11 Memorable Bob Dylan TV Moments

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Bob Dylan on Late Show with David Letterman in 1984
Last night one oddball pop-culture titan bid farewell to another, as Bob Dylan performed jazz standard "The Night We Called It A Day" on the second-to-last Late Show with David Letterman (a third oddball pop-culture titan was present in the form of guest Bill Murray).

For Letterman, who signs off for good Wednesday night, it marks the end of a 33-year late-night reign in which he introduced radical concepts such as irreverence and irony to audiences more accustomed to the staid quips of Steve Allen and Johnny Carson. Dave made it OK for mainstream comedy to get weird.

For Dylan, Tuesday's show served as a rare TV spot for a music legend who never shies away from his own weirdness; his last Letterman performance was way back in 1993. (Murray, on the other hand, was the first guest in 1982 and popped in an additional 43 times, including last night when he popped out of a cake.)

In celebration of Bob and Dave and YouTube embedding, here are 10 memorable clips of Dylan on the small screen, plus last night's poignant farewell (at the very bottom).

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Miley Cyrus Covers the Replacements with Joan Jett and Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace

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Miley Cyrus

If you thought Miley Cyrus's only contributions to the world were "Party in the USA" and co-opting twerking, she's showing some grown-up ambition in a new nonprofit endeavor called the Happy Hippie Foundation.

Working with artists such as Joan Jett, Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), Melanie Safka, and Ariana Grande, the organization is a musical collaboration-based fundraiser to benefit homeless youth, LGBT youth, and other vulnerable members of society. To raise awareness and support for her cause, she even covers the Twin Cities' own Replacements with Joan Jett and Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace.

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Miley Cyrus at Xcel Energy Center, 3/10/14

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The Coachella Experience: In Stop Motion Form [VIDEO]

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"The Coachella Experience" is tough to define, because the behemoth annual festival means different things to different people. For some, it's all about a sunset ferris wheel ride. For others, it's about dancing your heart out in the Sahara tent all damn day. For me, it's about beer and Spicy Pie pizza.

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The 50 Most Beautiful People at Coachella
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Local Music Fans Reveal Their Favorite, Most Epic First Avenue Stories [Video]

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First Avenue Fans Share Their Favorite, Epic Concerts from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

Your first First Avenue show is a rite of passage in the Twin Cities music scene. Once you step foot into the star-covered club, it's hard not to find reasons to revisit the place again and again.

We talked to a few of the folks at First Avenue's sold-out 45th anniversary show about their first experiences at the venue, their favorite shows, and what the place means to them.

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First Ave Brings Out Special Guests to Celebrate 45th Anniversary

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Rave of Thrones: What Would Hodor Spin? [Video]

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Rave of Thrones: What Would Hodor Spin? from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

At a rave, you're more likely to see women in fuzzy leg warmers with plastic kandi beads weighing down their arms than blonde badasses like Brienne of Tarth or Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen.

But thats just what we found at the Cabooze thanks to multi-talented DJ Kristian Nairn traveling to the North the Twin Cities over the weekend to spin for Westeros-loving music fans.

Nairn's other gig? He's Hodor on Game of Thrones.

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Inside the Traveling Game of Thrones Exhibit

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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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ASL interpreter Rebecca Rick enhances concerts for deaf fans

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Rick, the figure in black on the right, interprets as Chastity Brown performs.
At Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges's inauguration party on Saturday night, local acts ranging from Chastity Brown and her band to Desdamona and Carnage performed for a packed house, including Senator Al Franken and hundreds of Hodges's supporters.

But a lone, black-clad figure in the right corner of the stage silently stole the show.

See Also: Slideshow: Mayor Betsy Hodges's Inauguration Party

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Soulcrate Music premiere "Burn Colder" video with DJ Abilities

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Soulcrate Music

South Dakota's favorite sons Soulcrate Music have been bringing their take on Midwest hip-hop across the country for over a decade. While they were largely the architects of the modern Sioux Falls hip-hop scene, they've been frequently embraced here in the Twin Cities as well, regularly selling out 7th Street Entry.

Gimme Noise is excited to premiere their new video "Burn Colder" featuring DJ Abilites from their new album Welcome Back From Wherever You've Been that also features Grieves, Ross Miller and production from Sapient of the Sandpeople. We spoke to member Attention Def about the essence of South Dakota in their music, especially in how it shaped their new video.

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Greycoats filmed new video with a drone, announce Turf Club residency


The adventurous Minneapolis rock quartet Greycoats are back with a premiere of their new video for the pulsating single, "Leviathan," lifted from their recent record, World of Tomorrow. The striking black and white clip, directed and edited by Will Keeler, captures the band in the familiar chore of loading up their van with their gear, just tinged with the paranoia so prevalent in the modern day.

The aerial footage that makes the video so memorable and impressive was shot by CAVU, who use a specialized, state-of-the-art unmanned aircraft to capture the overhead shots featured in the clip.

And, in addition to debuting their brand new video, Greycoats have also just announced an upcoming residency at the Turf Club every Tuesday night in October, with a fantastic array of local supporting acts joining in the fun.

See Also: Greycoats: If our last album was molasses, this one's San Pellegrino

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