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  1. Dan Wilson On Mountain StageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 8 | News 88.9 KNPR

    Dan Wilson made his first appearance on Mountain Stage in March 1992 as a member of Minneapolis-based Trip Shakespeare. Wilson would go on to find major label success and commercial airplay with Semisonic before becoming one of the most in-demand co-writers, producers and arrangers for pop and rock musicians.

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  2. Dan Wilson On Mountain StageRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | National Public Radio

    Dan Wilson made his first appearance on Mountain Stage in March 1992 as a member of Minneapolis-based Trip Shakespeare. Wilson would go on to find major label success and commercial airplay with Semisonic before becoming one of the most in-demand co-writers, producers and arrangers for pop and rock musicians.

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  3. Farewell to Legendary Bar the Smog Cutter, Gentrification's Latest VictimRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 27 | LA Weekly

    You wouldn't have found Semisonic's "Closing Time" in any of the Smog Cutter's smeared vinyl songbooks. But it's likely someone tried to sing it anyway above the din of the venerable karaoke bar's last call this past Sunday, Oct. 29. Nita Sevikul, known to her patrons and bar family as "Mama Nita," has owned the Smog Cutter since 1988 - the last time the Dodgers went to the World Series.

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  4. Grammy winner Dan Wilson plays his '90s hit "Closing Time"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | Salon

    ... he reimagines songs from various points in his career - songs he wrote for himself while in the rock band Semisonic and songs he penned for others. On "Salon Stage," he performed the album's final track: "Closing Time." "I love the lyrics of ...

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  5. Songwriter Dan Wilson covers his 'Re-Covered' hits with Adele, Dixie Chicks, Taylor SwiftRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2017 | Star Tribune

    ... music" performance Friday night at the Fitzgerald Theater. As is also common knowledge back home in Minnesota, the Semisonic frontman has become semifamous over the past decade as a songwriting partner for some of the biggest names in pop, country ...

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  6. Dan Wilson has written songs with Adele and Taylor Swift -- now it's his turn to sing themRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2017 | City Pages

    The Grammy-winning songwriter and lead vocalist for Semisonic has just ordered a triple espresso at Spyhouse on Nicollet and claimed a booth in the back. He reminisces about frequenting the coffeeshop when smoking was allowed indoors; now, all he can do is appreciate the aroma of cigarettes wafting in through the open windows.

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  7. This is Twins (in Enemy) Territory: September 18 at YankeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | Twinkie Town

    ... had a really nice music selection played over the PA system. Several fans around me approved the playing of Semisonic's "Closing Time" at the top of the ninth. And of course "New York, New York." Bad luck continues: I have been to a Twins road game ...

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  8. Notes on the Minnesota music scene: Prairie Burn Fest lights up again, and so will SemisonicRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2017 | Star Tribune

    ... with an adult). a After performing its debut album "The Great Divide" over two nights in July to a great response, Semisonic is returning to First Avenue on Dec. 15 and 16 to play the follow-up record, "Feeling Strangely Fine," in full. Yes, that's ...

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  9. Semisonic makes 'Strangely Fine' plans for two more album shows at First Ave Dec. 15-16Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | Star Tribune

    After performing its debut album "The Great Divide" over two nights in July to a great response, Semisonic is returning to First Avenue on Dec. 15 and 16 to play the follow-up record "Feeling Strangely Fine" in full. Yes, that's the one with "Closing Time" on it.

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  10. Semisonic to celebrate (nearly) 20 years of - Feeling Strangely Fine' at First Ave in DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2017 | City Pages

    Semisonic will once more defy the stale conventions of alt-rock nostalgia this December when they celebrate the 19 3/4th anniversary of Feeling Strangely Fine at First Avenue. Rebelliously refusing to wait until the full 20th anniversary of that album next March, the local late-90s alt-rock champs will return to the Mainroom, Dec. 15 and 16, to perform their 1998 breakthrough album in its entirety.

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  11. Dan Wilson - The Chart-Topping Songwriter Revisits His Songbook on "Re-Covered"Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2017 | Keyboard Magazine

    ... the star's secret song surgeon, he's also a formidable solo artist in his own right. From his work with the band Semisonic, whose song "Closing Time" still permeates radio airwaves decades after its release, to his intimate "Words and Music by Dan ...

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  12. Dan WilsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | News 88.9 KNPR

    If you were anywhere near a radio around 1998-99, there's no way you missed these lyrics: "Closing time / I know who I want to take me home!" Those lyrics were sung by our guest Dan Wilson , frontman and songwriter for the band Semisonic. "Closing Time" was a huge hit and career-maker for that band when it came out in 1998.

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  13. Semisonic's Dan Wilson Discusses The Road From "Closing Time" To Penning Taylor Swift Deep CutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | Stereogum

    ... know he's the only person ever to work with both Taylor Swift and ex-Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty. With Semisonic, Wilson was one of the brainier and warmer voices to share airspace with Matchbox 20 and Creed at the tail end of the '90s; the ...

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  14. Review: Randy Newman's new album is 'the work of a master'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | ABC News

    In this week's reviews, Randy Newman returns with his twelfth proper studio album, former Semisonic leader Dan Wilson records songs he co-wrote for other artists, country singer Brett Eldredge takes big leaps, rock super-group Sweet Apple return for their third offering and the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band releases a new record. Randy Newman just gets better and more visceral as the years pass.

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  15. Alice Cooper goes old school on 'Paranormal'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | Toledo Blade

    ... liner notes, you may find Wilson's name attached to some of your favorites songs. Formerly of Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic, the Minnesota-born Wilson has collaborated with an impressive array of musicians. On Re-Covered, he performs his songs made ...

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  16. Pop Shop Podcast: Dan Wilson on New 'Re-Covered' Album, Working With...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | Billboard

    ... hit "Someone Like You." We sat down with Wilson to talk about some of his most famous collaborations, his classic Semisonic hit "Closing Time" (which is also featured on Re-Covered ), cold-calling pop stars and asking if they'd like to write ...

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  17. 'Preacher' Review: You May All Go to Hell and I Will Go to Best BuyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | /film

    ... Custer showing up to his failed suicide and stealing away the love of his life, right after they sing a duet of Semisonic's "Closing Time," no less. If and when Arseface and Jesse reunite, it's going to make for some interesting sparks. How can ...

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  18. Dan Wilson revisits his hits for Adele, John LegendRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | O-R Online

    ... liner notes, you may find Wilson's name attached to some of your favorites songs. Formerly of Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic, the Minnesota-born Wilson has collaborated with an impressive array of musicians. On “Re-Covered,” he ...

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  19. Dan Wilson revisits his hits for Adele, John Legend, Dixie ChicksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 | The Columbian

    DIf you still read album credits or liner notes, you may find Dan Wilson's name attached to some of your favorites songs. Formerly of Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic, the Minnesota-born Wilson has collaborated with an impressive array of musicians.

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  20. 10 New Albums to Stream Now: Rolling Stone Editors' PicksRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2017 | RollingStone

    ... and "Home" improves on Dierks Bentley's version with psychedelic guitar. Wilson even reimagines his own hit, Semisonic's Nineties smash "Closing Time," with little more than piano and a 20-years-older ache. Context ain't everything, but it's ...

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