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Big Night at the GRAMMYs!
On Sunday, February 11th, Dan Wilson took home the Grammy for Song Of The Year! He won the prize for "Not Ready To Make Nice" which he co-wrote with the Dixie Chicks and they released on the CD "Taking The Long Way".
Closing Time was nominated for Rock Song of the Year in 1999.
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DAN WILSON UP FOR SONG OF THE YEAR GRAMMY
Semisonic singer/guitarist and main songwriter is up for "Song of the Year" in this year's Grammy Awards. The nomination is for "Not Ready to Make Nice", co-written by DW and the Dixie Chicks for their 2006 release, "Taking the Long Way." You can find the song and the video for it on Youtube.com. This is Dan's second Grammy nomination. The first was in 1999 for Best Rock Song for - what else? - "Closing Time." This year's Grammies will be awarded in a televised program on February 11th. The Dixie Chicks are part of the scheduled entertainment at the program and will perform another song written with DW, "The Long Way Around," during the telecast.
Semisonic to play Minneapolis Aquatennial July 14th.
Semisonic reunites for a hometown gig at the Minneapolis Aquatennial Block Party, July 14th. The trio, who have been busily collaborating with each other on everything BUT Semisonic, will fire up the amps and drums for a hot summer evening of rock and roll. See you there!
MORE BOOK READINGS ANNOUNCED!
Jake's added more stops to his book tour. Check out the new dates and be sure to buy a copy of his book!
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Jake'S BOOK AVAILABLE NOW!
Jake's book is available in our online store. Order your copy today!
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Jake on CNN this Monday
Jake will appear on CNN this Monday, July 5 at 1:30 PM ET to discuss his new book on "Live From" with Miles O'Brien and Kyra Phillips. Will he remove all traces of Rolaids from his lips before taking his seat in front of the camera? Tune in and see.
Complete interview transcript - Read Now! »
JAKE'S NEWEST RADIO INTERVIEW
Jake appeared on Sidetrack with Jason Croft; WILL AM 580's monthly news/features magazine. You can listen to the June 2004 program at WILL's website.
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JAKE'S RADIO APPEARANCE RE-AIRS
Listen in as the "Upper Room with Joe Kelley" reairs an in-studio appearance by drummer JAKE SLICHTER of Semisonic. Jake was a founding member of the Minneapolis band, Semisonic, who had a worldwide smash hit with "Closing Time" and recently a critically-acclaimed CD, "All About Chemistry". He is also an accomplished writer, who will be releasing a new book in late June. During the interview, they spun songs from several Minneapolis bands including Semisonic, Husker Du, The Replacements, Trip Shakespeare, and some preview songs of the upcoming Dan Wilson solo CD.
The show loops continuously via the online stream at:
When: Now through April 4th.
The "Upper Room with Joe Kelley" is co-hosted by Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault. The show has been on the air since 1982 . Besides the 24/7 broadcast, the show aire live on Mondays 4-8pm EST on WVOF 88.5 FM in Fairfield, Connecticut on www.wvof.org.
JAKE SLICHTER RADIO APPEARANCE
Jake will appear on the "Upper Room with
Joe Kelley" radio
show this Monday,
March 1, from 5-7 PM eastern time. The show is broadcast over the
www.upperroomwithjoekelley.com. Those in the vicinity of Fairfield,
Connecticut can tune their dials to WVOF, 88.5 FM. The show is co-hosted
by Joe Kelley,
Gi Dussault and JD "Electric Man" Silva.
Jake's visit will help kick off WVOF's annual
Minneapolis Music Month celebration. He'll bring some of his favorite
music from the twin
songs from Dan's solo record, and talk about his upcoming book "So
Be a Rock & Roll Star," due for release in June.
NEW PHOTO GALLERY!
We've got lots of photos from the recent First Avenue shows. Check out the
gallery in the photo section accompanied by a text written by Jake Slichter.
Also, Jake's book, "So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star", is almost finished
and is due out in June 2004 on Broadway Books!
» Go to the photo gallery
TRIP SHAKESPEARE EP AVAILABLE
"Epic Renditions", a Trip Shakespeare EP, returns like a blast from the past.
In the days before Semisonic,Trip Shakespeare was the psychedelic rock
quartet Dan and John were in along with Dan's brother Matt and Elaine Harris, she of
the 'wicked percussion hands'. "Epic Renditions" is live performances of
Toolmaster of Brainerd", "Reception", and "Applehead Man" recorded in 1990. It is
available at the webstore.
