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Friday Five: Mayda, Lizzo, and more new Minnesota music videos

Mayda – “Justice” When trouble befalls a couple of kids, they turn to a taekwondo expert — played by Mayda — for empowerment. The video is cute, but the song is what’ll keep you coming back. Catch Mayda tonight at the Cedar Cultural Center or performing her show ReMayda’d 2.0 from July 12-15 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl. Lizzo […]

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Listen: Lizzo and Big Freedia team up on new song ‘Karaoke’

Lizzo is featured on a track on Big Freedia’s newest EP, 3rd Ward Bounce. The upbeat track is called “Karaoke.” Lizzo sings in the pre-chorus and the chorus. The song opens the five-track EP. Big Freedia is a musician from New Orleans who gained popularity in 2010 after her album Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1 was re-released.  She’s […]

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Lizzo, Poliça, Prince dance party to highlight post-renovation Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration

Aside from the State Fair, the State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration this August may be the most Minnesotan celebration of the summer — featuring a Prince dance party and performances by Lizzo and Poliça. Several dozen government employees, journalists and visitors gathered Tuesday afternoon at a press conference in the Capitol’s lobby, held to announce the celebration. State officials […]

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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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Review and photos: Lizzo celebrates a triumphant homecoming at First Avenue

“I’m your self-care guidance counselor,” Lizzo said after a raucous performance of her latest hit, “Phone,” last night in the Mainroom at First Avenue. After a series of concerts promoting her EP Coconut Oil across the United States and Canada, her homecoming in Minneapolis was a joyous affair as she reflected on her personal journey and, true to […]

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Friday Five: Lizzo, Step Rockets, and more new Minnesota music videos

Lizzo, “Lift Every Voice and Sing/Good As Hell” We couldn’t have asked for anything better than this. Lizzo responds to Tuesday’s presidential election with a mighty dose of catharsis. Step Rockets, “Chances” Step Rockets release a kaleidoscopic video by Pat Garrahy, who shares, “The imagery in the video is most definitely meant to represent a psychedelic experience […]

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