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Today’s Music News: Frances Bean Cobain to produce first-ever authorized Kurt Cobain documentary

Frances Bean Cobain, the 22-year-old daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, will be an executive producer of the first-ever authorized documentary film about her late father. The film, titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, has been in progress under the direction of filmmaker Brett Morgen. Billboard reports that the film will debut next year on HBO, and […]

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BNLX, Yoni Yum, Red Daughters, Grant Cutler: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Yoni Yum New psychedelic synth-punk outfit Yoni Yum have released their debut, Greatest (CL)Hits. Yoni Yum combine electronic weirdness with punk-like spirit, tinged with psychedelia. “Talk To Me About Your Kinks” combines droning guitar and Jessica Buns’s entrancing vocals. The tape release and tour sendoff is at the Hexagon on Friday. BNLX BNLX are back with their newest, Flex Time. The EP […]

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Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL suddenly delete Twitter, Facebook, Instagram accounts

With no explanation or warning, Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL have suddenly deleted their Twitter and Facebook accounts, formerly located at Twitter.com/3RDEYEGIRL and Facebook.com/Prince. Star Tribune music critic Chris Riemenschneider noticed that they had suddenly gone dark, and caught a screengrab of the Twitter account with a profile image changed to a masked Prince putting […]

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Five reasons to be thankful for Dave King

Any time you attend a show where Dave King is behind the drum kit, you know you are in for a special performance. King remains so relentlessly active in the Twin Cities music scene that you never know who he’s going to start drumming with and where he’s going to pop up next. The composer […]

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Learning—and relearning—how to listen

At some point every day, when I stop for a moment between refreshing my Twitter feed, checking my Facebook messages, answering emails, typing up blog posts, sifting through CDs, and otherwise toggling through all the little tasks that add up to my weird life, I’ll look around and realize that, while I’ve been sitting at my […]

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Today’s Music News: Bob Dylan played a show for an audience of one person

On Sunday at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, Bob Dylan played a four-song show for an audience of just one person: Fredrik Wikingsson, a 41-year-old Swedish man described as a Dylan “superfan.” Wikingsson will just have a couple of weeks to savor his solo experience, though: the show, which apparently consisted entirely of covers, was filmed for […]

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