Published on Jul 9, 2014
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Following Noisey's sojourns to Seattle and Denver, we flew—with director Lance Bangs—to the twin cities of Minnesota: Minneapolis and St. Paul. When you think about Minneapolis you probably think Prince. And although we did spend five minutes contemplating loitering outside Paisley Park like a stalker, there's so much more to the area than "purfiying yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka."
The twin cities have spawned some legendary artists whose back catalogue and current output continue to exert influence to this day. It's an area that, despite winter weather that has been known to sink to -60 degrees Farenheit, is still nurturing to new artists.
So in episode 3 of Made in America we talked to Tommy Stinson of The Replacements, Bob Mould of Hüsker Dü, Craig Finn from The Hold Steady (and you thought they were a Brooklyn band!), founding member of Babes in Toyland Lori Barbero, and rising rapper and Minneapolis livewire Lizzo.
Crammed into this extended ep, we followed Bob down memory lane to his old Hüsker Dü rehearsal space, Craig took us on hunt for the hidden memorial bench for The Replacements' guitarist Bob Stinson, and Lizzo revealed her secret party beach. Obviously we couldn't go to this city without visiting First Avenue & 7th St. Entry—the historic venue that featured in Purple Rain—but what we didn't expect was to find a David Bowie tribute night thrown in aid of stray cats. Well, that's Minnesota for you.
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