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  • You may know Caroline Smith as a songwriter who's been around the Twin Cities for a few years, first as a solo artist, then with the Good-Night Sleeps, then as a solo artist again. Did you know the Detroit Lakes native has a new single out with fellow Twin Citian Lizzo which you might want to turn up for every young woman in your life? Smith joins Lizzo and friends for two shows at the end of the month at First Avenue to benefit The Women's Foundation of Minnesota.

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  • Did you know that KFAI has Web Exclusive programming?
    Jazzed Up And Bonkers is one of those shows!!
    Check out the next episode!
  • Local indie rock six-piece Carbon Handshake will be performing live on KFAI's own Live From Studio 5! on Wednesday, August 27th, from 10 PM to midnight.

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  • Local musical legend PaviElle has announced the upcoming release of her first album, Fear Not, which promises to be her most prominent and groundbreaking musical contribution to date. In a video from February of earlier this year, PaviElle described the importance of the album, stating that the project has been in the works for quite some time and that she and the band are finally ready to release their collection of soulful songs to her eagerly-awaiting fan base.

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  • Sir Paul McCartney dropped by Minneapolis on Saturday for a stop on his Out There tour, and everyone within Target Field that night witnessed what could be considered a concert that may very well have been pulled straight from a fan’s wildest dream. The weather was perfect, free of humidity or rain, and the ever-present Minneapolis skyline provided a serene backdrop for the legendary performance taking place.

    The Liverpudlian performed a monster three-hour set, which included two encores, as energetically as ever, hopping between his signature bass guitar, a piano, acoustic and electric guitars, and a ukulele. The setlist contained a multitude of Beatles classics, including Paperback Writer, We Can Work It Out, Lady Madonna, Blackbird, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, and Let It Be, as well as several numbers from Wings and McCartney’s solo career, such as Listen To What The Man Said, Band On The Run, Maybe I’m Amazed, and Live and Let Die. Sir Paul even played a few songs off of his most recent release, New, including Save Us, New, and Queenie Eye.

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  • On this week's True Brit! our genial host Simon Husbands will be coaxing some music out of special guest Doug Collins! Doug is a singer songwriter with a new CD coming out next week, so he will be sharing music from that and from his private collection – plus some live music too! Join Simon and Doug – this Friday night at midnight!

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  • After being inspired by the World Cup Soccer tournament, and by the terrible soccer songs over the last 50 years, CFTP's Ron Gerber and True Brit!'s Simon Husbands have teamed up to record a soccer song they hope will match the competition! The song entitled 'The Footy Song ( One For All For England )' – by the band True Crap – will be premiered at the crossover of CFTP and True Brit! this coming Friday night, the 18th, at midnight.

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  • Its the 2014 SUMMERTIME SPECTACULAR SHOW!! Join web exclusive radio/computer show JAZZED UP AND BONKERS as Dan and Travis play all your favorite weird oldies and summertime punk songs.
    They also receive a live, on-the-spot report from Rock and Roll Know-It-All SANDY SHOCKS as she covers a live summertime fireworks display!
    Grab your swimsuit, beach blanket, suntan oil and computer radio and have a blast as we celebrate the best time of the year!! Good job everybody!!

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  • Minneapolis-based alternative rock band Vaudeville has generously donated one pair of tickets for their upcoming Masquerade Party/CD Release Show at First Avenue on Saturday, May 17, 2014, as well as four signed copies of their new CD, Part 1: The Masquerade, to KFAI’s Spring Pledge Drive. All of this can be yours with a contribution of $35 to our drive, while also assisting KFAI in reaching its $91,000 goal. However, Friday is the last day of the drive, so take advantage of this opportunity while it’s still around!

    Vaudeville combines rock, electronic, and experimental elements to create a driving, addictive, and unarguably distinct sound that has catapulted them into the spotlight in recent years. Current members Christopher Gummeson (vocals/keyboards), Chris Schara (lead guitar/vocals), A.J. Sugar (rhythm guitar), Timmy Kosel (bass/vocals), and John “Jimbo” Olson (drums), together create a unique sound that has earned them an ever-increasing name in the Midwest’s music industry.

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  • Versed Radio hosts DJ Kary and DJ Lady Em welcomed local singer, musician, producer & songwriter, Mayda, to the studio for their March 6th, 2014 Celebration of Women in Music episode, to talk about her new album, Busy Signals, the process of connecting with her birth parents, being a multi-instrumentalist and crossing musical genres.

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