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September 2008

Issue 120: Annual Style Issue

XLR8R checks in with neo-Victorian Daedelus at home in L.A., while peeking into scenes all over the country: We get nasty with New Orleans sissy bounce queens, get beautifully lost with Aaron Rose, and rewrite the history of Athens, Georgia’s freak-beat scene of the ’70s and ’80s. We also gather the goods on Wu-Tang’s RZA, The Faint, and Jay Reatard, then swing way east for the lowdown from Philly artists Adam Wallacavage and Andrew Jeffrey Wright.

Issue Extras:

  • Handy Dandy
    Extras from our Daedelus cover story, done by Ali Gitlow.
  • Freak Beat
    No strangers to 8mm film cams, the Athens scene of the ’70s and ’80s was a well-documented one.
  • L.A. Style
    Some fashion faves from R&B futurists Jack Davey and Brooke D’Leau of J*Davey.
  • Rose Colored
    XLR8R chats with Beautiful Losers curator Aaron Rose.
  • The Evolution of Daedelus
    Check out Episode 71 of XLR8R TV, featuring September cover star Daedelus.

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