Juggalos Unite at Myth: "This Is Faygo, Fuck Shasta" [VIDEO]

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The parking lot outside of Myth was ripe with the sugary smell of Faygo and cigarettes on Saturday night, thanks to the thousands of Juggalos and Juggalettes gathered outside before Insane Clown Posse's Psychopathic Records Shockfest show.

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Slideshow: Insane Clown Posse Rock Myth


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Lizzo's "Faded" music video: Behind the scenes

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The music video for Lizzo's "Faded" dropped last Friday. A few months ago, I was invited by Lizzo to be a part of the shoot. On set she told me, "Basically we have this really cool circular camera that Kron built, and we're going to have people individually stand in the middle and do singular shots. It's going to spin around you. While that's happening get toasty, because we're going to play spin the bottle. It's going to be hot!"

Here is a look at that fateful evening with commentary from director Ryan "Kron" Thompson, producer Sam Spafford, and a few of the local musicians who were involved in the shoot. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the "Faded" music video and the friendships that make it so special.

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Jacuzzi Boys: We'll follow what excites us down the rabbit hole

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Jacuzzi Boys were South Florida's big revelation in 2007. Somewhere between the arenas of punk power-pop and surf psychedelics, their rock 'n' roll racket has certainly captured the attention of numerous fans across the world and independent heavy-hitters like Hardly Art and Third Man Records. Comprised of Danny Gonzalez on bass, Diego Monasterios on drums and Gabriel Alcala on guitar and vocals, the Boys will be on tour the entire month of June mainly supporting the relaunched Man or Astroman?

Gimme Noise had a chance to chat with Danny and Gabriel about the band's forthcoming self-titled album, due in September, and life on the road.

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On the set of Dessa's "Call Off Your Ghost" music video

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Dessa's first album since 2011's Castor, the Twin will be released on June 25, but she just debuted the first music video promoting Parts of Speech, and it's as stunning as the word-artist herself. Weaving words and images together, "Call Off Your Ghost" brims with symbolism and emotional narrative -- from reflections (literal and metaphorical) in a beautifully mosaicked broken mirror to the starkness of a white room decorated with empty picture frames.

Earlier this year, Gimme Noise got to hang out on set for half of the two-day video shoot with Dessa and dozens-strong crew around Northeast Minneapolis on a chilly spring morning.

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Dessa announces new record Parts of Speech, debuts new track
Dessa named 75th most influential person in the Twin Cities

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Prince & 3rdEyeGirl drop new video for "Fixurlifeup"

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While anticipation builds (and ticket prices fall) for Prince's two Saturday shows at Myth this weekend, the Purple One dropped a brand new video for "Fixurlifeup," a grungy, funk-fueled track drawn from his current collaboration with 3rdEyeGirl, which is currently available for digital download via iTunes by NPG Records.

The clip, which was directed by Sanaa Hamri, features plenty of live footage from a spirited recent performance, with many of the track's somewhat pedestrian lyrics included so that fans can sing right along with the Purple Yoda and his all-female band. There's even a slightly cringe-worthy image of Prince buttering some toast along with his lyrics that take a slight political dig at the U.K., before the track erupts with another of Prince's typically potent choruses that preaches rapid self-betterment.

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Prince to play at Myth


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Producer Jack Douglas on John Lennon: "He was tired of being the fat Beatle"

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Jack Douglas at the mixing board in Terranium Studios
Jack Douglas has enjoyed a legendary career in music. After starting on Robert Kennedy's senatorial campaign, Douglas worked with a Who's Who of rock luminaries, from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Aerosmith. Last weekend, he was in town recording a new single with The Oddfathers at Terranium Studio, where Gimme Noise caught up with him.
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Gabe Rodreick rises above spinal cord injury to continue writing music

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Rodreick is the band's lead singer, and writes most of the music.
Treading North frontman Gabe Rodreick has been making music nearly all his life. When he was a sophomore in high school, having played piano since age 5, Rodreick was accepted to the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley. But the summer before his junior year began, Rodreick traveled to Costa Rica for an exchange program, and suffered a devastating spinal cord injury while body surfing at Manuel Antonio National Park.

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COVER STORY: Stalking the Blue Demon
Sen. Jeff Hayden introduces spinal cord research bill

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The Farewell Circuit debut a new video each week in December

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Late last fall, Minneapolis band The Farewell Circuit put out an album of quietly elegant songs. While performing for Rock the Cradle at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts with Gabe Douglas, lead singer Danny O'Brien met videographer Brian Suerth, who was there filming the dancing sensation Rupert. Danny gave Brian a copy of his CD, and received an email from Suerth a couple of days later saying that he was obsessed with the album and wanted to make a few videos with some select songs.

Gimme Noise spoke with Danny about what went into making the videos, which involved thunderstorms and shutting down Nicollet Avenue for a piano being pulled on the back of a trailer.

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