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Jan. 2, 2009: Dessa, Muja Messiah & more love for Atmosphere

Twin Cities News:

-- How Was The Show has posted the complete audio from Thursday's Mad Ripple Hootenanny featuring the Mad Ripple, Venus DeMars, Jason Shannon and Suzanne Vallie.

-- Star Tribune's critic's pole has deemed Atmosphere's When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold the best local album of 2008.

-- Midwest Broadcast puts Lemons at #2.

-- The Minnesota Independent interviews Dessa.

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-- Urb interviews Muja Messiah. (via)

-- Radio K ran down a list of their Top 77 albums of 2008 as voted on by listeners, listing Doomtree's Doomtree (#9) as the top ranking local album.

-- Culture Bully has a photo set from Hercules and Love Affair & Solid Gold's New Year's Eve show.

Local Concert Highlights:

-- Nobot, The New Monarchs, Dearling Physique & I, Colossus @ The Entry

Nobot: (MySpace)

The New Monarchs: (Official) (MySpace)

The New Monarchs "Surprises" (mp3)

The New Monarchs "Across Your Hands" (mp3)

Dearling Physique: (MySpace)

I, Colossus: (MySpace)

-- MC Harv, El Guante and Big Cats!, Yakub, Megacat @ Eclipse Records

MC Harv: (MySpace)

El Guante: (Official) (MySpace)

Big Cats!: (Official) (MySpace)

Yakub: (MySpace)

-- Meredith Fierke & Son of a Gun @ 400 Bar

Meredith Fierke: (Official) (MySpace)

Son of a Gun: (MySpace)

Daily Audio Downloads:

-- Dani Deahl Feat. Whiskey Pete "Poppin' Bottles" (mp3)

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-- Dead Man's Bones "In a Room Where You Sleep (live)" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- ¡MAYDAY! "The Future Is Now" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- Emanuel Vinson "Sampler (feat. Dan Deacon Remix)" (zip)

(MySpace)

-- Weird Science "Haus of Cards (Dan Sena Remix)" (mp3)

(MySpace)