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Sonar 2007 Lineup Announced

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.

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  • 03/20/2007

XLR8R's WMC Gig Guide


XLR8R is once again headed to Winter Music Conference in Miami, FL, from Tuesday, March 21 until Saturday, March 25, 2007. Join us at the events below, and check back every Friday for full updates.

Tuesday, March 20





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  • 03/20/2007

Sedgwick and Cedar Join Rap Sessions Tour

As previously mentioned a few months back, XLR8R previewed the 2007 Rap Sessions Tour–a city-by-city panel discussion grappling with misogyny in the cultural realm of hip-hop.

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  • 03/20/2007

Tarrus Riley: Family Roots

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.

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  • 03/20/2007

Chart: Future Jazz

Bay Area DJ and writer Tomas Palermo, who also works as xlr8r.com’s expert on all things future jazz, delivers another round of must-haves for your record bags this month. Snap up these singles and get grooving.

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  • 03/20/2007

Lusine Remixed

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.

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  • 03/19/2007

The XLR8R Office Top Ten Album Picks, March 19

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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  • 03/19/2007

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