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Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: May 22-28

-- 5 Q's with Soundset artist Big Jess of Unknown Prophets

"The Unknown Prophets have been a notable part of the Twin Cities hip-hop scene since the late '90s, bringing their thoughtful rhymes and lofty instrumentation to countless sets since the Bon Appetit days of Dinkytown..."

-- New Estate video, "Insecurity Camera"

-- Bastille Day Block Party 2009 lineup

-- Finnigans shamROCK 2009 lineup

Monday, May 25: (Gimme News)

Tuesday, May 26:

-- Soundset '09: Atmosphere video and setlist

-- Soundset '09: Slideshows

-- Soundset '09: Backstage with P.O.S., Toki Wright, El-P

-- Mischke Mix: Tuesday, May 26

Wednesday, May 27:

-- State Fair free music announced

-- Q&A: Local singer-songwriter Brad Senne

"With each subsequent album, Beight frontman Brad Senne seems to develop his songwriting craft exponentially."

-- HowWasTheShow.com announces 7-year anniversary show

-- Mischke Mix: Wednesday, May 27

Thursday, May 28:

-- Flyer of the Week: Power of 2

-- 5 Questions with Moon Goon Jonathan Ackerman (free mix)

"There's a reason Jonathan gets booked so much here -- maybe two -- and that's because he knows exactly what tracks will get his crowd to lose it on the dancefloor and he is, quite frankly, a marketing genius."

-- P.O.S. heads to Europe

-- Mischke Mix: Thursday, May 28

From the City Pages:

-- Speed's the Name rock it 'til the wheels fall off

"Minneapolis band releases new album, Swell, featuring Vampire Hands' Colin Johnson"

-- Fischerspooner's wild singer just a Southern boy at heart

"Casey Spooner on his stage antics, Southern pride, and the near breakup of his band"

-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. Clipse, the Cool Kids, DOOM, Iran & Lithops.

Slideshows:

-- Animal Collective attracts beardos and the neon Nike set

-- 'Rock For Pussy' Bowie tribute at First Avenue

-- City Pages' Month In Music: May '09

Next Week's New Releases (June 2):

311 Uplifter [Volcano Records]

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Elvis Costello Secret, Profane & Sugarcane [Hear Music]

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Eels Hombro Lobo [Vagrant]

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Iggy Pop Preliminaries [Astralwerks]

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J-Dilla Jay $tay Paid [Natural Sounds]

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Rancid Dominoes Fall  [Hellcat]

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Spinnerette s/t [Anthem/RED]

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Patrick Wolf The Bachelor [Bloody Chamber Music]

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