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Crystal Stilts Add Tour Dates

With Alight of Night just released, Brooklyn's Crystal Stilts will continue what's been a rather busy 2008 with another round of tour dates. The avant-garage rockers will hit major U.S. cities, as well as a couple in Canada, at the end of November and continue touring through mid-December, joined by Gothenburg indie-pop band Love is All and folk outfit Vetiver.

Dates:
11/21 New York, NY - Less Artists, More Condos
12/07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom#
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  • 11/10/2008

Exhibit Honors L.A. Airbrush Royalty

All hail the kings of airbrush art! On Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., Family Books will present Overspray: Riding High With the Kings of California Airbrush Art, an exhibit celebrating the airbrushed art of 1970s-era Los Angeles in all its glossy, hyper-sexualized glory. Airbrush artists Dave Willardson and Charles White III will be in attendance to share a slide show and answer questions about the art and their careers, which included work for Playboy, Levi’s, the Rolling Stones, American Graffiti and Tron.

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  • 11/07/2008

Chromeo Performs on Conan Tonight

Catch Dave 1 and P-Thugg of Chromeo hamming it up on the Late Night with Conan O'Brien show tonight. The duo will be performing an unplugged version of the track "Momma's Boy," off their Fancy Footwork release, and to make up for the fact that they'll be sans-synths for this performance, the two have enlisted an eight-piece string section to accompany. They've doubtless found a way to weave their eccentric, quirky antics into these traditional instruments.

Tune in on NBC at 12:35 EST to find out.

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  • 11/07/2008

Mr. Oizo Readies Third Album

Time for another eccentric offering from the Ed Banger family. Quentin Depieux, otherwise known as the inimitable Mr. Oizo, has announced the release of his third solo full-length, Lamb's Anger.

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  • 11/07/2008

Martyn Tour Kicks Off Tonight

Martyn's going to Texas? Read more » 

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  • 11/07/2008

Poker Flat Readies 100th Release

Steve Bug and his Poker Flat crew will celebrate the label's 100th release this month by stepping backwards in time and refurbishing Dimensional Holofonic Sound's 1990 track, "House of God."

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  • 11/06/2008

Modular Turns 10, Celebrates with Tour

Australia-based Modular Records is a decade old, and the label has a few celebrations up its sleeve planned for the month of December. Four, to be exact. Mid-month, Cut Copy, Klaxons, Hercules and Love Affair, The Presets, the Whitest Boy Alive, Muscles, Bumblebeez, Ladyhawke, Bang Gang DJs, and, well, pretty much every act on the roster, will make a four-stop jaunt through their homeland for the Nevereverland tour.

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  • 11/06/2008

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