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    July 8, 2014

    Willie Nelson's five biggest gambles

    By Kelly Dearmore Aside from being as genius of a musician, Willie Nelson is a survivor, an activist and practical spiritual guru. Over the past couple of decades, his non-musical exploits have calmed considerably. Fewer movie roles and, aside from a minor drug-bust on the border a few years ago, a ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    Bob Dylan left 149 acetate records sitting in an NYC closet for 40 years

    For Bob Dylan rarity hunters, this could be one of the biggest scores yet.A record dealer has just revealed details of a find at a Greenwich Village building in New York City. Inside two boxes marked "Old Records" were 149 acetates -- test pressings created using a recording lathe -- used by Dylan d ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    MS MR: We're still figuring it out

    Riding the success of their wildly popular single "Hurricane," New York-based MS MR have "made it" in every sense of the word, scoring a deal with Columbia Records that led to touring, the release of their full-length debut Secondhand Rapture, and performances on stages as large as Lollapalooza. Whi ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Bob Dylan is releasing his entire catalog on a harmonica-shaped USB

    How many different copies of Blood On the Tracks can a person rightfully own? Bob Dylan is betting on at least one more with the Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One. This is the big one.Sure, a well-heeled fan can pony up for the CD box featuring his 35 studio albums and countless live reco ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Nine Inch Nails unveil 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in September

    It would've been impossible for Nine Inch Nails to give up for good. Trent Reznor and his electronic/industrial cohorts are heading back on the road later this year in support of the first NIN studio recordings in half a decade. Hesitation Marks will be out via Columbia Records on September 3, and y ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Tony Bennett at State Theatre, 1/20/13

    Tony Bennett State Theatre, Minneapolis Sunday, January 20, 2013 At the Electric Fetus, Tony Bennett is filed in a section titled "Vocals." Such greats as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bette Midler, and Barbara Streisand also live in this section. There's a reason that even though these musicians hav ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Brandi Carlile on Bear Creek and Kris Kristofferson

    Singer Brandi Carlile celebrated her 31st birthday earlier this month in the Cascade Mountain Range smoking cigars, drinking beer and playing golf with her family and friends. She was only 22 when she approached brothers Phil and Tim Hanseroth to start a band with her. She confidently promised the p ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012
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    May 3, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete list

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picks50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revelatory ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota songs: #20-11

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsMinneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revel ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    Ting Tings' Katie White: We need to write songs when we're depressed

    ​Four years ago, two unassuming musicians from Northwest England caught the attention of the music world with the explosive, sassy single: "That's Not My Name." Their fast success brought dance-pop duo the Ting Tings (Jules de Martino and Katie White) an impressive record deal, worldwide touring, ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Miles Davis began recording Bitches Brew on this date in 1969, and changed modern music forever

    ​With the dust of the just-completed Woodstock festival still settling, Miles Davis was on his own idiosyncratic trip on this date in 1969, as he settled into Columbia Records' 30th Street Studio in Manhattan to begin the three-day recording sessions that would produce his groundbreaking jazz- ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: January 16-22, 2009

    T-Pain, Lil Wayne, AC/DC, new Military Speci ... More >>

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    July 14, 2005

    The Go Team! signs to Columbia, buys new pom-poms

    The Go Team!, praised and blamed earlier this year by Lindsey Thomas, has signed to Columbia Records, home to Bessie Smith and other acclaimed acts.

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    June 10, 2005

    And another MN Fave

    I was pleased that Dan Raustadt* wrote in to give a plug for the Elektras' "Dirty Old Man," which would probably be in my personal Minnesota Top 15, and is the song missing from our Top 50 that  I most wanted to find room for, but couldn't. We did, however, inculde a short item on Money Music, an ... More >>