Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: Sept. 11-17


From the City Pages:

-- Ani DiFranco talks Obama, writing, and Minneapolis

"DiFranco finds her biggest fan in...our music editor."

-- Matt Wilson, John Munson shine on new project the Twilight Hours

"Lavish harmonies and firey fretwork speckle duo's debut, Stereo Night."

-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. Blank Dogs, Cold Cave, the Entrance Band, Lightning Bolt & Street Sweeper Social Club.


-- The Pet Shop Boys at the State: Like Tetris on acid (but better)

-- Marilyn Manson brings his dark circus to the State Theatre

Friday, September 11:

-- Willie's Guitars celebrates 20th anniversary with special guests

-- Ask Gimme Noise: Where are Minneapolis' well-rounded dance nights?

Monday, September 14:

-- Regina Spektor gives awkwardly charming set at the State Theatre

-- Q&A: "Nowhere Band" webcomic artist Keith Pille

-- Todd Rundgren prepares for an all-out spectacle

-- Hank Williams, Jr. has a rowdy time at Mystic

Tuesday, September 15:

-- Ani DiFranco: The extended interview

Wednesday, September 16:

-- Point of Departure: The biggest envelope

-- Astronaut Wife to reunite for Clubhouse Jager anniversary

-- Todd Rundgren dazzles at the State Theatre

-- Mason Jennings featured in Rolling Stone

Thursday, September 17:

-- Venue spotlight: 331 Club offers grown-up family fun

-- West Bank Revival lineup and schedule

-- The Pet Shop Boys turn State's stage into lifelike Tetris game

Next Week's New Releases (September 22):

-- Basement Jaxx Scars [XL Recordsings]

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-- Islands Vapours [Anti-]

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-- Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk [Shangri-La Music/Rough Trade]

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-- Noisettes Wild Young Hearts [Vertigo/Universal]

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-- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Higher Than The Stars EP [Slumberland Records]

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-- Pearl Jam Backspacer [Monkeywrench]

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-- Why? Eskimo Snow [anticon]

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