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The Local Show: Dessa Deconstructed

The Local Show for July 14, 2013
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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


Dessa Deconstructed (Live from MPR's UBS Forum)

Suzie Baby

Bobby Vee

Thrill Is Gone feat. Justyn Dow


Dexedream feat. Jana Hunter

Food Pyramid

Flight feat. K.Raydio


Waiting For Me

Crankshaft and The Gear Grinders


Jack Campbell

Jesus Told You

First Communion Afterparty



Hallowed Ground

Pony Bwoy

Blue Stars

The Soviettes

Letting Me Out

Grant Hart

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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