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WMC 2009 Dates Announced

Hard to believe it, but Miami's Winter Music Conference is nearly a quarter of a century old. The multi-day festival focused on all things electronic will celebrate its 24th year in March, with another round of parties, panels, and general debauchery.

WMC 2009 will take place March 24 - 28, 2009, in South Beach Miami. Start booking those hotel rooms. Read more » 

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  • 10/30/2008

Moritz Von Oswald Suffers Stroke?

Buzz around the internet concerns a rumor that dub-techno pioneer Moritz von Oswald has suffered a stroke this past weekend. He was scheduled to play Dublin's DEAF festival this past Sunday, but numerous forums and websites are reporting that he had to cancel the gig due to the stroke.

Von Oswald, a member of Rhythm and Sound with Mark Ernestus, is considered one of the most influential people in techno, having co-founded Basic Channel Records and produced for high-profile artists like Carl Craig. He has also been behind many records at Berlin's Dubplates & Mastering, as an engineer.

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  • 10/29/2008

RIP Terrin Durfey of Pinback

Pinback's Terrin Durfey has passed away after a longtime battle with cancer.

The multi-instrumentalist was kept from touring with the band on its fall tour dates due to a relapse in his condition. A fundraiser was set up to offset his medical costs. Contributions can still be made at terrindurfeyfundraiser.org and myspace.com/terrindurfeyfoundation. Read more » 

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  • 10/29/2008

Asobi Seksu Announces Album, Tours

Remember a couple of years ago, when it seemed like every time you opened a web browser there was an announcement that Asobi Seksu had added more dates to its never-ending tour? The atmospheric rockers don't have quite an extensive road trip this time around (yet), but the band has announced both a new album and a handful of show dates.

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  • 10/29/2008

Xiu Xiu to Play “Bad” Art Exhibition

Xiu Xiu is laying low for the fall, it seems, but Jamie Stewart and Co. will make one appearance, across the country from their Oakland homebase, in New York. The band is scheduled for a show at New York magazine's Bad Art Auction on November 19.

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  • 10/28/2008

Lars Horntveth Readies Second Album

Always ready to bend and tweak musical formulas, Jaga Jazzist frontman Lars Horntveth has announced a follow-up to his 2004 debut solo album–and it's a single track long.

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  • 10/28/2008

Marnie Stern Preps Tour Dates

Femme fatale and absolute guitar wizard Marnie Stern has announced more tour dates for the fall, in addition to the previously announced batch with Gang Gang Dance. She'll be showcasing songs from her elaborately named sophomore album and showing off those shred skills through the end of November.

11/03 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
11/04 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry*
11/05 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall*
11/07 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge*
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  • 10/28/2008

Atlas Sound Drops Halloween Tracks

Deerhunter's latest album, Microcastle may have only come out today, but Bradford Cox just put a couple more Atlas Sound tracks on his blog, only further confirming our suspicions that he doesn't, in fact, sleep and must stay up all night, every night, writing music.

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  • 10/27/2008

M83 Releases New Vinyl, Tours

Vinyl junkies have a treat awaiting them for the holidays, as Anthony Gonzalez has just announced he'll be releasing all five of his M83 albums on vinyl. M83, Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost Ghosts, Before the Dawn Heals Us, Digital Shades Vol. 1, and his most recent full-length, Saturdays = Youth, will each be re-released as a double-LP packaged with a bonus CD.

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  • 10/27/2008

Martinez Brothers Talk Gear, Tunes

Bronx-bred brothers Steve and Chris Martinez are insistent on bucking the DJ trend on a few different levels. At 19 and 16 years of age respectively, they exhibit an impressive dexterity as DJs and an intimate connection with a genre of music deeply ingrained in their DNA: house. They’re an anomaly of their generation, and not just because they’ve spun crowds into frenzies in Ibiza, Hong Kong, London, and Switzerland before they’ve even hit legal drinking age. Read more » 

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  • 10/24/2008

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