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Gear Alert: Ableton Live 6 LE

Ableton Live has finally introduced its little brother into the production world, and both broke and amateur music makers couldn’t be more pumped. Ableton Live 6 LE is downloadable straight from the company’s site (for $50 cheaper), so that future bedroom rockers have instant access to loopy good times.

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  • 09/14/2007

The Quiet Life Releases Extremely Limited Shoes

Nothing makes folks head to shops (or web browsers) faster than words like "exclusive" and "limited run," and both skaters and fans of Andy Mueller’s Quiet Life brand should be sprinting to grab a pair of the company’s latest line of footwear. Working with California-based skatewear company Lakai, the Quiet Life has created the Lakai Limited Footwear Series, which features five shoes only available in a few sizes, whose designs are hot as asphalt on a July afternoon.

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  • 09/14/2007

Tours: Pinback, The Field, !!!, and More

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Bonde Do Role
Brazil's outrageous trio brings the Baile-punk to North America.

09/20 Detroit, MI: Magic Stick
09/21 Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle
09/22 Minneapolis, MN: Triple Rock Club
09/25 Vancouver, BC: Richards On Richards
09/26 Seattle, WA: Neumos
09/27 Portland, OR: Holocene
09/28 San Francisco, CA: The Independent
09/29 Los Angeles, CA: Echoplex
10/01 San Diego, CA: Casbah
10/02 Tucson, AZ: Plush
10/04 Austin, TX: Emos Jr.
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  • 09/13/2007

From Nothing To Nowhere

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  • 09/13/2007

A-Trak Takes his Fool's Gold Roster on Tour

Twenty-three-year-old DJ A-Trak has evolved from prepubescent turntablist to a respected artist (who has toured with everyone from Diplo to Kanye West) and head of the Fool’s Gold imprint with Nick Catchdubs. Fans will get to see what A-Trak is up to with the label when he and the other artists on the roster tour North America in just a few weeks.

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  • 09/13/2007

Pon Di Wire: Curefest, New Records from VP, Reggae Birthdays

Jah Cure’s celebratory Curefest concerts have been expanded to take place to three separate locations over three days. The event, celebrating Jah Cure's freedom after a seven-year jail term and presented by Danger Promotions, takes place Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14.

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Infamous Hair Wars Event Documented in New Book

Laptop DJ battles are about as lame as the cruddy DJs and producers who took part in them to begin with. A more riveting branch of competitive events can be found in Hair Wars, David “Hump Grinder” Humphries’ 20-year-old, multi-city competition that pits one outrageous hairstyle against another, now documented in a photography book of the same name by David Yellen.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 09/12/2007

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