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Friday Five: Black Diet, Nooky Jones, COWZ, and more new Minnesota music videos

Happy Friday! It’s shaping up to be another busy weekend for local music here in the Twin Cities, with the big Black Diet release show at First Avenue tonight (their first time headlining the Mainroom!) and the Honeydogs’ vinyl re-release of 10,000 Years over at the Cedar. To help you stay up to date on all the latest happenings, here’s a look at the five best videos to surface from the scene this week.

Black Diet

Black Diet’s drummer, David Tullis, had this to say about creating his band’s new video: “After I started seeing how obsessive people got over their Instagram accounts, and over getting their pictures taken, I wanted to make a video that explored voyeurism. That touched on self-image, and what people project onto you. The conflict that brings on. The two-dimensionality of both of those ‘ideals.'” You can catch Black Diet performing this and other songs off their new album tonight at First Avenue.

Nooky Jones

Recent After Hours guests Nooky Jones just released a video for their song “Hello,” which was recorded live at Icehouse. See how good they are live? SEE?


Legendary Amphetamine Reptiles band the Cows recently reunited (performing as COWZ) for AmRep’s Bash-15 at Grumpy’s a few weeks back, and Lowertown Line was there to capture a frantic video of the song “Cow Island.”

Alison Scott

Alison Scott is back after a brief hiatus with a soulful, empowering new song—the best showcase of the true range of her voice to date—that aims to raise awareness and show support to survivors of domestic violence. “I hope this song can be an anthem for women, and children to give them the courage to find safety, and regain their lives,” she says. She’s asking fans to show their support by donating to women’s advocacy groups, which are listed and linked to here.

Haley Bonar

On a scale of 1 to extremely stabby, how stabby does it make you that media organizations are still using the words “Women Who Rock” to talk about artists who happen to be female? Regardless of the cringe-worthy title, this WCCO segment on Haley Bonar offers some insight into the joy she Bonar finds in coming up with new musical ideas and her thoughts on becoming a mother.