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Enemy Planes are on top of the world after winning Hard Rock Rising Battle of the Bands

It’s been a month since Minneapolis-based alternative synth band Enemy Planes started the trip of a lifetime: flying to Barcelona and winning the Hard Rock Rising international battle of the bands contest. Over 13,000 bands from around the world entered, but only six bands—from Argentina, Japan, Scotland, Kentucky, and New York—were flown out to Barcelona […]

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Today’s Music News: Adele’s new album may come as soon as November

Billboard reports that the release of Adele‘s long-anticipated new album is being planned for November. The album, Adele’s first since the smash hit 21 (2011), is being made under tight secrecy. Collaborators known to be associated with the album include producer Danger Mouse; golden-eared hitmaker Max Martin; OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, who co-wrote a song on 21; and singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr., who […]

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Today’s Music News: Five-story Bob Dylan mural coming to downtown Minneapolis

Not to be outdone by St. Paul’s recent designation of “Positively 4th Street,” downtown Minneapolis will soon add a five-story Bob Dylan mural to its attractions. The mural is currently being painted, by artist Kobra, on the blank side of a building at 5th and Hennepin—very near the Orpheum Theatre, which Dylan formerly co-owned and where he played three […]

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Today’s Music News: Prince releases new version of “This Could B Us”

Prince isn’t finished with his meme-inspired song “This Could B Us,” which first appeared on last year’s ART OFFICIAL AGE album. On Tidal, Prince has released a sultry, reimagined version of the song; the new version will appear on his forthcoming album HITNRUN, which is due for release September 7 on Tidal and later in physical formats. Listen to […]

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