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Friday Five: jeremy messersmith, Reina del Cid, and more new Minnesota music videos

jeremy messersmith, “Purple Hearts” Fingers crossed this lurking creature doesn’t show up at jeremy’s March 30 First Avenue show. Reina del Cid, “Beverly” The character of Beverly pushed Rerun City into being. Reina del Cid explains here — and performs at First Avenue tonight. Manny Phesto, “Young Bro” Southside spitter Manny Phesto deals with his “Young Bro” […]

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Friday Five: Jessica Manning, Grant Cutler, and more new Minnesota music videos

Jessica Manning, “Homestead” Jessica Manning‘s first music video, “Homestead,” sounds lush and inviting, even as it plays with chilly desaturated purples. Directed and edited by Cherith Simmons, the video certainly deserves a watch; also, keep an eye out for Manning’s What If I Run release show at Icehouse on Feb. 11. Grant Cutler, “Georgia” Grant Cutler (tiny […]

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Poliça, ‘Post-Post-Race,’ Circle of Heat, and more of this week’s Minnesota music releases

Poliça: United Crushers Poliça are pulling no punches on their third album, which sees the Minneapolis group — whose international profile continues to rise — struggling with the social turbulence that Minnesotans, and all Americans, were experiencing as the collection came together in recent months. “I drive around and I see that big, ominous ‘United Crushers’ […]

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