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  • 04/14/2008

Seun Kuti Tours U.S., Issues Debut Album

When Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti died in 1997, the world was temporarily left without his pioneering Nigerian funk sounds. Luckily, Fela’s oldest son Femi quickly appeared, releasing his strong debut, Fight To Win, in 2001. However, it was obvious that the Kuti scion intended to not only honor his father’s well-established rhythm, but also incorporate Western R&B, hip-hop, and electronic influences. Femi found a new audience, but fans of his father’s organic groove were left wanting more.

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  • 04/14/2008

Christopher Willits Tour Kicks off Today

Christopher Willits–multi-instrumentalist, producer, and XLR8R TV star–will take a break from making music to hit several cities in the U.S. and Canada with drone-ambient duo Stars of the Lid. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2008

Bad Dudes Ready East Coast Tour

Nothing quite beats seeing Bad Dudes share the stage alongside bands like HEALTH and The Mai Shi at The Smell, but those East of the Mississippi will nonetheless get a chance to witness the L.A.-based spazz rockers performing tracks off their forthcoming Eat Drugs release in the live setting, beginning this week. A follow up to their 2006 self-titled debut, the new album is a strange mix of psychedelic choruses, synth-punk riffs, and shades of classic rock. Read more » 

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  • 04/14/2008

Chromeo, Three Legged Legs Do Zombie Film for Zune Arts

Further fostering creative collaboration, Microsoft's Zune Arts has unveiled another installment in its Zune Arts film series, which has previously included work from Motion Theory, Maps, Ratatat, and, most recently, Santogold and Miami-based art collective FriendsWithYou.

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  • 04/14/2008

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  • 04/14/2008

Xiu Xiu at Bottom of the Hill, S.F.

XLR8R headed out to Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco this past Saturday to see Jamie Stewart and his Xiu Xiu outfit perform. The band ran through several songs off their recently released Women as Lovers album, accompanied by an arsenal of drums, symbols, guitars, and Stewart's erratic singing, which held the audience rapt for the duration of the show (except for the person who screamed something about Denny's during one of the quieter moments of the set).







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