Barcelona’s Sonar Festival returns to the city for its fourteenth year, from Thursday, June 14 – Saturday, June 16. It’s a surprisingly diverse lineup this year, one boasting the most mainstream of artists alongside the up-and-coming acts who’ve only recently begun making headlines.
Like father like son, or like mother like daughter–the adage is true in many family businesses, including Jamaica’s reggae trade. Ancestral offspring have continually renewed the practice of making reggae music for decades, with contributions from notable artistic clans such as The Marleys (Bob’s sons Ziggy, Stephen, and Damien), Denroy Morgan’s Morgan Heritage (http://www.morganheritagemusic.com/) ensemble, and Freddie McGregor’s music minded sons Stephen and Chino.Read more »
Jeff McIlwain (a.k.a. Lusine) already impressed us with 2004’s Serial Hodgepodge full-length and a series of 12”s. His sound has been meticulously crafted to equally emphasize the precise quirk of IDM and the dancing compulsion of techno, but now the time has come for a remix album.
Lesbian Power Hor Holy Mountain
Although it's far from a typical XLR8R Top Ten entry, Lesbian has made the cut. Power Hor is a four song journey into the hellish side of psychedelia, with layer upon layer of guitar distortion, prog-scales, and traditional metal drumming. Featuring cover art from Sunn 0)))'s Stephen O'Malley, Power Hor has us scared for our lives.
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