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Friday Five: Fraea, Katana Da Don, and more new Minnesota music videos

Fraea, “Criminal” Pop duo Fraea released a music video for “Criminal” this week, interpreting their lead single with inky swirls, smothering white leather costuming, and desaturated shots of home life. Director Maria Juranic also worked on Doomtree’s “Final Boss” video, and while “Criminal” shares the former’s careful attention to light and dark, it’s a hazier, more wistful slice of Juranic’s […]

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Review: ’80s music fantasy ‘Sing Street’ is good clean fun

In terms of tone, Sing Street falls somewhere between The Commitments and High School Musical. Set in a gritty Dublin neighborhood in 1985, the film tells the story of a band of boys who form a band in the New Romantic tradition — the glammed-out post-punk pop moment that gave us Duran Duran, Culture Club, and Spandau Ballet. It […]

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Music News: Authorities continue to investigate Prince’s death

Authorities from multiple jurisdictions continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Prince’s sudden death last week at age 57. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office has been quiet about details of the ongoing investigation, leading to various and sometimes conflicting media reports. NBC reported that prescription painkillers had been found at Paisley Park and that the Drug Enforcement […]

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That time Prince almost played with Gayngs at First Avenue

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over these past seven days, it’s that everyone in Minnesota has a Prince story. A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with the P.O.S to unpack his new song, “Sleepdrone/Superposition,” and talk about his experiences undergoing a kidney transplant and staying creative while battling physical and mental challenges […]

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Minnesota classic rockers to play for Camp Gratitude at the Parkway

This summer, Camp Gratitude will host ten military families for a weeklong bonding experience in Marine on St. Croix, Minn. The free-of-charge camp is designed for personnel who have returned from deployment, along with their families, and it offers attendees time to relax, grow, and spend time together. To help fund Camp Gratitude, several members […]

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Music News: Prince estate court hearing scheduled for Monday

What will become of Prince’s estate? The late music icon apparently left no will, and his sister has filed a petition listing six potential living heirs: herself and five half-siblings. A first court hearing regarding the estate has been scheduled for Monday. (MPR News) Meanwhile, an investigation into the cause of Prince’s death last week continues. […]

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