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September 29, 2014

Lizzo, Sophia Eris, and Claire de Lune featured on Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL album

As European fans discovered when Prince’s two new albums were released there earlier today, a song on PLECTRUMELECTRUM features Minneapolis’s own Lizzo and Sophia Eris. PLECTRUMELECTRUM is Prince’s new album with his band 3RDEYEGIRL; the other album, ART OFFICIAL AGE, is credited to Prince alone. On “BOYTROUBLE,” a girl-power romp, first Sophia Eris and then Lizzo contribute spirited raps over […]

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Minnesota music for National Coffee Day

It’s National Coffee Day. What are your favorite coffee-themed songs by local artists? Here are a few nominations. The Jayhawks, “Five Cups of Coffee” The Andrews Sisters, “Proper Cup of Coffee” A Firm Handshake (featuring Zach Sobiech), “Coffee Cup” Pert Near Sandstone, “20 Cups of Coffee” Charlie Parr, “Coffee’s Gone Cold” Prince, “Starfish and Coffee” […]

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Today’s Music News: Larry Mullen Jr. listens to his son’s belly button in new U2 cover art

When U2‘s new album Songs of Innocence was released for free to half a billion iTunes users, it came with temporary cover art. The album’s official cover has now been revealed; it features drummer Larry Mullen Jr. embracing the midsection of his 18-year-old son. Bono says the cover represents the idea that “holding on to your own innocence is a lot harder than […]

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Prince’s band 3RDEYEGIRL on Paisley Park: ‘It’s like a musician’s wonderland’

Prince has always had a thing for numbers. To create his first recorded output in four years, Prince tapped a trio of musicians he found through social media to form his new band 3RDEYEGIRL. And after nearly two years of marathon jam sessions, rehearsals, and rounds of ping pong with his new bandmates and new producer, Prince ended up with not one, but […]

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