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Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL release new song “HARDROCKLOVER”

Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL have surprised fans with a surprise new track, released on Soundcloud. “HARDROCKLOVER” pits rock against R&B, suggesting that what ladies really love—or, at least, the eponymous lady really loves—is the kind of guitar noise that Prince has been making lately on albums like PLECTRUM ELECTRUM. You could also interpret the lyrics as a woman-guitar […]

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Listen to a new Low song, ‘No Comprende’

A new Low album is on the way, and today we get our first taste of the band’s latest work in the form of the single “No Comprende.” The new track crackles, with distortion singing the edges off of Alan Sparhawk’s marching guitar, and then opens up for an ominous, cavernous finale that highlights Mimi Parker’s mournful […]

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Dave Simonett and Mark Gehring launch GNDWIRE Records

Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett is teaming up with Mark Gehring, a Twin Cities-based artist manager and the force behind the Minnesota Beatle Project series, to launch a new record label, GNDWIRE (pronounced “Ground Wire”) Records. Simonett and Gehring have tapped into a powerful network to help with their launch, combining their resources to get distribution […]

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Producer Kriss Zulkosky talks about benefit compilation ‘Voice: Words & Songs for Those Who Are Silenced’

On Sunday night at Bedlam Lowertown, several artists will play a benefit concert and release show for Voice: Words & Songs for Those Who Are Silenced. The album, which features unique nearly-a–capella performances by artists including Dessa, Haley Bonar, and Chris Koza, is meant to raise awareness and funds to fight sex trafficking. Last weekend on The […]

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Tour trailer from Sufjan Stevens features new music from ‘Carrie and Lowell’

A just-released trailer for Sufjan Stevens‘s upcoming tour features previously unheard music from his forthcoming album Carrie & Lowell. The much-anticipated album, Stevens’s first since 2010’s The Age of Adz, is named after Stevens’s mother and stepfather and concerns, according to a press release, “life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense […]

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10 new Twin Cities bands to watch

Like little spring chicks set to hatch, the Twin Cities music scene tends to burst forth with dozens upon dozens of new bands around this time of year. And one of the easiest ways to sort through all of these new hatchlings is the annual Are You Local? best-new-band contest hosted by Vita.mn, which asks […]

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