Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: May 22-28

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Friday, May 22:
-- 5 Q's with Soundset artist Big Jess of Unknown Prophets
"The Unknown Prophets have been a notable part of the Twin Cities hip-hop scene since the late '90s, bringing their thoughtful rhymes and lofty instrumentation to countless sets since the Bon Appetit days of Dinkytown..."
-- New Estate video, "Insecurity Camera"
-- Bastille Day Block Party 2009 lineup
-- Finnigans shamROCK 2009 lineup

Monday, May 25: (Gimme News)

Tuesday, May 26:
-- Soundset '09: Atmosphere video and setlist
-- Soundset '09: Slideshows
-- Soundset '09: Backstage with P.O.S., Toki Wright, El-P
-- Mischke Mix: Tuesday, May 26

Wednesday, May 27:
-- State Fair free music announced
-- Q&A: Local singer-songwriter Brad Senne
"With each subsequent album, Beight frontman Brad Senne seems to develop his songwriting craft exponentially."
-- HowWasTheShow.com announces 7-year anniversary show
-- Mischke Mix: Wednesday, May 27

Thursday, May 28:
-- Flyer of the Week: Power of 2
-- 5 Questions with Moon Goon Jonathan Ackerman (free mix)
"There's a reason Jonathan gets booked so much here -- maybe two -- and that's because he knows exactly what tracks will get his crowd to lose it on the dancefloor and he is, quite frankly, a marketing genius."
-- P.O.S. heads to Europe
-- Mischke Mix: Thursday, May 28

From the City Pages:
-- Speed's the Name rock it 'til the wheels fall off
"Minneapolis band releases new album, Swell, featuring Vampire Hands' Colin Johnson"
-- Fischerspooner's wild singer just a Southern boy at heart
"Casey Spooner on his stage antics, Southern pride, and the near breakup of his band"
-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. Clipse, the Cool Kids, DOOM, Iran & Lithops.

Slideshows:
-- Animal Collective attracts beardos and the neon Nike set
-- 'Rock For Pussy' Bowie tribute at First Avenue
-- City Pages' Month In Music: May '09

Next Week's New Releases (June 2):
311 Uplifter [Volcano Records]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Elvis Costello Secret, Profane & Sugarcane [Hear Music]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Eels Hombro Lobo [Vagrant]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Iggy Pop Preliminaries [Astralwerks]
(Official) (Wikipedia)
J-Dilla Jay $tay Paid [Natural Sounds]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Rancid Dominoes Fall  [Hellcat]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Spinnerette s/t [Anthem/RED]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Patrick Wolf The Bachelor [Bloody Chamber Music]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)


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