» Purchase "Epic Renditions"
3/4 of A Trip Shakespeare Reunion?
On December 12th and 13th, Semisonic takes
the stage at First Avenue, the famous Minneapolis nightclub. Joining the trio for
the show will be Matt Wilson, brother of Semi's Dan Wilson and the leader and
songwriter of the legendary Minneapolis folk/psychedelic rock band Trip
Shakespeare. Early in the show, John Munson and Matt Wilson will be the Flops, and
Dan Wilson and friends will play music from his solo recording project. At the
end of Semisonic's set, as a special treat for both you and Semisonic, Munson,
the Wilson brothers, and Jacob Slichter will end the night with a mighty
batch of Trip Shakespeare songs and a few other choice gems.
» Ticket Info
NEW MUSIC FROM DAN WILSON
A new EP of Dan tunes from his recent sessions is available now! Recorded in
August '02 and January '03, the sessions included Sheryl Crow on vocals, Bleu
on guitar, and various all-stars of the twin cities scene. John and Jake also
took part on many of the tunes. The new "Sugar" e.p. features "Sugar", "Free
Life", "Flying", "All Kinds", "I Can't Hold You", and "Honey Please".
» Listen Here » Purchase Here
LIVE DAN WILSON PERFORMANCE
Dan performed live on Los Angeles' KCRW on April 16th. If you missed the show, you can watch and listen to Dan's performance on the KCRW website at http://www.kcrw.com/
NEW LIVE mp3 of "SCULPTURE GARDEN"!
The second in a series of Live MP3s we'll be releasing through the web site, "Sculpture Garden," from the Pleasure EP, is always a crowd favorite at the live shows.
» Listen Now »
NEW LIVE mp3 of "DOWN IN FLAMES"!
We've got an mp3 of a live "Down In Flames" taken from last June's show at
First Avenue in Minneapolis! "Down In Flames" was originally on Great Divide,
our first full length CD, released in 1996.
» Listen Now »
NEW DAN WILSON SONG
Dan has a new song on the just released Christmas album entitled Maybe This
Christmas from Nettwerk Productions. Including songs by Neil Finn, Ben
Folds, Barenaked Ladies w/Sarah McLachlan and others, Dan's song "What A Year
For A New Year" was picked as the standout track by Entertainment Weekly
(12/6/02). Streams of all the songs are available at http://www.nettwerk.com/
Hear soundclips of Dan's new single! DanWilsonMusic.com joins Semisonic.com
and theflops.com as places for you to keep up on the music and doings of
Semisonic and its members. Dan's new site will be updated regularly and will
grow in an ongoing effort to keep you informed and give you a chance to
preview new music and find special peformances unavailable anywhere else.
» Visit DanWilsonMusic.com »
NEW DAN WILSON SINGLE
Dan's new single, Dan Wilson-Ballroom Sessions is now available at our
webstore. You can also read what the Startribune of Minneapolis-St Paul had to say
about Dan's new stuff.
» Order the CD now! »
» Read the Newspaper Review »
NEW MUSIC FROM DAN WILSON!
Dan has a new song, entitled "Willie The King", on the upcoming
children's album, "For The Kids". Nettwerk America joins forces with the VH1
Save The Music Foundation and musical artists to restore music education
programs in the U.S. public school system . Contributions include Sarah
McLachlan's version of the Kermit classic "Rainbow Connection", the Tom
Waits' original lullaby "Bend Down The Branches", and other tracks from
artists such as John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, Sixpence None the Richer
and Remy Zero. The album is scheduled for release on November 5.
» Visit Music For The Kids Site
» Listen to Dan's song
THE FLOPS T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE AT THE FLOPS' WEBSITE!!
John Munson and Matt Wilson ask you to check out the Flops' gender-boggling rainbow logo, printed in 6 glorious
colors on Royal Blue Hanes Beefy T. Comes in Large or Extra Large. Get one of
your very own at the commercial exchange location known as 'theflops.com'.
» Visit theFlops.com!
JAKE LANDS BOOK DEAL!
Jacob Slichter - creator of the famed JAKE by JAKE and drummer for Semisonic - has reached an agreement with Broadway Books. The as yet untitled work is tentatively scheduled for release in the fall of 2003!
MEET THE FLOPS
Last December, John Munson and Matt Wilson played a couple shows at the 400 Bar in Minneapolis. Well, this side-project is back, and they're known as The Flops. Visit their new site and get the lowdown on The Flops, their stops, drops, crops, shops, and mops.
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