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XLR8R picks the hottest videogames and gear of the month.

Blockbuster season approacheth! Robots! Mutants! More robots! But why give your hard-earned bailout money to those Hollywood fatcats? Give it to the long-suffering videogame industry. Hasn’t Silicon Valley always been there for you?

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  • 06/09/2009

Øya Festival Lineup Announced

We're just a couple of months away from the start of Oslo, Norway's annual Øya Festival, so for those of you planning to attend who haven't yet bought a ticket, get thee to the festival's website immediately, as only single-day tickets remain on sale.

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  • 06/08/2009

Freshjive Takes on the Pentagon

Summer 2009 will see L.A. lifestyle brand Freshjive dive into the world of politics with a set of t-shirts and caps inspired by the Pentagon Black Operation patches.

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  • 06/08/2009

Inbox: Tiga

This week we take Inbox on a slightly different path as we check in in real time with Tiga during his recent visit to San Francisco. We got the scoop on his favorite venues, bits of fashion, and where to get a killer club sandwich. And check out tomorrow's episode of XLR8R TV to see the whole thing happen on the screen... and then some!

XLR8R: What's the worst live show experience you've had in the last few years?

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  • 06/08/2009

Friday Fun Blog: Everything is Terrible

The folks over at Everything is Terrible have taken the prehistoric expression “video is the wave of the future” and made it an actuality here in the 21st century. The website, which offers daily postings of ridiculous videos and forgotten footage from the past, basically operates as a rummage pile for YouTubers to geek-out on. Are you craving to see homeboy in neon tights as he raps about longing for plus-size girls? Read more » 

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  • 06/05/2009

Matthew Herbert: Pig Sounds

Matthew Herbert—the man who, in the past, brought us songs made from food samples and a hyper-conceptual Iraq War protest record (as Radio Boy)—will return next year with a new offering entitled The Pig. Yes, it will be an album made entirely from pig noises, and in the hands of a lesser artist, skepticism would be allowed (nay, encouraged), but Herbert has proven himself, again and again, a producer able to massage a pleasing sound out of the strangest of items (including McDonald's hamburgers).

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  • 06/05/2009

Kraddy Departs from The Glitch Mob

Four-man laptop powerhouse The Glitch Mob has been performing recent shows with only three members onstage, and that's a setup that, according to the group, is likely to stick, as member Matthew "Kraddy" Kratz has announced his departure. A recent posting on the group's site had this to say:

"Due to creative differences, we have decided, as a group, to part ways. We believe that this will be a positive change for everyone involved and we continue to support Kraddy as both a friend and a musician."

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  • Filed under: news
  • 06/04/2009

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