Gimme News Weekly Wrap-Up: June 19-25

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From the City Pages:
-- Vieux Farka Touré is living definition of "cultural hybrid"
"New album Fondo highlights Touré's time on the road"
-- Idle Hands pick up speed with local radio's blessing
"The Hearts We Broke on the Way to the Show makes long-awaited debut this month"
-- The Songs We Can't Escape feat. Circulatory System, Danger Bees, Brooke Hogan, Jay-Z & R. Kelly.

Slideshows:
-- CP Month In Music: June
-- Phoenix drench The Varsity Theater in sweat, joy
-- Rock The Garden: The Decemberists, Calexico & more
-- Twin Cities Noise Scene: The players
-- Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood: Double dose of vintage vibes at Xcel
-- Gallery2Go: Hootenanny: A Community at Fox Tax Gallery

Friday, June 19:
-- Ike Reilly gets sweaty at the Turf Club
"Though he's big enough to fill the Main Room at First Avenue, Reilly still plays the occasional Turf Club show, and it's a treat for fans who have been following him since the beginning."
-- Allen Toussaint: The extended interview
"In this week's print edition of City Pages, freelancer Rick Mason interviewed legendary New Orleans songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint, who is headlining the Twin Cities Jazz Festival tonight in Mears Park. Rick's interview with Toussaint went much longer than what we could fit into print, and we wanted to give readers a chance to delve deeper into their conversation -- here is the rest of the the interview transcript."

Monday, June 22:
-- Hiromi leaves the Dakota awestruck
"Before Hiromi Uehara took the stage at the Dakota, an announcer told the audience that she had recently been named the best pianist in Japan. When she bounded out on the stage and started playing piano, it became obvious that Hiromi is one of the most talented and capable pianists not only in her native country Japan, but in the world."
-- Mischke Mix: Monday, June 22

Tuesday, June 23:
-- Q&A: Phoenix's Christian Mazzalai
"Over the past two months, Phoenix has found time amidst a busy touring schedule to appear on both Letterman and Saturday Night Live, which is as good an indicator as any that they've made it."
-- The basement tapes: Take Up Serpents, Markus Lunkenheimer & Bryce Beverlin II
"During the month of noise music in researching this week's feature, Gimme Noise made numerous field recordings. Here's the best three."
-- Mischke Mix: Tuesday, June 23

Wednesday, June 24:
-- Phoenix drench the Varsity Theater in sweat and pure joy
"Phoenix delivered an intense, highly energetic show that got the crowd bouncing despite the stifling heat inside the venue."
-- Hot local sellers at the Electric Fetus

Thursday, June 25:
-- Trocaderos nightclub closed suddenly
"The Warehouse District's Trocaderos nightclub has unexpectedly closed, according to reports from several musicians and concert promoters who are now scrambling to reschedule their gigs."
-- Flyer of the Week: Racktacular
-- DJ Q&A: Nick Gunz on his last night in the VIP Room
-- Pride Weekend's 'Best Of' : Events not to miss
-- Mischke Mix: Thursday, June 25

Next Week's New Releases (June 30):
Cage Depart From Me [Def Jux]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Levon Helm Electric Dirt [Dirt Farmer Music]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage [Roadrunner]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Moby Wait For Me [Mute]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)
Wilco Wilco (The Album) [Nonesuch]
(Official) (MySpace) (Wikipedia)

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