Jan. 5, 2009: Prince, Mark Mallman & Gay Witch Abortion

Twin Cities News:

-- Prince might have three new releases in the works for 2009. Also from Prince, "I have friends that are gay and we study the Bible together." (via)

-- MN Stories has a video recap of Mark Mallman's New Year's Eve show, Culture Bully reviews the show.

-- How Was The Show reviews Gay Witch Abortion's CD release show.

-- Voting is underway for the third annual TC Hip Hop Awards.


-- Northern Outpost features an exclusive Andy Elwell performance & interview.

-- The Decider reviews a variety of local releases including albums from The Invincible Kids and The Absent Arch among others.

-- In the event that you haven't had your share of year end lists, the Star Tribune shares the individual lists that were compiled for its annual Twin Cities Critics Tally.

Local Concert Highlights:

-- Gabe Barnett, The Floorbirds & Anthony Newes @ Kitty Kat Klub

Gabe Barnett: (MySpace)

The Floorbirds: (MySpace)

Anthony Newes: (MySpace)

-- Hips Don't Lie w. Joey Van Phillips on drums @ Barbette


Daily Audio Downloads:

-- Au Revoir Simon "Here is the News" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

-- Jay Bennett "Whatever Happened I Apologize" (album zip)

(Official) (MySpace)

-- Grimus "Panikon" (album zip)

(Official) (MySpace)

-- Hermanos Inglesos "Komodo" (maxi-single zip)


-- Magic Bullets "The Upstairs Flight" (mp3)

-- Magic Bullets "Not Just a Long Face" (mp3)

-- Magic Bullets "For Romance" (mp3)

-- Magic Bullets "The Book is Closed" (mp3)


-- Peachcake "Welcome to the Party to Save the World" (mp3)