TBLIF releases a new promo video, and it’s awesome.

The always creative crew behind The Best Love Is Free unleashed the fifth video in their promotion series today. The video features a song by Portland’s Sapient played over a time lapse of Minneapolis’ incredibly talented Katie Kroeck creating a beautiful piece of art.

TBLIF is an annual concert and compilation mix featuring [mostly] hip-hop artists around the country. This year’s event features Sioux Falls’ own Later Babes and Minneapolis’ Cecil Otter (of Doomtree), with I, Colussus, and Sophia Eris in Minneapolis on Feb. 9. Tickets are available here.

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Interview : Minneapolis’ Botzy talks love for Sioux Falls, The Best Love Is Free

Botzy2It was just over two years ago that Adam Botsford (aka Botzy) made his first trip to Sioux Falls to promote his band, Culture Cry Wolf‘s, first show in town. Since then, the Minneapolis group has gained a cult-like following, opening for locals like Soulcrate and Later Babes, as well as headlining their own shows. Rapper/emcee/web-nerd Botzy has also performed a few solo sets in town, and you can catch him performing this Saturday, December 22, at Boonies for the Label “Still Breathing – Pumping Life Into Our Skate Scene” fashion show and benefit.

Until then, check out this interview I did with Botzy about his undying admiration for Sioux Falls (mainly a downtown bar called TommyJacks) and his annual event and compilation CD, The Best Love Is Free.

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The Best Love Is Free 4 Show Announced

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The wonderful people over at The Best Love Is Free have just announced the lineup for their 4th annual show, including Sioux Falls’ own Later Babes.

I personally can’t wait for this show. If you’re a musician, hopefully you got in your submission before last Friday. The compilation they put together is always one of my favorites and a good source of new music.

Also performing are Cecil Otter (of Doomtree), I, Colossus, and Sophia Eris. Botzy from Culture Cry Wolf will be hosting (check back later this week for a special interview with him!). The 18+ show is at the Fine Line in Minneapolis on February 9. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

 

New Video: Jellyfish Brigade for Best Love is Free 3

In case you haven’t been able to figure it out yet from my numerous Facebook, Twitter, or even previous site posts, I am in love with Jellyfish Brigade.

A good friend introduced me to the group last year and I’ve been obsessed since. It didn’t take long for me to connect with the wonderful Lucas Dix (also of Hives Inquiry Squad) and urge him to submit to The Best Love Is Free, ran by the amazing Botzy in Culture Cry Wolf. Not only has a rap friendship blossomed, but the two got together to make this video for the song “Sunflowers” in promotion for The Best Love Is Free 3, due out in just a few short weeks. And, rumor has it there will be more collaboration work from the two artists in the future. (Don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated.)

Check out the video below. Then head over to Jellyfish’s bandcamp to hear more of their music.

The Best Love Is Free 3 concert is set for February 11 at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. Performers include Culture Cry Wolf, Toki Wright, Crunchy Kids, K.Flay, and more. Check out the event page here and get your tickets!