Andrew Flanagan

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Andrew Flanagan is a New York-based freelance writer whose byline can be found at places like NPR, Rolling Stone, MTV, and The Quietus. He was the senior editor of The Daily Swarm and served as substitute music editor of City Pages during his many years in the Midwest. Animal lover.

Weird Merch: Purple Snow Coffee Celebrates Pre-Prince Minneapolis Funk

Weird Merch: Purple Snow Coffee Celebrates Pre-Prince Minneapolis Funk

Dark Matter Coffee, makers of such finely titled roasts as 'Old Dank Nic' -- "a festive cup with nuances of cocoa, cranberry, and gingersnap cookies" -- is now ready to celebrate the mighty funk history of the Middlewestern town of Minneapolis in a slightly confusing (maybe pancake mix would've been more appropriate?) way with its 'Purple Snow' blend.
Baboom Music, Kim Dotcom's 'iTunes/Spotify Hybrid,' Comes with Innovative Bells, Whistles (Report)

Baboom Music, Kim Dotcom's 'iTunes/Spotify Hybrid,' Comes with Innovative Bells, Whistles (Report)

Kim Dotcom's forthcoming music service Baboom, which he calls an "iTunes/Spotify hybrid," is set to have a beta launch in January 2014. The service, which Dotcom says has been in development for about three-and-a-half years, is still in development by a team of 22 working from Portugal and will launch a beta preview in January.

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