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Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: July 17-23

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From the City Pages:

-- Soma Records' The Trashmen talk about "The Bird"

"Label's influence can still be felt across the local scene."

-- Twin Cities songbird Caroline Smith finds the sweet spot

"Singer-songwriter fulfills dream of playing at First Avenue."

-- Eyedea & Abilities By The Throat Review

-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. James Ferrarro, Fam-Lay, Pink Mountaintops, Spiral Stairs & Trife Diesel.

Slideshows:

-- Soma Records Roundup: The Trashmen, Castaways

-- Deep Blues Festival 2009

-- Sonic Youth might not be so youthful, but they rocked First Avenue

-- DVS1, Christian James bring the techno funk at Future Classic

-- Beyonce gives fierce performance at the Target Center

Friday, July 17:

-- Beyonce at the Target Center: She said

-- Beyonce at the Target Center: He said

Monday, July 20:

-- Eyedea & Abilities album out tomorrow

-- Mucca Pazza brought the rah-rah to the Bedlam

-- Picked to Click 2009 is just around the corner

Tuesday, July 21:

-- Halloween, Alaska kick off Summer Music & Movies in Loring Park

-- Deep Blues Festival 2009 recap

-- Mark Mallman debuts video for "Invincible Criminal"

Wednesday, July 22:

-- Free Energy to headline this year's Clapperclaw Festival

-- Sonic Youth dote on the Eternal at First Avenue

-- Jeff Hanson's autopsy results revealed

Thursday, July 23:

-- Yo La Tengo headed to First Avenue this October

Next Week's New Releases (July 28):

-- Fabolous Lose's Way [Def Jam]

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-- Owl City Ocean Eyes [Universal]

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-- YACHT See Mystery Lights [DFA]

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