November is right around the corner, Rock the Vote has a Facebook account, and that dude from Bright Eyes has already called Barack Obama the future president of the United States. Presidential elections are officially upon us.
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The three permanent members of No Kids are set to venture out of Vancouver today, for a brief U.S./Canadian tour that will keep them busy for most of April. The group, whose Come into Our House album was released earlier this year on Tomlab, will travel with Brooklyn's Dirty Projectors for the majority of these dates, though a show with Blitzen Trapper is scheduled for the beginning of the month, as well as a couple solo shows. Read more »
God of War: Chains of Olympus
Sony Computer Entertainment
In the few short months that 2008 has been alive, the PSP has seen an impressive jump in quality titles, from the fine RPG adventure of Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core to the arcade-action of Wipeout: Pulse. But perhaps the best example of the PSP’s ever-increasing potential is the recent release of God of War: Chains of Olympus.
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Before there was Coldcut, Cut Chemist, Z-Trip, Kid Koala, Soulwax, or Girl Talk, there was one artist who pushed he boundaries of cut-and-paste urban music, a style that was a precursor to turntablism and mash-ups. New York’s Steve Stein, also know as Steinski, began releasing his influential collage hip-hop 12” singles in 1982-83, and is now the subject of a major double-CD career retrospective, What Does It All Mean?: 1983-2006, which drops May 26 on Illegal Art. Read more »
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