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Last month, we hosted Dessa Deconstructed in MPR's UBS Forum. Conceived as a radio experiment, we invited Dessa to chat with an audience about her new album "Parts Of Speech." She explained her songwriting process, shared visuals and demos, performed live with her band and answered questions from the audience. On this weekend's episode, hear a full replay of the event and go behind-the-scenes with Dessa.

Andrea will also talk about Bob Dylan's dedication to Bobby Vee at Americanarama last week, as well as Botzy's new album. And we've got loads of premieres from the likes of Food Pyramid, Jack Campbell, First Communion Afterparty, GRRRL PRTY and Pony Bwoy.

Local stories from this episode:
Friday Five: Grrrl Party, Mark Mallman, Neon, and more
Botzy reflects on his first official solo release and how he discovered hip hop
Local Radar: Food Pyramid
Bob Dylan pays homage to Bobby Vee at memorable Midway Stadium show


Dexedream feat. Jana Hunter

Food Pyramid
Ecstasy and Refreshment
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Waiting For Me

Crankshaft and The Gear Grinders
What You Gonna Do?
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Watch Dessa Deconstructed

Watch Dessa break down her new album word-by-word and beat-by-beat in front of a live audience at Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum.

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