The Bicycle Film Festival is probably one of the most powerful outlets for bicycle awareness that happens on a global scale. As with previous years, the 2007 edition of the traveling festival will bring bicycle-centric films, art shows, and music events to every city from Los Angeles to Rome, and this year also sees the inclusion of a recycled bike gallery.Read more »
Vieux Farka Touré had some pretty big shoes to fill, but he’s done a damn good job so far. The Malian artist and singer is the son of the Sahara Blues genre’s most respected performer, Ali Farka Touré, who succumbed to cancer in March of last year. Since then, Vieux has ably carried on his father’s legacy, releasing his first solo self-titled work to great acclaim earlier this year.Read more »
After forming 15 years ago, The Greyboy Allstars are back, with more prog-funk action. What Happened to Television? is the band's first album in a decade, and it picks up right where '70s soundtracks left off. Garnished with lo-fi vocals, organ solos, and clocking in at just over two-minutes, "V Neck Sweater" is helping to bring funk back to life.Read more »
We started the week with Drop the Lime’s animated trip through a digital-portal on “Hear Me,” which was followed by Teki Latex’s “Les Matins Du Paris.” Next, Munich-based Kraut-noise-punk titan Von Spar unleashed a 22-minute mountain of a video off of his newest Tomlab effort, Xaxapoya. On Thursday we mellowed out with The National’s guitar-fever on “Mistaken For Strangers,” then capped the week off with the gnarly party-antics of Philly-based foulmouthed outfit Plastic Little.Read more »
For those who don't stay in the East Bay, Kafani's "Fast" will be heard trying to bust out of many-a-trunks at any given point in the day. The alternate version featuring Keak Da Sneak is more of the lazer-beam production that's got the nation in a hyphy-uproar. Drink an energy drink and jump around like a fool to this one.
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This week, Amir Sulaiman unleashed his urgent, politically-charged lyrics onto the pages of xlr8r.com, Bumps gave us a mash-up of Latin, jazz, afrobeat, and other genres, glitch-pop star Damiak showed us the sad man's musical domain, Loden gave My Bloody Valentine a run for its money, and Tomboy proved house music can still be unique.Read more »
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