Vince Staples – Circa ’06 Tour @ Hawthorne Theater
Feb 29 @ 4:00 am – 7:00 am
Vince Staples - Circa '06 Tour @ Hawthorne Theater | Portland | Oregon | United States

Mike Thrasher, Double Tee & Dead Nation Pre$ent: Vince Staples’ Circa ’06 Tour, Part 2. The 22-year-old rapper from Long Beach released his debut album “Summertime 06” in June. The two-disc compilation has several bangers including “Lemme Know,” “Senorita,” and “Get Paid” featuring Desi Mo. Staples’ lyrics make it apparent that he is wise for his age, having escaped living a drug and crime-riddled existence in his home town by channelling his energy into music. Ah, it’s like classic hip-hop folklore. Oh, and did I mention he’s playing Sasquatch this year? Here’s a cheaper opportunity to see him.

Doors: 7:00pm

Show: 8:00pm

All Ages | Bar w/ID

Tickets and VIP Packages available through Cascade Tickets.

Beyoncé – “Formation Tour” @ Century Link Field
May 19 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am
Beyoncé - "Formation Tour"  @ Century Link Field | Seattle | Washington | United States

The last time Beyoncé was in Seattle it was when she and her rap-superstar partner Jay Z  came for their joint On The Run tour. It was one of the most impressive displays of artistry and musicianship Safeco Field has ever seen…probably. This time there’s no Jay Z; It’s just Bey (and hopefully sometimes Blue) who’s selling out stadiums to dance-ready crowds. Judging by the single and its music video, the Formation album could be Beyoncé’s most political, feminist, hip-hoppiest album to date. If not, then I clearly don’t know ANYTHING anymore.

Beyhive members have been anxiously awaiting for the album’s sudden drop, since her last album BEYONCE was released with no warning or hype whatsoever. Since the Queen’s Super Bowl halftime performance with Coldplay and Bruno Mars, she’s promptly released tour dates, merchandise, and–most recently–posted promo for projects like Ivy Park, her new line of urban-chic activewear, which will be released April 14.

One thing is certain: Yoncé is in her prime. While presenting her with the Music Video Vanguard Award at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, her husband referred to her as “the greatest living performer,” which is semi-debatable but not really. This show would be a travesty to miss. Luckily, snagging seats doesn’t seem impossible. The nice thing about stadiums is there’s a great range in ticket prices. You can still find tickets on StubHub and Ticketmaster ranging from $34 up to $3,000.