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July 30, 2009: Manic Street Preachers & Prince

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Twin Cities News:

-- Manic Street Preachers have announced a date at the Varsity this coming September 30.

-- Atlas Sound will be playing Northfield's Cave in October.

-- The Star Tribune recaps the "Let's Go Crazy" Prince-themed dance night at First Avenue

and looks back on Purple Rain.

-- Madatoms looks at how Prince, in all his eternal oddnitude, is more "normal" than Chris Brown, George Michael, Ray J, R. Kelly & Michael Jackson.

-- Spin reviews the new Owl City CD.

-- Rock 'n' Roll Star has videos from the Dead Weather's First Avenue performance.

-- MN Daily reviews recent releases by Gospel Gossip & Michael Yonkers & the Blind Shake.

-- Gimme (yesterday's) Noise: Sarah White & M.anifest: "Losing My Religion".

Local Concert Highlights:

-- Awesome Snakes, Coconut Coolouts & Personal and the Pizzas @ 7th St. Entry

Awesome Snakes: (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Coconut Coolouts: (MySpace)

Personal and the Pizzas: (MySpace)

-- Shiny Toy Guns, DJ Steve Aoki & Joe Maz @ Fine Line Music Cafe

Shiny Toy Guns: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Steve Aoki: (Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

Joe Maz: (Official) (MySpace)

Daily Audio Downloads:

-- ArpLine "Game" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- Lou Barlow "Gravitate" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- Hill Country Revue "Ramblin" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- Hollands "Coughing Boy" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- Ingenting "Halleluja!" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- The Silent Years "Taking Drugs at the Amusement Park" (mp3)

(MySpace)

-- Woodhands "I Wasn't Made For Fighting" (mp3)

-- Woodhands "Electric Avenue (Eddy Grant cover)" (mp3)

(MySpace)