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Northside gallery/community space New Rules to host ZULUZULUU on Saturday

“I’m pretty new to the neighborhood,” Nancy Musinguzi says as she walks through Northside Minneapolis space New Rules. But since she moved from New Jersey in 2014, she’s made more connections than many long-term residents, especially in the arts community. Both a hip-hop and documentary photographer and a youth engagement professional, Musinguzi now relies on […]

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The Current’s Birthday Party, night two: Haley Bonar, the Lemon Twigs, ZULUZULUU, Sam Roberts Band, Monica LaPlante

The second night of the The Current’s 12th Birthday Party was greeted by a crowd buzzing with anticipation. Fresh off a successful first night of the birthday celebration, First Avenue concertgoers were excited to see what the sold-out Saturday show would bring, and it did not disappoint. The lineup included three local acts — Monica LaPlante, […]

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Local musicians celebrate ZULUZULUU

2016 was the year of ZULUZULUU in Minnesota music. The band — composed by MMYYKK, Proper T, Greg Grease, DJ Just Nine, ∆RT P∆RTÉ and Trelly Mo — actually formed years ago, putting out a song called “Let It Go” in 2014. But soon after they released their debut album in June 2016, they became one […]

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Minnesota meets Manitoba at the 7th Street Entry

“Check it out,” Sean McManus said from the Entry stage — and normally, there’d be nothing special about that. But this phrase had a particular ring to it. When McManus said “out,” the word sounded more flat than the typical Midwest pronunciation. Along with a few of his colleagues and half of the night’s bands, he hails from […]

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ZULUZULUU win City Pages Picked to Click 2016 poll

ZULUZULUU have been named the top up-and-coming Minnesota band, as chosen by voters in the annual City Pages Picked to Click poll. With 108 points in the poll of local music insiders, the adventurous band whose music ranges from hip-hop to Afrobeat came in a clear first, with runners-up Tony Peachka landing 77 points. The win […]

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ZULUZULUU plan Icehouse residency, solo releases

Over the next four weeks, ZULUZULUU will be playing a residency at Icehouse in Minneapolis, with featured guests to be announced. Each week will also see a music release from the group or one of its members. “We like performing there,” says band member DJ Just Nine about Icehouse. “It’s a great venue.” The series will begin […]

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