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Jan. 9, 2009: LOTUSFLOW3R, A Paper Cup Band & SXSW

Twin Cities News:

-- Secrets of the City profiles A Paper Cup Band.

-- The L.A. Times spend "One night with Prince." Also, the purples one's new site LOTUSFLOW3R is up and running. (via)

-- Local acts confirmed for SXSW: Bella Koshka, First Communion Afterparty, Gospel Gossip, Jonathan Earl, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Mighty Fairly, Ouija Radio, Pictures of Then, the Invincible Kids, and Vampire Hands.

-- Minneapoliscast has a new episode featuring Jason Shannon.

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-- Valentines Day @ The Entry = Chris Koza, Big Trouble & Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles.

-- Culture Bully reviews Gay Witch Abortion's Maverick and Claw Like Things' Ladders of Opportunity.

-- Buzzgrinder has a photo set from One For The Team's Lexington, KY show.

-- Gimme (yesterday's) Noise: Ruby Isle cover Fleet Foxes, release really weird video.

Local Concert Highlights:

-- A Paper Cup Band, ShugE, Bouncer Fighter & The Absent Arch @ Hexagon

A Paper Cup Band: (MySpace)

ShugE: (MySpace)

Bouncer Fighter: (MySpace)

The Absent Arch: (Official) (MySpace)

-- Jason Shannon, The Wars of 1812, Molly Maher & Erik Koskinen @ Varsity

Jason Shannon: (Official) (MySpace)

Jason Shannon "Mister Miracle Mile" (mp3)

The Wars of 1812: (Official) (MySpace)

The Wars "Radio Unsigned" (mp3)

Molly Maher: (Official) (MySpace)

Molly Maher "Balms of Gilead" (mp3)

Molly Maher "3200 Miles" (mp3)

Molly Maher "Tugboat" (mp3)

Molly Maher "Let's Pretend" (mp3)

Erik Koskinen: (Official) (MySpace)

-- 757's, The Evening Rig & The Hard Left @ Triple Rock Social Club

757's: (Official) (MySpace)

The Evening Rig: (Official) (MySpace)

The Hard Left: (Official) (MySpace)

The Hard Left "Who'll Be The Next In Line" (mp3)

-- The Hopefuls, First Communion Afterparty, Greycoats & Invincible Kids @ Turf Club

The Hopefuls: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

First Communion Afterparty: (MySpace)

Greycoats: (Official) (MySpace)

Invincible Kids: (MySpace)

Daily Audio Downloads:

-- Cactus's "Where's My Skeleton" (mp3)

-- Cactus's "Daddy" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- Deer Tick "Still Crazy" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace)

-- Ryan MacGrath "Way West" (mp3)

-- Ryan MacGrath "Run" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- Northerner "Cull" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- T-Pain "I Can't Believe It (Hey Champ! Remix)" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- Western Civ "Capitol Steps" (mp3)

-- Western Civ "I Am a Waterfall" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- Katt Williams "Be In Tune With Your Star Playa (stand-up)" (mp3)

-- Katt Williams "Poor Little Tink Tink (stand-up)" (mp3)

(Official) (MySpace)