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We're back in the USA for the 4th of July with a concert in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The rules are as follows:
In voting for this week's HEADLINER, voters have 10 points to distribute among as many artists as they like, with a maximum of 6 points for any one artist. The artist with the most points will be the HEADLINER while the runner-up will take the position of OPENING ACT.
In voting for this week's SET LIST, voters have 25 points to distribute among as many songs as they like, with a maximum of 12 points for any one song. The top ten songs will be played at this week's show.
Remember that the artists or songs that you choose should be associated with Minneapolis or locations nearby in some way.
The most acclaimed artists of/connected to Minneapolis and locations nearby according to Acclaimed Music (with their all-time rank in parentheses) are:
Bob Dylan (3)
Hüsker Dü (108)
The Replacements (144)
Judy Garland (506)
The Jayhawks (714)
Peggy Lee (906)
Lipps Inc. (1013)
The Andrews Sisters (1322)
I couldn't find any acclaimed songs about Minneapolis.
You may of course vote for any artist or song you like provided they have some connection to Minneapolis or somewhere nearby. Songs can be about Minneapolis, they can be written by an artist from Minneapolis or any other link you can draw to the city.
Voting will end at 11:59 PM on Monday, July 11, 2011.
One of the most renowned nightclubs in the Midwest will serve as the venue for this week's show: the First Avenue nightclub in downtown Minneapolis. Seating just over 1,000 patrons, nearly every great local act has passed through its doors, including some that reached legendary status, most notably Prince (who created what would become known as the "Minneapolis sound" with his blend of R&B, rock, funk and pop) but also two of the great college rock bands of the eighties: Hüsker Dü and the Replacements.
Next week the tour will venture all the way down south for the first time to Austin, Texas.
Bob Dylan (6)
Like A Rolling Stone 10
When Doves Cry 10
10- Mr Tambourine Man
7- When Doves Cry
4- Tangled Up in Blue
4- Positively 4th Street
Bob Dylan (6)
Desolation Row (9)
Visions of Johanna (8)
Subterranean Homesick Blues (8)
I figure Like A Rolling Stone will make it anyway.
5- The Replacements
10- When Doves Cry - Prince
5- I'll Be You - The Replacements
2- Somebody To Shove - Soul Asylum
2- Makes No Sense At All - Husker Du
2- Raspberry Beret - Prince
2- Positively 4th Street - Dylan
2- Alex Chilton - The Replacements
Man, only 10 points to give out.
Bob Dylan (4)
The Replacements (1)
Husker Du (1)
Prince: 6 points
The Time: 2 points
Sheila E.: 1 point
Vanity 6: 1 point
Prince - "Uptown": 12 points
Prince - "1999": 5 points
Prince - "Controversy": 5 points
Lipps. Inc - "Funkytown": 3 points
1- Mason Jennings
1- Bob Mould
Sorry I missed last week's vote... I was busy celebrating Canada Day.
5 pts - Dylan
5 pts - Prince
-500,000 pts - unpredictability
12 pts - "Minneapolis" - that dog. - "He came running after me/He saw me at the Entry/Minneapolis/Minneapolis/Minneapolis/Minneap/O-lis/Minneap/O-lis" This is one of my favorite unheralded power pop songs of all time.
7 pts - "Stuck Between Stations" - The Hold Steady - "These Twin Cities kisses/Sound like clicks and hisses./We all tumbled down and/Drowned in the Mississippi River"
5 pts - "Uptown" - Prince - "It ain't about no downtown/Nowhere bound/Narrow-minded drag/It's all about being free/Everybody's going Uptown"
1 pt - "Prairie Home Companion Theme" - Garrison Keillor and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band - "It's Saturday, the band is playing/Honey, could we ask for more" - He is insufferable more often than not, but every so often he shines.
Bob Dylan (6)
Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan (7)
Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland (6)
Little Red Corvette - Prince (6)
Unsatisfied - The Replacements (6)
Bob Dylan (6)
The Replacements (2)
Songs coming soon (expect it to be filled with Dylan)
Alex D, you forgot Eddie Cochran, who was born in MN too.
And is it possile to add Bright Eyes /Connor Oberst (yes, they're from Nebraska, but Minneapolis is the nearest city of the tour)?
The Jayhawks (2)
Eddie Cochran (1)
Bright Eyes/Connor Oberst (1)
Tom Waits - Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
(please listen to that song from the underrated Blue Valentine album) 12
Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country 6
Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues 5
Prince - Purple Rain 2
Lipps Inc. - Funkytown 1