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Friday Five: Sheila E., Fox & Coyote, and more new Minnesota music videos

 Sheila E., “Funky National Anthem: Message 2 America” “You think you can make a difference?” a villain asks Sheila E. in an interrogation room. “You’re just a dame.” In response, she telepathically turns on screens around the room, and soon, she’s leading a parade and her own rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “Funky National Anthem” is […]

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Hotelecaster, Moving Parts, Natalie Lovejoy and more: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Hotelecaster: Farther Fewer The guys of Hotelecaster are putting out their Farther Fewer EP on Friday, and will be celebrating at Icehouse with Gramma’s Boyfriend (the pop-post-punk outfit fronted by Haley Bonar, often in a colorful bodysuit). The quartet features members from an array of local bands: Warehouse Eyes, Dear Data, Clustercuss, Grammar, We Are The […]

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The mysteries of merch: How much is enough, and how much is too much?

It wasn’t until Black Diet were featured as one of First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2013, this past January, that its members even started taking their merchandise seriously. Now they’re designing all of their band’s merch on their own. “Merch was definitely not on a burner at all,” said backup singer Mugsy. “Not on the back […]

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