From the Top: Prince Edition

WED // JUN 19 // 06:30PM

We're diggin' in the crates for a Juneteenth/belated birthday celebration of our beloved Prince on this edition of From the Top! It's a deep cut listening party where your purple super-fam hosts share their favorite, blackest tracks from the complex, enduring genius of the legendary artist forever known as Prince.


Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm

Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door




Zaheer Ali

& a special conversation with Roger Linn Design - creator of the LM-1/Linn Drum and the Akai MPC!

Zaheer Ali is a historian and scholar of 20th century United States and African-American history. He is currently Oral Historian at Brooklyn Historical Society and an adjunct lecturer at New York University, where he has taught a course titled, “Prince: Sign of the Times,” an examination of Prince’s life and legacy in American history and culture. He’s presented his scholarship on Prince at conferences at Yale, Salford University in Manchester, England, and the University of Minnesota. A long-time fan, he's seen Prince perform live on over 30 occasions in venues large and small, including several times at Paisley Park.



Part listening party, part live demo, and hilarious talk about music, politics, and culture in between, From the Top explores contemporary 'black' music and its impact on culture (and America's impact on black music). Each month, our hosts - Greg Howard and Chinisha - break down a musical genre, sound, or song in Caveat’s version of your favorite basement ‘music room,’ featuring live demos from musicians, conversations with experts, drinking games, and a lot more.

From blues & soul to r&b, The Minneapolis Sound to hip-hop, New Jack Swing, rap, and beyond, From the Top explores the spaces, technology, economics, and people that have built the foundations for much of contemporary popular music & culture.



Our producing team (Kate, Ben, Kylie, Chinisha, and Diana) builds new shows from scratch ALL THE DAMN TIME! We experiment with new formats, topics and talent, and before we launch them as Caveat Originals, they are Lab Shows. Caveat Lab Shows are a little less polished than our Caveat Originals - think of these as previews for the next big thing! We welcome your feedback, and would love to chat after the show.

REFUND POLICY: Tickets maybe be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.


Venue is mixed seating and standing-room: arrive early to get a good seat!


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