Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: March 6-12

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Friday, March 6:
-- The Local sets world record for most Jameson Whiskey sold
"The Local understands that Minnesotans like their whiskey. They like it more than Dublin, Ireland, New York City, and Boston. In fact, they liked it enough to drink 671 cases of Jameson in 2008. That's 22 bottles a day."

Monday, March 9:
-- Aw Naw Hell Naw: A word with Muja Messiah about Artist X Artist
"I recently talked to Muja Messiah about the show, what's coming up for him, and EMERGENCY MCNUGGETS."
-- Mischke Mix: Monday, March 9
"For those who have been listening to the new Mischke show "In the Stream" on CityPages.com, you may have heard Mischke announce today that, for the time being, he will be only be playing local music on his show."

Tuesday, March 10:
-- Clutter Control: Down and Above wants you to Hold Your Breath
"The first thing I notice about Hold Your Breath For A Rising Tide is that the lady on the cover is wearing SCUBA gear. Why would she need to hold her breath? Perhaps the oxygen tank was ruptured by a giant squid? I guess to answer that question we'll have to play the CD."
-- Funky pop singer Mayda prepares to unleash her debut
"Don't let her tiny stature fool you--Mayda plays hard-hitting pop music and sings with the sass of a diva twice her size."
-- 10,000 Lakes Festival finalizes 2009 lineup
"Today, two announcements from the hippie dippie outdoor festival. First, the already robust line-up has been bolstered by over a dozen late adds, and second, a rather run of the mill layaway plan is being installed to help consumers cope with the $159 sticker price."
-- Mischke Mix: Tuesday, March 10
"As we discussed yesterday, Mischke will be spinning local music every day as a part of his "In the Stream" internet broadcast. Here's a rundown of the songs Mischke selected for today's show..."

Wednesday, March 11:
-- Jonas Brothers coming to Target Center
"There's nothing to be said about the Jonas Brothers that hasn't already been said about fascist Italy except that, unlike fascist Italy, the Jonas Brothers will be playing the Target Center on July 8."
-- Flyer of the Week: High on Stress
"There's something terribly unnerving about the knowing smirk of a plastic Cupie doll. But if you can get past the terrifying stare of the baby, this flyer advertises a great lineup of local bar rock."
-- Prince to play Tonight Show three nights in a row
"To promote his trio of new albums due out at the end of this month, Prince will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno for a three-night stand."
-- Mischke Mix: Wednesday, March 11
"Today's Mischke broadcast featured another new handful of local songs, including one track that he played a total of four times."

Thursday, March 12:
-- 5 Questions with Detroit-based activist/rapper Invincible
"From learning English through rap songs at the early age of 7 and writing rhymes at 9, to using hip-hop to inspire social change, Invincible is a forward-thinking emcee with a mission."
-- MP3 of the Week: So It Goes
-- Mischke Mix: Thursday, March 12
"It was Trailer Trash Day on the Mischke show today. Three different songs from the local honkey-tonk band's Live at Lee's album were selected for the day's show, and you can find the titles listed below."
-- 5 Questions with incoming EDM master Matthew Dear
"Having moved from Detroit/Ann Arbor to New York two years ago, Gimme Noise talked to the producer/DJ/EDM project manager about coming back to Minneapolis to again attempt to satisfy insatiable late night techno desires..."

From the City Pages:

-- The Current's new hire Jim McGuinn shaking things up
"McGuinn was recently hired to replace Steve Nelson, who left the station to become regional program director of MPR News last year. McGuinn's background seems to have prepared him well for the challenge."
-- Honeydogs search for silver lining on Sunshine Committee
"City Pages recently weaseled our way onto the calendar of Honeydogs' singer-songwriter Adam Levy (he is also busy these days with his new solo project Bunny Clogs, playing with Hookers $ Blow, and teaching at MacPhail and the Institute of Production and Recording) to pick his brain about the new album, why the Honeydogs are still relevant, and what it takes for a fortysomething father of three to get his rocks off."
-- His Mischief The Perfect Lover Review
"The Perfect Lover is frustrating at times, but its songs refrain from bleeding into one bland sound, instead creating a distinct contrast with one another. It's unpredictable and inconsistent, but at no point does it fail to sound good."
-- The Songs We Can't Escape: Bubonic Plague, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Robert Inhuman, Killola & Seymour Wright.

Slideshows:
-- WHOO HA! Busta Rhymes has Epic all in check
-- Twin Cities hip-hop goes mental at 'Artist x Artist' showcase
-- Club Shots: Get Cryphy whips up some dancefloor magic
-- All Access: ?uestlove, Black Thought, King Britt appear for 'Taste Of Philly'

Next Week's New Releases (March 17):
-- An Horse Rearrange Beds [Mom & Pop Music]
An Horse "Postcards" (mp3)
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-- Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Beware! [Drag City]
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-- Les Claypool Of Fungai and Foe [Prawn Song]
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-- MSTRKRFT Fist of God [Dim Mak]
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-- Wavves Wavvves [Fat Possum]
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-- Superdrag Industry Giants [Superdrag Sound]
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