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Semisonic, the Jets, other Minnesota musicians likely lost original master recordings in devastating 2008 fire

Minnesota musicians including Semisonic, the Jets, Judy Garland, and the Andrews Sisters likely had original master recordings destroyed in a 2008 Los Angeles studio fire that claimed a vast swath of historic tapes by artists ranging from jazz founders to ’90s rockers. Original recordings made in Minnesota by Janet Jackson and Nirvana may also have […]

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Dan Wilson on new album ‘Re-Covered,’ songwriting for Semisonic

Dan Wilson makes many things for many people. He fronts Semisonic, the Minnesota-based band that scored ’90s fandom with “Closing Time.” He has written songs with dozens of musicians, from edgy pop artists (Phantogram, K.Flay) to country greats (Dixie Chicks, Chris Stapleton) to mainstreamers whose albums your mom tracked down at Target (Adele, Taylor Swift). He’s a producer and a […]

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UPDATED WITH NEW DATES: Semisonic postpone First Ave, Turf Club shows

Semisonic have announced that they regretfully have to postpone their shows at the Turf Club and First Avenue, due to an accidental injury sustained by drummer Jacob Slichter. Update 1/6: First Avenue and Semisonic have announced rescheduled dates for these performances. The Jan. 5 show at the Turf Club has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 14. The […]

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Check out this uncanny Taylor Swift/Semisonic mash-up

Mash-up artist YepImTheToaster has mixed Taylor Swift’s anthem “22” with Semisonic’s “Closing Time” in a combined song and video that’s so convincing, it even won praise from Semisonic bassist (and Wits bandleader, and occasional Morning Show co-host) John Munson, who shared the video on his Facebook timeline and said he’s still proud of “Closing Time” 17 years after […]

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