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Einsturzende Neubauten Releases DVD

November 4, 2004 was a special day for Berlin. It’s not because of a random techno party that turned out several thousand patrons. Nor was it a monumental historical holiday. It was the day that Blixa Bargeld’s Einstürzende Neubauten, along with an accompanying 100-person choir, stormed the dilapidated Palast Der Republik (the former Parliament building of the now-defunct DDR) for what might be called the performance of the century. The concert has now evolved into Palast Der Republik: the DVD. God, yes.

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  • 03/27/2007

A-Plus Releases Album, Tours

Oakland-based rapper and producer Adam Carter (a.k.a. A-Plus) has been spitting rhymes and producing characteristically soulful tracks since the early ’80s, but he hasn’t released a solo album until now. My Last Good Deed is inspired by a conversation with his father, in which Carter delved deep into his personal difficulties.

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  • 03/27/2007

Blue Scholars Readies New Album

Marxism rarely finds a home in hip-hop albums these days (with the exception of Brooklyn militants Dead Prez and a few Anticon. MCs). But Seattle-based rising academic duo Blue Scholars isn’t afraid to dispel a poetic, highly politicized lyrical front that exceeds their comparisons to A Tribe Called Quest, Jurassic 5, and Gang Starr.

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  • 03/26/2007

A New Egg Hatches

U.K. digital-dub enterprise Universal Egg Recordings, home to Zion Train (pictured below), is back with a series of releases on a variety of formats. Over the past decade Universal Egg has introduced high-tech roots reggae from the likes of Bush Chemists, Centry, Power Steppers, and Vibronics.

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  • 03/26/2007

Ordinary Fantasies by Nguan

“My work is about emotional globalization, big-city yearning, and finding salvation in the faces of strangers.”

Nguan is a graduate of Northwestern University. His work has been featured in Arkitip and the Vice magazine photo issue.






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Singapore 2007.



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Hollywood 2006.





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  • 03/26/2007

Now Playing At Peepshow: Nguan

Northwestern University graduate Nguan, whose work has been featured in the likes of Vice and Arktip, grapples with what he calls "emotional globalization" in his Ordinary Fantasies show. Traveling from Beijing, to Los Angeles, to Venice Beach, he defamiliarizes images from everyday life in a big city.

See Ordinary Fantasies now, at XLR8R's Peepshow.



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  • 03/26/2007

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