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Busdriver to Tour with Dizzee Rascal and EL-P

Three of hip-hop's finest lyrical masters–namely Busdriver, Dizzee Rascal, and Def Jux boss EL-P–will join forces this spring for several tour dates hitting major U.S. cities. Busdriver will go solo to the Paid Dues Independent Hip-Hop festival (with Sage Francis, Living Legends, and Dilated Peoples) and the Rothbury festival in Michigan, then be joined on the road by EL-P and Dizzee for the remainder of the tour.

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  • 03/17/2008

We Are All Prostitutes (Crookers Remix)

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  • 03/17/2008

Boy 8-Bit, Bloody Beetroots, Trash Fashion Play Free Festival in the Alps

Post Winter Music Conference, Boy 8-Bit (pictured above), The Bloody Beetroots, and a handful of other artists will trade sunshine for snow as they head to the Alps for TignesFest.

The event, to be held at the Tignes ski resort in France, is a brand new festival curated by three of the U.K.'s top radio broadcasters, namely Eddy Temple Morris of XFM, Kissy Sell out of Radio 1, and Kiss FM's The Loose Cannons, and is free to the public (although the cost of getting to the French Alps sort of depreciates that fact if you don't live in Europe).

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  • 03/17/2008

SXSW Interactive: Nerds Gone Wild

XLR8R takes to SXSW Interactive in search of the latest in music technology.

Every March, the week before the massive South By Southwest Music Festival takes over Austin, Texas, SXSW Interactive brings in thousands of people from the web and new-media worlds to unveil their new products, talk shop, and party ’til the wee hours. It’s grown to become one of the world’s biggest tech events, and XLR8R went to Nerd Spring Break to get the inside scoop on some of the best events and upcoming releases. Here are five of our favorites.
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  • 03/17/2008

Michael “Mikey Dread” Campbell: Forward To Zion

The music community is mourning the loss of another reggae great. Michael Campbell, also known as Mikey Dread, succumbed to a brain tumor on Saturday, March 15. He was 54. Campbell was a singer, producer, radio DJ, TV broadcaster, label owner, and performer whose career spanned nearly four decades. Read more » 

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  • 03/17/2008

Parallels

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  • 03/14/2008

2008 WMC Gig Guide

Every year, XLR8R heads to Miami, for a week of non-stop dance parties coinciding with the city's annual Winter Music Conference. Here, we've picked through the hundreds of events happening this year and highlighted the best ones for every genre from dubstep to techno.




Wednesday, March 26

Freak N'Chic Showcase
Music By: Dan Ghenacia, Marc Antona (live), Shonky, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Droog
Venue: Townhouse Hotel Rooftop, 150 20th St.
Details: 3 - 12 p.m., $20, 21+
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  • 03/14/2008

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