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RJD2 Preps Tour

RJD2 will leave his Philadelphia home this spring to hit the road for several tour dates. The fact that he's taking a band along means the indie hip-hop producer turned indie songwriter will likely be playing songs from his 2007 XL debut, The Third Hand. Be sure to check him out at one of these dates.

03/01 Sayreville, NJ: Starland Ballroom
04/01 Asheville, NC: The Orange Peel
04/02 Atlanta, GA: Variety Playhouse
04/04 Austin, TX: Emo's
04/05 Dallas, TX: Palladium Loft
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  • 01/31/2008

Dark Undercoat

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  • 01/31/2008

EMC: Hip-Hop Supergroup Drops Album

Albert Einstein’s famous E=mc2 theory of relativity was a major contribution to physics, but didn’t do a damn thing to improve music. Now, however, a combination of MCs from New York and Milwaukee have formed supergroup EMC and are set to change hip-hop’s physics.

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  • 01/31/2008

Stacey Pullen, Eric Johnston to Play Detroit's Winter Blast Event

The godfathers and the up-and-comers of techno will descend on Motor City again over Memorial Day Weekend, for Movement 2008. In an effort to excite electronic music fans for the upcoming festivities–and perhaps also to breathe some life back into the festival–Movement's organizers have announced their participation in the city's Winter Blast event.

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  • 01/30/2008

Pon Di Wire: Reggae Reality Documentary, Innocent Youths Reissued

As reported earlier this week on XLR8R, the U.S.’s VP Records will soon acquire the catalog and publishing of London’s stalwart, 30-year running Greensleeves label. With British label Blood & Fire inactive and Brit reggae distro company Jet Star in financial trouble, the move leaves only a handful of active U.K. imprints, including Mad Professor’s Ariwa, Auralux, and Pressure Sounds. Read more » 

Absolut Launches Interactive Music-Making Machines Online

Did you hear about the monkey who recently controlled a Japanese robot’s movement with her mind? Pretty ridiculous. Now you too can lord over electronic devices via the internet, thanks to a project called ABSOLUT Machines (put together by Sweden’s notorious vodka mavens).

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  • 01/30/2008

Panther Preps Tour

With the release of Panther's Kill Rock Stars debut just a few weeks away, Charlie Salas-Humara and Joe Kelly prepare their arsenal of instruments and dance moves for the road. Add to that Humara's newfound talent as a songwriter, and you have a several nights not to be missed. WHY?, who also has an album ready to drop, will join the boys for a few dates, as will punk band Parenthetical Girls and Citay, White Hinterland.

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  • 01/30/2008

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