In the spirit of a Catholic school and Jewish synagogue pairing up to throw a party, the members of Doomtree will finally break bread and beats together again to headline the Common Sound block party in St. Louis Park on Sunday, June 30 -- the Twin Cities hip-hop crew’s one and only planned performance of the summer.
A second annual parking-lot bash held by neighboring holy houses Beth El Synagogue and Benilde-St. Margaret’s, Common Sound 2019 will also feature a full-band performance by ex-Pentecostal indie-pop strummer Jeremy Messersmith and opening sets from Stereo Kitchen and the New Grey. Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at $25 early-bird price or $150 VIP via commonsoundfestival.com.
Aside from a one-song appearance to cap off the release party for Lazerbeak’s meditative new solo album last month at the Parkway, Doomtree’s members (also: Dessa, Sims, P.O.S., Mike Mictlan, Cecil Otter and Paper Tiger) haven’t all performed together since their one and only all-crew live gig of 2018, the Doomtree Forest, which was held outside La Familia skate shop.
As with that event, they opted to play Common Sound in part because it’s all-ages. The party will also feature food vendors such as Herbivorous Butcher and Que Tal Street Eats and adult beverages from St. Louis Park’s own Steel Toe Brewery.