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This Week in The Entry: August 29, 2016

Monday: A Silent Film

Formed in Oxford, UK, by Robert Stevenson (vocals/piano) and Spencer Walker (drums), A Silent Film’s expansive and poetic pop-rock sound has garnered comparisons to everyone from Coldplay to The Killers to U2. A Silent Film returned on October 16, 2015 with the follow up to the critically acclaimed Sand & Snow: the new full-length studio album, A Silent Film.

Sounds like: Civil Twilight, Sleeper Agent, The Mowgli’s

Tuesday: Rank Strangers | Posh Lost | Holly & The Varlots | Harper’s Jar

Rank Strangers: “original independent rock music, established 1990 based in minneapolis, minnesota the united states of amerika.” Rank Strangers celebrates their 25th year of existence with a trio of albums:Lady President, Ringtones, and The Box

Posh Lost: Posh Lost began in 2012 as the dream pop project of Jeff Cornell, Sean Neppl, and Jackson Woolsey. Growing up together in suburban Minnesota, these longtime friends holed up in Sean’s parents’ basement, fleshing out early tracks. Joined by Jordan Bleau on drums and Emmy Carter on synthesizers, the band released their first EP, Between Themselves, under the band name Gloss on Forged Artifacts in 2014.

Holly & The Varlots: A dark rock group from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Harper’s Jar: An art rock group from Minneapolis, Minnesota consisting of members Devin Ware, Ian Nelson, and Adam Meyer.

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Wednesday: John Chuck & The Class - CD Release Party

Rapper JC “John Chuck” Stroebel and producer Henry “The Class” Donato have been making music together since childhood. Growing up in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis, they’ve modeled their talents and ambitions after the vibrant musical culture around them. Their latest project, John Chuck & The Class, aims to bring fresh new sound and perspective to the local music scene.

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Thursday: Hemmingbirds

Hemmingbirds came into formation through the scattered collection of songs by Yoo Soo Kim. The band’s latest release, Half a Second, was released in February 2016. A 4-track EP, Half a Second is a tight collection of indie pop songs that reflect on fleeting moments of life.

Sounds like: Folded Light, Broken Anchor, Dead Recipe

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Friday: Tribulation

Swedish metal band TRIBULATION released their third album, THE CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT, on Century Media Records in April 2015 after wrapping up a US tour with genre titans BEHEMOTH and CANNIBAL CORPSE. TRIBULATION formed in 2004 in the west of Sweden and quickly gained underground reputation with their first demo and the Putrid Rebirth EP in 2006.

Sounds like: Morbus Chron, Vampire, Gruesome

Sunday: Bora York | Good Night Gold Dust | The Prams

Bora York: Creating a stir in their hometown of Minneapolis and online, their new song “Let Loose,” served as the birth of a second album, Secret Youth, that was written by frontman Chris Bartels. Brian Seidel (vocals, guitar, keys), Bjorn Nilsen (drums), and Jamie) Kauppi (bass) join Chris and Rebekah to complete the outfit and create an exciting live experience.

Good Night Gold Dust: Good Night Gold Dust is a Mankato, MN-based electro indie pop quartet comprised of vocalists / guitarists Laura Schultz and Colin Scharf, drummer Michelle Roche, and synth player Zachary Arney. Formed in Spring 2014, this lineup teamed up with Minneapolis producer Brett Bullion (Bad Bad Hats, John Mark Nelson) to record their first studio EP, self-titled Good Night Gold Dust.

The Prams: The Minneapolis-based vibey-folk duo, The Prams, has gracefully merged folk roots with electronic overtones to create a unique sound layered with perfectly tailored harmonies. The husband/wife duo have been writing and recording together since 2011, including a Christmas EP, an original song for a documentary shown in theaters across the nation (Travis: A Soldiers Story), a 2-song EP Monsters & Parachutes released in 2014, and a single “Meant to Be” released early 2015.

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Blog by Ellie Moonen

Black Lives Matter is held to such a ridiculously high standard. If anyone who is REMOTELY associated with BLM commits an act of violence, white people use it as an excuse to smear the name of the entire movement.

Cops can murder unarmed Black people and many white folks still jump to defend the police force.

This is racism. This is white supremacy culture.

I’m gonna be homeless in a little over a week and I’m kind of freaking out. If anyone in the Minneapolis area has an extra room and wants to help a twentysomething autistic guy not end up literally living on the street, it’d mean the world to me. I don’t know what I’m gonna do…

I have a job and everything, but a recent medical procedure took a big chunk out of my savings and I need somewhere cheap to live for a month or two so I can save up enough money to pay for a first month’s rent + security deposit + etc. when I move somewhere new.

If anyone was willing to take me in for a bit, I’d be happy to pay a small amount of rent and/or clean around the house and do other household chores errands for you. Whatever you needed!

I don’t have a lot of stuff and I’m really just looking for a safe place to sleep at night, so a small room or even just a couch would be more than enough. I just don’t want to have to sleep outside, especially once the winter comes around…

No record, license to carry, worked for the Saint Paul School district, essentially a ‘good guy with a gun.’ Let the officer know he was carrying, was attempting to comply with the officer’s instruction. Officer shoots him multiple times, stands there with gun trained, yelling while this man (in his seatbelt with NO GUN IN SIGHT) bleeds out. His girlfriend recording the encounter, staying as calm as possible while the officer is screaming at her, screaming laments, screaming frustration, shaking with fear. Her 4 year old in the back seat. Police then arrest and search her, multiple times. While the 4 year old watches all of the above, and tries to help and comfort her mommy.

His name was Philando Castile, her name is Diamond Reynolds.

May he rest, may she and her daughter one day find comfort.

‪#‎FalconHeightsShooting‬ #PhilandoCastile

thinkprogress.org
This City Just Got Rid Of Grand Juries For Cop-Involved Killings
In a victory for activists, Minneapolis will no longer use grand juries to investigate officer-involved killings.

In the wake of the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark by two Minneapolis cops last November, Black Lives Matter activists demanded that a grand jury not be used to prosecute the involved officers. Wednesday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced he’s satisfying that demand and then some.

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Even though we may not see them often, great-horned owls are quite common and can thrive in urban areas. This nest is located in a busy park in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Video of a baby great-horned owl by Courtney Celley, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.