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Omar-S Makes West Coast Debut

Omar-S has been on the radar of many lately, what with his new Fabric mix about to drop, but fans in California won't have to twiddle their thumbs until the compilation's March 16 release date to get a taste of the Detroit producer.

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  • 02/18/2009

The Week in Tours: Nite Jewel, Italoboyz

South By Southwest, WMC, and other festivals are upon us, as evidenced by this week’s roundup of artist tours. When not in Austin or Miami, the likes of YACHT, Italoboyz, Nite Jewel, and others will be performing in Europe, North America, Australia, and El Paso.

Without further ado, this week’s dates:

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  • 02/18/2009

New Releases: Konrad Black, Josh Wink

Whether you’re chained to a desk all day and have to rely on digital retailers or you remain one of the rare and commendable types who visits physical record stores, XLR8R has the scoop on some noteworthy new releases about to come your way.

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  • 02/17/2009

Fire Destroys Gang Gang Dance Gear

Art-rock trio Gang Gang Dance kicked off its European tour this past Friday night in Amsterdam, but unfortunately, for both fans and the band, the handful of scheduled dates were abruptly cancelled when an electrical fire destroyed the majority of GGD's musical gear.

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  • 02/16/2009

SXSW Full Lineup Announced

The reason there isn't a really long list of artists below, detailing just who'll descend on Austin to perform at SXSW 2009, is because this year's lineup—announced in full today—is so extensive it requires an entire lunch break and then some to click through (assuming your lunch breaks are 15 to 20 minutes long).

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  • 02/13/2009

Download Loer Velocity's New EP

A certain holiday in which people like to exchange flowers and goofy stuffed animals is just around the corner, and Loer Velocity has a few things to say on the subject of love.

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  • 02/12/2009

Jamie Stewart Talks Solo Tour

Anyone familiar with Xiu Xiu’s music knows that frontman Jamie Stewart channels emotion through his songs like no other (this is, after all, the guy whose band takes its namesake from a film concerning Mao Tse-Tung's Cultural Revolution horrors). It follows, then, that seeing Stewart and Co. in the live setting involves a kind of awe that borders on unsettling at times.

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  • 02/11/2009

New: Tanya Morgan, FINALE, K'NAAN

Interdependent Media (iM) is a label that describes itself by stating "We put out records. Good ones, at that," on its website.

Keeping that concise characterization in mind, we'll tell you what the Berkeley, CA-based indie hip-hop imprint has on the burners for 2009.

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  • 02/11/2009

Daft Punk China Show is a Scam

Bad news for Daft Punk fans in China, particularly those who paid for a ticket to the rumored "secret show" that was announced yesterday via a now-defunct Facebook message.

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  • 02/10/2009

Thomas Fehlmann, Gudrun Gut Play CMKY

Multi-day electronic-music gatherings are to be expected in places like Miami, Barcelona, Montreal, and Detroit. Boulder, CO is a less likely destination for artists like Thomas Fehlmann and Christopher Willits to wind up, but that’s exactly where they—along with 50 or so other artists from around the world—will perform come April, for the second annual Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts (CMKY).

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  • 02/09/2009

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