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Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: April 24-30

-- Mischke Mix: Friday, April 24

Saturday, April 25:

-- The Cedar celebrates new signage

Monday, April 27:

-- Jeremy Messersmith offers free sampler

-- Femi Kuti, PJ Harvey and Soul Asylum to rock the Zoo this summer

"Today, the Minnesota Zoo released the line up for Music in the Zoo, the annual summer concert series that has been turning their outdoor amphitheater into our own little Red Rock West for the last decade or so. And this year's line-up sees more than a little mad scientist mixing, with bands local and national, active and resurrected, peppering the mix."

-- Mischke Mix: Monday, April 27

Tuesday, April 28:

-- Sonic Youth to play First Avenue in July

-- Knonam, "Crazy Minnesota Girl" (mp3)

-- Yeah Yeah Yeahs to hit Minneapolis on limited U.S. tour

-- Mischke Mix: Tuesday, April 28

Wednesday, April 29:

-- 501 Club grand opening this Friday

-- A New York minute with Junior Sanchez (free mix)

"Last time we saw New York City's own Junior Sanchez, he played us his remix of Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl' before the track had even hit shelves -- he's just that early. But despite being one of the world's most lauded remixer/DJs, he's not one of those jocks who just plays the newest stuff."

Thursday, April 30:

-- Klever & friends confirmed for June 2 Scion show (free mp3)

"We just got super-secret word that Atlanta phenom DJ Klever is coming back to Minneapolis for a Scion show at the Varsity on June 2nd. "

From the City Pages:

-- The Monks' beat goes on with pair of unsettling but fascinating reissues

"For many years, the Monks and their music have been barely more than legends; their limited catalog of recorded material was only available by bootleg or as a rare find at a record show."

-- Cadillac Kolstad and the Flats look and sound like they're from another era

"There aren't any windows in Hell's Kitchen's new basement location, and during their shifts the servers periodically bitch about not being able to tell what time of day it is. Especially when the lights are dimmed for afternoon happy hour, usually around 3:30, one's temporal equilibrium can get murky. Then, on Thursday nights, things get weirder. As Cadillac Kolstad takes the stage, it's easy to lose track of not just the hour, but of the decade."

-- The Yuckies Dirty Bird Review

"Leave punk to the kids with real concerns, like heartbreaks and tight jeans. This, my friends, is where you meet the Yuckies."

-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. Cam'ron, Cancer Dance, Eminem, the Thirteenth Assembly & UGK.

Slideshows:

-- Franz Ferdinand gets wild with Minneapolis in his red shoes

-- All Access: Boys II Men at Epic made dreams come true

-- City Pages Month In Music: April 2009

-- Neko Case wraps State Theatre in warm aural embrace

Next Week's New Releases (May 5):

-- British Sea Power Man of Aran [Tough Trade]

British Sea Power "Come Wander With Me" (mp3)

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-- Cam'ron Crime Pays [Asylum]

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-- Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band Outer South [Merge]

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band "Nikorette" (mp3)

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-- Fischerspooner Entertainment [FS Studios]

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-- Isis Wavering Point [Ipecac]

Isis "20 Minutes/40 years" (mp3)

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-- Jon Hopkins Insides [Domino]

Jon Hopkins "Wire" (mp3)

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-- Mika Miko We Be Xuxa [PPM]

Mika Miko "I Got A Lot (New New New)" (mp3)

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-- Peaches I Feel Cream [XL Recordings]

Peaches "Talk To Me" (mp3)

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-- St. Vincent Actor [4AD]

St. Vincent "The Strangers" (mp3)

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