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July 16, 2015

Wilco digitally release unannounced ‘Star Wars’ album for free

Surprise! Wilco have updated their website with a free download of their unannounced ninth studio album, Star Wars. The 11-track album features all new material and is available for a limited time. The album is expected to have a physical release in August, with a vinyl edition to follow. Frontman Jeff Tweedy elaborates on the […]

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Today’s Music News: Gorillaz announce new album plans

Damon Albarn has made it official: he’s heading into the studio in September to begin work on a new Gorillaz album to be released next year. Earlier this year, artist Jamie Hewlett shared some new illustrations that gave fans the idea a fifth Gorillaz album might be in the works. (Billboard) Rosanne Cash will be among four […]

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Cedar Cultural Center executive director Rob Simonds to retire

Rob Simonds, executive director of the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis’s Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, will step down this fall. Under Simonds’s leadership the Cedar has become an integral component of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, using music and cultural events to engage the neighborhood’s growing Somali-American population. Before his involvement with the Cedar, Simonds worked with both Boogie Records […]

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