Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: June 12-18


From the City Pages:

-- New Orleans jazz man Allen Toussaint talks hurricanes, new album

"Toussaint, 71, to play Twin Cities Jazz Festival this summer."

-- Jendeen and her Wolverines dwell weekly in Hell

"New Wednesday gig finds band at Hell's Kitchen downtown."

-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. Jim Jones, Cirulus, Expo 70, the Joy Formidable & the Strange Boys.


-- Levon Helm at the Fitzgerald Theater

-- PJ Harvey not quite a 'little fish' at Minnesota Zoo

-- All Access: Eyedea & Abilities debut By The Throat at Intermedia Arts

Friday, June 12: Gimme News

Monday, June 15:

-- Mark Mallman debuts new material at intimate show

"Although I've seen Mallman two dozen times, I still make every attempt to attend each subsequent performance because I never know what I'll miss if I don't. Saturday night, Mallman gave an intimate performance at the Bryant Lake Bowl theater where he showcased several new songs from his forthcoming album, Invincible Criminal."

-- Metric let their hearts bleed all over First Avenue

"For some reason, I'd always considered Metric to be an electro band, but at their show Saturday night at First Avenue they most definitely put on a rock 'n' roll show."

-- Tapes 'n Tapes, POS featured on MTV2's "Twin Cities Week"

-- Eyedea & Abilities spill secrets at private Intermedia Arts show

"From philosophy to gun control, legendary MC Eyedea explained in full detail the wonders that challenge his complex mind, sometimes explaining the story behind tracks and other times preaching full on monologues of theory."

-- Mischke Mix: Monday, June 15

Tuesday, June 16:

-- Northrop summer concert series kicks off this week

"Yesterday was the first day of the Summer at the Northrop lunchtime concert series, which features a wide variety of local acts playing outdoors on the Northrop Plaza."

-- Black Francis, Breeders shows announced

"Two members of the Pixies will stop in the Twin Cities this summer, albeit on separate journeys: Black Francis, aka Frank Black will perform a solo acoustic in July, while Kim Deal's band the Breeders will play in August."

-- Mischke Mix: Tuesday, June 16

Wednesday, June 17:

-- Atmosphere announce new tour dates

"Hot off their intense performance at last month's Soundset '09, Atmosphere are currently making their way through Europe and then back to the US on a lengthy summer tour."

Thursday, June 18:

-- Gospel Gossip announce album release show

"After a year that saw a grip of successful local activity and national excursions, a favorable mention on Pitchfork, and year long whispers of a follow up to Gospel Gossip's 2007 full length Sing Into My Mouth, the facts have finally fallen..."

-- Videos: Big Trouble with David Campbell and Aby Wolf

"Last Friday night at the Turf Club was full of surprises. Toward the beginning of the evening, Aby Wolf slipped a couple of phenomenal covers into her set, including a Bjork song and 'Runnin' Up That Hill' by Kate Bush, and then later joined in with instrumental group Big Trouble for her take on Erykah Badu's 'On and On.'"

Next Week's New Releases (June 23):

-- Amazing Baby Rewild [Artist First]

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-- Dinosaur Jr. Farm [Jagjaguwar]

Dinosaur Jr. "I Want You To Know" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- Patterson Hood Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs) [Ruth St. Records]

(Official) (MySpace)

-- Regina Spektor Far [Sire]

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- Sunset Rubdown Dragonslayer [Jagjaguwar]

Sunset Rubdown "Idiot Heart" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- The Lemonheads Varshons [The End]

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- Tortoise Beacons of Ancestorship [Thrill Jockey]

Tortoise "Prepare Your Coffin" (mp3)

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