Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: May 15-21

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Friday, May 15:
-- Recession Music means free stuff from StopHouse Records
"'Recession Music' is a collaboration of MCs Prof and St. Paul Slim, two guys deemed favorites in the TC underground rap scene, that together make loud, content heavy tracks with unwavering attitude."

Monday, May 18:
-- Soundset '09 Countdown: 6 days to go
-- Gay Witch Abortion go rolling on the river
"It's like the old journalism adage: if a band says they are going to float down the river in a
raft, you had better go check it out."
-- New Mark Mallman and Craig Finn mp3 released

Tuesday, May 19:
-- Soundset '09 Countdown: 5 days

Wednesday, May 20:
-- CD Review: Mouthful of Bees take a sharp turn
"The Minneapolis four-some turned sextet's self-titled second release (released online April 21, in stores May 19) is not just a total departure from their highly touted debut The End, it may in fact be the last recording the band creates."
-- The Popstream's Soundet '09 A/V Supplement Super-Spectacular
-- Grand Old Day 2009 Lineup
-- Slug and Murs prepare to release Felt 3
"The third volume of the Felt series has entered the mixing process, and a release date should be announced soon."

Thursday, May 21:
-- Soundset '09 Countdown: 3 days left
-- Tweecap: Animal Collective was, like, awesome
"It was a hipster haven at First Avenue last night, with Animal Collective headlining the Main Room, and sure enough, there were enough Twitter users there to fill a whole Tolstoy novel in 140 character increments."
-- Flyer of the Week: West Rocks Minneapolis
-- Flyover Land Vol. 1 available for free download
-- DJ Q&A: Jay Strangelove on his residencies, groupies, hair (FREE MIX)
"A man with many residencies and the best "club" hair on the scene, Jay took 5 to answer 5 with Gimme Noise."

From the City Pages:
-- Minneapolis's art-rock trio Gay Beast grow up
"Group talks personal politics, strategies for change"
-- Rap duo Big Quarters make big waves
"It's self-distribution, hard work, and hustle, all day, every day"
-- The Dinkytowner bids farewell
"The local music venue and restaurant has announced that it will close up shop at the end of the month"
-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. Kelly Clarkson, Deerhunter, Jamie Foxx, Pink & Rye Rye.

Slideshows:
-- All The Pretty Horses run free at 7th Street Entry
-- Gay Witch Abortion rock unstable raft in Northeast
-- Fall Out Boy brings unintelligible lyrics and great hair to Roy Wilkins
-- King Khan & The Shrines return to get rowdy at Triple Rock
-- Wale, Muja Messiah and Real Spit Rick at The Fine Line
-- Animal Collective attracts beardos and the neon Nike set

Next Week's New Releases (May 26):
Black Moth Super Rainbow Eating Us [Graveface]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Black Moth Super Rainbow "Born on a Day the Sun Didn't Rise" (mp3)
Gay Beast Second Wave [Skin Graft]
(MySpace)
Gay Beast "EEEXXPPPAAANNNDDDIIINNNGGG" (mp3)
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest [Warp]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Marilyn Manson The High End of Low [Interscope]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix [Glassnote]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Sunn o))) Monoliths and Dimensions [Southern Lord]
(MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Viva Voce Rose City [Barsuk]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Viva Voce "Octavio" (mp3)


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