The photographer/filmmaker behind the floating cube of mirrors in Battles' "Atlas" video and the bodiless ears and noses in Jamie Lidell's "Another Day" video has received his first solo exhibition. Timothy Saccenti will unveil Garden of Unearthly Delights at the Diesel Denim Gallery in the Aoyama district of Tokyo this Friday, August 14. Read more »
Electronic gearheads Arturia are celebrating 10 years of software and hardware manufacturing with a contest featuring some of the company's finest products. Though complete details can be found here, the rules are simple enough: send a video, musical number, or creative expression detailing how Arturia changed your life. Read more »
BBC 1 Radio Host, DJ, and tastemaker Mary Anne Hobbs will begin a 10-date tour of the United States on September 10 in support of her latest compilation on Planet Mu, Wild Angels. The mix features the latest in transatlantic, forward-thinking electronic music, from the underground bassline house of Starkey to the laser-dubstep of Rustie. Read more »
San Francisco's Triple Base Gallery has an installation coming up just around the bend that might be worth checking out if you're strolling along 24th Street in the Mission District neighborhood. Curated by S.F.-based artist Michelle Blade, Involved, Socially is a group exhibition of foil-wrapped letters, photography, and video montages that examines how an artist may be informed by a parallel social practice. Read more »
This week, XLR8R Inbox shoots the breeze with a very pregnant Joyo Velarde. The soulful Bay Area hip-hop queen (and Lyrics Born's official main squeeze) gets juiced on Depeche Mode, bossing friends around on the playground, and her impending picture-perfect family life. Look for her funky fresh debut full-length, Love & Understanding, this November on Quannum.
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