar. The trendy bar has a couple of music events this week that are worth checking out:
Local producer Big Cats! brings his rap crew The Tribe and Mally along with him to host Up In Here, a free hip-hop dance event going down Tuesday the 27th. The producer known for working with Guante and Sage Francis is on his way to becoming a well-known name locally, crafting introspective bangers for The Tribe’s mixtape and his own recent album of instrumentals, Loud That Shit!. His work has always displayed the drum machine rolls that shine light on a love for dirty rap, which there’s certain to be plenty of here. Come groove as Big Cats! and DJ Pete of The Tribe trade rowdy tunes all night, all with a happy hour til midnight.
The following night, Wednesday the 28th, Toki Wright brings back the monthly Galactic Soul Lounge, his established night of hip-hop, soul, R’n’B, jazz, reggae, and more. This night has a cover charge of $5, but offers a caliber of show that’s worth it. DJ Booka B is going to spin Earth, Wind and Fire tributes, while latin rappers Los Nativos, Twinkie Jiggles’ Heiruspecs jazz side-project Broken Orchestra, and up-and-coming rapper Yakub bring more noise with performances throughout the night.
Both events are 21+ with doors opening at 9:30 PM. Sauce Soundbar is located at 3001 Lyndale Ave S.