Dec. 11, 2008: new Brother Ali & praise for Dylan and Cloud Cult

Twin Cities News:

-- Brother Ali has teamed with DJ Benzi and Wale for a track on the new 10.Deep mixtape called "2nd Time Around." Download the whole thing here.

-- Gary Louris and Mark Olson are playing the Varsity in February.

-- TC Daily Planet previews tonight's Illuminous 3 CD release show.

-- Rolling Stone has named Bob Dylan's Tell Tale Signs the second best album of 2008.


-- The Decider talks to Sean McPherson of Heiruspecs and Doomtree's Dessa; also names Cloud Cult's Feel Good Ghosts 2008's best local album.

-- CP's Will McClain profiles Victory Ship.

-- Culture Bully lists the top local albums of 2008.

-- Gimme (yesterday's) Noise: Heiruspecs bonus features.

Local Concert Highlights:

-- Building Better Bombs, Seawhores, Death to Our Enemies & Mean Beep @ Turf Club

Building Better Bombs: (Official) (MySpace)

Seawhores: (MySpace)

Death To Our Enemies: (Official) (MySpace)

Death To Our Enemies "The Wizard" (mp3)

-- Illuminous 3, Big Zach, The Usual Suspects & DJ Snuggles @ The Entry

Illuminous 3: (MySpace)

Kanser: (MySpace)

The Usual Suspects: (Official) (MySpace)

DJ Snuggles: (MySpace)

-- Suicidal Tendencies, Madball & Whole Wheat Bread @ Station 4

Suicidal Tendencies: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Madball: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Whole Wheat Bread: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Whole Wheat Bread "206" (mp3)

Whole Wheat Bread "Old Man Samson" (mp3)

Daily Audio Downloads:

-- Dylan Connor "Breakaway and Burn" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace)

-- Cut Off Your Hands "Turn Cold" (mp3)

-- Cut Off Your Hands "Happy As Can Be" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace)

-- DeVotchka "How It Ends" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- B. Fleischmann "24.12" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace)

-- Glen Campbell "Times Like These (Foo Fighters)" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- Local Natives "Warning Sign" (mp3)

-- Local Natives "We Come Back" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace)

-- My First Earthquake "Fa La Freezing" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace) (Facebook)

-- AC Newman "Submarines of Stockholm" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- Oh Captain My Captain "Big Vans and Aeroplanes" (mp3)


-- One For The Team "Deconstruction Site" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace)

-- The Theater Fire "Uncle Wayne" (mp3)