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Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: Sept. 18-25

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From the City Pages:

-- Mason Jennings releases his most intense record yet

"Blood of Man is loud, dark, and raw."

-- Owl City breaking through the who's-hoot of local electronica

"Ocean Eyes is a debut digitally devised to delight."

-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. Whitney Houston, Washed Out, No Age, the Game & Drake.

Slideshows:

-- The faces of B-Girl Be: Women celebrating hip-hop

-- Phoenix serve up French electro-rock like gentlemen

-- Brian Eno and Jon Hassell - Walker Art Center: Conversation Piece

-- Sunny Day Real Estate at First Ave

-- BLK JKS at Cedar Cultural Center

Friday, September 18:

-- McNally Smith adds Jeremy Messersmith, Andy Thompson to faculty

-- Insane Clown Posse makes a mess at the Main Room

-- ICP show pictures: The best of the worst

Monday, September 21:

-- Ani DiFranco returns to rock'n'roll at First Ave

-- Dwight Yoakam and company gyrate hips on guitars at Grand Casino

Tuesday, September 22:

-- Alice in Chains still grinding the grunge at First Ave

-- To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie reviewed on Pitchfork

-- Photos: Phoenix acoustic in-store at the Fetus

-- New Paul Westerberg EP released

Wednesday, September 23:

-- Q&A: Dan Hoerner of Sunny Day Real Estate

-- Point of Departure: Buffalo Collision at the Dakota

-- Band to watch: Total Babe

Thursday, September 24:

-- Sunny Day Real Estate at First Ave

-- Q&A: Built to Spill's Doug Martsch

-- White Light Riot re-emerge after label dispute

Friday, September 25:

-- BLK JKS kick off the Global Roots Festival at the Cedar

-- Jeremy Messersmith, "Tatooine"

-- Eva Mendez appears in Har Mar Superstar teaser

Next Week's New Releases (September 29):

-- AFI Crash Love [Interscope]

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-- Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue [Virgin/EMI]

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-- Hatebreed Hatebreed [E1 Music]

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-- La Roux La Roux [Polydor]

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-- Zero 7 Yeah Ghost [Atlantic]

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