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‘Twin Peaks’ episode 11 recap: There’s no backup for this

Episode 11 showcased a lot of the strengths of the new season of Twin Peaks, rewarding viewers who’ve been patiently waiting for the disparate threads of the series to come together. It leaves you wondering what David Lynch and Mark Frost might have done with the show’s original run if they’d been allowed to craft the […]

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Seven things we learned from the ‘Purple Rain Deluxe’ liner notes

“The Revolution will be heard,” yells a chorus of voices in “Wonderful Ass,” one of the new songs on Purple Rain Deluxe: Expanded Edition. They were indeed; Revolution members guitarist Wendy Melvoin, keyboardist Lisa Coleman, bassist BrownMark, keyboardist Dr. Fink, and drummer Bobby Z backed up Prince during his most commercially successful period, from about 1983-86. […]

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Friday Five: Actual Wolf, Lori Barbero on the Longhorn, and more new Minnesota music videos

Actual Wolf, “Baby Please” First Baby Driver, now “Baby Please.” Like the Simon & Garfunkel song, this Actual Wolf single sounds like it could be from the turn of the ’70s, given its gorgeous vocal layers over unhurried electric guitars and tambourine. As the starring heisters prove in this Erik Nelson-directed “road story,” the song also makes […]

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‘Twin Peaks’ episode 10 recap: Intimate violence

Maybe Agent Cooper is better off in his stupefied “Dougie” state. He’s a publicly celebrated hero, he’s winning points with the boss, and the spark is back in his marriage. Meanwhile, all of the supposedly lucid men and women around him are being drawn into a tightening web spun by the evil Mr. C. Episode […]

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