Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: May 29-June 4

Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: May 29-June 4

Friday, May 29:
-- Santigold glitters at First Ave
"From her earrings to her hightops and eyeshadow, Santigold was all about the eye-catching precious metal at First Ave last night."
-- Mischke Mix: Friday, May 29

Monday, June 1:
-- Yeah Yeah Yeahs strut and shock at First Avenue
"Everything I had ever heard and read about the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' live show and Karen O's presence as a frontwoman was absolutely, amazingly true."
-- Prince's Central High School yearbook photo emerges
-- The Pretenders and Cat Power added to Zoo lineup
"In a lineup that seems too big for First Avenue, let alone the 1450-seat Minnesota Zoo amphitheater, the Pretenders will perform on Wednesday, August 19, with openers Cat Power and Juliette Lewis."
Tuesday, June 2:
-- A Dinkytowner fan flies home for one last pint
-- Hip Hop Against Homophobia returns with two shows
"Hip Hop Against Homophobia, a concert series aimed at raising money and awareness for GLBT organizations, will return this month with two more local shows."
-- 5 Questions with DJ Klever, party rocker & DMC champion
"There are DJs, and then there are DMC scratch battle champions. And then there's Atlanta's head honcho behind the turntables, DJ Klever, who is both and yet totally unique in his style."
-- Mischke Mix: Tuesday, June 2

Wednesday, June 3:
-- Purple Rain celebrates 25 years of awesomeness
"This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the legendary Prince movie Purple Rain. Appropriately, First Avenue, the venue featured prominently in the movie, is celebrating with a couple of very cool Prince-related announcements."
-- Mischke Mix: Wednesday, June 3

Thursday, June 4:
-- DJ Q&A: Andy Caldwell on life after Om, new album, frozen yogurt
"For a time throughout the late '90s up to more recent years, Andy Caldwell was a favorite son of San Francisco, DJing and producing deep and up-front house for the city's cornerstone house label, Om."

From the City Pages:
-- VFW record show hoisting up vinyl obsessives
"Meetups every other month bring together record collectors of all types."
-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. Alla, Ear Pwr, Inpossible Arms, Sonic Youth & Stephen Lynch.

-- DJ Klever makes socks sweaty at 7th Street Entry Scion show
-- The Yeah Yeah Yeahs sell out First Ave., deliver one of 2009's best shows
-- Fischerspooner bring the future to First Avenue

Next Week's New Releases (June 9):
-- Anti-Flag People or the Gun [Side One Dummy]
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-- Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. [Interscope]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
--Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca [Domino]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
-- Iron Maiden Flight 666 [EMI]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
-- Little Boots Illuminations EP [Elektra]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
--Mos Def The Ecstatic [Downtown]
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-- Placebo Battle for the Sun [Vagrant]
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-- Sonic Youth The Eternal [Matador]
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