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Music News: Suicide singer Alan Vega dies at 78

Alan Vega, singer in the seminal duo Suicide, has died of natural causes at age 78. The band’s 1977 self-titled debut album, with a dark and minimalist yet melodic sound, is widely considered one of the most influential releases of that decade. One of the band’s most ardent fans is Bruce Springsteen, whose classic Nebraska was influenced by Suicide […]

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Local Current goes wall-to-wall Munson/Wilson on Saturday

Inveterate collaborators John Munson and Matt Wilson (Semisonic; Trip Shakespeare; E. Brown) dropped their second Twilight Hours album, Black Beauty, today; they’ll play a sold-out Turf Club tonight and the 7th Street Entry tomorrow. To celebrate, Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges and St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman made Twitter declarations declaring “Only John Munson Day” and “Only Matt Wilson Day,” respectively, […]

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Friday Five: deM atlaS, Kaoz, and more new Minnesota music videos

deM atlaS, “Sum-Mo” deM atlaS is at the top of his game in this new track from mF deM, a new album featuring his rhymes over previously released MF Doom beats. Distrakt directed and animated the video. mF deM drops today, with CDs, vinyl, and free digital copies available at Fifth Element. Astronomique, “Masquerade” Astronomique follow up their self-titled […]

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